No Exceptions

Oh Quiznos. I like you better than Subway. Why did you have to go and do this?

I just can’t ACCEPT it.

Although, points for originality – you don’t see this one much (accepting/excepting). Much more common is confusion between your/you’re, who’s/whose, their/there/they’re, that/then, and of course, its/it’s. As a public service, I am providing here a link to a helpful post from TheOatmeal. It will help clear up this confusion in a memorable way! Here, also, is TheOatmeal’s advice on semicolons and apostrophes, complete with dinosaur high-fives; this is not your grade school language arts class!

What I’m reading: Soul Pancake, Rainn Wilson; Under the Banner of Heaven, Jon Krakauer; Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand
What I’m listening to: Spanish with Michel Thomas

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One response to “No Exceptions

  1. Elizabeth Magin

    I’m sure the semicolon will be obsolete soon — gone the way of the hyphenated word because people are too lazy to teach and/or learn the proper usage. Linguistic philistines!

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