19 April 2012

Me, Myself and I - Music to my Grammatically Correct Heart

I loved this:

15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
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My biggest pet hate:
People who use "myself" in sentences when me or I are clearly better.

What grammatical faux pas make you cringe the most?

10 comments :

Remaliah said...

YES! Haha, I love this. I'm trying to type carefully in case I just contradict myself and fill this with unintentional mistakes. My pet annoyances are your/you're, it's/its and than/then...and a few more from the list :)

Gail said...

Haha. That is good. I should print it out - Grammer/Grammar (ha) is certainly not a strength of mine (its is a sticking point) but there are ones that leap off a page at me: your/you're lose/loose...... Love Facebook for that. I find with blogging I drop punctuation, break sentence structure rules and I am often grammatically incorrect - I know while I'm writing, but irks me to change it!!

Kirsteen said...

I love this! So easily explained.

I think the your/you're annoys me the most, as well as the abuse of the apostrophe, or maybe the could of/would of, but I've always thought that supermarket aisles for '10 items or less' were the most obvious offenders!

Sammy said...

The your vs you're drives me up the wall. I HATE it when they are used incorrectly and I get business emails/ letters with them used the wrong all ALL THE TIME! Annoying? Slightly.

Ange (Tall, Short and Tiny) said...

Love this! I'm having trouble choosing my biggest bugbears though...probably a toss up between you're/your and could of/have...but the others all frustrate me no end!

My parents were both teachers. The need for the correct use of grammar appears to be in my blood.

PaisleyJade said...

Haha - love it. Especially the zombie brother part. I am a shocker with being grammatically correct at times!

Leonie said...

Ha, that's great. I am the grammar police too... my biggest bug bear is your/you're. At work there are signs on the toilet doors and every single one of them uses it incorrectly...I can't believe how much it bugs me!!

Mika said...

What a cool find! I can't wait to show my kids ;)

Dee said...

oh! number one always makes me clench my teeth but the no.9 (could of/should of/would of) thing is driving me NUTS at the moment. everyone says it /writes it like that now!!

Jules said...

The your/you're and their/they're ones really bug me. I've encountered a new one since being in Oz (not lumping all Aussies in the same boat though, it could be just a few that I know!) I cringe when I hear comments such as "I'm going to he's place for dinner" instead of "his". GRRRR!!! For some reason they don't do it the other way around though. Weird!

Having said that, my hubby has just complained that it could be down to my "kiwi hearing"!! haha

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