Got A Pet Peeve? There, their, they’re. Calm down.

Come on. Lets be honest. We all like a good old rant every now and again. You’d be lying if you said you didn’t 😉

If there is one thing that really grates on me, it’s poor, lazy, unnecessary, bad spelling and grammar. I seriously can’t believe the amount of people (grown ups even!) who struggle to string a sentence together. When someone uses the wrong ‘there, their or they’re’. Or writes ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re’. Oooooh it really riles me. Is it really that difficult?

The other example is ‘could have’ or ‘should have’. The amount of people who write ‘should of’ or ‘could of’….. It’s shocking.

It’s as much as I can do to stop myself when I see these errors on Facebook. I want to go through it and make comments like a teacher going through with a red pen. And if I post something with the slightest bit of incorrect spelling or grammar? It’s deleted immediately. Or as soon as I’ve spotted it. I can’t bear it if I’ve got something wrong. That’s the perfectionist in me.

Now. Please excuse me while I go through this blog with a fine tooth comb, before I end up with egg on my face 😉



  1. 22nd March 2013 / 9:03 pm

    I completely understand your frustration. I text corrected my teenager when she used the incorrect “they’re” last night. My view is, if I don’t pick it up, she won’t. 🙂

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