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Your So Awsome

Yes, yes I am fully aware that this title makes no sense. It was supposed to read ' You're So Awesome '.

The problem is, everybody writes Your So Awsome - instead. I am an active social media girl, I love facebook and occasionally twitter. I have a Pinterest. I have written and read at other sites prior to this one similar to this one, and the same thing keeps happening. Your So Awsome. I feel like ripping my hair out. There are several ways I could look at this. Your so awesome hair-do was featured on page 22 of Popular Hairstyles for 2015? Or - You're so awesome, thank you for bringing me a Starbucks at work!

I'm not a grammar nazi, but the misuse of 'your' and 'you're' makes me cringe. There, their, and they're is a close second in terms of misuse and how I feel when I see 'I think they should put there shoes away'.

I can't really figure out why people have such a poor grasp of these words. I am also now thinking I should put this post in writing rather than humor, except then people might bag on me for the title. At least I didn't post it in Animals. A quick lesson 1. Your - meaning possession, something belonging to you, your bag, your eyes, your personality. 2. You're - meaning you are, you are awesome, you are beautiful, you are nuts.

As for the word awesome, we do have spell check and autocorrect, which should fix that part in a jiffy! What misuse of words or grammar irritates you the most?

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bestwriter wrote on January 5, 2015, 6:33 PM

Those who have had the experience of learning 'phonetically' in their formative years they make such mistakes. There is another thing I get annoyed with, writing 'use to' instead of 'used to'.

beachchair wrote on January 5, 2015, 7:11 PM

Things like that drive me nuts. Proper grammar is important. Maybe not now but there is a time and a place. I can't stand it when people text talk. For example IDK and LOL. Talk like a normal person please!

iRun wrote on January 5, 2015, 7:28 PM

I use 'lol' often in all my informal writing and texting. I wouldn't use anything like that in a job situation or formal letter or email written for purely informational purposes. As far as texting, I write out all my words. People who text idk my bff c u l8r etc etc are usually about age 8-20, or at least they sound that way. I'm one of those old people, so there were no such things as cell phones for the masses when I was 8.

iRun wrote on January 5, 2015, 7:31 PM

With words like these, people need to learn the meaning so they use the correct spelling. I'm not sure if it's laziness or if people honestly don't realize the words mean different things and are not interchangeable. I *might be* a spelling nazi, I have always been able to spell things from the time I was small. I don't use spell check and my family members come to me to ask how to spell things instead of googling.

AliCanary wrote on January 5, 2015, 8:44 PM

When I saw your title, I knew you were being facetious, but it STILL made me cringe!

ElfenLied21 wrote on January 5, 2015, 9:26 PM

That drives me absolutely crazy when people do not know the difference between 'you', 'you're', and 'your' as well as 'their',' they're', 'there'. It is even worse when you see text talk like U R Awesome.

Soreiya wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:15 PM

Somehow I think the best thing to do is to actually let them know about the mistake. A lot of the time it is from poor education, but sometimes it's simple human error. So they may appreciate to know that they fumbled a little.

Wordsmith wrote on January 7, 2015, 1:49 AM

I think people who make grammatical mistakes should be made to where dunce caps. After all, there not up to scratch. Your one of the fresh voices methinks is needed to put this house in order.

BarbRad wrote on January 7, 2015, 3:53 PM

"On accident" instead of "accidentally" grates on me. The homonyms you mentioned used to get my English students an "F" on an assignment, since I always taught them at the beginning of the year, along with "to," "two," and "too." What really horrifies me, though is seeing what my own fingers are capable of typing without my noticing. I see myself typing the wrong word when I know the write one and would never use it deliberately. Sometimes I don't see if before sending or submitting.

iRun wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:29 PM

It made me cringe to WRITE it, AliCanary !

iRun wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:31 PM

Sometimes I just keep it to myself, I don't want to hurt my friends' feelings. HOWEVER. There are times when it's just bad, when everything I've seen is like this, and when my ten year old says something about how somebody used the wrong word, that's too much and I will point it out.

iRun wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:32 PM

Sometimes it works. Other times people always just the wrong form and it doesn't matter how often you mention it, the next time they've forgotten again.

iRun wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:33 PM

Great! I shall hand out dunce caps to all Personians with their names on them so we can get to know each other better?

iRun wrote on January 7, 2015, 6:36 PM

The other day, I wrote 'shakeout rum' when I meant 'shakeout RUN'. I have put spaces in words that don't belong there and swapped letters too. I try to reread things I write though before I hit send or post. The worst things occur when you use voice to text for messages, email, etc. If the speaker doesn't hear you clearly, you can get a message that says something about strippers and not knowing where you are going =)

AliCanary wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:51 AM

Ha ha ha! That's a GOOD thing, though.

AliCanary wrote on January 8, 2015, 4:54 AM

Sometimes people even get ANGRY that you corrected them, because they think you are trying to make them look stupid, instead of trying to help them NOT look stupid. It's quite ironic.

AliCanary wrote on January 8, 2015, 5:00 AM

I'm sure you meant "the RIGHT one", but I can't tell whether this was a mistake or that you meant to do it to make your point! Don't feel bad, though--I do exactly the same thing, especially with "then" and "than". I definitely know the difference in usage, but apparently my fingers don't. That's why I tend to cut people breaks for happenstance if it's not a repeat offense--everybody typos!

BarbRad wrote on January 8, 2015, 7:15 PM

That's what I mean. I know the difference but my fingers don't.

Firecracker wrote on April 18, 2015, 6:38 PM

I may not be on many social media sites as you, but I've certainly seen this misuse of grammar before. The only time I cringe though, is when I happen to make that mistake (on that rare occasion*doh* lol). I do my best to edit it though, so that it is correct! Otherwise it would drive me nuts! *doh* lol