best. article. evar.

I HATE the way English grammar is becoming a thing of the past. People need to learn how to use apostrophes and commas correctly and not fucking confuse "your" and "you're."

I received an email at work a few weeks ago from a grownup member of corporate society who, presumably, graduated from high school. This email contained the phrase "your write." I spent several minutes trying to figure out how the hell I own a verb, but this high-school graduate told me that I do, but then they failed to tell me anything about this verb I own. That was the end of the sentence: Your write. I don't get it. I thought that elementary school was also known as "grammar school" for a simple reason: grammar is an important part of our written communication, which is a crucial part of society. Do it right, not write.

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Anonymous said...

it's called "whole english" or "whole language" a dramatic, hopelessly confused grammar program of the 70's that focused only on phonics and reinforced it to the point that people can only spell words that actually look the way they sound. and on the idea that one would automatically pick up the correct grammer just from usage.

basically, it was designed by a bunch of monkeys. that were high. and now middle aged corporate america is completely stupid.

hence the immense success of that "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" book.