Sunday, 22 March 2015

not doin' too well

Due to my not feelin' well and the peep tellin' me I have to rest up and whatnot, my regularly scheduled Sunday post just isn't gonna happen. But I can't leave my pals without anythin' to read. MOUSES!  I simply can't do that.

So I'm gonna republish one of my favourite posts from a couple of years ago.  Well, I'm gonna try. Not sure I can figure out how to do this but if I can, I will

Oh Peepers...  Little help over here?

Purrs,
Nissy

A week or two ago, I found a comment in the spam folder for my blog.  Some guy named Anonymous said that Nerissa's Life was "rife with spelling errors" and that he found said errors, "distracting."  Hmmm...  spelling errors?  Doesn't this guy know Kitty Speak?  I spell Kitty Speak, purrfectly!

And who is this guy named Anonymous anyway?  And why did his comment end up in my spam folder?  Could it be that insidious little link he tried to sneak in with his comment?  Yeah, it was hidden there just waitin' for some poor unsuspectin' cat or peep to click.  And an even better question is this...  WHO THE MOUSES NAMES THEIR KID ANONYMOUS?  I'm afraid, my friends, the question must be asked.  It's a very good question.  A question that should have been asked before Anonymous' parents wrote that silly name down on his birth certificate, I should think.

You know, I do use the spell check provided by Blogger before I publish my posts.  I have found however, that there are a lot of missing words in it.  Many of the wondrous words that I have invented are not yet there.  I'm sure they will be, some day.  I mean...  they're good words.  It's only a matter of time before everyone is using them.  I use them all the time...  'cause like I said...  they're good

I have come to the conclusion however, that waiting for my wordy inventions will require patience on my part.  It'll take the peeps at Blogger a little while to catch up with what's hip an' happenin' in the the twenty-first century, I think.  Languages evolve and I, Nerissa the cat, am helpin' with the evolution.  But evolution is a slow moving train.  Thus, the required patience.   Patience is a virtue, you know.  And as a cat, I have the necessary patience.  Or do I have patients?  Hehehee...  well...  occasionally a claw or two might slip and a peep might become one.  It has been known to happen, I'm afraid.

Now you see, that is something for which these spell check thing-a-ma-gigs don't account.  Those words that sound alike but are spelled - or as they say in the UK, spelt - differently and mean totally different things.  Now technically, patience and patients do not sound exactly alike.  There are auditory differences unless, of course, you're dealing with a peep who doesn't enunciate.  Bet you didn't know that a cat like me would know the word enunciate, huh?  Well I do.  Just like I know that patients in a waiting room will likely require patience.

But what about all those other words like the three twos and the two fours?  And don't even get me started on all the yours.  You all know what I mean.  Right?  No, you don't?  Yes you do.  No writer doesn't know the difference between right and write.  Let me assure you my friends...  spell check will not help you with these words.  Nope.  You've just gotta learn 'em.  Gotta have 'em in your head.

And then there's the whole Canadian kitty versus American kitty thing.  We Canadian kitties spell some words differently.  We just do.  We tend to add a lot of the letter u.  We do people favours and have neighbours and well...  that kind of thing.  When I spell one of those u words properly for a Canadian kitty, Blogger spell check goes all crazy with the squiggly red lines.  Crazy, crazy, CRAZY!  Crazy as a squirrel makin' nut pies.  And by the way, that's red as in the colour of a red squirrel and not a squirrel who happens to be well-read.  MOUSES!  Another one.

And let us not forget the dastardly s and z conspiracy.  I'm pretty sure that it is, in fact, a conspiracy.  A conspiracy designed to drive kitties like me up the big ol' squirrel tree.  Does this come as a surprise?  Or are you surprized?  Well, Blogger spell check says one thing while other spell checks say another.  Either way, you're gonna have squiggly red lines. 

Luckily for me, at times like this when the various spell checks are arguing with one another, the peep lets me borrow her big ol' three-volume dictionary.  It's massive but does the trick.  The humongous dictionary says surprise can be spelled either way.  Both s and z are correct.  Spell checks be darned!  They're just trying to lead me astray.  And as you all know.  I was never a stray.  I was feral.

It is a big dictionary however and I need the peep's help in setting it up.  She lays it on the floor for me where I can scan the pages from top to bottom.  It took a bit of practice getting used to all that tiny print and those little abbreviations and whatnot but I've got the hang of it now.  Practice, practice, practice...  or is it practise?  Don't ask spell check.  This is one for the dictionary, for sure.  Just be prepared for the squiggles in red.

