Monday, January 04, 2010

Their. There. They're.

One of my pet peeves is when words are misspelled or used incorrectly -- even when I do it or notice it in one of my projects.

And so when I saw this blog from Oatmeal -- 10 Words You Need To Stop Misspelling -- I was like Amen to the Spelling Police!

One of my biggest peeves -- when "apart" and "a part" are misused, or the misuse of "their," "there," and "they're."

But that's small in comparison to the larger things going on in the world. Hope you get a kick out of the link!
fs

4 comments:

HairyKnees said...

Holy cow!!! You are exactly what I have been looking for :D a goal of mine has been to get my on book written and published. I have a passion for writing (at least I think most of the time I do) so been trying to find a blog I can follow. Something that is interesting to read every few days or so, and that can even help me out with things like how to plan my writing and how to go about achieving my goals. Im going to stalk you (follow you :P) thanks for the awesome blog! Only read a few entries but I look forward to what you are going to submit this year!

Garçon Stupide said...

How about to and too, or its and it's...

People seem to think writing online is permission for bad grammar and bad spelling. Those people should be lined up and shot.

Curious said...

That was fun, but those things don't bother me. The grammar police thing is for high school and for those people who have to read a loud in order to understand what's being said.

I'm not just saying that because I can't spell and rely heavily on Spellcheck, but because I believe that as long as what you want communicated is coming through and that whatever mistakes being made are being done innocently and not out of disrespect for the reader, then I have no problem.

Curious said...

You know now that I'm reading my response, perhaps "a loud" was not what I meant to say.