Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I've been working on focusing on positives, but I saw something today that I just HAD to blog about.
The positive focus on it? I know the proper use of words!
What is the problem with learning the correct use of simple words?! "Then" and "than" are NOT INTERCHANGEABLE!! And what is all that hard about using "accept" and "except" correctly?? It's not that hard! EX-cept- it is EX-cluding something, leaving something out. Very simple, if you aren't meaning something left out-by default you are including or "accepting".
Kind of like someone saying something they like is "contagious" when the correct word is "addictive" (she means she can't stop using/eating/buying whatever she is referring to).
Using bigger words to make yourself feel or look smarter when you don't know the meaning of them is NOT going to help.
Now, let me say this: I fully understand that a lot of people do not have English as a first language. Some people have learning disabilities. Some have mental limitations. There are a oot of reasons for improper language use. I am NOT talking about people who are innocently ignorant (the literal meaning of "being without knowledge" not anything rude).
It is people who are totally and completely capable of learning and using language appropriately!
And don't even get me started on "axing a question"!!!