Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grammar Rage Support Group

Hate homonym mix ups? Find yourself giggling over plural words accidentally written as possessive? (Personal favorites include "Your cute," which begs the question, "MY cute? I don't HAVE a cute.") Ever wonder if you're the only person who knows how to fill this sentence in correctly?

"Those two? Oh, ____ parking ___ car over ____."

YOU ARE NOT ALONE! Yes, I'll admit, I've been known to accidentally write "to" when I mean "too," or pausing to think about "effect" and "affect," and frankly, I can rarely keep reign and rein straight...and I overuse/misuse ellipses all the time (...) yet here I am, full of rage. Remember: your own word habits don't have to be perfect in order for you to complain about other people!

How about "it's" v. "its." Come on, America! The apostrophe means a contraction. I know that's hard to grasp since we write things like "Gurrbonzo's" and it's possessive, but STILL. And seriously, how about "supposably." What IS that? Supposedly's obnoxious, hairy cousin?

4 comments:

Megs said...

http://www.engrish.com/image/engrish/grammar-crisis-room.jpg

gurrbonzo said...

BWAHAHA! I loved it so much that I had to add it to the post. Good work, Megs!

McKay said...

Well, at least the Japanese is spelled correctly. Maybe you should check it out. In Japan, there is no plural form at all! At face value, this sounds crazy. But now I think they're on to something.

supalinds said...

HA HA HA...you crack me up. Your funny :)