by Travis Normand
I know, I probably shouldn’t be posting this. However, it struck me as funny and so I am posting it anyway.
As you can see from the tweet that is posted here, @Mengus22 tweeted this message on December 2, 2012. @Mengus22 is the twitter handle for Mark Ennis, manager of SBNation’s Big East Coast Bias blog.
His statement really didn’t require a response, but he got one anyway (proving his point). Ennis stated that “One thing you learn if you spend enough time on Twitter: A lot of people can’t really comprehend what they read.”
If you have spent any time on twitter, you probably know that Ennis is correct in his assertion. However, thanks to Desmond Howard, you don’t really have to be on twitter in order to know that others have a hard time with reading comprehension.
When I read what Desmond wrote in response to Mark Ennis’ comment, I thought it was too perfect. In response to Ennis’ comment, Desmond states, “or hear!” In other words, Desmond would say that “One thing you learn if you spend enough time on Twitter: A lot of people can’t really comprehend what they read or hear.”
Do people hear things on twitter? It is a silent medium and so I would think not. It appears that Desmond had a hard time comprehending what he read from Mark Ennis.
Of course, in all fairness, Desmond could have meant to say that, “If you spend enough time reading twitter conversations about what was said on TV, you will notice that the people having the conversations obviously misunderstood what was said.” In other words, if you spend a lot of time on twitter you will learn that people have a hard time comprehending what they hear on TV.
There is no way to be sure which of these he meant. However, he either has a problem with reading comprehension or writing a clear message (and hopefully not both).