In their defense, “high” and “wasted” do go together.
There’s gonna be a lot of high and wasted jokes and I was just about to crack one. Never assume stupidity when intoxication can be a factor.
Yeah I think everyone was thinking the same thing there.
such as “I’d have to be high and/or wasted to wear just about any of these.”
This makes me glad I’m wasted. I don’t care about much of anything anyway. Let them be stupid.
Twinkies. Admit it.. you care about Twinkies. And maybe nachos. Ooo! And chocolate chip cookie dough!
Don’t forget Oreoooooosss! Lots and lots of Oreos!
*Attempts a wasted fist bump*
PSHAW, *attempts high wasted five*
*punches self in ass*
The high waste will usually hide a crack
Yeah. This really makes me want to be both. Right now.
I once spent an entire summer high wasted.
I’m going on year 4 myself Treen, yet oddly enough I still manage to keep my homonyms straight.
If my understanding from veggie tales is correct (because I learn everything from christian cartoons) It is a homophone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0J-T2lr0Ms
YOU’RE a homo phone.
Damn! You have revealed my secret identity
“excuse me, but the homo phone is ringing, it must be an emergency!”
*batman sound effects*
E.T., phone homo!
Homophone and homonym are synonymous with slightly more meaning for homonym (a homonym can be a homograph or a homophone). So in this case, you are both right.
I’ve only seen the first 30 or so but apparently high wasted is also a synonym for butt ugly.
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Well that’s odd, since you clearly confused homophones and homonyms.
Maybe its referring to the state they were in when they put the ad up.
High AND Wasted…
Their target market is Woody Harrelson.
And his poker pal Willie Nelson.
I can def see Willie in a pair of daisy dukes.
So can I, now. And I can’t unsee it. D-8
THAT GUY IN THE MIDDLE ISN’T WILLIE NELSON
That’s a really low riding estimate….
Grammar, it’s the difference between knowing your shit…. and knowing you’re shit.
and either are better than smelling shit
or knowing their shit and knowing “There, shit!”
And “They’re shit.”
I know shit when I see it
when I smell it
when I step in it
That’s really great, SonOfSmockHocker. I like that.
My Grammar used to have the best ribbon candy in a dish at her house. When you picked up a piece, the whole batch came up with it because it had sat there so long it was sugar-welded together. She would press a shiny quarter in my hand for my birthday and assume that I would be elated at such a generous gift. I was not.
Sometimes I wonder how many tags are intentionally misspelled to take advantage of common spelling errors.
‘Cuz it seems to me that there’s an awful lot of money to be made on stupid.
Whenever I’m looking for something, I always try to take into account spelling mistakes… and more often than not, what I want is in those secondary searches. :sigh:
It’s like Napster back in the day. If you spelled the artist or title correctly, you got no hits. But if you grossly misspelled something, you got hundreds in the search.
Ah, Napster. Who knew Queen sang “Dream On” or that “Band On the Run” was the Beatles? I learned so much that I had to try to forget later on.
And every single parody song ever written was by Weird Al…
Spelling mistakes and typos are so rampant on ebay that some enterprising person started fatfingers.com – it helps you search for items, taking into account said mistakes. There should be something similar for etsy, it seems. Maybe spelling4cupcakes.com.
When I’m looking for cobalt glass, I always find a lot labeled colbalt. And sherbets labeled sherberts.
I would say that if you’re going to intentionally misspell a word to take advantage, it should be in your tags, not your title. This is just stupidity or ignorance, neither of which are acceptable excuses.
“there’s an awful lot of money to be made on stupid”
Wait, isn’t that the basis for Etsy’s business model?
It is at least the basis for making another Madea movie.
And for Adam Sandlers entire career.
Using misspellings in search (and search phrases) is one of the recommended strategies on eBay. If nothing else, it’s often a good way to find the things without much bidding competition.
yep! common typos, mispellings. you can def find really good deals both on etsy, ebay, any of the selling sites.
Paulie D is that you?!
You’d be surprised at how many people on Etsy seem to think that selling a necklace to neckless people is a good idea.
I was generous and only included the ones in the handmade jewelry section. 383 at last count.
Try making your money on smart and you end up with an empty bank account.
