Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Found this list of thirteen grammatical errors that “make you look dumb.” And it’s true. They do. So why do I keep seeing them in almost everything I read online? (Patrons of What The Hell excluded, of course.)
Listen, these are so fundamental that the only reason they exist is out of laziness. We’re in a hurry. No time to glance over our dispatches before we press Send or Publish. Everyone knows what we’re trying to say anyway, so why obsess over it?
Well, because people might get certain ideas about you. Such as, You’re dumb. (Or, if you prefer, Your dumb.)
Your/you’re is especially grating to me, but I also get fired up about the old ’s thing too, as in forming a plural that way. Happens a lot. It’s (as in it is) relatively easy as well to sort out the whole Joe and me vs. Joe and I issue. You just have to think it through.
But like I said. We’re all pretty busy.
Between you and I, this is all just a big waist of thyme.
(Note: Any grammatical errors in this post are intentional and strictly for rhetorical effect.)