On Saturday, Matt and I were running a few errands. There were some things we wanted to pick up for the Paradise Red Shoe Crew Walk for Families (a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House NL). The walk was on Sunday and as one of the three co-chairs, I’m thrilled to say we did very well for our first walk. We had over 60 walkers and raised almost $3,500!
Back to Saturday…
I’m not sure if I was just hyper-sensitive to the grammar fails that I encountered or if it was the universe was in alignment to show me the sad state of affairs within general society.
Here are some painful things we saw:
I realize that my grammar isn’t always stellar, but when you’re trying to be witty insulting or publicly representing your company, maybe make an effort to avoid looking foolish?
Seeing these errors caused me to shake my head in shame. I can recall the many reminders our class received while attending Centennial College’s Corporate Communications and Public Relations Program. Christine, Gary, and Ted were among the instructors that constantly reminded us that correct grammar is not a suggestion, it’s a MUST. You can’t say “Oh I don’t know if it should be there, their, or they’re… let’s just pick one at random and hope that it’s correct.”
What’s the worse grammar fail you’ve encountered? Do you have any bad habits that you find yourself falling into now and then?
Funny enough, I’ve caught myself doing “you’re” when I just want to say “your.” Probably because I’ve grilled it into my head that “you’re” is often neglected and forgotten by many in the general population.