Tuesday, March 23, 2010

English PSA Revisited

I've seen some things lately that lead me to believe this needs revisited. So here it is for your enjoyment.

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 = 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.

You're dog is cool.
Your invited to dinner tomorrow night.

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,

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*


Mrs Mom said...

Love it!
"Your" such a nut over "their". ;)

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Mom.
I've seen it about a dozen times lately before I burst & had to react. :)

GunDiva said...

Jennifer, I liked you before, but now I flat out love you. Misused words drive me insane, specifically the ones you pointed out. The only blog that I've clicked the unfollow was because of the errors you mentioned.

Really, if you're going to put your (see? I got two of them correct) writing out there for everyone to read, at least put some effort into it!

Jennifer said...

GD - As you so sweetly told MrsMom.. I heart you!
I won't unfollow for bad grammar, but I will laugh about it, and rant once in a while.

GunDiva said...

I tried not to unfollow. I really did. But it became downright painful to read his posts. I ranted to my kids, pointed out the errors, made sure they knew NEVER to make those errors (they knew anyway, but I had to drive the point home) and ranted some more. Only once it became painful enough that I got an upset stomach every time he had a new post did I unfollow.

Jennifer said...

LOL. Wow.. Yeah, the errors don't make me ill. Just annoy me bonkers.