Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Things that make me go AARGH!

Whenever  I see an apostrophe misused, misplaced or omitted, I want to scream. I'm not the only one who feels this way, as you can see from these images of apostrophe abuse.

From Hermione's Heart


Anonymous said...

You are so right Hermione.


Spanky said...

I agree! It's one of my pet peeves too.

Fondles said...

Uh Huh. I'm right there with you.

Our Bottoms Burn said...

Take a deep breath, exhale, relax.

Hermione said...

Joey - We're on the same wavelength with this one:)

Spanky - That makes three of us.

Fondles - make that four.

Bogey - There's always a naysayer in every group.


elle :) said...

Oh drives me crazy!!!! And when people write thank's. ?? Lol

Anonymous said...

This drives me absolutely bonkers, too. Know what else gets me? When people confuse 'advise' with 'advice.' I just love those professional emails that say, 'Please take a look at the attached memo as advice as needed.' :(

abby said...

It so makes me want to go back and get my red pens out!!!!
hugs abby

Aimless Rambling said...

It's one of the grammar faux pas I don't think I abuse. I know the difference I just hope I always catch it when I'm writing.

Anonymous said...

.....um, I might do this and other grammatical equivalents of sneezing in someone else's soup.....

On behalf of my fellow repeat offenders.....sorry about that, I think we should blame the publik skool cystum


ronnie said...

Also - there, their and they're often misused.


Dee said...

Yes annoys the life out of me too actually. Not as much as the misuse and overuse of the exclamation mark right enough! These change the whole tone of a sentence. But only obviously to those who know how to read the sentence 'properly' in the first place.
Ok rant over :)

Dee x

Anonymous said...

Life is too short, to let stress levels build in any way about this. Personally, your (snicker snicker) overreacting.(happy face, happy face)
bottoms up

Hermione said...

elle - Yeah, I hate that too.

Jessa - Whenever people ask me whether it's practise or practice (or license vs licence)I tell them to use advise and advice as a model.

Abby - Or turn on the red font in Word.

Sunny - Sometimes Autocorrect foils one's efforts.

Lillie - There two blame, all right.

Ronnie - Very often. (See above:)

Dee - I agree!!! We see them far too often!!!!



Erica said...

You know that this drives ME up the wall. It's getting to the point where one of my criteria for vetting tops is "Can use apostrophes properly."

Blondie said...

I guess I am not the only one bothered by grammatical errors. Thanks for sharing

Minielle Labraun said...

I am almost afraid to write my comment! Lol.
I found something on fb regarding grammar, and meant to send it to you. Well the best layer plans of mice and men.....

Unknown said...

I could not agree more.

It is not difficult and it is important. Grrrrrr.

Hermione said...

Erica - Good idea, although you might have to search awhile to find one with those credentials.

Blondie - No, you're in good company here.

Minelle - I'd love to see it if you find it again.

Abby - So important for bloggers, when writing is the only way people see you.


A. Lurker said...

Hi Hermione,
I'm a bit late to the comment table but I'd like to add my 2 cents!

You're lucky you don't live in this province because years ago the language police stole all our apostrophies. (think MacDonalds, Ardenes, Madisons, etc.). Very annoying!



Unknown said...

Every time someone uses an apostrophe to make a word plural a fairy loses its wings. True facts. Great post!

Hermione said...

A Lurker - I didn't know that. Makes things simpler, I suppose.