I have to be honest about two things here.
Number one. I actually forgot I had a blog at some point. Hey, you can’t blame me though. I’ve been a bit stressed out (although I know others are more stressed than I am) with passing my last year of high school (inhaleexhaleinhaleexhaleinhaleexhale). I have around 31 days left ’til I hit one of many milestones in life. I’m freaking the f*** out.
Well anyway. I’ve decided it’s about time I liven things up a bit around here and the way I’m going to do so is by ranting.
The second thing I have to be honest about is the fact that I’m very particular with grammar. In fact, if I had a gun, and if punctuation marks and both uppercase and lowercase letters were my ammo, I would be trigger happy.
I know, I know. No one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Even I do. However, if English is your native language, or a language that you are supposedly proficient in, and if your learning abilities aren’t impaired please.
Please be aware that the simplest grammar error, that you consistently make and that any fluent English-speaking neanderthal can point out, will cause me to want to eat it. Whole. And that’s not a very pretty sight.
Here are three of the many things that annoy me when I see them:
- Your stupid. Ha. Oh, the irony. Sorry honey but in fact, you’re stupid.
Okay. This is the number one thing that causes me to want to stab my screen. I’m pretty sure that you were taught this during elementary. I’m pretty sure you see a lot of material (e.g. print ads, television ads, books, brochures, magazines and text on the internet) that makes use of the words you and you’re.
I’m pretty darn sure that due to your natural capability as a human to learn from mistakes and from others, and due to the fact that you actually noticed someone else’s stupidity, you’re observant enough to learn the difference between them.
- Their getting there things in awhile. It’s funny because I know for a fact that they’re actually getting their things in awhile over there.
This I will understand. It is confusing. I mean, THEY ALL SOUND SIMILAR. However, I think you’ll be able to notice the fact that MS Word has been correcting “their” to “they’re” and “there” to “their” in that sentence. You would, wouldn’t you?
- RT @person I Am Going To The Beach In A Few Days. Is that the title of a new movie coming out? Sounds interesting.
I don’t mind the “RT @person part.” Twitter is Twitter. It’s acceptable. However, do you really have to capitalize every starting letter of every word in your tweet? It’s not a title is it? Or is there a movie that came out called “So Lazy To Do My Homework Like OMG.”
No. Just. No.
I have a lot more. However, I have a feeling someone will be butthurt and say that I’m a narrow minded evil hypocritical grammar fanatic. No. Read back to line 14 and 15. Don’t worry, it’s highlighted so you can find it.