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You're Grammer Make Me Crazy!

Daniel Scocco’s post Six Common Punctuation Errors that Bedevil Bloggers got a bunch of comments (144 to be precise, at least at the time I am writing this). It seems that I’m not the only person who enjoyed the piece. Although discussed under Apostrophe for Plurals, what Daniel didn’t discussed in depth enough for me, was one of my biggest peeves.

Your crazy cat!
The biggest pet peeve I have, the one that really kills me when reading posts and comments, is the misuse of your vs you’re. When I come across someone using your in place of you’re, I get so irritated that I completely lose interest in the point of the post or comment. I completely disregard any relevance the writer may have. I feel that if they can’t use the right word, then they must not know what they’re talking about.Your Crazy Cat

What does “Your Crazy Cat” mean? Does it mean you’re a crazy cat? (dating myself to be older than I am) or does it mean you have a crazy cat? Get it straight. I once flew off on a rant about this on a RockClimbing.com forum. Your cool. Your funny. You’re looking uneducated.

If I make this mistake, please shoot me. (And I probably have made it…)

Max Speed

If the Pole Position Marketing team had a muse—and it does—it would be Max Speed. We love Max’s occasionally off-color, usually amusing and always pointed “Maxisms.” (Maybe “Maxims” would be a better word.) Max gives voice to some of the things we think but, bound by professional decorum, aren’t permitted to say. At least, not out loud.

4 Responses to You're Grammer Make Me Crazy!

  1. Michelle Montoya says:

    I don’t think you’ve made the mistake, but I’d let you know if I found it!

    So glad to have found someone who shares my affinity for words, grammar, and punctuation.

    Cheers!

  2. Diana Adams says:

    I made the mistake I hate in my rant on RockClimbing.com – and got called out on it! Those people just have no humor.

  3. Diana Adams says:

    Ya know Brian – I had read your post and I love you for it. I hadn’t wanted to come out publicly and say so, but since you have posted here I guess it’s okay.

    Have a great day.