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Language Policing

I’m petty enough to be driven nuts by this stuff and – I admit it – my estimation of a persons intelligence drops in direct proportion to their ability to spell and punctuate correctly.

I also admit that I had several fine English teachers during high school who drilled proper spelling, proper use of homonyms, and proper punctuation into me. (Although, come to think of it, I still don’t know what a past participle is.)

As I wander the blogosphere and the internet in general, I am amazed by the number of so-called educated people who can’t figure out if their they’re yet, or who are often stricken by apostrophe madnes’s.

So, here’s a quick primer on the top three – in my opinion – misuses and abuses of the English language in composition:

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June 16, 2008 Posted by | Just For Fun, Language | 4 Comments