Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Grammar and a Giveaway

I have a pet peeve. It's name is bad grammar.

Did you catch that I had not only one, but TWO mistakes in that last sentence? I should have said, "Its name is Bad Grammar."

My little pet isn't so little. Seems I'm not the only one who has this problem. That's okay...there is enough of it to go around. Alot.

HAHAHA! I did it again! A...lot. TWO WORDS PUH-LEEEZE! And that's not bad grammar, it's just my way of saying, "PUH-LEEEZE!"

I have wanted to do a post about it for a while, but one of my favorite bloggers, Richella, beat me to the punch. She is actually doing a whole series of posts about it. Be still my heart.

Not only is she teaching the world how to use grammar correctly, she is also teaching us why it should matter to us. In our "Idk my bff Jill" society, her lessons are sorely needed.

As much of a grammar snob as I sound, I actually posted a question for her. I had a good reason. See, she's having a cool giveaway to anyone who leaves a grammar question or pet peeve in the comment section. You'll have to find my comment to see what I asked. I'm mean like that.

Well, not actually, since I'm telling you to go over there and enter yourself. I could just keep it all to myself. It's a good thing Sound Man didn't hear about it or he would keep it to hisself.


That is the one that gets under my skin the most. Hisself. I made the mistake of telling Kiddo that, so he proceeded to say it every chance he got. Ick.

Sorry...something shiny grabbed my attention. Visit Richella at Imparting Grace and enter for your chance to win. But hurry...the giveaway is only open until Wednesday night!


Richella said...

Bless your sweet little grammar-lovin' heart. No doubt you hold the key to MY heart!

I do so hope that my little lessons are helpful to people and not offensive. I really DON'T think we should stress about making our blog posts grammatically perfect. But it seems that alot (ha!!) of people really do struggle with some of these things.

Have a great day, you sweetie! You're entered twice in the giveaway!

tpillstrom said...

I know exactly what you mean! Imagine teaching 50 of those poor grammar people a day! Yesterday, one of my kids showed me a job application where another kid put for her dad's occupation....are you ready? Cell's man! What? I actually asked if that ment he was in jail. Then I realized what she ment and haven't stopped laughing since! This on top of the kid who fell asleep while in mid sentence (his mid sentence) on Friday! When is summer break?

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Miss Heather! I took your Mom-n-law to the airport very dark & early this morning! Whatcha doin' with all thos fantastic lanterns?! It was so good to see my nephew! I was sorry to hear about some of the drama going on. I'm guessing that was what the anger issue was about. Notice I said "was". It's hard to let that go isn't it?! I love your new post! I'm a little testy about that myself! I'm praying for your mom and you! God Bless! Aunt Lauralu :)
Oh! Guess what I did! I started an Etsy Shoppe! All by myself!

HeathahLee said...

Richella, I can't imagine ANYONE thinking your posts are offensive! You come across very gently and are teaching us in love. That is very much appreciated, and I KNOW there will be people who learn from you.

Tobie, BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! Maybe he needs to go "cell" some spelling books. To his daughter.

Aunt Laura, I can honestly say that this visit between Sound Man and his mother was the best they've had. So good, in fact, I think it freaked her out a little! :D

Thank you for praying for Momma. That means so much!

And what's your Etsy name so I can find you!!!

Darlene said...

Oh gosh, I know I need to go and take the lessons....lol

Hope you are having a great day.♥

Bonnie said...

Love this. I'm going to have to visit Richella next. I have a couple of pet peeves when it comes to grammar... Off to hunt for your comment, too.