I’m really not a grammar Nazi and I certainly make my share of mistakes. If my life depended on my spelling, I’d have been dead a long time ago. And while I can’t claim the title of “Typo Queen,” because a friend (Hi Gloria!) already has claimed that, I run a pretty close second to her.
In spite of all that, the mistakes on Facebook drive me insane. I don’t know why they do. They just do.
All the variations of there, their, they’re and their definitions seem to elude people. (Please note, it was used correctly in that sentence. I want credit when I do something right!)
What really drives me crazy, though, is when they cut and paste something and don’t correct it. Then the stupid, mistake-ridden paragraph goes viral and no one seems to notice or care. Well I care. Guess what, people, your message is lost to me because all I can concentrate on is the glaring grammatical errors you just repeated.
While we’re on a Facebook rant, here’s another one: Stop with the text and images similar to, “If you love your _____ (husband, wife, son, daughter, grandchildren, etc.) repost this.” Ditto for the, “If you care about ____ (pick a cause), you will repost this on your wall.” While I do love my family and I do care about most of the causes you post about, I feel no need nor desire to prove to my 50 Facebook friends that I do.
Why am I on Facebook if all I ever do is complain about it? Two reasons:
1) Because it gives me stuff to blog about2) It’s the fastest way to share all the photos of my beautiful grandson
Ah, there’s another thing I thought I’d never do – post tons of pictures of my grandson because, really, if you’ve seen one cute baby, you’ve seen ’em all… unless it’s my cute baby.