Man’s Sarcastic Last Words Before Being Hanged Emerge Online, And People Can’t Even
By Sebastian Fortino
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Daniel Summers, self-described “medicine & health columnist” and “cranky pediatrician,” recently found religion.
He found his patron saint, anyway:
Here’s Klaas Meijer’s original tweet:
A little history lesson, courtesy of Wikipedia:
Thomas de Mahy, marquis de Favras (March 26, 1744 – February 19, 1790) was a French aristocrat and supporter of the House of Bourbon during the French Revolution. Often seen as a martyr of the Royalist cause, Favras was executed for his part in planning against the people of France and is known for saying ‘I see that you have made three spelling mistakes’ upon reading his death certificate.
Ring any bells? No?
Well, old Thomas got some newfound respect on Twitter, because spelling is serious business:
Summers chimed back in:
And Twitter learned about another badass:
Summers heard from the “well, actually” crowd:
So he clarified his intentions:
And he summed up the unexpectedly epic thread nicely:
Maybe Thomas wasn’t such a great guy IRL, but for spelling geeks? He’s our jam.
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We’ve all heard our share of online scams, but this one is definitely setting the bar high for scammers in 2017.
Facebook’s marketplace has had its share of bumps when it first opened. Among the various ads for cell phones and old chairs were ones for prostitutes, guns, and drugs. They’ve done a lot to clean things up, but it’s going to be hard for them to do anything about scams like the one Tiara Chatman fell for.
Upon closer inspection, the dimensions look right, and a slab of plywood that big is going to be heavy enough to be convincing, especially when the garbage bag meant to protect the screen from dust is embroidered with the TV’s tags and the whole thing is mounted onto a base.
Still, I’ve never bought anything off of Craigslist without closely inspecting it and ensuring its functionality, mainly because people are scum and you occasionally hear stories of deals gone wrong, not unlike this one.
When the packaging was taken apart, Chatman discovered that the only thing she’d be able to watch on it would be paint drying.
The masses who saw this were not kind.
But a few were definitely sympathetic.
If anything, this is a lesson in making sure to double and triple check purchases you make online before the exchange takes place, especially if the deal seems too good to be true.
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