To be fair I’ve got a bit of grammar snobbery going on. That’s right, I admitted it. Does my degree disappear now?
I have a visceral reaction to misused homophones. Trying to argue on twitter and choose the wrong their/there? Man, you are two strikes down before you even get out of the gate.
Side note: I heard that “get out the gate” in my head but typed it grammatically correct and this being stream of consciousness I can’t correct it but it is IRKING me. So I guess I’m a slave to my own grammar snob, too. In case you were wondering.
Anyhoo. Colloquial language (if that’s even what you’d call twitter) rubs me wrong but on permanent materials incorrect word choice – or would we say spelling? – drives me positively batty. I find myself yelling stuff like DIDN’T SOMEONE PROOFREAD THIS THING? and forcing someone else to witness the depravity.
Yes, it’s judgy. It’s super duper judgy. But it’s me so we’re going with it.