Thursday, September 15, 2011

It’s really not that hard.




I’m a huge fan of it. Not like commas, apostrophes, hyphens, etc. Actually, I like when that’s used correctly too…but,

when you incorrectly use:

  • they’re/there/their
  • your/you’re
  • affect/effect
  • through/throw (or threw)
  • too/to/two
  • it’s/it
  • loose/lose
  • know/now
  • accept/except
  • than/then
  • are/our

I just. I..I..yeah. I can’t stand it.

For real, like when your facebook status is,

“I went too sea a base ball game today. the guy through me a ball and I was like your so great! I bought some ducks to. Their wonderful accept four the constant quacks”

I barf on the laptop.

I know it’s super lame that this bugs me, but c’mon people.

It’s not that difficult.

I’m not claiming that I never make a they’re/there/their mistake accidentally, but some’s like..every.single.time.


Also (sort of goes with this):


Everyone is now totally going to judge me if I ever misuse a homophone.


Savannah said...

I am sort of upset that "Bemused" doesn't mean mildly amused.....shoot

Sheri Salatin said...

haha. You have me laughing silly. :) I'm with you though, I hate it when people slaughter the English language too.

Anonymous said...

What about sell/sale? I have a hard time with folks that say/write: "Are you having a garage sell?" Or "Did you sale that guitar?"

Enjoying your blog! My kids are about to welcome their new siblings from Ethiopia :o)