|In which I am a hypocrite
||[Aug. 10th, 2006|07:20 am]
I can't spell worth beans, something those of you who have been reading me for a while (either here or elsewhere) have no doubt noticed. Spell check is my friend, but I forget to use it, much the same way I forget to send my friends birthday cards. So now I'm not just a lousy speller but a lousy friend. My secrets are out. Drat.|
Um, back to the spelling...I'm going to be a total hypocrite now and point out some spelling things that drive me batty. Because they aren't spelling things so much as getting-it-wrong things.
There, Their, They're. These are three different words. They are not interchangeable. I don't know why this bugs me so much, but it does, even more than the your/you're thing, which bugs me a LOT.
Walla. Sometimes known as Whalla, or Whala. It's Voila. As in, French. And although I perfectly understand the urge to resist the french (having worked for a French company for nearly a dozen years) there's really no way around this one. As a side note, yesterday I ran across "cultisacks" for cul-de-sac which made me laugh in a way that walla does not.
Butt naked. The term is buck naked. Do not argue with me on this. I know millions of people use butt naked. They are wrong. And they look silly.
This has been a public service announcement. You may now return to your regular programming.