Normally I am not a grammar nazi or troll, but given GoDaddy’s recent blog post supporting SOPA I felt that a judicious poke at their obvious ignorance was well justified. Check this out!
In our view, Internet policy should strive to balance the sometimes competing goals of the global free flow of information (which is clearly critical to U.S. businesses), with enforcement of the rule of law. We don’t see those competing goals as mutually exclusive, but rather, complimentary. In fact, that balance is essential to a flourishing, yet safe, Internet.
In case you’re wondering what I’m talking about:
- Expressing a compliment; praising or approving.
- Given or supplied free of charge.
I do believe what they meant was:
- Completing; forming a complement.
- (of two or more different things) Combining in such a way as to enhance or emphasize each other’s qualities.
Ah, GoDaddy… trying so hard to pretend to know what you’re talking about, and still massively failing on all fronts. Spellcheck is good, but actually knowing what you’re talking about (either conceptually or in terms of vocabulary) is even better.
Here’s a browsershot of the full text from GoDaddy’s blog, if you’re interested: