textsfromlastnight: (248): I don’t know if it’s her mysterious past or atrocious grammar, but I think I’m in love. This guy better be attracted to her mysterious past or we’re gonna grammar blitzkrieg his ass. Ladies take note: he is an exception to the rule - atrocious grammar is not attractive. Stick with us and we’ll have you seducing guys with your alluringly proper use of oxford commas,...
On Language: All-Purpose Pronoun →
Are you in the “for” or “against” camp when it comes to the use of “they” as a male/female, singular/plural pronoun? (Personally, I’m all for it. All of the proposed alternatives — crap like “shhe” and “ne” — are silly.) [via @GrammarGirl]
Conscious ≠ Conscience ≠ Consciousness
When someone slips you a roofie, you are eventually rendered unconscious. Your conscience is what (hopefully) prevents you from punching babies. When Skynet gains consciousness, we are all fucked.
Shocking News →
From the article: The term electrocution can mean any of the following: murder, accidental death, or suicide by electric shock deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair; the word “electrocution” is a portmanteau for “electrical execution” Electrocution is also frequently used incorrectly to refer to any electric shock received....
Aloud ≠ Allowed
Seriously people? I’ve seen this transgression on more than one occasion on Tumblr this past week.
Muphry's Law →
From the article: Muphry’s Law is an adage that states that “if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written”. John Bangsund of the Victorian Society of Editors (Australia) identified Muphry’s Law as “the editorial application of the better-known Murphy’s Law” and set it down in 1992...
Monkeys Recognize Poor Grammar →
kaytee: Now there is truly no excuse.