Why I hate midwits

Example 34,567. This was the entirety of the email, in the subject.

VOX POPULI (not popoli)

To which I responded with all my customary grace and deference for the gentle reader.

Italian, not Latin, moron.

Let this be a lesson to you: don’t ever try to correct your intellectual superiors again.

I don’t think anyone truly understands how much I despise – truly despise, not just mere antipathy – the sort of midwit who believes he has the solemn right and responsibility to correct everyone and everything he believes, rightly or wrongly, to be mistaken.

I’m not always correct. But the fact is that if you think I’m wrong, the probabilities are very seldom in your favor. And if it’s something that obviously appears to be wrong, then you can safely assume that you simply don’t understand what is going on.

It’s almost – not quite, but almost – amusing that it doesn’t even cross the minds of these would-be reference police that in the Internet Age utilizing a unique spelling is much more important than demonstrating you know how to spell a common phrase.