So I say this to you, my friend Anonymous...   What is a spelling error to you may not be to me.  For I am a Canadian kitty, you see.  Plus, I invent some of my own words.  And the inventor of the word gets to invent the spelling, too.  So ha!  Now, let me give you a piece of advice.  Get your name changed, huh?  To Bill or Bob or John or...  or really anything other than Anonymous.  It's not a great name, I'm afraid.  It's kind of silly.  Nah...  it is silly.  Silly, silly, silly...   MOUSES!

74 comments:

  1. Nerissa, we is sending all of our purrs that you are feeling better furry soon.

    We lubbed your post...you sure told that Anonymous fellow. He needs to learn to spell kitty speak.
    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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    1. Yeah, he thinks he's so smart. Better he can't even carry on a conversation in Kitty Speak, for sure. purrs

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  2. Nissy, we hope you are all right and we sure send lots of purrs to you. Kitty talk needs a whole dictionary of it's very own. Feel better Nissy.

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    1. Doctor thinks I might have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency so I'm on meds for that. Also pain pills on account of my hurtin' my leg. MOUSES! purrs

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  3. Fab Post! DO please get better soon Nissy! us Cats are counting on you to be Senator and to carry the Torch for better and free NIP and Cheese (and working spell checkers!) Lots Hugs & Purrs

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    1. I still have so much to do! Can't let a little illness get me down, for sure. purrs

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  4. Nissy I'm sending lots and lots of healing purrs to you.
    And ..we cats dont need human dictionary. We have our own and we do have the right to create words !

    I hope that your will get well soon.
    Ronrons
    Hisia

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    1. Thank you Hisia. After this, I might just invent even more words. Yup, might do that, for sure. purrs

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  5. Ah, everything has become clear now! I hope you are soon feeling better Nissy.
    I don't know which way you used to republish the post. With blogger I change to html and copy the code. Then I go to html on my new post and paste the code then change back to compose.

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    1. Oohhh... That sounds way better than what the peep did. First she tried just changin' the publish date but that didn't work out so well. Then she just copied and pasted the whole post, bit by bit, into a new post. Took a while, for sure. purrs

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  6. Hope you're feelin better soon Nissy.

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    1. Me too. I'm tired of feelin' sickly. purrs

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  7. Feel better soon, little missy Nissy ... MOUSES! We can't have you feeling poorly now can we ...
    purr-please ...

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  8. Weez sendin' lots of purrayers fur ya' Nissy. Feel better soon.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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    1. Thank you, my friends. I'm hopin' to get back in gear soon but it's rough goin', for sure. purrs

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    1. I'm workin' on it. Takin' my meds, for sure. purrs

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  10. Hope you gets better real soon Nissy !

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    1. Thanks. I'm doin' my best to take my meds. Especially the pain ones. Need those for my leg on account of my twistin' somethin'. purrs

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  11. Dang Nissy, I don't like hearing that you don't feel well, that's my turf. Please get better really soon, we're worrying about you.

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    1. I'm workin' on it! On new meds now. Might have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Peep puts power in my food so that I can digest it. purrs

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  12. Nissy! This is one of my favorite posts of all time!!! And Buddy, get better soon. Wes all purraying for yous.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. I'm doin' my best to get better but am still pretty weak. I sure do appreciate everyone's well wishes. They're all helpin' a lot, for sure. purrs

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  13. That was an awesome post, you sure told that silly Anonymous! Look Nissy, we need you to feel better pronto, we are revving up our purr machines and directing all powerful purrs to you, sending good thoughts your way...please feel better soon.

    xoxo Cloon & Neytiri

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    1. Well someone had to put that ol' Anonymous in his place, for sure! purrs

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  14. We are sorry to hear you are not feeling well.
    We send you BIG purrs and hope they help you get better!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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    1. Thank you, my friends. I appreciate those healin' purrs very much. purrs

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  15. I hope you are feeling better soon, Nerissa!

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    1. Might have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency so I'm on meds for that now. Off the little pink and blue pills. purrs

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  16. Such a dictionary could take quite a long, long time. Hopefully you feel better soon.

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    1. What a great idea! If Webster and Oxford won't put MOUSES! in their dictionary, I should write one of my own!!! purrs

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  17. Sorry that you are not well.
    Do you think that Anonymous is just a mouse who can't spell. A.Nonny-Mouse?
    Anyhoooooooo, feel better soon.
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

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    1. Hmmm... I should think about that, for sure. purrs

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  18. Sometimes we just think those squiggly red lines just don't know what they are doing. We see them squiggle under our words a lot. Sweet Nissy we are so very sorry you are not feeling well Keeping the purrs and prayers going and sending you lots of warm hugs and some nose kisses

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    1. Thank you ever-so-much for those purrs and prayers. I appreciate them a lot. Really, I do. purrs

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  19. Nissy, we're SO sorry to hear you're under the weather. If Spring would just POP IN.... But in the meantime, you told Anonymous, you did!

