Growing up I HATED when my mom corrected my grammar!!! HATED, DESPISED, LOATHED it!!! Now I'm beyond grateful for it. My friends lovingly refer to me as the "Grammar Nazi". My boss thinks I'm his walking dictionary. My kids not so lovingly refer to me as a pain in the butt. I CAN NOT stand elementary spelling and grammar mistakes. Especially with the added tool of spell and grammar check, there really is no excuse.
Of course nobody is perfect...even me (SHOCKING, I know). Sometimes I get rushed and forget to double-check my status updates, blog posts, etc. If I catch it quick enough, I'll delete my FB status and re-post the corrected version real quick...and if it's in a blog, I correct it no matter what. It irks me that bad!! Another thing that drives me CRAZY is text abbreviations. I admit I sometimes use them in a TEXT, but NEVER in an email or blog.
Depending on who the habitual offender is, I'll either make fun of them in a comment or I'll hide them from my feed. I know this sounds harsh...but when I read "idk ur....", I feel dumber for it. Of course this can sometimes backfire. If I'm not quick enough to catch my own errors, I've got plenty of friends chomping at the bit to publicly berate me. I deserve it.
Also, make an effort to spell a person's name correct. I realize there are a lot of different spellings for the same name, but if you're commenting on Rachael's picture or status, use 1/2 of a brain cell and don't say "Great pic, Rachel". If you're speaking to a female it's almost ALWAYS Erin and if you're talking to a guy, it's Aaron....know the difference. It only takes a second and it shows you took the time (or didn't) to show a little respect. If you are adding a caption to a picture of you, you might say this is ME...so if you're captioning a picture of you and Sally, you would say "ME and Sally" not "Sally and I". Talk about driving someone bat shit crazy!!! It's not a picture of I, it's a picture of ME!! Make sense? You would use "I" if you were saying "Sally & I are best friends".
Rest assured, I have triple checked this bitch for grammar and spelling errors before posting it, but if you find a mistake; feel free to broadcast it. Please click the "join this site" button over to the left to follow my rants, raves & all around shenanigans here...and you can follow me on Facebook here. If you've got a second, click on the banner below to cast your vote for me at topmommyblogs.com so I can inch a little closer to ruling the world. Thanks again for reading, sharing & commenting.