I’m glad this got some discussion because I hemmed and hawed over it for a good few minutes. To get people up to speed, this is @MarkMustache’s tweet:

[dropcap background=”yes” color=”#333333″]It is wildly know that the interestingness of an animal is proportional to how difficult it is to figure out where its butthole is[/dropcap]


Sam’s Comment – Also, Wildly was absolutely meant to be widely, and Mark did not do that on purpose. He is the worst speller I’ve ever met.

JKash’s Comment – Sam – Is it considered a spelling error if a completely different word was chosen? I’d suggest that it’s more an issue of word choice (which is a bizarre word choice). “Know” seems like a spelling error as the last letter appears to be omitted.


My Evaluation

When I read this tweet I was flabbergasted by the how interesting an animal was depended on it’s butthole because I never thought of that before.  Does that mean a snake is the most interesting?  That point aside, I pondered Mark’s use of wildly know and was going to tweet him and ask him if he meant widely known which would seemingly make more sense.  However, I thought about it a bit and think that wildly know is a phrase that can be used by people who spend much time outdoors.

Not being one myself, I don’t know much about the wild.  For a person to question the location of an animal’s butthole however, perhaps he knows a bit more than I do about wildly know.  We are all familiar with the term know-how and this term just uses that in a wildly way.  I honestly think it makes sense and even if he accidentally did it, it works.   I’m going to back Mark on this usage and admit he knows more than I do about the laws of the land.  Should we be asking do all the animals of the wild know that the most fascinating creatures have the most obscure butthole locations?   It’s wildly know.  Mark, can we get some clarification?