I had had enough of finding every en dash and quotation mark on Gawker replaced with a question mark, so I wrote this:

Ever since you new kids took over, the already-nonstandard Gawker Web presence fell down even drunker, with massive character-encoding errors. Hint: You can’t just copy curly quotes from MS Word and have them appear properly on the Web, unless you think that everyone looks great in black and every pi character should be ?.

And here’s how Noelle Hancock replied (all renderings sic):

excuse me for not being an html nerd. now get back to masturbating to your mother’s photo, honey.

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