Thursday, August 16, 2012

Week 7: Grammar

It's already week 7, in Love Kate's A-Z All About Me Weekly Challenge.  We're on the letter "G".  Click her button to check out other bloggers' weekly posts.  I feel like I've been friends with Kate for years now, just from reading about her every week.  Feel free to link up and join in the ABC fun...you'll be surprised how much you actually learn about yourself too.

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.



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16 comments:

  1. If you're are adding a caption to a picture of you....

    c ur mistake? ;) - Smooches!!

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  2. oh my gosh! You would have a field day with me!! I cannot spell and my grammar stinks...I have 2 English majors in my house hahaha..
    anyway, I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    sometimes my spelling is so bad spell check ignores it...drives my husband nuts.

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  3. haha as an english major, you know i love this!

    Have a lovely day! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! :)

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  4. Haha you would be annoyed with my texts since I tend to abbreviate, my defense is, is; ok I don't have one just lazy :)

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  5. I am sooo glad its not just me! I am the same way. It is one of my asolute biggest pet peeves! And I see it more and more every day! Im losing faith in the human race little by little!

    Loves u,
    jlou

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  6. Aaaaand i mis-spelled absolute..... But this post was geared more towards grammar... Not spelling, right... Lol....

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  7. I cannot spell. This is a proven fact. Thank God for spell check!
    Love this post. Found you from the Blog Hop. Almost afraid to refer you back to my blog. LOL! (oops!)wink wink

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  8. I loose all respect for my boss when she says things like, "I seen that." or "We was going to get the report in tomorrow."

    Damn lady!! say what??! but i have to laugh because she signs my paycheck. :)

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  9. I could have posted this same thing! I do not abbreviate even when texting. It has to be grammatically correct. Drives people nuts because it's almost always two pages of text. Oh well. It's right!! Enjoyed this tonight. I posted G = Green if you'd like to read it.
    http://exceptionalistic.com/2012/08/g-green-all-about-me

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  10. Thank you for linking up with us for the Southern Mama's Blog Hop! Hope you have a great day!

    -Megan @ {All Things New}

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  11. Please email me! After I read your comment about poo on my blog I ran into the most hilarious blog post full of poop and terrible grammar. I didn't want to embarrass the blogger so instead of posting the link I want to email it to you. It's a fantastic laugh!
    eatmyscab@gmail.com

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  12. Another English major loving this post, although I know I make my fair share of grammar mistakes. I especially love the quotes. Thanks for sharing! New follower via Two in Diapers.

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  13. Hi, thanks for linking to the Mommy Brain Mixer! Thank you so much for this post!! Glad to know I'm not the only one! You're most welcome to come over to my blog and call me out on my bad grammar/spelling mistakes!! :))

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  14. Hi! Thanks for joining in on the Southern Mama Blog Hop! :)Hope you have a great weekend! xo

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  15. Part of the blog hop! Nice to meet ya,

    amanda
    http://paintundermynails.blogspot.com

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