Sunday, February 22, 2009

Proofreading porn (for Sherrian)....

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...who might find THIS funny.


"People who say there’s no such thing as easy money have a point. You don’t know the meaning of tedium until you are midway through correcting the spelling and punctuation in a thirty-page description of fellatio written at breakneck speed by an engineering student trying to make enough money to go to Cancún for spring break. Thirstily, she wrapped her hungry, vampire-red lips like a Baker SPD open side-pipe vise around his throbbing machinelike…hmm, take out that second comma, of course, but are vampires red? And can a vise be said to wrap? Doesn’t it more, let’s see, clamp? Tidying porn prose induced in me a peculiar irritability, almost a kind of claustrophobia—there was the frustration of having to inch word by word along such idiotic sentences, and also the other kind of frustration, which those sentences, despite their idiocy, induced."


Thanks go to Andrew Sullivan for the link...

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2 comments:

Adam said...

They really should show that clip in schools, as it is an excellent distillation of the problem. Thanks for spreading the knowledge.

Adam said...

Damn, commented on the wrong blog post. It looks downright creepy associated with this one....Eek!