Sunday, September 17, 2006

Grammatical violence!

The other day I created a group on Facebook called "I judge you when you use poor grammar." Forty-one members so far! It's funny to me how Facebook has served as an outlet for stating irrational annoyances. The most gratifying part is seeing other people agree. Did I mention that 41 people agree with me?

This pet peeve isn't totally irrational though. I see companies sometimes that print flyers, posters, etc. with grammar and spelling errors (and misused words), and it makes me think how I'd never want to work for them. If there are grammar mistakes in materials that they post in public, how conscientious are they about other things? I don't have much confidence that they do quality work when I see sentences like "We'd love to have you're business."

The latest one I spotted was a sign on a certain King Street business stating:

"Now excepting applications."

It makes me want to carry around a red pen and mark things up, or maybe stab the offenders in the face with it. But that would be taking things a little too far.

Wouldn't it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Have you read the book Eats, Shoots, and Leaves? It's amazing.