Wednesday, October 7, 2009

English PSA

I'm ranting, I'm raving. I'm not stark-raving mad, but I'm frustrated. I see it almost everywhere, even in large-name news publications. I know I can't fix it, but maybe I can teach somebody out there.

The use of proper spelling & grammatical intentions of a few words that sound the same, but have different spellings, and different meanings.
Your/You're
Your = Possession of. Your dog, your "awesome horse that kicked my tail in the show last week", your amazing chemistry skills
You're = You are. You're an awesome person, You're a great horsewoman, You're invited to the show.

IT IS NOT
You're dog is cool.
Your invited to dinner tomorrow night.

There/Their/They're
There = Location. Over there, the dog sits there, the chemistry textbook is there, please turn right over there.
Their = Possession of. Their dog is cool, their home is awful expensive, I disagree with their political views.
They're = They Are. I heard they're coming to the show and their horse is great, I believe they're arrogant politicians,

IT IS NOT
I'm heading to there house for supper.
I heard their obnoxious and stupid.
Please take a sharp left over they're.

This concludes my PSA. The views and opinions of this blogger are the sole ownership of me, and me alone, and I believe each news publication has their own expressed views and opinions and they're entitled, just like you, and just like me. I do not wish to offend, or harm anybody's ego. I simply needed to get that minor rant out of my mind and out of my system. If you're upset, I'm sorry. Comments are open for your convenience, over there. *Grin*

7 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

And what about the owners who call us "FERRIERS"?

Gritting my teeth... lol

Yankecwgrl said...

wait, wait, i need my horse SHOED by the Furrier!

Jennifer said...

HavEing
ComEing
Oh I could go on and on and on and on. Basic spelling errors irk the snot out of me.

There is a SPELL CHECKER on the Blogger screen when you enter a new post. Take the extra three minutes and USE THE STUPID THING! Please!

LOL... That's it, girls. Wind me back up again.... My poor lunch date is going to get an earful now. *wink*

Grey Horse Matters said...

THANK YOU !!!

Jennifer said...

You're most welcome, GHM.

Since this posting, it has been indirectly brought to my attention that I am not kind in my spelling & grammatical corrections, and that many important and influential people can not spell on a consistent basis. That may be, but I can still fuss about it if I choose. It appears from the comments, I'm not alone.

SunnySD said...

Couldn't have said it better. Often our students wonder why they can't find anything while they're searching. Hmmm - maybe if you spelled it properly....

Of course, now they want a library catalog and databases that either incorporate spellcheck or suggest alternate spellings.

Now I'll be the first one to admit I LOVE spellcheck, because my typing is often - not pretty (that's about as politely as I can put it) - but it won't help with the you're/your/yore problems. And they're teaching a lot less grammar in school these days, too. Go figure.

Jennifer said...

Thanks Sunny!