Aagh. I REALLY shouldn’t have looked:
hip hop neckless, croicet on…
THE Gothic croche neckless
Beatiful CZ Pendent with Gold
Crotched neckless with pearls
I think I HAVE TO HAVE the crotched neckless. Who doesn’t want a crotched neckless?
“there’s an awful lot of money to be made on stupid” … I smell a sampler!
There have been lots of dimond and diament rings for sale on eBay over the years.
Yeah, Craigslist pets section offers a lot of purebread dogs–you know, doverman pinchers, doxins, Golden receivers and shitzus.
I might only wear some of these ugly clothes if I were actually high and wasted.
I’ve always wanted to believe that the majority of cupcake land live in both states to excuse their atrocities. However, I realized that if THAT were the case they might actually have produced some quality creative work, or at least had a decent sense of humor about it when they put out shit and get called on it.
the munchies from being “high wasted” can make you “big waisted”
Do they have any chocolate wasted items?
Mmmm, “high octane” brownies… om nom nom noooh shit
Lots of people don’t know what a waist is.
Finding a waist in the wild is quite difficult…
I used to have a waist. Then, childbirth. And bacon. And alcohol.
205 people who need to be slapped stupid with a dictionary!
Want to see more stupidity? Look for sequins on etsy – but type in ‘sequence’ instead….
Oh dear fuck. Really?
But the first item is Human Centipede related.
And juxtaposition with things like a fibonacci sequence necklace make the stupidity burn even more…
1,186! A few are actually using the word correctly. The rest are describing items with sequins on them. *headdesk*
A few weeks ago I listed a top on ebay as ‘sequin trimmed’. Someone actually asked me if I meant ‘sequensed’. There is only one response to that but it’s frowned upon by the police, so I just left it and had more vodka.
My husband, even as educated as he is, pronounces it “sequence”!
Unfortunately I didn’t find this out about him until I started buying sequins to make things.
DRIVES ME BUG-NUTS!
My husband picked up a few words in his mother’s East Tennessee accent and says ‘malk’ for ‘milk’ and ‘palla’ for ‘pillow’. SO IRRITATING.
I’m much more forgiving about pronunciation than spelling. You get weird regionalisms (for instance, there’s a town here in Texas called Manchaca, pronounced “Manshack”) and habits from those around you, and holdovers from before you were old enough to have encountered the word in print, and so on. But when it’s time to write it down, there’s right and then there’s stupid.
to think, had I typed “sequins” I would have missed out on gems like this
Such a waste.
Multiply that 205 by the number of people who found that stuff by searching for ‘high wasted’ and you’re looking at a LOT of stupid.
216 right now!!! I especially love the one with the “High wasted shorts” with “elastic waistline”. Wasit?
Back down to 205 right now. I told those eleven to stay away from electrical outlets, but nooooo.
Or, keeping in the spirit, should that be ‘fayc-plam’?
I can’t believe I actually went and checked to make sure none were mine.
Haha, I know one of the sellers who listed her items high wasted.
High waisted huh? That’s a nice way of saying you’re fat. Don’t sugar coat it.
Naw man. High Waisted is a fancy way of saying Mom Jeans.
It’s a fancy way to say “Mitt Romney”
Uh, yeah – most “fat” people can’t wear high waisted shit (we wear that shit BELOW the belly, thanks). Honestly, NO ONE should wear high waisted shit….it’s the WORST silhouette….
Cut them a break – most resellers are in Asia, and have not mastered the English language.
Cuting their brakes could have averse affections.
That’s why God made Google Translate. For that, and to provide us with entertainment, when someone uses it and doesn’t realize it’s impossible to translate a language into another, word for word.
But for the ones where English is their first language, I have to ask: Did they drop out of school in fourth grade to shovel coal full time in the mines? I knew the difference between “waist” and “waste” before I was ten years old.
No, dude. I don’t know what they’re teaching in schools, but kids today are texting, facebooking, and what-have-you with each other. They figure if they can sort out what they’re saying, then correct spelling is useless.
I have lost all faith in humanity. Time to become a hermit.
The internet has taught me that either some people can’t learn to recognize the design of a word no matter how many times they read it, or some people just don’t read enough to recognize words at all. And yet there they all are, on the internet. Typing words. Making other people stupider.
