Friday, May 8, 2009

what don't you understand?

dear grammatically incorrect,

you annoy me. i'm sorry, but it's true. ever since i was young, it has bothered me. whenever someone uses or writes a word incorrectly, it rouses something deep inside of me that makes me want to scream.

i think my frustration stems from simply not understanding where the confusion comes from. i mean, why do you think that there, their and they're are interchangeable? or how about to, too and two? these are all very different words with very different meanings. i just don't get it.




i also don't quite get why people(which i have only noticed since moving to utah) say that "they seen something" seen it you say? so not that you see something or saw someone, but you seen it? interesting...


a little off topic, but still in the realm of things that annoy and perplex me:
that kid,(there's always one) who would show up to class without paper or a writing utensil. um.....did you think there was no school today? did you think it was a field trip or all day recess? why did they think they wouldn't have to write that day.....at school. and of course, they always wanted to "borrow" a pen and some paper. yeah, never got that back. and to add to it, the next day, they'd come to school again without proper writing supplies! um....what happened to the stuff i gave you yesterday? and then of course, they'd hit up another kid for pen and paper. and so it would go, every day, making the rounds.

i realize that these are very minor infractions and in the large scheme of things, they don't really matter. but that doesn't mean that they're not irritating....



still waiting for that paper...



p.s. demosthenes hates it when you say "irreregardless". it's just regardless. got it? k, thanks!

11 comments:

...love Maegan said...

omg irregardless ...one of the worst. ALLS makes me want to punch the speaker in the mouth. I have accidentally been in a typing hurry and mistakenly wrote to instead of too ....but THAT WAS A TYPO ..it makes me so mad ...and my husband is the WORST ..and I can't even correct him ;)

Kathie @ my net finds said...

to, too and two misuse is another pet peeve of mine besides their, they're and there! :-)

beth said...

their, there and they're make me insane. incorrect use of apostrophes gives me a slight twitch, too. i can't even NOT use them when i am texting.

debilyn said...

I've always been a Grammar Nazi...ask ANYONE who has known me for more than 10 minutes.

The majority of Indiana uses the "I seen that" offense, too. Hate it!

I think I need one of those t-shirts ;)

kel said...

I'm so guilty of bad grammar..hanging my head in shame...

B said...

*snicker* I love you. I just have to say that. This post made my day because I feel the same way so much of the time. You nailed it with irreregardless. Really? Huh.

beth said...

oh! i thought of another one. "go get 'them shoes' from the steps." makes me crazy! it's THOSE SHOES, for crissake. and...my dad is the biggest offender of this that i know! i totally correct him, though!

Valentine said...

i am so glad that i am not the only one that this bothers! it's just so irksome! LOL

Lora said...

oh, how refreshing to read this. I'm not perfect when it comes to grammar, but I get so incredibly annoyed by these things!

Mighty M said...

I am big on grammar too - especially the their, there, and they're!! Too true!

hotpants™ said...

After reading this, I'm officially hooked. Love it!

My son says, "I seen something!". It's ok since he's only three.