I have always had problems with bad spelling and bad speaking.
I don't know why.
I have always been really good at using correct terminology and spelling.
Once in a while, I screw up and I have to correct myself.
When I do it on this blog, I hate it.
I spend more time going back and proofreading the blog than I do writing it in the first place.
I hate goofs.
They irritate me.
If I do make a mistake, I have to fight the urge to edit after publishing.
Sometimes I win.
Sometimes the urge does.
I don't really have much of a problem with other peoples mistakes.
I notice them, but usually that is it.
Some things really just bug me.
I don't say a word-unless it is Kiddo-, but still...
I just want to scream "That's wrong! You fail!"
This weeks Ten Things Tuesday is all about Word Missteps
1. Uh and Um
This just drives me insane. Good speaking doesn't involve making noises that aren't real words so you can think about what you need to say. Just spit it out!
These days you could pick out any interview or speech by a politician or celebrity and have a drinking game using uh and um and 95% of the time you'd end up feeling pretty good by the end of it.
2. Angles and angels
This is just one of those words many people can't spell. Why? There is a big difference between angel and angle. You are not a blue-eyed angle. Seeing that just hurts my eyes.
Why are people writing this now? Have you seen this? The word is congratulations- congraTs for short. Now, all of a sudden I am seeing a D where the T should be.
4. Awe and aw
Here is another one. I am now seeing people write awe when the correct spelling is aw for what they are using it for. I would like to blame smart phone auto-correct for that, but sometimes people are using their computer.
Come on! This isn't even a word. The prefix ir is taking away. How do you regard any less than regardless?
6. Ignorant and stupid
People use the word ignorant when they mean stupid. " That is so ignorant." No, it's stupid. Stupid means you are an idiot. Ignorant means you are unaware.
7. Scratch and itch
You do not itch a scratch, you scratch an itch.
8. Imply and infer
When I say something, I imply it. If I tell you something, you infer it.
9. Right word, wrong spelling
Like their, there, they're or here and hear.
Proofreading is your friend. So is the dictionary.
10. Double or triple negatives
I have used them before to be goofy, but really-it's just bad grammar. It's hard on the ears.
Example- I don't know why nobody likes me. I didn't do nothin' to nobody.
There you have it.
Have a great day!