Tuesday, January 22, 2008

do you know basic english?

One question I never have a hard time answering is, "what's your pet peeve?"

Thank you so much for asking. That's easy. It's people who do not know the difference between your and you're. One is a personal pronoun. One is a contraction used to mean you are. It is not that hard.

But wait, there's more. It's even better when some idiot who is high up in your company sends out mass e-mails trying to stress an important point, and appears to not even have a basic grasp of the english language. How is it possible you got to be CEO of an entire company, and you can't tell the difference between the two--your/you're? Nothing lights up my day like being chewed via e-mail for not following a policy by someone who isn't even smart enough to use the grammar or spelling check before sending their e-mail.

Does this annoy the hell out of anyone other than me?

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