Some people’s writing is so rife with spelling and homophone errors that I just know they make the same mistakes in their speech, even if there’s no way for me to prove it…
I just felt a tiny explosion in my head. Great post!
Why, thank you, Ms. Edee!
I agree, and I don’t think you need to prove it. Mark ’em up.
Guilty until proven competent.
Never really thought about it before, but I’ll bet you’re absolutely right! Where’s my marker?
The more people for the cause, the better
I have thought the same thing so many times. Both their written and spoken words have no credibility.
Hooray, we missed you! I assume. I mean, I did. I guess I shouldn’t speak for everyone… but I think we all did.
I agree, Nicole. I’ve missed these comics very much.
Thanks, guys! I’ll make sure the wait between this and the next one isn’t nearly as long 🙂
Hi Boggleton, I am sure you have read this:
I Won’t Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here’s Why – An HBR Blog
So that’s why you scribbled red marker all over my face.
If you tweak your hat and wear Beats by Dre while I’m speaking to you, I would. Yes, some of my students do this
Awesome post! It was worth the wait.
I know people whose mistakes can be heard when they THINK.
Yes, you can usually tell because of the drool
Unfortunately, these errors seem to spread through writing. I can’t really believe that so many people would make the same spelling mistakes otherwise. Another thing to blame on Zuckerberg.
Yes! I know that a lot of kids now spell definitely “defiantly”, because when they type in “definately”, spell check assumes a totally different word. Shudder.
There, their, they’re. Don’t get so worked up!
Haha, I’m pretty positive you’re right!
Yep! And I’m pretty positive that every kid named “Riley” is an obnoxious little jackass. So far my hypothesis has yet to be proved wrong.
:p my blog would be full of red.
i did once mark up one of my brothers test papers in red, called him an idiot and failed him.
he took it to school and the teacher was furious.
Ha! It’s getting to the point where I have to focus on a couple *types* of mistakes, otherwise marking would take way, way too much time.
Lol! I have friends and family that speak so badly it’s hard to understand them… I feel like doing this to them! And also it amazes me, how many kids can’t spell/write properly and yet they still get through school. I know a guy that can barely spell his name, and he’s a Junior in high school.
We teachers have to mark “holistically” (hate that word), and we’re told to place less emphasis on proper grammar and mechanics in our marking schemes. Oh well.
I own those earphones and I’m somewhat of a grammar nazi, does that make me a traitor :p ?
P.S awesome comic as expected
Your comma splice belies your “grammar nazi” status 😉
P.S. Thanks! Glad you like it 🙂
Welcome back! The internet was sadly lacking in grammar-related comics for a while there!
Thanks! I’ll have another one up (hopefully) next week 🙂
You should update more often!
And to leave a comment related to your comic … I swear I can hear it when there’s an apostrophe missing in spoken “Your !” sentences.
One of the comments above brought this to mind…
I disabled the auto correct on my iPhone after it “corrected” my nephew’s name, Henrik, to Heimlich. As in the maneuver and not my adorably cherubic little man. Besides, it just dumbs a person down. I’d rather rely on the matter between my ears. The more I use it, the better it works!
My junior year of high school, I took a red pen to a schoolmate’s term paper… twenty pages or so of a subject I can’t remember. By the time I was finished, there was more red ink from me than blue from him. I wish I had a copy of it!
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