I received a text message this evening from someone I don’t know. This is always more amusing than a wrong-number call to your phone, because the sender isn’t aware they’ve made a mistake, and probably fumes about the lack of response. Here’s the message:
Havin a good time been ridin and swimin now in 50′s diner waitin 4 steak
Apart from responding by complaining about the lack of ‘g’s at the end of the suffix used to form present participles, I think I’ll react by telling ‘em I’ve been down the pub getting absolutely bladdered with my mates, and that horses are more stupid than guinea pigs, but without the personality. I’ll let you know how the conversation develops.