Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Another One of My Greatest Hits

For reasons I can't put a finger on, I'm super busy and this blog is suffering severe neglect.  Fear not, school is almost over, so I will soon be back with silly stories every day.

In the meantime, here's one of my all time top 10 posts.  I still can't even say these words out loud without wanting to bash my head into some concrete.

I'm A-Here to Edu-ma-cate You And Stuff

Ok, I've had it.  I've been seeing this all over people's blogs and it's time for me to set the record straight. 

I can't take this ignorance anymore.


This is a rod.
This is an iron.
This  is WROUGHT iron.

I swear to God, if I continue to see people talk about the great deal they got on their ROD IRON this and their ROD IRON that, I think I will have to get off the internet.  I cannot be seen with the likes of people who believe it's ROD IRON.

Google it.  Even google knows that when you put in ROD IRON, you really are looking for wrought iron and that's where it takes you.  And though I so dislike wikipedia  because I believe the devil himself created such garbage, I do believe what it says here and I will link it up to show you it's WROUGHT IRON.

Wrought is an old past participle for work.  As in WORKED IRON.  It's been bent and mangled to shape into what it is to be used for.  It's also an adjective meaning worked into shape, beaten into shape, etc. 

So, your lovely wrought iron gate was worked into its current state of being.  Yes, it might have been iron rods in the beginning, but those rods were worked, or wrought (see, past participle of work), into the shape you wanted for your gate.

So be sure to spread this to everyone you know so I can keep my iron rods hidden and not have to beat anyone into a bloody pulp with my own wrought iron rods. 

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2 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That's one error I am lucky to have not seen before! There's plenty of others that keep me shaking my head though.

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  2. Point taken. I've not heard it called rod iron, so it would be wrought iron to me too :)

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