Some people are such assholes:
“I listened to you on CBC today and I was appalled at your lack of language skills. You said “you know” more than 40 times. Where did you go to school or did you go to school? We didn’t know Sarah, that is why we were listening to the program. I am surprised you didn’t add a few “I means” while you were at it. How about brushing up on your English language skills?“
This was my response:
How about you f**k off. 🙂
How’s that for language skills?
Wow. People ARE assholes. Whatever Sarah, I’ve seen you speak and was not at all “appalled.” Eff that person!
?! that’s horrible.
im sorry i missed it, i was at work 🙁 post if you get a clip of the show.
people are such elitists
you speak like a real person, not some weird grammar nazi who(m) wants everybody to assume they are more intelligent than they are. people hide behind that shit.
in fact, in my opinion, a person who is flexible in the way they speak (using slang and colloquialisms for example) is more likely to fit into more social scenarios, and is thereby more likely to be successful in life.
i know you and it’s fairly obvious that you have a brain.
that was completely unfair and rude of that person to diss you like that.
i guess it’s what comes with being sort of a public figure.
i can’t believe you told whoever it was to fuck off. haha awesome.
woops, i just wrote a lot. sorry.
wow how rude some people can be!
I actually stopped a conversation I was having with my mom as soon as I heard the word Vegan! (my mom is a CBC junkie and routinely calls me saying “that person you like is on the radio”)
Anyways, I think you sounded great as always.
People can be such jerks when their comments are anonymous.
I haven’t listened to the show yet, but I’ve heard you do interviews and I’ve seen you at a live event, and there is a reason so many people adore you. That person can totally eff right off.
You’re right – people can be such total jerks. Don’t let their bullshit affect your positive aura! We all know you are wonderful.
It’s a shame that anyone in the media spotlight has to be subjected to such ridiculous crap. My husband’s a musician and deals with petty crap from people, too. They are just jealous of your success!
That's terrible! Did they e-mail that to you or post it on here?
The majority of people, no matter where they went to school, how much education they have, etc often get nervous when speaking for interviews or such and may repeat a phrase such as "you know" or whatever the case may be. I know I say "you know", "like", and "I mean" several times when I'm stating a long winded point to someone and I'm completely aware of it.
I love your response though! You're the best, Sarah. 🙂 <3
That’s crazy! Let me guess, the note was from anonymous!
Man alive. I am sorry you have to deal with mean folks.
I didn’t see the interview so I can’t comment but I have seen/heard you in others and I’ve never thought less of you because of what came out of your mouth. In fact, just the opposite. I’ve always considered you creative, photogenic, and as a person with something interesting to say.
He or she was probably just all jacked up on some hormone injected beef and bacon sandwich that they had just eaten and all that testosterone/anger was ill directed at you.
I think your great in your interviews.
WTF???? What sort of person actually takes the time & effort to contact someone they heard on the radio for the sole purpose of upbraiding them for their (supposed) lack of language skills?
Yikes, someone *really* needs some serious stress relief! Y'know?
People like that asshole can go eff themselves. Anyone who reads your blog or your cookbooks can see that you are intelligent. For goodness sake, I often say “like” and “you know” and I have an IQ of 150, so what does it matter?
You go girl!
what an arse!! clearly this person has nothing better to do with their time than to mail you and point out totally irrelevant nonsense.idiot..
Right on! biatch!!!!!
Your response earned an out-loud “HA!” as I sit here in my office. 😉
You are darling and wonderful. Don’t ever change.
Heh…what a ding dong. We all have our own little linguistic ticks and I’m sure the author of that email is not immune to that. I, for instance, use old fogey-isms when I’m being interviewed or presenting to a group of people.
Note: I am not from the south and have no real excuse. 🙂
Some folk just like to have a moan and grumble, methinks. Glad to see that I’m not the only one to use old-fogeyisms, KinaBolina…..mind you, at 48 perhaps I AM an old fogey LOL
PS I’m not from the south either – I’m from the UK!