Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Grammar Police.

I was taught from a very young age to speak properly and use correct grammar.  As you most likely know, I am about to embark on a profession in which I will teach said grammar, among other equally important things, to middle adolescent students.  I believe strongly that you sound more educated and present a better representation of the community you belong to if you speak and write with correct form. 

Most people feel differently.

I get that.

But seriously.  I cringe at poorly written texts and am distracted when speakers present something incorrectly.  I know I am not the only one!  I do not disregard what one has written or is saying, but my interpretation is slightly tainted by the mistake.  I do not think one to be stupid or uneducated should they make mistakes, and I recognize that I am not a perfect writer, speaker, speller, etc.  However, I feel as though I am making great efforts to be such a thing. 

I know the majority of the population disagrees.  I know that, in the long run, the big picture, it is pretty irrelevant.  But sfdjkfhsjdhfjshjkfh it is making me crazy! 

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Phil 4:7



  1. We had grammar police in my 6th grade class. If you caught someone speaking incorrectly you could raise your hand and the teacher would call on you. Then you got to point out who made the mistake and how to correctly say the phrase. If you were right, the teacher would give you a Buddy Buck (classroom $$).

    I dominated that game! Thank you English father.

  2. I completely get where you are coming from. We all have something that brings an annoyance to us, don't we?
    Mine, is when people complain at the gym. I'm a believer in no pain no gain.
    The funny thing is, I'm not the greatest of writers, and I'm not entirely sure where commas are suppose to go.
    I'd love for you to stop by my blog ~ but that completely FREAKS ME OUT now.
    (((laughing at the thought of you cringing)))

  3. I am with you. Poor writing makes me cringe.

  4. I had seen you post something on another blog... which made me stumble here (hope you don't mind).
    Be blessed today!

  5. i'm sorry if my proposal made you cringe the other day.

    even though you barfed your grammar skills all over my paper, i really appreciated that, "good job!" at the top of my paper.

    oh and I realize that this comment is full of poor grammar. cringe away