Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Spelling errors and smoggy weather

I proofread a lot at my job... especially during Subway promotional time... and I have to say that I am tired of simple spelling and grammatical errors. To be honest, I never thought I was any more adept at these practices than the next person; but, I'm coming to find out that apparently I was the only one who had to do grammar in school. Or I'm taking crazy pills. The latter, might I add, is a thoroughly viable possibility.

I'm not referring to an occasional typo or anything like that-- I'm talking about the constant and persistent misuse and misspelling of mundane English words that should be innate by now. If I see one more "your the best" or "who's birthday is it" or "it's/its' name is" I will officially go postal. Clueless style. Like Deon getting mad at Murray for shaving his head style. Yes, there is a time and a place to be colloquial and to not follow every little rule in Elements of Style (case in point, a blog). But honestly people, let's employ a shred of common sense before we write. It's "you're the best" and "whose birthday is it" and "its name is..." wow, I feel like I'm working all of the sudden. Maybe all of the red ink and little type are finally exhibiting their effects on my brain. I feel quite affected by it. (I hope some of you caught my humor on that last bit.)

Similarly, I have to say that I'm getting irked by all of the smog. I mean, first we get buckets and buckets of snow, and when we finally have a respite, we get the inversion. Don't get me wrong, it's been lovely to actually see the sun... if only in its smogified glory (oh the pretty colors), but I don't like the feeling that every time I go outside I am inhaling noxious fumes. Call me crazy. I do all the time. I know it happens every year and that I should be used to it by now... but it is fairly repugnant and so seethe I will.

Post Script #1: I hope the two point five of you who read this will consider the fact that I am very sarcastic by nature and thus find posts such as this a delight to write. But I hope no one regards me as the type of person whom is always aggravated by someone or something. I just get bored at work and think I'm funny. He hee.

Post Script #2: Greg gets home on Saturday. YAYA!!


Jami said...

I'm glad that you think your funny...get it...I slammed the comments you made by doing exactly what you're...come on peeps let's hear it for the greatest blog of the day...Lauren...clap, clap, clap.

Rachel said...

It sounds like you're definitely a cut above the average when it comes to the english language. By the way, I like your blog. I hope you don't mind me reading it.