I've been pondering this one. I have plenty of pet peeves, lots of things that annoy me, and I've been on my soapbox about serious issues as well. But I don't feel like being super serious today so before I start the rant, I have a confession:
I am a grammar snob.
I'm not saying that every sentence I write is perfect and I know typos happen (even to me), but it amazes me how little is thought of spelling and grammar. It's one thing to make errors on your personal blog or a silly Facebook post, but when I read published articles with misspelled words or poor grammar I want to scream. And don't get me started on menus at restaurants (I recently saw a menu for a supposed Italian restaurant that misspelled "prosciutto" and "scallopini.") Really?
Today's rant specifically targets e-cards. I love a good e-card. I saved this one recently:
However, I clearly can't share it because the period is outside the quotation marks. I can live with the partial sentence "You in?" but that damn punctuation will drive me nuts.
This is how I often feel:
My absolute favorites though, are the e-cards that rant about poor grammar but are also guilty of it. Observe:
There are at least three things wrong with that card. Please, just put on the dunce cap yourself. Thanks.
And now you can look back through my post and find any mistakes I've made. ;)