Friday, March 13, 2009
Blogging is a word world as well as a visual world so when people post a picture the picture usually has a meaning and when people use words those words, obviously, have meaning too, and I am the first one on the double entendre bandwagon so I am quite lenient, but what do you think when you read something and the writer seems to not care about the obvious mistakes? Typos are one thing and if you cant spell that's another and even punctuation can be lax but what about blatantly getting it wrong? I recently was sent a letter by a friend and rather than paraphrase it for you I will post it:
Next week, Wednesday the 18th the Education Committee will be hosting a Thank You event for all of you that helped out with the Community Survey. This was a month long project and we are very grateful and happy with the effort.
So please come and help us celebrate the completion of the surveying at the Sawmill Lofts on Bellamah and 19th St at 6:00pm. The committee members will bring the main on trays and the theme will be Our Favorite Family Recipes (should be interesting)!
Hope to see you all soon,
Did you pick up on the 'main on trays' ? This is a winner.
The other day I was reading a blog and the writer used the term "little own" instead of the correct "let alone" as in "I dont want to go out in the cold little own play in the snow" now this isnt the exact sentence but it is similar to how the phrase was used -this stopped me dead in my tracks. Typically this is the same type of person that isnt sure when to use 'effect' versus 'affect' and I know because I have seen them do it. Colloquialisms are one thing like using y'all instead of you all or youse guys but to outright get the phrase wrong? Thoughts? Come on, I just want you to write gooder thats all!
I had to almost memorize this when I was in college, do people still use it?
Posted by Christo Gonzales at 1:03 PM