We all have things that drive us nuts.
I'm sure I have mentioned some of them before.
Let's have some fun and share some more.
This time in the art of language.
This week's Ten Things Tuesday is about things that drive me nuts pertaining to words.
1. Bad spelling
There is such a thing as typos and there is just some seriously bad spelling. Bad to the point where it is hard to decipher what the person is really trying to say. It hurts my eyes and brain.
2. Bad grammar
I hate it written and I hate it spoken. If you mean you are, write you're not your or God forbid UR. Ugh!
Don't say y'all to one person. It's just not right. And don't say them when you should say those.
3. Geek speak/Text speak
I speak English, not a bunch of letters. I read all this stuff on facebook and sometimes I can't understand half of it. Why can't you say "that was funny" not PMSL? That's just TMI.
I've mentioned it before. It bears repeating. When I was a kid you couldn't say either one at school. The teacher would stop you and make you speak correctly. Now, unless the president and some actors and TV reporters have teleprompters, they say it all the time. I could just slap these people. I might go to jail, but they deserve it!
5. Memes/Internet pic poster things with wrong grammar or wrong spelling
Why would you not make sure it was right before you put it out there? Be very proud that you spelled nickels nickles and everyone knows you are stupid. Dumbass!
And it is different from #s 1 and 2 because it is very specific and it's my list.
6. Receipts from grocery stores
You get home, go through the list and try and figure out what the hell is LOL butt. When did I buy a laughing butt? Why would I buy a laughing butt? Oooohhh, Land O'Lakes Butter spread with olive oil. Well, that's OK then. I also got some Ass cookies. I think that's the different cookies in the same bag, otherwise known as ASSORTED.
7. Date order
I grew up blissfully unaware that writing month, day, year such as 05/28/2013 was an odd way to do it. Apparently other countries write 28/05/2013 and the US is just odd. Who knew? Whenever I do a survey and I have to do this, I end up mixing the month and day up. Why does our country have to be the odd one?
8. Stupidly long hashtags
I am not really fond of the hashtag though I do understand it. Now. When it first came out, I was clueless as to why people kept using the pound key and writing something after it. Have you seen the overly long ones? Where people use a full sentence all in one word as their hashtag? That's just goofy.
9. The semicolon
Why does this bug me? Because I don't know when it is appropriate to use. I know where it is supposed to go, but when I write a post I never know if I should include it. Does it make me seem to highbrow? Or what if I should have just started a whole new sentence? I'm confused.
10. Calling oneself an inanimate object
You are not a Mac, a PC, a Hy-Vee, or a helpful smile. You are a human. Take note, if you work for an ad agency: it was mildly tolerable when the Mac/PC thing was done. Now it is just pathetic.
Have a great Tuesday!