My name is Hope. There is only one thing you need to know about me: I hate poor grammar. It’s bad enough that 95% of my Facebook news feed is chock-full of grammar errors, but that’s not what REALLY grinds my gears. The grammar sins that drive me batty are those committed by “professionals.” Bad Facebook grammar is forgivable (albeit obnoxious), but there is simply no excuse for bad grammar in publications, on business signs and websites, in restaurant menus, in advertisements, and on television.
In the professional world, I’m the bounty hunter of poor grammar. If you botch the English language, I WILL find you–and then I will plaster it here and make fun of you until the cows come home. As an added bonus, I’ll throw in some humorous grammar lessons from time to time. (Trust me, some of you could really benefit from a lesson or two.)
Other things you might like to know about me: I’m obsessed with cats. I don’t function without coffee. I collect bouncy balls. I’m a Tetris master. I’m a fiction writer. I live in a house made of wasabi peas. (Okay, that last one is a lie.)
I’m a former copy editor (retired 11 years ago to raise my kids) but I can’t turn the “edit button” off. Like you, misspellings and lazy use of the English language unhinges me. I won’t patronize a business that willfully misspells its name. So there! So glad I found your blog and look forward to reading more.
What you said. I’m starting a similar blog. Power to the Grammarians!
Don’t send the grammar police my way until I’ve had a chance to read your blog and learn something! I do try though… Just learned there is a fight between one and two spacers after periods. Its’ to much four me. I just wanna blog.
Hahaha I just discovered your site…I am an ESL teacher and harass my students with grammar day in and day out. I also translate and have seen some incredibly horrible things…I think your site will be an entertaining read!! (Now maybe I should just proofread that, just to be on the safe side…hmmm double exclamation marks? Fail!)
Good Job finding all these mistakes…also like your webpage banner. It’s clever.
You are so clever. Will be reading more.
I found your site this morning, and I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen so far! I have been waging a constant battle against poor grammar (written and spoken), spelling, and usage errors since I began teaching kids back in 1973. Even though I retired in 2007, I am still ever vigilant in this quest for people to simply “get it right!” (By the way, I love the photos of the signs with all the errors glaringly on display! I look forward to being a regular reader of your “findings.”
OMGosh…I have found a home here. lol I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award just because I liked your blog so much. You can read about it here: http://bethylicious.wordpress.com/2012/01/07/versatile-blogger/ but don’t feel obligated for participate. It’s just for fun 🙂
I just discovered your site. I am in heaven.
I love your blog. I absolutely love it!!
This is great and very entertaining…I’m actually a professional writer (outside of blogs) who has been paid the big bucks to write marketing pieces so trust me I notice these things…especially when men in online dating emails can’t spell at all!! Eeek…now I write so fast here I’m sure there are errors as this is for fun but nothing atrocious so don’t hold it against me! I won the spelling bee as a child 🙂 My pet peeve is when people clearly don’t know how to spell or exchange “there” for “their” etc…oh lordie…….
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Thanks for “liking” my post “My Humans Are Really Daft”, but I hope you won’t read my postings too closely as there are too many typos I haven’t discovered yet. 😉
I like your blog a lot, btw.
Thank you! I’m not as vicious of a member of the grammar police in real life as I am on my blog. Yes, I can be quite harsh when it comes to grammatical errors where people are paid to correct them–but I try to remind myself that the Average Joe does make mistakes from time to time!
Hi, I liked that you looked at one of my posts. I do not know if it was because of my cat. Maybe you’re a florist. Whatever the reason, please don’t look again, because you could tear me up for any writing I have done. I have posted disclaimers stating that I am a idiot. But I shoer do take some perty pitchers. -amy
Awww, please see my response above and know that I won’t tear you up for anything! If you had a staff of copy editors at your disposal and still had poor grammar, that would be a different story. 😉
Phew! Please visit me again. If I have made a mistake, you may gently inform me. Gently. I love your blog & If I see a mistake…who am I to know one.-amy
I love your eye for detail:) Keep that eye for detail and your cooking will be delightfully delicious:)
Hi – I’ve nominated you for a ‘versatile blogger’ award, come and have a look if you get a chance (week 47).
Haha, the Grammaniac— Love it! I totally feel and understand your pain…I’m one of those people who puts clothes back on the hangers in stores…as in those shirts that are hanging precariously on one end of a hanger, about to fall to the floor, i.e. the retail black hole where they then be forced to languish in a clearance bin forever…. Seeing bad grammar gives me the same itch! I touch upon it a little bit with my Engrish posts on my blog, but truly, bad grammar and spelling is not limited to ESL speakers, as you are all too aware :)! BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog~~ Have you tried making some Heavenly Oven-Roasted Tomatoes, yet :D?
Hey – you are warmly invited to visit me. Promis you will find a lot of mistakes there. A kind of correction playground for you 😉
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My name is The English Gardener and I’m a grammar addict.. 🙂