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Proofread Fucking Everything
So, last night I received an email from my daughter’s teacher, and it had grammar errors. I mean, for fuck sakes. You’re a teacher. So naturally, I blame the very medium this post was constructed on - the internet.
Why? Well, just look at Facebook for a start. It’s fraught with grammatical errors I would only expect to find strewn amongst the crushed up domestic beer cans next to a mobile home park. Even text messages and emails reek of laziness, misspelling and even the basic of grammatical issues.
Grammar is the heart, soul and foundation of our wonderfully complex and beautiful language. The art of language is what separates US from the APES. Well, that and for the most part we have moved on from throwing our own feces.
It takes like, four fucking seconds to read over your post, text or email. If you’re too busy to proofread, then perhaps you are too busy to be writing it in the first place. But alas, here is a quick refresher:
They’re - is a CONTRACTION of THEY ARE, if you break it out, and it doesn’t make sense as They Are, you’re doing it wrong.
There - not here, there. Pretty simple.
Their - possessive, indicates it belongs to someone.
It’s - again, a CONTRACTION of IT IS.
Its - possessive, belonging to someone or something.
You’re - CONTRACTION: YOU ARE.
Your - possessive, its yours, not theirs. It’s like our, with a ‘y’.
To - indicate a direction, an adverb, or an identifier.
Two - it’s a number, generally comes after one.
Too - means also, or in excess. eg. I too have been without oxygen for too long.
Literally - if you “literally peed your pants”, there better be ACTUAL PEE in your ACTUAL PANTS. Otherwise use figuratively. On second thought, if you’re misusing ‘literally’ then figuratively might be slightly above your learning curve, so maybe just don’t use anything.
In closing, proofread fucking everything. For the love of humanity and our gift of complex communication, double check your shit.