So I want to ask a short, but I am sure, loaded question. What’s up with our grammar on the world wide webby lately?
I mean for the most part it’s pretty good but I guess I just get turned off by some of the “slang” that goes on around here in the blog world and our current vernacular in general.
Now don’t get me wrong here, I am a huge proponent of the word “anywho” which I am sure will be in Webster’s soon since they’ve already put the word “chillax“ in there (well at least the on-line dictionary anyway…)
But the phrase that kinda chaps my hide? “I can has.”*
I mean, it’s kinda funny and I get it and all but…. “I can has…?” Who talks like that except for 2 year olds?
I guess perhaps that’s why it’s cute? (the question mark means I am questioning that, by the way). I honestly don’t know why, but for some reason that one just gets under my skin.
And I’ve been known to use “I loves me some…” You know as in “I loves me some chocolate.” Fitting, no? But I think I’m going to swear off that one too because it’s just….well…. Wrong.
And I know, it’s YOUR blog and you can write however you want to, it’s part of your writing style, blah, blah, blah. I get that too.
On sort of the same subject, there is a church that I drive by on the way to my MIL’s house where they have an advertisement for their Mother’s Day Out program which is proudly displayed as “Kids Klub.” If you don’t know what’s wrong with this then you are already lost to us.
Just because one word starts with the letter doesn’t mean that the other one has to also. Right? Isn’t just the fact that they SOUND the same enough? I mean EVERY. DAY. when those kids go to SCHOOL they see that word spelled incorrectly. How are they then expected to learn the correct spelling? I know I’d be confused as heck if I was a pre-schooler there.
Oh! And I know I use that little thingy up there a lot (the apostrophe instead of a “g” at the end of a word that requires it) and that is part of my writing style, admittedly. Sorry if it bugs anyone, but it’s my blog……….
Oh forget it.
Just know that I was using it on here WAY before Sarah Palin was talking like that in front of millions of people.
So what are your grammatical pet peeves?
Just askin’ ; )
*please don’t take it personally if you do or have used this phrase. It’s just not for me.