Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Because Won Can Never Overestimate the Use of Good Grammer

I guess it's time to post again since everybody has come and visited now. Except Ray and Elastic who are busy and stressed at the moment. They are excused.

Now, for the rest of you. I give you a visual to please your ever-pendantic minds.song chart memes
By the way, the comments at Graphjam may amuse some of the Grammar Nazis among us. Certainly made me simile.

14 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

LOL! Love this.

"Inpossibly" was a fun touch! I'll have to head over to that link and giggle some more.

Jami said...

Ah Annette, I knew you would like this one!

Heidi Ashworth said...

That is great! (I'm not supposed to be here so what is with my favorite though spurious bloggists posting on Tuesdays?)

Jami said...

Sorry Heidi. I'll do better next week.

Jo said...

I love it and I love it best because I am in the smaller portion. Go me!

Heather of the EO said...

This is hilarious.

ITS hilarious! :)

Jami said...

I had an English teacher who would automatically fail any paper with certain errors. Its/it's, to/two/too, their/they're/there, alot instead of a lot, alright/all right. To this day, I cringe when I see a their instead of a they're in one of my hastily written comments. To this day, I love that teacher.

Papa D said...

OK, I will repent and get my butt back here. *hangs his head in shame*

My current soapbox is the overuse of "may" - especially when "might" is what is meant. (or meant is what is might - sorry - couldn't resist) "May" means "is allowed to be" (includes implicit permission), while "might" means something is possible (without implied permission).

I saw this conflation on a test I was taking a couple of weeks ago and pointed it out to the person administering the test (a good friend of mine). She is very bright, but it took me minutes to explain why the word really did need to be changed - that using "may" when "might" was the proper word actually changed the correct answer to the question.

Yeah, I know - geekiness squared.

Jami said...

Ray! You came! I'm really that happy. Geekiness cubed!

Melanie J said...

Yeah, I don't really screw this one up because I stop and think about it. But that's the thing, I DO have to stop and think about it and normally I don't. So I'm slightly more forgiving of this sin than the you're/your thing.

Kristina P. said...

How have I not been to your delightful blog before?

And if going green means I need to knit tampons, no thank you.

Jami said...

Kristina, anyone who calls my blog delightful is invited to return and return and return. Please do.

Alison Wonderland said...

Holy crow, I didn't think that there were blogs anywhere that Kristina hadn't been to.

But this post was delightful. I also liked the inpossible.

April said...

I didn't have a chance....my mom was a school teacher....{sigh}

My favorite Friends episode is Joey trying to figure out if the word is "supposedly" or "supposebly". Guess which one he chose.