Wednesday, April 22, 2009

And now for a little something from a grammar snob

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those that think you can divide the world into two kinds of people, and those that don’t.

Also, people who use “it’s” and “its” incorrectly, and those that it drives nuts when the first group does that.

Please, for the love of everything holy, only use "it's" where "it is" would work as well.

Hint: the guy who painted this truck should have asked someone for help first.




5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about there, their and they're. That's the one that kills me. No, you can not put that over their. You just can't.

That truck is almost as annoying as the local Kar Wash. You are not clever, you just can't spell. Oh no, now you've gotten me started Bluestem.

Another post by your anonymous friend. :)

Mistress La Spliffe said...

The use of 'subdivide' instead of 'divide' in the first sentence of this post (for an action performed on the contextually undivided entirety of 'the world') was an intentional example of the use of superfluous or erroneous prefixes, right?

That sort of thing misantagonizes me too.

(Snob, meet Nazi.)

Bluestem said...

Um. Yup. Corrected.

Baywatch said...

you go you cutthroat grammarians!

Anonymous said...

Due to road construction, I was stuck behind a "Kustom Kabinet" truck today for miles and miles. I swear the gods were mocking me.