Friday, November 10, 2006

Hi Y'all!

Using correct spelling and proper grammar is important to me. Oops. A blog is a probably a terrible place to say that, since you're going to point out all my errors now.

A couple of months ago, a kind friend pointed out that I had written "pouring" instead of the correct "poring over the document." I was embarrassed, but really grateful, since I like to get things right.

Sarah at Tomato Nation (she's the one who shaved her head when her readers accepted her challenge to raise $30,000 for an education charity) takes copyediting questions regularly, as well as requests for advice on boyfriends and cats, and she recently published a list of grammatical pet peeves. I was horrified to find that I've been typing "ya'll" instead of "y'all" for years! For shame. Check out the list – it's pretty amusing.

In other news, Q had a pretty hyper time in gymnastics this morning. He was literally rolling on the floor, laughing.


Mamacita Tina said...

Looks/sounds like Q loves to be active.

I do my best to spell check and such, but I figure it's a blog, readers/friends will be forgiving. Those type Os are inevitable, especially when you're tired and it's late. We can always go back later and fix them. (Yeah, right, who has time?)

Mayberry said...

Oh, Sarah is my new best friend. She hit all of my major peeves, except the one where people put a sign outside their house that says "The Smith's." It makes my eyes bleed.

Suzanne said...

Ooh, I loved that list. I guess because I am a copyeditor and thus a geek when it comes to stuff like that!