Thursday, November 18, 2010

Punctuationally-challenged people are a pain in my...colon.

What is it with screwy punctuation lately?  Are commas and apostrophes really that tough to understand/use correctly?


Even certain blogs whose mechanics are usually pretty decent are having punctuation problems lately...




(It should be Facebook's CEO, not Facebook CEO's.  The CEO isn't possessing anything here...well, except an affinity for Asian females!)

There are days when I wish people would have to pass a grammar and mechanics test to use the internet...but then I remember that if that were the case, I wouldn't have as much material for this blog.  So, um, thanks, you punctuation punks...even though you consistently make me want to scream and/or bang my head on my desk.

Thanks to JENNY for sending in the top photo!

5 comments:

desertsandbeyond said...

My third graders use "want's", as in "He want's to go to the library." OYE VEI! We don't get to possessives until later in the year, but in the meantime, I'm TRYING to curb their enthusiasm!

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

LOL. Thanks for fightin' the good fight and trying to instill good grammar in those tykes! :)

Bridgete said...

I recently joined a language learning site called busuu.com, where you can chat with native speakers of whatever language you want to learn. Every single person who has chatted with me in English so they can work on it has said "thank's". I quickly corrected every one. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Ha! That sounds like a really cool site--and good for you for politely correcting these folks! :)

Bridgete said...

It is a really cool site. I got to chat in French the other day! Great way to practice, I'll tell ya. ;)