Posts Tagged ‘grammar’

sexy_superheroThis morning I found myself involved in reading an article online that was talking about a specific interest of mine that dealt with a few people that I know by name.

I wouldn’t go as far as to say that I know these people personally, but I have traded correspondence with them in many different times.

And as I was sitting there happily with the opportunity to learn more about these people, the flow of the article had a hiccup as I noticed a typo.

Then it happened again. Another typo. And then another. Then another. Then another.

Five, six, even seven times that I recall with these grammatical errors that kept happening.

It obviously wasn’t just a simple typo. Apparently the conjugation of the word “debut” was tripping the author up pretty bad.

Or at least it was tripping me up from being able to read it with comfort and pleasure.

And I understand that everyone on the planet is going to slip and have some kind of error once in a while. Some more frequently than others.

The joy suddenly was gone. It had vanished. The thought of getting to know someone by this article was washed over by the insurmountable number of writing errors. Like I said, it wasn’t a typo… like typing the wrong key on the keyboard next to the appropriate one by mistake. This was horrible grammar and bad language skills.

It was then that I thought about introducing an alter ego.


Able to catch and mark errors in a single stroke!!!!

Although I am pretty sure that Captain Red Pen would not be a beloved character for any comic or book or story. As a matter of fact, I kind of believe that Captain Red Pen would be somewhat hated and loathed. Hated by those who suffer under the indictment of the American education system and/or their lack of simply trying during their education. redpen

A mistake is one thing. A full article of them is another. And it just takes away from the message that the author was trying to put across to their readers and makes them shake their head thinking about things other than what they were just reading about.

But how do you feel about it? Do you find it helpful or just annoying when people come to you and point out a mistake that you made?

I am kind of on the fence about it. I get really frustrated when things like the events of this morning happen. But then again if I was to be writing on something that was really important, I would want to know if there was something that was needing correction.

One thing is for sure about me, reading the constant error of the word “DEFINATELY” really just sets fires to my bushes!!!


Not definately. And not defianetly.

So I may just mull around the idea of Captain Red Pen coming to life. I’m sure that we’ve all had a moment or two in life where we really wanted our own red pens to come to the surface. Some of us has had the courage to use it, others have not.

What do you think? Tell me in the comments below.





“You know, in the 1970’s, when I was in high school, I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band. Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.”~ Colin Mochrie

Today, I was unfortunate to be an eyewitness to something that to me, is very unattractive. Obvious grammar errors.

I think that we all fall down and have made mistakes in typing something whether its in an e-mail or in a text message. But that’s not what I am talking about. I am talking about the blatant misspelling of words that are so elementary and used in every day speech.

I know that I have made typos before in the past. But nothing so outrageous that it made the other person look at what I had written with such confusion to what I was trying to say. So, I am not what they call a Grammar Nazi by any stretch of the imagination.

What kills me is the fact that these grammar mistakes were made by women that I personally find physically attractive in one way or another. And it got me to think about how in the world they’ve got this far in their life, IF they honestly do not know how to spell?

It could be that they didn’t finish their education. Or they just didn’t care much to pay attention. Whatever the case is, it is very annoying for me to even try to read.

Two totally different beautiful women with two separate and obvious spelling errors. It just makes my feelings cry, which makes about as much sense as their grammar.

There are reasons why they came out with something called spell check. Or even a dictionary which growing up, didn’t make sense to me because if you didn’t know how to spell the word… how did you know you were finding the correct word to begin with? But yet still, there are tools to help you with spelling.



Nonetheless, today’s ridiculous episode made me realize that there are some people getting by with just looks. And its just sad. Beauty and good looks won’t last forever. Life will eventually catch up with you. And then what are you going to do? If you cannot spell words that are so simple, then once your looks and beauty fade, you’re screwed.

On YouTube, there is a person who goes out of his way to find the worst grammar in YouTube video comments and he brings them to light and pulls out the full attention to just HOW BAD people’s grammar is. Some of them you can tell were simple and easy typo mistakes. Others just make you want to put your face through a wall and wonder how in the world they are even allowed to be on the Internet. I believe the username is JACKSFILMS and the YouTube video series is “YGS” which stands for “Your Grammar Sucks!” and boy, does it really when he gets a hold of your mistake!

For me though, to find something so obviously wrong is a very big turn off. I usually look pass the simple errors and don’t say anything about it, IF I can figure out what the person is saying. In fact, I’ve NEVER brought it to people’s attention if they’ve had a typo.

However after today, I am very tempted to be “that guy” who is willing to start bringing it up. And yes, its definitely going to piss off a lot of people.

My heart ached today because I found these extremely attractive women that I kind of been fond of, only to find that they cannot spell with a pip. And it causes a drop in the attraction factor for me.


Beauty is only temporary. Ignorance is forever… but it doesn’t HAVE to be!