Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Running a little late tonight (so what's new right?)

31 Posts in 31 Days: #28

It's a good thing that July is almost over.

You know, I'll bet I could easily post everyday, but since I've self imposed this daily deadline for a month, I find myself sitting, staring at the screen, wondering who would care if I missed a day.

I would.

It would bug me until the end of time -- that's the truth.

I'm running a little late tonight, so if you don't mind, I'd just like to take this chance to get something off my chest:

You're

and

Your

ARE NOT THE SAME THING!!!!!




THEY ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE!!!!!!!!!




IF YOU WRITE "YOUR" WHEN YOU REALLY MEAN "YOU'RE," YOUR SENTENCE MAKES NO SENSE!!!!




THEY'RE CALLED HOMOPHONES -- THAT MEANS THEY SOUND ALIKE, BUT MEAN DIFFERENT THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!





(sound of ragged, labored breathing)



I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but high school english really took hold in my brain, and I just can't abide this -- I'm also the guy who sends grammatically correct, and properly punctuated text messages.




I feel much better now, thank you.

(Just don't get me started on their, there and they're, or too, to and two, or......)

12 comments:

Kristen said...

AMEN! That bugs me too! (But I'm now very self conscience that you found the mistake on my blog and that spurred your current post!)

Every time I write "they're" I say in my head "they are". It's a habit but one that keeps me grammatically correct.

Thank you, Mr. Thorblad. Your a great teacher! ;D (sorry, had to do it!)

Kristen said...

I mean Mr. ThorNblad.

Corey~living and loving said...

geez......your so uptight tonight. tee hee....just kidding.

Aaron said...

(sorry for the post delete and repost twice, this was hard to write and spell correctly because it messed with my brain....)


I would like to ax you a question about homophones. When you ad for together does that mean it hertz your aye? You new this was a principle problem in the presence tense amoung your piers. Relax and have a peace of pair. It may sound a bit bazaar but take a byte anyhow. Can you sea what I mean? Shear unbridaled intents study will help your manor of speach.

Have patients or it will cause you pane in your head.

Stupid people...makes me want to move oversees.

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I think I am pretty good about these sorts of things. But I won't flatter myself in case you find a mistake. :)

auntemy said...

So...Mr Gates got to you, huh? I heard he was sterile. :) I agree with people learning correct grammer. I'm just not sure that it will ever sink in.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Tell Aaron stupid people live oversees to. (sorry, had to do it).
And Chris, I think I love you-- in the most non-threatening-to-Sharon-in-anyway kind of love. When someone advertises the item I've always longed for and can't do it coherently, I move to the next item.

How do you feel about, "I'm 125% sure that..."? That's the one that gets the hubby pulling out his gun.

Suzanne said...

SAME!!!

Does it mean I'm a complete freak if, when reading other people's blogs, I mentally make all the grammatical corrections for them?

I know everyone is using codes, abbreviations, and lower case to text these days - it's what makes it quick, but, like you, I just can't!

Looks like you left the door RIGHT OPEN for those commenting to (intentionally?) make homophone faux pas! :)
Now, let me go consult my dictionary to make sure I spelled everything correctly before I publish this comment! :)

Michelle said...

I can't tell you how many times I accidently use your when I should use you're. It is embarrassing when I go back and catch it after the fact.

Hannah Noel said...

You are one of my new best friends!

Emily said...

Yep, grammatical errors drive me crazy. (But I make them all the time!) Although not with homophones. That really does drive me crazy. I just want to smack people on the head and say "duh!"
When you're 31 days are over are you going to stop blogging daily?

Susan said...

I think you are right, we might be somehow distantly related because I go absolutely nuts over grammatical errors. Spelling errors drive me crazy too!

My husband is a good sport about my corrections, but I think he continues to use "allot" for "a lot" just to keep me on the edge of insanity.

While we were on vacation we were driving next to a business related van that had SIX spelling errors on the side. How is that possible?

There is a body shop that I pass frequently when I am running errands that always has misspelled words on their marquee. I swear one day I am going to go in and offer to "help" them.