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    1. I wouldn't be at all surprised if this whole bein' under the weather thing is Ol' Man Winter's fault. He sure does have a lot of explainin' to do. MOUSES! purrs

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  20. Nissy, we are so sad that you are not feeling well. Purring and praying that you are on the mend real soon, sweet pal.

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    1. Thank you, my friends. Thank you so very, very much. purrs

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  21. We hope you're feeling better soon, Nissy!
    Sending purrs your way.
    XOXOXO

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    1. Thank you! I can feel all these wonderful purrs helpin', for sure!!! purrs

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  22. There are a lot of peepts who do not understand kitty-speak, Nissy, and it is very sad!

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    1. It sure is. You'd think they'd teach such things in peep school or somethin', huh? purrs

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  23. Nissy I'm sad that you're not feeling well......what's up? I've not been at my perkiest lately either with this thyroid stuff but today for the first time in four days I ate my medication. I do hope that you're feeling better real soon. As for "reruns" on blogs? I say why not! Our words deserve a "rerun" !!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Well... I'm off the little pink pills now. Then I was on little blue ones on account of my white cell count bein' up. Then I hurt my leg and I'm still on pain meds for that. They're white and one is a liquid. Now I'm on a white powder. Might have exocrine pancreatic insufficiency. Not properly digestin' my food. purrs

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    2. Mom will learn to purr and purr for you aside from what she usually does and I will purr my purr box dry! Headbonks and nosetaps.

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  24. dood...werd on de bak alleez iz yur knot feelin sew grate...manee blessings frum st francis two ewe buddy...hope it wuz just a wee hairballz makin ya feel all spazzy & bye de time ya reed thiz yur bak ta eatin nip & lookin for whiskz.....be well then stay well oh kay ♥♥♥♥♥ ~~~~

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    1. Thank you so much, my friends. I bet St. Francis can help me big time! He loves kitties, for sure. purrs

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  25. worried about you Nissy. Will be over to check in with Peep #1

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    1. Thank you so very much for thinkin' of me, Savvy. purrs

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  26. Hope you feel better soon.

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  27. Mee-you Nerissa mee an Ladymum hopess you feel bettur soon!
    Yur post was heelareeuss an LadyMum sayss shee finkss yur brilliant an mee has to agree....
    Mee-ohmmmmm Mee-ooohmmmmm feel bettur......
    Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum

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    1. Awww... *blushes* Such very kind things for you to say. purrs

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  28. Nissy, you are worrying me. I pray that you feel better very soon. Thank you for giving us a post, I had never seen that one.

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    1. You hadn't? Hmmm.. Maybe I should dig up some older posts more often. I do have a couple more favourites, for sure. purrs

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  29. AWWW Nissy, rest up and feel better soon!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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    1. Thanks so much, Maggie. I'm workin' on gettin' better but it's slow goin', for sure. purrs

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  30. Wonderful! Also being Canadian, more specifically, Quebec, I have to deal with not only the 'u' problem, but accents and hats! á à â not to be confused with the Canadian "eh" ;-)

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    1. Accents? MOUSES! Don't know WHAT that ol' Anonymous would do with those. Bet you have to put him in his place all the time, huh? I mean, eh? purrs

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  31. I love this one Nissy,made me giggle to read it again,get better soon my friend,xx Speedy

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    1. Thanks so much, Speedy. I appreciate that a lot. purrs

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  32. Aw Niss, I sure hope you feel better soon xoxo
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Workin' on it! On new meds now. Third time the charm? purrs

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  33. We really really hope you are feeling better soon, buddy!! x0x0x0x

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    1. Thanks so much. Peeps say I HAVE to get better, for sure. purrs

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  34. Please feel better soon! Gentle headbumpies zooming your way!

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    1. I love headbumps! Thanks so very much for sendin' me some. purrs

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  35. Uh oh, Nissy - we are sorry to hear you have been under the weather. We are sending over lots of purrs and prayers for your speedy recovery! In the meantime, Blogger better get hip to Cat Speak and add all your words to their dictionary!

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    1. I wonder if I should write Blogger a letter or somethin'. What do you think? purrs

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  36. Please get well soon! Lots of hugs and smooches!
    Your TX furiend,
    Samantha

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    1. Hugs AND smooches? THANK YOU! purrs

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  37. Nissy you and I know that there are Not ever any spelling errors. That spammer has been to other sites as well. He did not get to mine yet but he will. I guess he thought if he was insulting enough, you (or any kitty) would foolishly click his spammy evil link! Surprise. We are a LOT smarter than that.

    Now Nissy, you MUST get better. Are you eating? Using your bathroom facilities? Can you ket us know how you are now? We worry. Love you dear Nissy.

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