I received a friend request on Facebook from a young lady I work with, and who has a rather nutty sense of humour. So, being a genial chap and not wanting to disappoint, I clicked 'confirm'. I appended a message, saying "Hello, new friend". So far, so commonplace.
A few hours later, I get a reply: OMG how the hell are you my friend?
I think she must have sent the friend request while drunk and was now regretting her rash decision, so I replied: Well, you asked.
She replied: I did.
And then I realised the missing comma; and the difference between
How the hell are you my friend?
How the hell are you, my friend?
If I were still an English teacher, I would be using that today as a real-life example of why punctuation actually matters.
Oh no I wouldn't - I'd be in the middle of a six-week holiday. Ah well.
Men say women are filthy pigs.