I’ve had my fair share of “grammar-nazi” moments. I think most of us have. I used to correct people when they said, or wrote, something the wrong way, but I realized that It was annoying. It hasn’t stopped bothering me. It will never stop bothering me, I just won’t correct people unless I’m supposed to be correcting them.
The ever present misuse of your and you’re, two too and to, and there their and they’re, are some of the most irritating to me. It’s not necessarily the mis-user’s fault either. It could be due to a misunderstanding, or just lack of education on the differences.
So, I’m going to explain it all as simple as possible.
Mispronunciation of words. [Pro-Nun-See-Ay-Shun]. My band director always said Appreciate like [Ap-Rih-She-Ate]. What? No! It’s spelled Appreciate not Appriciate. Please, learn to read. [Ap-Ree-She-Ate]. However, I find the actual pronunciation of the word mischievous incredibly irritating. It’s [Mis-Chiv-Us] not [Mis-Chee-Vee-Us]. Sorry, the first pronunciation there sounds a little stuck up and snobby to me. So basically, pronounce things the way I like it or it will bother me.
If you’re going to eat near me, close your freaking mouth while you’re chewing. My brother never closes his mouth and I have to hear him slopping his food around in his mouth. You are a human, please stop pretending to be a cow, it’s not cute.
If you use the last of something, replace it. If you notice that you just spread the last bit of butter on your toast, get a new stick out! And don’t tell me that you didn’t notice you took the last of it. You noticed. Also, If you use the last sheet of toilet paper, and you know you did because it got harder to pull and you didn’t have to rip it, get a new freaking roll so the next person has something to use.
Crooked things. Maybe it was all the time I spent in marching band but if something isn’t perfectly straight, I feel the urge to fix it. That goes for things that have uneven spacing as well. It drives me crazy.
People that bring god into everything. So you’ve applied to a job that is perfect for you and you really want it. Turns out you got the job! Some one says, “That’s the work of God!” No, bitch please, that’s the work of my awesome resume and incredibly flawless interview. Or when you pass a test that you were unsure about. “It’s a miracle by god!” No, It was all of my studying and staying up late trying to cram all of this knowledge into my brain.
Okay, rant over. That’s all I have for you right now.
Im starting a Challenge for the month of July. Everyday will have a different letter associated with it and there will be a theme corresponding to that letter. Sunday will be my break day/make-up day. You should check that out! This should be fun!
I absolutely hate when you are texting or chatting with someone and they don’t type with proper grammar. I’m not talking about not using an apostrophe, or not completing sentences (or run-ons). I don’t care about that stuff. It’s when they don’t separate thoughts. Sometimes I have to re read things a million different ways to try to figure out what they’re saying. Also, people need to learn the differences between your and you’re; there, their, and they’re; accept, and except; affect and effect; allot, and a lot; and to, too, and two. Seriously. Learn your own language. The only exception is non-native English speakers. However, most of the non-native speakers, that I know, understand the difference and use the words, and grammar, properly.<p align=”right”><!–more–></p>
It is starting to bug me when people give “god” credit for everything. For example, I received a few cards from family congratulating me on graduating. One of these cards was religiously themed. It talked about how “god” got me through high school, and thanking “god” for whatever else. Nowhere on the card did it say anything about all of the hard work I put into my school career. What about me? wheres my credit? Not to sound like I think everything should be about me, or that I didn’t appreciate the thought behind the card. Another example is when you get over a sickness, whether it be a cold, or more serious, and someone says something along the lines of “Oh, God has healed you!” No, he didn’t. My immune system did. Or the professionals in the medical field did. Why don’t you give the people who actually contributed the credit they deserve?
Sweden vs. Switzerland. Learn the difference. They are two very different countries in Europe. A few months ago, a kid in my Human geography class asked a question. This kid became known for questions that pissed me off. Anywho, I don’t even remember what his question was, I just remember him saying something about “The Swedes of Switzerland.” …Really? The only way you can have Swedes of Switzerland” is if they are visiting, and in that case, they they don’t represent Switzerland at all. The people of Switzerland are called the Swiss. Swedes are in Sweden. And the worst part about this experience is it too place in a geography class. Come on people. My mom does this a lot too. She told me something about having Swedes in our family tree. She went to look, to show me, and it turns out they were Swiss. THERE’S A DIFFERENCE!
I just love it when you are obviously listening to music and all these bitches, that wanted nothing to do with you when you weren’t listening to music, all of a sudden decide they want to talk. Sorry, can you see the headphones on my head? Go away.
Coloring book pictures. If you don’t know, I color a lot. I can’t stand when the artist who drew the picture, decided it was a good idea to leave the picture unfinished. Example:As you can see, the line just stops. Yes, that looks fantastic for a drawing, and I know what it is supposed to be. Great! But not when i try to color it. Do I just stop the color there? Do I follow the curve of the line? What do I do? Coloring is supposed to be fun and relaxing. This is just too stressful!