Saturday, June 23, 2007

Constructive...suggestion?

I stumbled across Word Wise a few months ago and immediately added it to my Google Reader subscriptions. It's billed as "Writing tips for public relations professionals – and for people everywhere," and I love correct grammar.

Now don't get me wrong; I can talk like a hick with the best of 'em, and I do it often. But I still like to know what's correct and what's not, even if I choose not to comply.

The most recent post is about the rampant misuse of "myself." It's like this guy has a mind-reading machine and knows what's driving me crazy this week.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I know exactly what you mean. I don't always do it correctly, but some things bug the you-know-what out of me! I've been trying to teach my son the correct usage of me, I and myself. I use the exact "trick" he mentioned in that post. It works every time! And don't even get me started on the way other words are used - I'd be here all day! I'm sure something I say, or the way I say it is annoying to some - but I can't be that bad. There are some sites I won't even go to anymore because the grammar drives me nuts - and others I'm considering not going back to! Ok, I'm stepping down now - lol!

Kristen said...

That blog is pretty cool. Good to know information!

What gets me is when people misuse the words you, your and you're. Drives me insane! He probably has a post about that.

Milehimama said...

My newest pet peeve is heal/heel.
I first noticed it this week when the VBS songs closed captioning read,"Kick up your heals".
Later, I saw a newscrawl that read, "On the heals of $3 gas...".

It drives me nuts that people use spell check, but don't actually proof their work to look for correctly spelled, but incorrectly used words!

Mama Says

dcrmom said...

ARGH!! That one drives me BATTY.

Kelley said...

I have a degree in English, and I love blogs like that. Thanks for sharing it.

My favorite podcast right now is Grammar Girl, at www.qdnow.com