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Thursday, February 19, 2009

You're your

Being somewhat of a grammar nut when it comes to writing, I find it hard to read someone else’s verbiage when it’s not correct. This isn’t about the proper usage of a semi-colon, but about the usage of the correct words.

Seeing the words “Your hot” in front of me bothers me.

Even though I know what they’re talking about, the sarcastic side of me wants to ask My hot what? Don’t leave me leave in suspense. What about my hot? Is it under my bed? Is it about to give me a present? What?

It’s almost as bad as the usage of to, too, and two. If you don’t know the difference by the time you’ve reached your 20’s, then either a) you never will, and b) ditto.

If you’ve graduated from some form of schooling, you would have to know the language by now. And if you don’t, then your in trouble.

14 Comments:

Blogger Doomed But Cheerful! said...

Your not wrong, and not rite. Its just some people are creative grammarians. The rot started when we were allowed to boldly go. What next? BTW - your hot.
G =]

February 19, 2009 1:26 am  
Blogger JCLL said...

I have a friend here in SA that is just as anal. Sometimes our fingers go faster than our brains and we end up with things jsut (just) like that...hehehe

February 19, 2009 4:11 am  
Blogger Tee said...

"Then your in trouble."

Brilliant. :)

February 19, 2009 7:46 am  
Blogger james said...

i agree completely. i get those same messages sometimes and think, 'uh, what kind of toothless uneducated bum are you?'

and if you make the effort to say something, say it correctly. nothing needs to be said so quickly that you can't go over it for like two seconds to make it look presentable. if your fingers go 'too fast' well then slow down.

February 19, 2009 10:55 am  
Blogger Sean said...

add their and there to the list please

February 19, 2009 11:51 am  
Blogger Random Thinker said...

Irregardles, I think what ewe right is so true. Four many people, their just not that focused on what they say and wear they wright things.

Most bloggers chews to due whatever they wont, whatever there thinking. Eye mean, its America, home of free speech, the land of read, wyte, and blew.

February 19, 2009 1:56 pm  
Blogger Brad said...

I am so with you. I always read 'your hot' or 'your whatever' as 'my blah blah blah' and wait to see what of mine they're referring to. How hard is it to tell the difference? It even has a whole extra letter AND an apostrophe to tell the two apart!

And don't get me started on their and there and they're...

February 19, 2009 7:43 pm  
Blogger nofatsorfems said...

amen sister. good grammar makes me swoon as quickly as bad grammar makes me limp.

February 19, 2009 9:17 pm  
Blogger Tristan said...

Every time I read something like that I wish I could rap the person over the knuckles, wrap them up in brown paper, and post them to Antarctica.
To complement the parcel I'd like to add a sticker saying, "Contents stupid". Now that's not paying much of a compliment is it?

February 20, 2009 4:06 am  
Blogger about a boy said...

that drives me nuts. and while i hate to correct. i usually do. :)

February 20, 2009 2:33 pm  
Blogger john said...

Yeah, little things like that also get on my nerves.

February 20, 2009 8:33 pm  
Blogger Stephen Chapman... said...

I understand fully, but I think the worst written text is the 'net slang:

I no wot ya sayin. Annoying innit?

February 21, 2009 3:10 am  
Blogger Adam said...

Chris please locate your shift key!

February 22, 2009 12:23 am  
Blogger Phronk said...

I know! There's nothing worse then using the wrong words.

February 22, 2009 8:26 pm  

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