Saturday, May 27, 2006

Bad Grammar

. Saturday, May 27, 2006

I'm a stickler for proper grammar. Now I'm sure that I've had my share of bad grammar, misspelled words, and typos. But I honestly give every post at least a cursory lookover and correct any stupid mistakes. One curious trend I see is people using the possessive as a plural. See example below:

Unfortunately, I've come to expect bad grammar and spelling on blogs and forums. The ones that irk me the most are "to" instead of "too" and "your" instead of "you're". I hate it when someone types, "Your welcome." Yeah? What about my welcome?


gram&lala&m&b said...

I don't like the misuse of apostrophes either. It's worse when they do it to a plural that's spelled differently than its singular, like tomatoe's. If the plural is tomatoe's, does that mean the singular is tomatoe? I don't think I want to eat someone else's tomatoe.

I'd like to refuse to patronize misspelled businesses on principle, but it's pretty hard to do. I still won't shop at intentionally misspelled places, like Kountry Korner or Toys R Us.

Boo said...

The street address posted on the entry door toour local Walmart is mispelled too.

GreeneyeZZ said...

I would've guessed you are a stickler for that....I've seen you put up posts a few different times on Yada, asking for the correct way to word something.

And Damn Boo, ya got me lookin' over all MY apostrophes for a mistake.....don't want to send you over the edge! :)

OMG - I'm resonding to you....and an email just comes in at the same time saying you responded to MY Blog!! That's too funny! :)
Well, gotta go...Gotta read your mail!!! lol

GreeneyeZZ said...

And I found a typo in mine!!!!

resPonding! lol

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Boo!

gabriel said...


This is a favorite pastime of my boss and myself...correcting grammar in emails and letters we receive. She is much better than I, as she was a teacher.

I try to read everything before I post for mistakes, but have forgotten many of the *rules*...I was horrible at sentance diagraming in HS.

The one sign that I dislike are *for sale* signs that say *4 sale* the number *4* is for sale, or they have *four* of something for sale. Which? Neither.

Anonymous said...

Ahhh, come on, newt! You won't stay at a KOA? (Kampground of America).

Mohawk Chieftain said...

Ditto on the misspellings, and misuse of punctuation. I find simple typos less of an aggravation, however. And, I am not perfect either. (Do you think we should tell Gabriel that it's supposed to be "sentence" and not "sentance"?) I'll leave it up to someone else, as I am not on a first name basis with the party.