I’m moving March 1, which means I’m forced to prowl Craigslist every two minutes to see the latest apartment postings. While I have no problem with many of the listings, every now and then you run into one with unintentionally humorous grammar and spelling. For instance:

$950 / 1br – parkslope

THIS IS IT! Just arrived a beautiful I bedroom to rent. Close to movies, shops and transportation. Only a few studios, and I bedrooms left. All apartments newly renovated and ready to move in. Apartments won’t last, so hurry. Oh, by the way, the partments are pet friendly. Call 718-393-8365

Okay, I guarantee that there’s no such thing as a “partment.” Here’s an even worse offender:

$895 / 1br – 10 mimutes from city

1 bedroom stove fridge wood floors painted. Close to L G train 7 minute walk from train station. If you coming from Manhattan take the L train at 14 street in Manhattan get off at graham stop, in Brooklyn walk in graham Ave going north when u get to Richardson Street, make a left the location is in the right hand side under the path 111 Richardson Street…

I’m not sure, but I think this place has painted floors. And wasn’t “mimutes” a unit of measurement on Battlestar Galactica?

Okay, I realize that a lot of people who own and rent apartments in New York City aren’t native English speakers (or, apparently, writers). But if you can’t laugh at foreigners for a few mimutes every day in the privacy of your own partment, who can you laugh at? Oh, right: Ted McGinley!


I just asked myself a question I can’t answer: Is it possible to kick yourself in the groin?