Sunday, July 12, 2009

Need a proofreader? Hire a monkey.


A recent study shows monkeys have the ability to recognize good grammar from bad. Is this a newly acquired trait? If so, I imagine our species to be on oddly inverse paths: one ascending into heady discussions of literature and philosophy as the other descends into random, disorganized thought engendered by monosyllables and acronyms required of communicating in 140 characters. Hv a gd day!

21 comments:

saycheese-x said...

LOL. I like your posts, I've read a few of them now. I also liked looking at the pictures of advertisments that were outside. I am rather amazed at the monkey proof readers though :P x

The Half-Assed Housewife said...

I don't know how well a monkey can proofread, but they have to spell better than I do. Of course they probably give a damn...

Said said...

i like also your post. Thanx

CrazyPeopleIveWorkedWith said...

Where can I hire said monkey? ;)

jeyaganesh said...

ya.. nice story .. some day it would happen in future..

www.cybergyaan.blogspot.com

Blake said...

Love the blog. Solid posts.

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Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

@saycheese-x Thanks for the read and kind words. Glad you liked the outdoor work which I found pretty amazing, too.

@The Half-Assed Housewife But I expect they're not half as good as you are at punctuation...

@Said Thank you!

@CrazyPeopleIveWorkedWith Perhaps you'll find proofreading monkeys for hire at TalentZoo ;) Luv your handle, btw.

@jeyaganesh The future may be closer than we think!

@Blake Thanks for stopping by! Hope you'll come back soon.

K. said...

How funny! I'm imagining they'll take over and it'll be like 'Planet of the Apes' next...LOL

Eve Lopez said...

Too funny. I used to be a proofreader. I always had this nagging suspicion that a monkey could do my job.

kevin k said...

Great post. Very amusing. I guess this means we are watching humanity advance to the point of self destruction.

Kevin's Advertising Blog

thatgirlblogs said...

that's scary. now go tell everyone on facebook.

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argun said...

hey.... nice post! i like your blog and I will often come here to read your posts, thank's :-)

The Karen Chronicles said...

I really love your blog - very cool content!

Jake P. said...

Theoretically an infinite number of monkeys typing on an infinite number of typewriters will eventually churn out the entire works of Shakespeare, right? So maybe this will help them get it done faster.

Ed Bryant said...

This is precisely why the human race must evolve. Everything else does. Do you want even more of a monkey for a boss?

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Pyzahn said...

I could use me a proofreading monkey!

Chesca Jane said...

Haha that is hilarious! Well I am guessing then that that means a monkey can proofread my blog. I no longer just want a pet monkey I NEED a pet monkey.

Into blue sparks said...

The Drizzles once swung a bucket labeled "monkey business". It was happily chaotic, with a tinge of madness and quite a lot of jeerings and pinging. It's a pretty bad emotion, and no one can be sure it would make a proper business.

http://businesssnake.blogspot.com/2009/04/drizzles.html

Ad Broad, oldest working writer in advertising said...

@K @Admin @argun @TheKarenChronicles @EdBryant Thanks!

@Eve Lopez What with grammar rules morphing so fast, I don't think many are up to the job these days, including monkeys!

@Kevin K Only self destruction if you don't fancy working for apes ;)

@thatgirlblogs #fb ;)

@Jake P. Either that or revive the publishing industry ;)

@Pyzahn @Chesca Jane Try TalentZoo ;)

@IntoBlueSparks Ha.

PiaPneumaticHammer said...

Thats a great post, honestly. Made me smile (: