Tuesday, December 30, 2008

TO/TOO/TWO TUESDAY for December 30, 2008


To further prove my point that Facebook is a breeding ground for the Shittiest. Grammar. EVER, our lovely Goddess of Gossip, MAGGIE, sent in this picture. The wrong form of your/you're, writing sound bored instead of sound board...ugh! I wish people had to take an IQ test before using social networking sites so as not to spread this bad grammar around like a freakin' computer virus.

Thanks, MAGGIE, for spotting this one!

14 comments:

random acts of HUH??? said...

OMG! This just reminded me of a client of ours! Emails forthcoming! :)

mermaidswheel said...

Maybe it was a Freudian slip... the idea of listening to this person's problems sounded boring? Or maybe they just suck at life :).

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Random: Yay! Can't wait to check out what you're sending! :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ Mermaid's Wheel: Yeah, I'm totally thinking it was the "Freudian slip" thing! :)

random acts of HUH??? said...

I sent them, so let me know if you don't get them ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Got 'em! And *wow*. Just...wow.

EVula said...

Breeding ground for shitty grammar and drama... thankfully, may updates are wonderfully devoid of both. :)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I try to keep my Facebook drama-free, too. Having friends who find drama just as annoying as I do really helps, 'cause they're less likely to cause drama when they know how silly and aggravating it is. :) (Unfortunately, though, I notice not all my Facebook friends have the best writing skills. Sometimes I really have to restrain myself so as not to print-screen some of my friends' poorly written Facebook status updates...)

EVula said...

Not many of my Facebook friends are drama queens, but grammar... not so much for a handful. A friend of mine habitually uses "your" instead of "you're". If she wasn't so damn cute...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Don't worry, you're not alone--I, too, am ashamed to admit that I have occasionally overlooked you're/your confusion when the person making the homonym error is cute!

Brian said...

If you can be elected President of the United States with an I.O. lower then room temperature you can probably get on MyFace, SpaceBook? I'm not up with the kids these days and their crazy sex games.

And the phrase is: Sounding board. As in: “I'm here if you want to use me as a sounding board for your ideas on how to fill the CEO's Porsche with bat guano.”

Just like it's a: Bowl of cherries. Not a basket of strawberries. Or: “I'm playing this one close to the chest Lucius.” (Bruce Wayne.) No. You're playing this one close to the vest.

Yes, chest has been used. Once. By a guy living in a south Chicago neighborhood, named Harold. (He is a known trouble maker.)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha...I was thinking of my past life with "sound board" (I used to be in radio and also used to run concerts). :)

Stars Only said...

When I read that the same thing popped into my head.

I spent half my life working as a back-line tech. and I can attest that most of the stars are actually pretty smart. (You've been there, you know what I mean.)

Then there's the rap crowd. Best not to get into that on an empty stomach.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

A lot of the stars are smart, yeah, but some are total assholes. Country musicians, across the board, were always pretty nice. Rock stars could go either way--the ones I thought would be assholes were awesome (Green Day, the Coolest Band On Earth) and the ones I thought would be chill and fun were total jackasses (Good Charlotte). Never really hung out with any rappers--and that's OK by me. :)