Sunday, 23 September 2012

Blogspiration (16): The Cough-a-loff-a-gus







Blogspiration is a Brand Spankin' New weekly meme hosted by both GrowingUp YA and Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers and writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author's choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation and just a little SOMETHING.





You've probably already seen this picture but holy hell, every time I come across it I can't help the laughter. It's too good. I always correct spelling errors in work memos or emails from by boss. Luckily for me, they take it in good spirits. And more than one of them has sent me this picture. I don't claim to be perfect when it comes to language rules however I DO think people should exercise a basic understanding. In my mind, not knowing the difference between the 'there's', the 'to's' and 'bought/brought' just really isn't acceptable. 

So what about you? Is there anything you guys see that just hurts your brain? And do you ever have the compulsion to STOP THE GRAMMAR OFFENDER IN THEIR TRACKS? Or do you suffer your literary allergy silently and try not to gag on that lump of word vomit trying to explode out of you?

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  1. THIS TOTALLY MADE MY DAY.

    Over the past three years (and it's going to happen again this semester, I know), a lot of people come to me for help when editing English essays. Whenever I see a load of grammatical errors, I'm like the guy from the last comic and all, "FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, STOP."

    Normally, to people I don't know very well, I try to be as nice as possible, while still trying to get the point across. When it comes to my friends, however... There have been instances where I've told them, "YOUR [insert recurring grammatical error] HURTS MY SOUL."

    Anyways, I agree - I'm not perfect, nor do I claim to be, but a basic understanding of the English language from everybody else would be lovely and very much appreciated, thank you very much.

    And now, I'm saving this cartoon to my computer. Great post, Heather!

    - May :)

    (BTW, I've noticed I have a bad habit of rambling. Sorry about that. I can't help it.)

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    1. I'm so glad! And my soul is hurt at least five times a day. :(

      And believe me, I love your rambling!

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  2. Bahahaha. Yes. YES.
    I don't correct them because I feel awkward about it, but I do silently judge, which is worse really. Pet annoyance - the "you're"/"your" one. My best friend mixes this one up ALL THE TIME in her emails to me. *shakes head*
    Did all these people not get taught this stuff? Or not pay attention? Why do we have a whole generation of people who don't know how to use grammar?

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    1. AH YES! The dreaded your/you're! I seriously think some days they do it on purpose, just to see the kind of reaction they're going to get. Bastards.

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  3. Hahahaha...I love this one! I always get so upset when people confuse Your and You're!!!

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    1. And then they can't understand why you're in a blood pool of death on their floor. Another one I hate is when people spell 'can't' as 'carn't'. AHHHHH!

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  4. I get shaky when others use "your and you're" wrong, too. Also, "that and which" can drive me slightly insane.

    Hi Heather! I wanted you to know I gave you a little something over on my blog!! Hope you like it:)

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    1. I saw. It was only slightly disconcerting when I scrolled down and was met with my poorly lit profile. But it was so cute I can forgive you for that :P

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  5. Hi Heather,

    Nice to meet you through The Follow-Swap Blog Hop! As a seasoned worker with words, I cringe (both mentally and physically) at poor grammar. One of the worst was an author's Web site instructing people on how to become a writer, self-publish and so on. Yoinks! :) Thanks for joining up on my blog!

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    1. Eeep! That's atrocious! And welcome to my little corner of the big, wide, web.

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  6. hahah love cyanide and happiness

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  7. That's the laugh I needed this morning. :)

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    1. Glad I could make a great start to your day :)

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  8. OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN.
    I'm going to cough up blood from rupturing a lung LAUGHING.

    Heather. This is BRILLIANT. THank you for sharing ♥

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    1. Where would we be without the brilliance you and Kristin brought the world?

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  9. Haha! All he needed to do was through in the word "Liberry"

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    1. *cough*

      ...

      There's nothing I love better than a misplaced 'R'...

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  10. YOU ARE NOT ALONE, HEATHER.

    There have been so many times when I've corrected even my parents' grammar in a work e-mail or something while reading over their shoulder. I feel like I get really horrified and pushy, demanding that they fix it RIGHT AWAY.

    ... and this is why I've earned the title "grammar nazi" at school. Really though, is it so hard to differentiate between "your" and "you're"?!

    THANK YOU for sharing! <3 I hadn't seen this before but it is BRILLIANT!

    Sonia

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    1. Oh my God Sonia, how bad is it when it's YOUR very own parents. It's just embarrassing. My mum uses 'text speech' and whenever I get a 'wot r u doin?' message I shrivel up on myself and DIE.

      I feel your pain.

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  11. Haha I hadn't seen that before, but it's pretty awesome! My Mum goes MENTAL when people say Austraya and always corrects them.

    I'm not too fussed about it, except for the whole "I could care less" thing people say. It makes me cry.

    BUT, with the recent local elections, only TWO candidates had managed to use the correct grammar and spelling on their pamphlets. I lost faith in my local government, that's for sure.

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    2. Argh! Those pamphlets always end up in the bin as soon as they're handed to me. It's exactly where they belong. And the whole aussie slang thing doesn't bother me too much (EXCEPT 'somethink' THAT DOESN'T EVEN MAKE SENSE PEOPLE! ARGH! I CAN'T EVEN...) until it transcends to the written word. All I have to say is go home little kid. The grown ups are playing.

      Don't even get me started on "You've got another THING coming". Sheesh. It's 'think', and I'd really like some people to do that before they pick up a pen.

      *END RANT*

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  12. That's flippin' hillarious! I bet you make the perfect CP!

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    1. Ha ha I try. NO idea if I succeed though :P

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  13. hahaha seeing this for the first time!! Hilarious!! :D :D

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