This topic came up at the bridal shower yesterday and it got me thinking about some of my pet peeves. I have a lot. Too many for someone to remember. But there is something that drives me absolutely nuts when I am reading blogs and even company websites- blatant misspellings and malapropisms.
Curve your enthusiasm.
There are many, many more that bother me, but those are a few I have seen most recently. Their for they are and your for you are drive me particularly crazy, probably because it just isn’t terribly difficult to get that one right. I actually cringe every time I see that wrong. Really. If you watch me reading a blog and someone says “their so awesome” you will visibly see me cringe.
I won’t go on because I am positive that an astutue reader would be able to quickly comb my archives and provide plenty of examples of my own misuse of the English language. But at least I try. At least I use spell check. At least I have my husband comb my blog entries for mistakes and correct them.
But finding some of these mistakes on a company’s website?