My second: realization. Revulsion because of the outright brutal distortion of the language for no necessary reason. Realization because no matter how poorly written, I understood the sentiment. And that got me thinking.
Did it really matter whether I knew the difference between “its” and “it’s” as long as my message is conveyed? There has been a lot of debate and discussion on the effect of the internet on the language and I for one have always been of the opinion that the internet is the worst thing that could have happened to it. While I do grudgingly acknowledge the evolutionary mutation of the written language as seen in the shortened words and blatant disuse of vowels, the point of deforming words into lengthier incorrect versions escapes me. For example “because” to “cuz” and “you” to “u” is understandable (read twitter and sometimes 140 characters aren't enough to fit in truckloads of sentiments). But “god” to “gawd”, “cool” to “kewl” and “my” to “mah” are just inexplicable! Basically being a grammar Nazi today is not a good idea!
This is one issue on which I have yet to find my moral footing. An elite privilege was all I could make of my obsession with the language.
Do share your thoughts on this topic! Also, this just cracked me up!