Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Punctuation Matters

We all know that punctuation matters. I'll start by saying that I'm a bit of a stickler for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc. That's not to say that I'm correct about it, because I most definitely am not...but it is a pet peeve to read an article/facebook status/blog/etc. and see grammatical errors. Because if an error jumps out at me, then I feel like there's no excuse for it not to have been caught by the editor (for the pro publications, at least.). Right?

A few pet peeves:
  • In pictures on facebook, saying "so-and-so and I" - it should be "so-and-so and me." Google it. You'll see.
  • Than vs. then - it's really not that hard, is it?
  • Want vs. won't - seriously? Do I really have to go there? Apparently I do.
  • Improper use of the dash ( - )...I think I use it improperly, but the way I use it makes a heck of a lot more sense than they way I see it done in magazines and books. 
  • Excessive comma and quotation usage. Oh my, don't even get me started on this one!
  • Then there are the ones that everyone hates: they're, there, their; it's, its; who's, whose.
  • And the commonly misused words: loose vs. lose; advice vs. advise; accept vs. except; effect vs. affect; sale vs. sell; you get the picture. 
Okay, that's enough. I didn't even want to get into all of that. I really just wanted to tell you this little funny for the's the reason that I started this quirky little post in the first place.

I sent Marc a text today in response to him asking what I was doing and said : I'm getting ready to leave u

About 20 minutes after I sent that, I checked to see if he'd responded. Then I re-read my post and it made me laugh out loud. What it should have said was: I'm getting ready to leave. U?

I hope you get at least little smirk from it, cause I got a pretty big laugh! :)

    1 comment:

    1. that's pretty funny! what was his reply? i'm sorry. i will try to do better on this. i just get in a hurry & don't even think about it. oh, my english teachers would be so ashamed!


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