Grammar

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I am a copy editor, which by definition makes me a grammar nazi. Every day, I read lots of blogs. I read a couple blogs that are pretty famous, some that aren’t, some of people I know, some of people I don’t. And every day, I encounter some of the same issues. Mostly, people don’t know the difference between its and it’s, and they don’t know to put a period or comma INSIDE a quotation mark. “Like this.” These things drive me insane and really put a damper on my enjoyment of certain blogs.

So I don’t mean to be offensive, really. But you would make all the psychos of the world so much happier if you would follow a few simple grammar rules on your blogs!! For your enjoyment and education, here are Strong Bad’s grammar songs.

If you want it to be possessive, it’s just I-T-S
But if it’s supposed to be a contraction, it’s I-T-APOSTROPHE-S
Scalliwag.

Y-O-U-R
Y-O-U-Apostrophe-R-E
They’re as different as night and day
And don’t you think that night and day are different?
What’s wrong with you?

And I don’t care how they spell things on the Internet
When you e-mail me, you spell out the whole word
And I don’t care if your cell phone has a camera in it…

I’ve been tempted to hang the y-o-u-r song on my door at work. You think anyone would be offended?

7 thoughts on “Grammar

  1. Can’t get your link to work.

    Here’s my pet peeve: Mama sent Nancy and I to the store.

    NO, NO, NO! Mama did not send I to the store; she sent ME.

    And there are broadcasters on national tv who can’t get that right!

  2. You know what’s funny…

    “When you e-mail me, you spell out the whole world”

    That includes a typo. I am the same way!!!

  3. I didn’t mean to make you feel like an idiot. I didn’t know you made the typo… I thought it was from homestar runner. I’m sorry!

  4. I am probably guilty of many of those errors that you mention. Not because I don’t know how to do it,in fact English was my strongest subject in school. I just get so caught up in what I’m writing sometimes that I could give a frig about the “rules”. I am an unschooler, too, so I’m predisposed to give the rules the proverbial middle finger. LOL

    I think there is a difference between someone who is an ignoramus with a blog and someone who doesn’t proofread their work, but that’s probably because I’m biased. 🙂

  5. Oh I forgot to add that Strong Bad is a favorite of ours in this house. I love his video Biz Cas Fri. At least I think that’s the name of it. I flippin’ love that site.

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