Thursday, August 1, 2013

things that irked me this week

Grammar and the use of the English language.  Oh my. 

Ok all you blogging folks, if you are writing a blog and making any sort of money off it, then please take the time to make sure you are using the proper word.  In my blog stalking travels this week, I found three different errors that really shouldn't happen to anyone who has managed to graduate high school. 

Error Number One:

I will chock it up to bad training. 

Let me help you with this one.  The word you are looking for in this case is chalk.  As in writing it down on a chalk board.  The official definition of chock up is to cram or pack full. 



Error Number Two: 

I wish my heal would heel.

Lord, help us.  A two-fer.  I haven't seen that actual sentence, but I have seen both words used wrong so I thought I could kill two birds with one stone.



Example Number Three:

It was a miss-mash of things.


When things don't MATCH--then we call it a miss-match.  When it is a bunch of random things bunched together we call it a mish-mash.


Nice story, but since when is a 5K a marathon?

What's bugging you this week?

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Kara said...

Hahaha I love this. I also love that I know at least one of the blogs in question.

That Marine thing is hilarious. It doesn't look like he's helping. It looks like he's disgusted with the kid (in that photo still anyway.)

..:danielle:.. said...

haha I hope my lack of punctuation and capital letters doesnt bug you too much ;)

Becka said...

Don't even get me started.

Lisa said...

Funny, I was just having a similar conversation with someone at work today.

Let's add "irregardless" to that list. Shiver.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for teaching us communicating in american. By the way, I love good old Oxford English....
Relax a little bit ;-)

Andrea ( from Germany )

Nitsirk said...

My favorite: "I need to loose some weight."