begin rant – please don’t be offended -
ok, i’ll admit it. it bugs me when people use poor grammer or just plain misspell things in their posts. actually, it’s not the grammar so much as the obviously incorrect use of words. (and yes, i purposefully spelt those words differently in the first sentence)
I was commenting to Luann how it surprises me how many people just don’t get the difference between to, too, and two. They’re, their, there. Were, we’re. Effect, affect. You’re, your. Here, hear. I could go on. Not that i dislike these people, but … am i the only one who cares about these things? I’m no english professor. I don’t mind a “hey u, ‘sup?” but it just pains me sometimes.
Lu says it’s probably common and i just notice it now because more and more people are writing in public places (facebook, email, twitter, blogs) where everyone can see it, and the viewing of horrible spelling isn’t confined to school teachers grading papers anymore. If this is true … the school system has failed us. Or English is just too damn complicated. Either way – please – take a moment to proof your writing and make sure you’re using the words right. We’ve got the all-knowing Google at our fingertips. Dictionary.com. Wikipedia. Anything. Just because the word isn’t underlined red doesn’t mean it’s not incorrect. (parse that sentence, it makes sense, trust me).
-end of rant-