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What Did You Just Say?

Posted in Nonsense with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2011 by Bob

I know a lot of people have written, talked, discussed and bitched about today’s topic. I may have even written about it before, but I have to again. I am going to admit that I am NOT the best with grammar. A lot of my posts prove that. HOWEVER, I take great umbrage when people who are supposed to be “professionals” don’t know how to use the English language in its simplest forms.

What sparked this rage you ask? I was watching some videos online at work (yes, it IS part of my job), and the
“professional” host of this particular webisode I was watching kept saying “valentimes day”. Not once, not twice, but EVERY time he said it. I even jacked up the volume and replayed to see if I heard him correctly. I did. This guy supposedly wrote a book.

Later that afternoon, I was talking to someone else and they said “irregardless”. Really?

It pains me to go on Facebook every day because of the utter disregard for the whole “there, their and they’re” fiasco. I am also really upset that Twitter and texting have devolved our language into sound alike groupings of letters that were once relegated to snappy license plates. I actually read something on facebook the other day that was talking about language, or growing as a person or some such thing, and “ur” was plastered throughout. It was on facebook! It’s not like there is a character limit!

UC 2 really annoy ppl. I might start talking like that IRL. WDYT? Would it work? Or is it just MHO?

I understand that sometimes the abbreviations are ok, but only when space savings is needed.

It isn’t just the abbreviating that drives me nuts, it is people just using the wrong words all together. Or should I say “alltogether”? I no people do that alot. and I really wish they wood stop. I don’t care that much accept the affect that it illicits makes it hard for me to breath. I know that most people think that is is just an allusion, that it doesn’t really happen that much. That you don’t see it on any proper stationery. I expect this fact as the norm. Why than do so many people write like this, rather then the right way? Who nose.

I just know that I am going to expect that my children learn the correct usage of words. I am buying every episode of Schoolhouse Rock for my daughter AND my niece. Hopefully when they are old enough to tweet and facebook, or whatever is around then, they will know how to cite the correct site when they complement their projects earning a compliment on their work.

My brain now hurts, so, until next time, remember … “A noun’s a special kind of word, It’s any name you ever heard, I find it quite interesting, A noun’s a person, place, or thing.”

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