Thursday, January 19, 2012

Doing it right

I really liked this pretty yellow boxed comment so I added it to my page. However, it also bugs me because there is a punctuation error in it. There should be an apostrophe in the possessive "woman's".

A friend reposted this one on Facebook. It has a great message, but the spelling error and two punctuation errors (s/b you're) really detract from the message. And really, who is too busy or "cool" to spell out "you"?

And then there's this one by somebody with a problem with contractions: it should be "didn't" and "don't"

It's sad that there are so many people with the skills to design a graphic who have poor grammar skills.
I suppose you could say that the persons who posted these graphics were angry and not thinking past the message.


Joanne Noragon said...

I believe we're headed to no punctuation, perhaps even no periods. Let's not even discuss spelling. Further diminishing the language. Just think, we may be only twenty years away from the loss of ideas.

Cheryl Kohan said...

I absolutely agree with you! It seems as though proofreading is a thing of the past. It might be because everyone seems to be in these days.

I do like the quotes you've chosen, though!

Cheryl Kohan said...

Well, there you go...I rushed through that last comment...gah!! I meant to say that everyone seems to be in a rush...

So embarrassing!

Ms Sparrow said...

Joanne and Cheryl, It makes you wonder where this will all end up!
What is the future of interpersonal communication? It feels like downward spiral.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Oh, I so agree! Thanks for visiting. I am so glad to now find you!