Sunday, December 1, 2013

maybe i should have pursued a career in proofreading instead of paralegal-ing

Michelle and I have this thing where we take pictures of grammatical mistakes that we come across during the course of our days and then text them to each other, because apparently we feel that we are superior in the grammar department.

(Except every single time I mix up "I" and "me" in a blog post my mom has to email me to tell me to fix it.  It is my one grammatical downfall.)

((Evidently I am not perfect.))




 


Two of my favorites that I unfortunately do not have pictures of are:

Take it for granite.
I feel so sick, and even my limp noids are swollen.

The other night while I was watching TV, I spotted the description below.   

(Side note: I am currently enthralled with ALL THINGS ALASKA.)

Apparently the current TV Guide proofreader HAS SOME FEELINGS about the liberal use of semicolons, but doesn't have a very tight grip on homophones.  Exhibit A: breaks and brakes.

TV Guide, if you're looking for a proofreader, I AM YOUR GIRL.


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23 comments:

BKCsquared said...

This is hilarious!! I think my biggest pet peeve is "your" vs. "you're". I love how you and your friend actually send snapshots – it makes it way more entertaining I'm sure!

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Baby Sister said...

Haha. That's hilarious!!

scrapperjen said...

Nothing annoys me more than typos and errors in stuff. :)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I cringed when I read "take it for granite." People, people, people...

The Tale of Three P's said...

It drives me crazy when descriptions on tv are grammatically incorrect or have spelling errors. Surely that is someone's job?!?!

Stephanie said...

Ahh!! All of those make me cringe! Stop it, tv guide. Stop it.

Melissa @ i carry your heart said...

One that I never noticed people saying or writing until I started reading blogs is "I might be bias, but..." ahhhhh you are not bias, you are biasED :)

Ashley G said...

oh my, i love this!

the college i work for spelled our state wrong on some flyers they mailed out and i died. they also spelled convenient wrong and used apostrophes in incorrect ways. so i died again. needless to say, i'm sure parents are stoked about us educating their children:)

ps. i have a bachelor's degree in English and i refuse to use appropriate grammar and punctuation on my blog! ha!!

Pamela said...

Ahh, so true!! People kill me ha

Amy said...

ive got to admit - i'm not the best when it comes to grammar but some of those were REALLY bad!

Miss Riss said...

Grammatical errors freakin drive me nuts!!! It's the worst when someone puts it in a hashtag and there's a word misspelled. I want so badly to say something but I don't want to come off as a total bish, if you know what I mean ;). But if "I" and "me" is your downfall, mine is "weather" and "whether"...for some reason I always forget about the latter and just use "weather" for everything! ha!

Brittany said...

haha the other day my 12 year old sister wrote that she was lactose and tolerant. Uhhh not quite

Angela said...

Yikes. You'd think TV Guide would know better.

Brittany said...

I, too, am a grammar snob. So I appreciate this.

Amy Powell said...

hilarious! that's a fun game to play :)

Erin said...

haha I love finding grammar errors in things too! and am MORTIFIED when mine are found :)

Faith said...

Omg, you must cringe when you read my blog posts! This is too funny!

brooke lyn said...

i love the buzzfeed treads and other links that have errors like this. facebook is the worst for it

Jessica Gehman said...

ahem: raises hand: DID THESE PEOPLE NOT GO TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?! I about lost my shit last night when two people screwed up there/their and too/to in a facebook status. RantOver.

Hilda said...

It's okay. It's your blog. It doesn't have to be perfect all the time. After all, we are human. So write away! :)

Rachel said...

See, I could never do this WITH Angel, though I could do it to him. However, I decide to take the point of view that his English is MUCH better than my Spanish so I won't fuss him about it. :P But I would love having a job of proofreading!!

Rachelle @ Inner Loop Adventures said...

I love this post, because I totally relate! I find grammar and punctuation errors everywhere. I swear, they jump out at me! haha I won't go to stores if their signs or advertisements are spelled wrong. Is that bad?!?!

Michelle said...

I love this so much. I actually hate it too, because grammatical errors make me cringe like nothing else, but it's so good I love it. You understand.

Oh, and I am also super into all shows Alaska! I don't know what it is, but I'm looking for an excuse to pack up and move there.