It's {Time}...

I just can't take it anymore! I'm seriously annoyed by people continuously using improper grammar. Seriously! Now, I'm not saying I'm perfect, because I definitely make my fair share of mistakes {and ironically, I'm sure there are a few mistakes in this grammar-focused rant}, but is it really too much to ask to just get the basics down? 

From blogs {which are much less common}, to Facebook, twitter, to essays, to speaking ... it seems as if grammar is just not as important to the human race as it needs to be. Seriously! I'm talking about important things here, like the use of "your" and "you're",  "then" and "than", and "their", "they're", and "there", just to name a few! These top ten pretty much sum it up:

I used to try to just ignore it. I mean, the mistakes are everywhere! However, I just can't take it anymore! It's time to take a stand against improper grammar and for people everywhere {from kids to adults} to learn the correct way to speak and write. Is it really too much to ask? I don't think so. 

It's one thing to shorthand in texts or things of that nature, but when it's for all the world to see, can we please try a little harder? I really believe that if things keep going the way they are, we're all doomed! Just think about it, it's only going to get worse and worse. Then, these same people that can't write or speak one proper sentence are going to be running corporate America one day {or, something along those lines}! Is that what we want? Where does it go from there? It's chaos, I tell you! Maybe you don't feel as passionate about this problem as I do, and maybe I'm blowing it a bit out of proportion {although I'm totally not}, but the fact of the matter is that "B4", "goin", or "gonna be" JUST AIN'T CUTE! {improper grammar completely intended there}

 Grammar Ecard
With that being said, I'm very thankful for all of you out there that do take pride in speaking proper English {at least most of the time}. I've come across so many blogs that are beautifully written, complete with correct punctuation and everything! Because, let's face it, punctuation saves lives!
Poor grandma! I'm sure she might be a little tough to chew...
So, the next time you type up a blog post, Facebook status, tweet, research paper, journal entry, or what have you, think about using the proper form of words and putting punctuation where it needs to be! Run-on sentences aren't cute, people! They make you look stupid. Point blank. I'm not saying that you have to be correct 100% of the time, but when it counts, make your writing count! You're already going through the effort to form paragraphs and put thoughts down on paper, why not do it correctly?!
Just some food for thought today. :-)
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Karla said...

hehehehe, I love this. I am probably guilty of this! But, you bring up a good point.. always try and look over anything you write and check for errors. I always try to! =)

Haley said...

I am intense when it comes to grammar. I am ALWAYS spell checking and proof reading my posts like a crazy person. One time, ONE TIME I used YOUR wrong. I just wasn't thinking and I left the comment on another blogger's post. She even wrote a rant about the misuse of YOUR and YOU'RE.. and I tried and tried to delete it. Of course my computer froze, so I had to write a reply to my own comment to let her know that I knew I had made the mistake and that I NEVER do it, except for that one time. I get a bit confused on the babies house. Would it be the baby's house. Or because we're talking plural babies.. would it be: The babies' house. I think it's that..! What do you think!??
Some still stump me to this day. OH! I wrote one on my post about my brother. It was "I always look forward to learning about other blogger's men." Should it be bloggers' men? I think that's right. LOL- Okay, I'll stop now!! Geeeeeez.

Haley said...

Wow, I just read back and I sound crazy. You were probably like; What is 'The babies' house?' !!!

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