Monday, December 15, 2008

FYI - The Grammar Edition

I am not an English teacher and really do not have a dog in this fight, but dang, if you publish a newspaper or online news site, learn what the Hell the difference between "it's" and "its" is.

Even though apostrophes are used for possessive cases and contractions, IT kinda screws things up.

"It's" means it is.

"Its" is the possessive case of the pronoun IT.

Get with the friggin' program, journalists. The English language is your JOB.

Do NOT even get me started on you're, your, they're, their, or there, EITHER. I will kill you with big, green, omnipotent aardvark dicks every day with pleasure.

Please take the time to comment.

4 comments:

One Salient Oversight said...

Humour and Aluminium.

Two Dogs said...

OSO, I don't have a problem with y'all's (<---contracted plural possessive) spelling of humour or colour. As a matter of fact, I think that I like that better, but dang, the aluianiaminiminumumium crap is silly. It is "a(short a)-lu-mi-num." The economy of the syllables is where our pronunciation kicks y'all's pronunciation's ass.

Just where did the difference in the "U" in colour and humour spellings stem?

One Salient Oversight said...

Humour and Aluminium.

Two Dogs said...

OSO, I don't have a problem with y'all's (<---contracted plural possessive) spelling of humour or colour. As a matter of fact, I think that I like that better, but dang, the aluianiaminiminumumium crap is silly. It is "a(short a)-lu-mi-num." The economy of the syllables is where our pronunciation kicks y'all's pronunciation's ass.

Just where did the difference in the "U" in colour and humour spellings stem?

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