Not every reader is a grammar nerd, or even the best at spelling and punctuation, but we certainly have an advantage over those who do not consume books for pleasure.
We can tell by the comments made on social media by our very own Reading Addicts, that good grammar is very important to them. If a meme or book quote is slightly off-kilter then all Hell can break loose!
We came across these awful mistakes on our weary web travels and knew instantly who would appreciate them (or not!)
See how many of these horrendous mistakes you can get through without scratching your eyes out.
Ready? Set? CRINGE!
This is actually painful…
Fire the editor!
Oh! A multi-levelled nightmare!
So are you, mate…
We have all been there, right? When we are unable to remember how to spell a word and have to take a massive guess… Sometimes it works out- often it does not.
Here are 10 examples of when “Just spell it how it sounds” is actually terrible advice.
As a Welsh person I am well aware of this phenomenon, especially as we use so much incidental Welsh in our speech. That’s a whole different language but around the UK different regions also have their own variations on regional words.
Bruce Worden’s Facebook page Homophones, Weakly explores the wonder that is the English language in all its confusing glory. His clever illustrations show the difference between the words in a visual way- helping any of us still struggling with there/their/they’re, among others.
“The problem with defending the purity of the English language is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don’t just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary.”
~James D. Nicoll~