I’ve spent half a lifetime wincing at incorrectly placed commas, mixed up words and split infinitives.
Nitpicking stifles creativity.
It’s the most unnecessary word in the English language, its sole purpose being to give word snobs a reason to talk down to people when they don’t use it.
Don’t add your photo to your resume. I go through 1000’s of resumes and you’d be surprised how many people do this.
I can understand and forgive other common spoken and written mistakes in English. They can be confusing. But this simple conjugation, when you conjugate almost everything else with ease and fluency, evokes psychological conflict you don’t even know you’re experiencing.
This one breaks down why correcting someone who says, “I’m good,” when asked how they are is completely incorrect — both from a grammarian standpoint, and from a human standpoint. Because — really — even if saying “I’m good,” was grammatically incorrect, is it necessary to interrupt a person’s conversation to correct them?
It’s kind of nice down here, where the haters hate — quiet, too. But mostly calming, with the knowledge that there’s nowhere else to go but up.
The ability to spell is discounted by a generation with dictionaries on their phones and a word processor for every occasion.
You’ll discover their “celebrity crush” is Mr. Darcy or Anne Elliot.
We had a long courtship, the Semicolon and I. We flirted with each other, batted eyes, but it wasn’t until the end of high school that we fell in love. And, oh, we fell hard.