Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Word Crimes

Weird Al has a big Dic -tionary!  Here's his latest.

Quite a few of my pet peeves are addressed in this funny video. One that wasn't is the use of (of) instead of ('ve) as a contraction as in should've, not (should of). When I see that written by people my own age - who clearly should know better, it burns my biscuits. They're just lazy and should've been taken to the wood shed.

I suppose most of this can be directly related to the Twittertube demanding the use of so few characters, but there's no need to carry it over into writing.

Just my 2 - cents, plain.

More later.


  1. I have so much difficulty reading poorly wrtten english sentences! in fact, I usually quit if it's most abominable.

  2. It seems that no one proof reads what they write any more relying on autotype or abc autocorrection to find and correct all their mistakes. It gets even more ridiculous when they dictate into their voice recognition software. I can often tell they are using Dragon, when the words written, are exactly the way they talk with strange idioms and idiosyncrasies.

  3. I am 'not for this' for some of his tirades are just plain incorrect AND he makes fun of people struggling to better their grammar. phooey.


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