Today’s Reverb prompt: What are your biggest pet peeves?
Right now, right this second, my biggest pet peeve is when someone uses your instead of you’re. Because I’m a spelling/grammar nerd THAT’S WHY.
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It’s taking all my willpower (is that supposed to be all one word? spell check didn’t correct it) not to change the title of this post. I wrote you’re incorrectly ON PURPOSE and I can hardly stand it. I have problems. Now, I know that everyone has their strengths and weaknesses and some people just don’t care about spelling and grammar, but if you are a professional and you are writing professionally, YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER (or get a new editor). If you are a sign maker, YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER.
Here is the part of the post where I say PEOPLE WHO CUT PEOPLE OFF IN TRAFFIC SUCK! and then I cut someone off. I’m not a perfect writer. But, if you ever catch me misusing your/you’re, please shoot me in the head. At close range.
Here’s the thing. You’re is a contraction. It means you are. Your is possessive. It means that it is yours. Or, you know, theirs since when you use your, you’re usually talking to someone. Am I talking myself in circles? This might help:
Clear as mud? You hate me now? I can deal with that. You’re welcome.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?