I’m doing some work for my mom, making a blog for her museum. It’s a great project, although I’m not exactly knowledgable about history or art in the last 2000 years, so she has to keep me from writing things like “Come to an old house and look at stuff!” and “Some famous guy is going to talk about the pretty things here.”
We were talking about the tone for the blog, and how I won’t be saying “This wasn’t made by Romans, but it’s still old.” and about the colors my mom wants to use, and how even a small typo in a good article lowers the whole feeling of the site. Like teh for the, my mom says.
“Teh is so common it’s a joke in games journalism.” I agree.
“A joke? How can a typo be a joke?”
“If you really like something, you might use teh and a bunch of superlatives and a couple ones instead of exclamation points.” This is not the most intuitive description ever. In my mom’s terms, teh coolest historically accurate arts-and-crafts movement furniture evah!!!1!1!1!
“That’s not particularly funny.” My mom says. I’m kind of with her there, internet jokes rarely translate well to actual verbal communication.
“How is that sarcastic?”
“It’s making fun of screaming fanboy game reviews.”
At least we agree on a deep dislike for anything that pops up, blinks or flashes.