comments_image Comments

The real shocker in a “deranged sorority girl’s” sex story

Of course Vice would publish a story from the briefly Internet famous sorority girl Rebecca Martinson. Of course it would be on the subject of "My First Double Blowjob." Nobody would expect anything else from either Vice or Martinson. But who would have imagined it would be so viscerally offensive? Not because of the content. Because of the terrible, terrible offenses against grammar.

It's evident that either Vice's contributors or someone on its staff has some sense of the basic rules of writing for publication – erratic though that sense may be. Note, for instance, the correct use of the semicolon in Cat Marnell's piece on "Coke Sex for Teen Sluts." And I salute Vice for its adherence to the serial comma, even while it is strictly verboten at certain other publications. When Martinson writes, "I know that 60 percent of you will read this, call me a slut, and think, What kind of fucked-up household did this girl live in?" or when she says, "He did the pants dance, shuffled his boxers to his knees, and then suddenly: there was his dick," I nod approvingly at the punctuation, even as I mentally replace that colon with a comma.

Continue Reading...


    





Share