Michael: I think I’ve been saying it wrong.
Melissa: What do you mean?
Michael: What we’re writing about.
Melissa: So you mean the subtitle’s wrong?
Michael: Well, if I’m right.
About being wrong.
Melissa: You’re right.
About being wrong.
Michael: I know.
We are writing about the dialogue we are having about what to write about.
Melissa: Not really “writing”—we’re recording.
Michael: So we’re recorders, now.
Melissa: I am The Recorder. That’s one of my—
I don’t like to say “nicknames.”
”Aliases”? I don’t like that either.
What’s a good name for a nickname?
Michael: I’m lost because this is taking too long.
Melissa: I’m still getting used to writing in html.
But remember—my question.
Michael: What question?
Melissa: You know—
Melissa: Don’t what?
Michael: Don’t write it. Say it!
Melissa: I thought you said you learned to empathize with the situation.
Michael: I did! It’s just that we’re supposed to be working where I type what you say, and you type what I say.
Melissa: Oh no. That was a one-off. You would take too many years to finish.
Michael: Yeah, but you’ve been speaking in these short little sentences, so I thought it would be easy to keep up.
Melissa: Not when you average one typo every three words.
Michael: I want you to note that you’re laughing at your own joke.
Melissa: Actually, I was laughing because I had a typo in “typo.” I did it again! I keep typing “type” instead of “typo” and then having to correct it.
Michael: I’m sorry. I’m just boggled where to go from there.
This is totally uninteresting, talking about the typos that we’re making.
Melissa: I’m not talking about the typos that we’re making, I’m talking about the humor of the hypocrisy of my making typos while I’m criticizing you for making typos.
Michael: This strikes me as very similar to puns. It’s humor of the lowest level.
Only someone in the grammar police would find this funny.
Melissa: Huzzah for the grammar police!
Michael: Let’s get back to changing the subtitle.
What did I say earlier?
Melissa: That you were right about being wrong.
Michael: No! I said something that was more accurate to what we were doing.
Melissa: “Accurate to what we were doing”? What does that mean?
Michael: About being wrong about being right. Or—
I mean, right about being wrong.
Melissa: That’s what I said!
Michael: Just go look up in the text!
Did you find it?
Okay, I was the one who actually said you were right about being wrong.
Michael: I wasn’t even talking about that!
Didn’t I give you a more accurate description of what we were doing?
Here it is.
“We are writing about the dialogue we are having about what to write about.”
Melissa: The problem is—
There are too many—
Open Salon doesn’t allow that many characters in the subtitle.
Michael: How many is it over?
Melissa: “A lot!”
Michael: What’s that from?
Melissa: (laughs) “In those days, ‘a lot’ meant like a—”
“That’s not a lot.”
Michael: So now we’re going to start including television shows, too?
That would be an interrobang.
Melissa: Really? You really meant it that strongly?
Michael: I guess not.
Well then, what do we call it?
Melissa: How ‘bout “Writing About Writing About What We’re Writing About”?
Michael: Will that fit?
Melissa: How many characters is it?
Michael: Well then, make it that.
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