I was going to say…I’d have to be both high and wasted to make a spelling/grammar mistake like that. (I’m anal retentive like that.)
I was actually just trying to find a way to introduce anal aspects into the conversation. Since it’s close to the waste. Waist. Whatever.
I love the fact that there are tons o’ spelling/grammar nerds like me here. Just a statement, no comedy.
The world would be a better place if more people were spelling/grammar nerds. At least, the internet would be.
It would be a more coherent place, that’s for sure.
“Anal aspects.” “Close to the waste.” Heh.
I see what you did, there.
Another quote from “Weekend at Bernie’s, Part Two”, right?
I’m known as the Harpy Grammarian and proud of it. I proofread everything that leaves my company to be disseminated to the public, and it amazes me how the Marketing Coordinator (who is about 25) is both amused at my insistence on accuracy and dumbfounded that such little things make a difference. The most pervasive error I see of late (and I’m talking major publications) is using “lead” instead of “led.” Do these people’s lips move when they read? Ugh.
Oh, I’m SO glad I’m not the only one who gets stabby at that one.
A marketing coordinator working with major publications who is amused by your insistence on accuracy? The hell? I mean, those “little things” that you find so important are only the difference between being taken seriously and having your ideas discarded as ridiculous. MAKE SENSE and PROOFREAD. Assuming you want people to read what you write, of course.
You are a much bigger person than I am to put up with that. I just want to pat her on the head. HARD.
(SPELLING ISN’T MINE)
I can’t believe how many times I had to read that to spot the typo.
Oh, thank God I wasn’t the only one.
as per [purr]:
“Yeah, he’s here. Where’d you get this number from, dude?”
not mine either. hers:
Seller was just informing everyone that she was high & wasted when she listed those jorts!
Which is the only reasonable way to list jorts for sale.
I really love the word “jorts”. It’s almost as awesome as “keytar”.
Those pants go with this shirt.
The real idiots are the women who think “Mom Jeans” are back in style. Ugh.
You mean they’re not? I’d better go shopping then.
Also, this post topic is pretty much the largest understatement of fact in the history of Regretsy.
So would it be correct to say these are Crunk pants?
These misspellings are obviously the work of Ed Grimley, trying to keep the high-waisted pants hidden from the discerning fashionistas.
There’s a lot of “Glaucoma” in the Etsy community.
So is high-waisted now considered anything that actually reaches your waist?
I’m pretty sure it’s now considered anything that actually covers your ass crack.
As long as it covers the taint, it’s consider high waisted.
“considerED”. I need more coffee.
For me, anything over low rise sits right on up in my bra strap or armpits….fuck that shit…
Dude … what? Oh wait ….
Presumably they meant to insert a comma.
So if somebody anonymously calls you out as a “fad jellys looser”, there are only 205 possible suspects? Nah.
Hi, Wasted! No? (This) high (was) wasted, because the creative results make scrubs look classy? Only 205? Is this Regretsy math again?
Only 205? Surprised that number is so low….
Well I’m here now so you can make that 206 stupid people on Etsy. Uhmmm, but I’m actually on Regretsy, not Etsy. Does that make me the exception that proves the rule?
Either way, that’s a real metric butt-load of stupid.
When etsy isn’t shitting out butterflies and laughter covered with ooey-gooey happyflakes it creates something that makes me laugh and appreciate my life as a hardcore porn addicted guttersnipe a little more. It completes me.
Obviously, April, these items require you to be either high or wasted while you are either making or buying them.
What shows up when we look up granny panties?
just as interesting is the fact that none of this stuff appears to be handmade & most of it would be considered vintage only by people who neither know nor care about vintage, meaning: at best it’s completely generic & often stonewashed garbage from the 1980s/1990s. that etsy has, in its infinite wisdom, chosen not to pull as not vintage, of course, although for what reason i cannot imagine. it’s not like it’s gonna sell.
All you need to do is add trashed on there and you have a perfect definition of Etsy.
TBH though I didn’t see what was wrong at first, I was like “well shit I mean it does let you list the materials you used to make it.” Then I had a lightbulb moment.
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