Wednesday, March 21, 2007

i judge you when you use poor grammar.

dear sharers of the internets,

look. i'm sorry if this appears condescending, i really am. but it's time you knew. every time you mix up "their" and "they're" a little part of me dies. it's not about the typos - we all make mistakes - but after so many times i'm starting to think you honestly don't know the difference. and if that's the case, well...this isn't going to work.

another chance? well. i suppose we could try again. as long as you get yourself into rehab. get a sponsor. and really study those 12 steps, or, at the very least, this quick & dirty primary. i know it can be embarrassing, but i just want what's best for you, after all. i'm doing this FOR you.

call me?
jadis
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-'s - indicates possessive (ownership).
-s - plural. use when you mean "more than one".

its vs. it's - aaah, thank you, strongbad.

similarly:
whose - possessive.
who's - "who is".

your - possessive!
you're - short for "you are".

their - possessive! possessive!!
they're - "THEY. ARE." JUST SAY IT IN YOUR HEAD WITHOUT THE APOSTROPHE, PEOPLE.



and for the love of god:

discrete - separate; distinct.
discreet - not obvious; innocuous. YOU MEAN THIS ONE WHEN YOU ARE TELLING ME ABOUT YOUR NINJA SKILLS.

principle - a rule or standard. "it's the principle of the matter."
principal - 1. the first or leading ("the principal concern..."). 2. Mr. Belding! Mr. Feeney! Principal Scudworth!

grammar - the correct spelling. note: that's TWO A's.
grammer - fraiser (kelsey grammer)'s last name.

peak - highest point.
peek - to glance quickly or furtively. like, peek-a-boo.
pique - to arouse an emotion. ANYTIME YOU USE THE PHRASE "PIQUE MY INTEREST" YOU NEED TO SPELL IT THIS WAY. I KNOW IT LOOKS WEIRD. GO WITH IT. Q's ARE RARE. GIVE THEM A CHANCE.

per se - by itself, or inherently/intrinsically true.
NOT per say - "for every say"? no!

sheek - THIS IS NOT A WORD.
sheik - islamic leader or patriarch. DOES NOT MEAN HIP OR STYLISH.
chic - hip, stylish. THIS IS THE WORD YOU MEAN. I KNOW IT LOOKS FUNNY. IT'S FRENCH. BUT TRUST ME. IT'S THIS ONE.

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Yay! Language is so lovely when it is properly handled.

Sharon said...

That post was hilarious. I created the Facebook group "I judge you when you use poor grammar," and I applaud you. We're now giving the world the ability to wear that sentiment on their T-shirt: http://www.teeful.com .

Keep spreading the gospel!


Cheers,

Sharon

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Have you read Eats, Shoots and Leaves? You are one of the chosen few who can truly appreciate it.

(And yes, I know that book title should be underlined, but I have no idea how to do that in a comment.)

Kelly said...

Actually, book titles should only be underlined when written (as in by hand). Otherwise, they are to be in italics. ;)

I have to say, I found this post ironic in the truest form. You never once used a capital letter!!! LOL! ;)

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