2.28.2009

Grievous Grammar

Well, it's been a while since I posted a "Grievous Grammar" sighting, but this one is worth the wait!


The really sad part is that there were four or five of these signs hanging in the store just waiting to be snatched up by some unsuspecting, far-from-ordinary (albeit grammatically-challenged!) farm girl, who would proceed to hang it proudly in her kitchen, which is probably smartly decorated in a sweet cow and/or pig motif.

We can only hope she learned the proper use of "your" and "you're" in that one-room schoolhouse on the outskirts of town!! Yikes!!!

5 comments:

Dave Baldwin said...

WOW I didn't know there were two ways of spelling "your"! You learn something new everyday.
No seriously, I flunked 8th grade English. I have been a loser ever since.
Thanks for being on the prowl to keep us all safe from grievous grammar.
Blessings,
Dave

carla said...

THANK YOU Jen! These all too common errors drive me nuts as well... Seriously, it's not THAT hard, is it? I know you've enlightedned us all before, but it bears repeating:

"You're" is a CONTRACTION of you + are. Example: You're confused about when to use an apostophe, aren't you? And "your" is possessive. Example: Your husband, your child and your bad grammar. Hahahaha.

carla said...

Uh,oh. Just to keep me humble, I see I made a spelling error! Aaaargh!!

Jen said...

OY!

OK, I can't help myself for what I am about to say...it's "sighting."

Forgive me? Please?

Jen said...

Ouch! You are right Jen! I stand corrected. Thanks!