If you follow me on Facebook, you'll know that I am a COMPLETE stickler for proper grammar.
I simply despise the misuse of the English language, and often (subconsciously?) lose respect for those who use the language poorly.
Facebook is a great example of a venue where our traditional grammar rules are used less and less efficiently.
Today alone, I've seen the following: (text altered to protect the guilty parties)
1. Commas used as ellipsis - "My husband came home,,,finally!"
2. The word "awe" instead of "aw" as a reaction to something - "Awe! So cute!"
3. Unnecessary extensions of words that end up weakening their meaning - "Awwweeeeee! So cute!"
(who says "ah - wee"?)
4. The famous misuses of "your" and "you're" - "Your right! I DO love this game!" (Is that my right or your right?)
4b - "Hey Kevin! I have you're French textbook! Call me!" (Poor Kevin never knew that he was a French textbook.)
5. The improper use of apostrophes (remember, apostrophes ONLY show ownership or a contraction) - "I saw Shannons Facebook status" (how many Shannons are there in this sentence?)
5b - "I scored three goal's last night!" (Apparently the last night belongs to those lucky goals!)
I truly LOVE the English language. In fact, I earned an English degree in University.
I'm an avid reader and constant corrector of grammar. I DO judge people on their incorrect use of grammar - I just can't help it! Is that really so bad?
Do you have any grammatical pet peeves? Any opinions on this post? Please comment below!