Sunday, September 19, 2021

Comma, Period




I have reached the end of my patience. Spelling and grammar seem to be optional.









protest at its best?




Oh, so many times I have wanted to doodle on student work, but didn't?
Does this lack of simple language principles drive you absolutely crazy? 

 Please, oh dear Lord. I do not know how much longer I, as a retired teacher, can stand this slaughter of language. The carnage is unbearable.  


35 comments:

  1. Shcool for for Morans.
    I don't always put them in the right order, but I do try to spell he words correctly.
    BUT, but it is amazing the # of words misspelled today in the written news itself. OUCH!
    Sherry & jack, still trying.

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  2. So glad to know I'm not the only one!

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    1. You are part of a party of people like you and me ( I had to look that conundrum.

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  3. I often notice mistakes in grammar and spelling. One that always puzzles me is when people insert ' in plural words. As in "She picked up her book's." Sometimes I see signs that say "Garage sail" which strikes me as funny. You found some funnies to share.

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    1. I do not know. I bought a tee "America loves it's soldiers. Knew there "It's" was there. Felt sorry for the man selling them. I found some white fabric paint and have dabbing the horrible apostrophe.

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  4. I am a stickler for proper grammar. Poor grammar drives me crazy. As to punctuation I know correct punctuation. I decided early in my 'blogging career' to drop commas to save time. I never learned to type correctly and trying to include the right punctuation takes a lot of time. Not an excuse simply an explanation.

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    1. I hate exclamation signs. one changes the whole tenor of the sentence. I am personally a no-excl. at sentence end.

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  5. Sigh. Big, big sigh.
    And some days I growl rather than sigh.

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  6. When it's something permanent like a road sign, that's really sad.

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  7. I recently shared with a FB friend a local news report that had a victim in "Life-threading condition". Not only did the reporter put it on Twitter, but the station retweeted it without edit.

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    1. HA! So pathetic. Doesn't anyone check these things?

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  8. I was so irritated by the seniors' misspellings and grammar errors the other day that I totally corrected them on their papers. I so love a red pen.

    I am careful to correct on the Internet, though. Muphry's Law and all. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law)

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    1. I use spelling help all the time. Did not have to in years past.

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  9. I've posted and kept Mr. "get a brain morans" in my file. When I first saw it years ago I thought, "Oh crap! He's wearing a Cardinals shirt". I thought I would see where someone had tracked him down but so far it hasn't happened. (That I know of.)

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  10. I tell myself the spelling/grammar offenders will 1) step off a curb and be hit by a bus; 2) rot in hell.
    It works for me.

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  11. Don't start me! I know -- we all make mistakes. But after 32 years editing a magazine, press releases, and then just being a reader, well, it just gets a little overwhelming. I have a t-shirt that says "I'm silently correcting your grammar."

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  12. The only mistakes I can see in the hockey story is the Hocky without the 'e', and the favourable without the 'u'. All the rest is correct English as I know it. Which is not the same as American English, which drops all u's and turns most s's into z's. Romanticize for example, which we would spell as Romanticise.

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    1. My gr-son in Switzerland, and he told me he speaks 4 languages:Swiss German, High German, American English (Mama), and British English.

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  13. I'm still laughing. I know this was and IS a seriou8s subject, but it also has so much humor to it. I think the MORAN was Brian, not Brain!

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    1. When these words pop up on TV commercials, we are doomed.

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  14. Oh dear, I don't know if I should laugh or cry!!!

    All the best Jan

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  15. In an informal setting, yes, it's okay to use some slang. In formal writing, it's verboten. Ms. Probst taught me that very well.

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    1. I am guilty of slang, spelling, and all sorts of informal writing.

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  16. I get a lot of 'u' in essays instead of 'you.' Their/they're/there always get mixed up (even when I show them tricks to remember which is which) and 'your' and 'you're?!' Forget it. I'm really loving teaching again this year though. The kids are amazing and want to learn. That's an awesome thing to be able to say. :)

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    1. You must be an awesome teacher. I also hate the informal writing, with all its casual styles.

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  17. Oh, I love the "get a brain" one. I always catch misspelled words. I took a Stenography class in college, and it included an English course as well. She drilled sentence structure into us.

    Sometimes, when I am writing relaxed and it's just a short sentence, I will put a comma and finish the sentence.

    That school photo is something else. : )

    ~Sheri

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