Us Always Will Fight 4 Our Princesses

Us Always Will Fight 4 Our Princesses

Us Always Will Fight 4 Our Princesses

by Steve Napierski to Images

Cute picture; horrible grammar.

Time for a serious discussion. Does anyone know at what point poor grammar became cute? Was it LOLCats or maybe instant messaging?

It takes a lot more effort to think about and say, “Us always will fight 4 our princesses” than “We will always fight for our princesses.” I’m not here to criticize anyone, I’m just curious.

source: deviantART

Discussion (16)¬

  1. Adam Stambaugh
    Adam Stambaugh says:
    December 28, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    I don't know, but I still don't find it cute. I'll only accept stupid as a form of cute when it's my kitten running head long into a wall that has a small red dot on it…

  2. Jnite
    Jnite says:
    December 27, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    Went to the artist’s DeviantArt page. Doesn’t seem that English is his native language. If you read the descriptions for any of his pictures, this becomes clear. I may be wrong but I think it is Spanish. I don’t think this is an issue of him trying to be cute. It looks like an unintentional grammar mistake do to different languages.

    • Steve Napierski
      Steve Napierski says:
      December 27, 2012 at 9:52 pm #

      I don’t natively speak Spanish, but I could still tell whether a sentence structure is that far off. Besides, he is using numbers instead of words. Which language does that? And he would have to know that four and for homophones in order to do it. I’m going to have a to call shenanigans on this one.

      • Jnite
        Jnite says:
        December 27, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

        If you replace Us with We it makes more sense in my opinion. That sounds like a grammar issue that may happen. Just saying. I don’t think it’s that hard to believe.

      • Jnite
        Jnite says:
        December 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

        Sorry for double replying, but I can’t edit my previous post. I forgot you mentioned the same thing that We makes more sense than Us. If this was a case of an Native English speaker I would be agreeing with you. But going by what seems to be the language he uses for everything he writes in descriptions and such, and also judging from his other similar works where he doesn’t ever do this, I can’t help but get the feeling that this wasn’t intentional. If I’m wrong, it’s not a big deal to me. Just stating what I feel base on what I’ve looked at.

        Also, using actual numbers instead of words isn’t that uncommon for lower number like 1-10. It’s often quicker, simpler, and takes less room. Plus I can’t help but think it looks better in a stylish sense.

        • saim
          saim says:
          December 28, 2012 at 5:14 am #

          I’m brazilian. I speak portuguese, wich is pretty close to spanish (I do a little spanish too).
          I can tell he did the mistakes on purpose. Unless he’s not from a spanish origin. Chinese, or something like that.
          Anyway, using “4” for “for” requires an understanding in english that you just can’t get by mistake.

        • Keisou
          Keisou says:
          December 29, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

          I’m a native Spanish speaker, and I can tell you that he’s using the proper Spanish structure. Mixing structures is pretty common, so I’m guessing it’s just a mistake.

          If he wanted to use bad grammar, he probably wouldn’t have written everything properly.

          And using ‘4’ as ‘for’ is just as complicated as using ‘U’ as ‘you’, really |:

  3. Jacob Loy Frounfelter
    Jacob Loy Frounfelter says:
    December 28, 2012 at 2:22 am #

    LOLcats paved the way for the bad grammar route.

  4. yue
    yue says:
    December 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    If only those princesses could stop getting kidnapped every 5 minutes.

  5. PrinceJonathan
    PrinceJonathan says:
    December 28, 2012 at 8:45 am #

    And those princesses will NEVER PUT OUT!

    Seriously I bet after the princess is saved, and the ending credits are done rolling, the Hero and the Princess just stand there and go “ok…now what?”, “umm…so I’ll see you same time next week then?”, “yeah…sure”.

    • Ser Carter
      Ser Carter says:
      December 29, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

      What about the ending of Zelda 2?

  6. Tristan Carter
    Tristan Carter says:
    December 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    It WOULD have been cute if there were 4 of them.

  7. Matt Graff
    Matt Graff says:
    December 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    probably because he has a nose… but it would look much weirder if he had a mustache and no nose, lol

  8. Svafa
    Svafa says:
    December 30, 2012 at 5:22 am #

    I’m willing to gamble that finding poor grammar cute is older than the written word. It’s the same reason people gurgle and babble at babies and little animals. :/

  9. Micah Wolfe
    Micah Wolfe says:
    January 5, 2013 at 1:15 am #

    Most modern pics of Mario have a nose and look nothing like Doug.

  10. Elissa Mobley
    Elissa Mobley says:
    January 6, 2013 at 3:31 am #

    My hubby wants this as a shirt o 3o.