So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

If you haven’t noticed, it’s been almost two months since I posted here.  In fact, you may have started to wonder if I’ve stopped posting altogether.

The sad answer is:  Yes.  This will be my last post as the Grammaniac.

The happy answer is:  I’m not dismissing my alter ego without good reason.  I have turned in my Grammar Police badge so that I can focus more on what makes me happiest in life, which is my creative writing.  Although I’m sure you’ll miss my snarky grammar rants and my hilarious photos, I hope you will check out my writing blog and continue to follow me.  If you’re on Twitter, you can also find me under the handle @hopelynnmccain.  I promise you will see plenty of funny grammar tweets!

I appreciate all of the support and the “friends” I made through my blog, and I hope that each and every one of you continue to fight to keep proper grammar alive!  I sure will!

P.S.  You didn’t think I’d leave without posting one last photo, did you?  Here is a horrible, horrible sign my husband saw at work:

YIKES

LONG LIVE GRAMMAR SNOBS!

Since your grammar is awful, I get to make fun of you

I’m starting to wonder if there are people who truly don’t know that the word you’re exists.

For instance, the person who did this:

Did this person have his/her fair share of beer before making the sign, or is he/she one of the unfortunate English speakers who doesn’t have a clue that your and you’re aren’t interchangeable?

The order of things

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

Several years ago, a teacher of mine showed this to me and I was rather intrigued by it. I forgot about it until today, when I passed this sign:

All I can say is, it’s a good thing we read words as a whole! Otherwise, I may have never known that this restaurant has some badass flat screen TVs. Oh, did you catch that? I said “screen,” not “screens.” How long does it take to proofread a 9-word sentence? Seriously…