6.16.2009

Grammatical Sabbatical

Maybe it's from being out of work for a while. Or maybe being out of school for a LONG WHILE. But something horrifying is happening to me.

I am not proofreading. And I'm finding typos all over my muthatrucking blog - and not intentional, like muthatrucking - accidental, stupid mistakes.

I'm serious. This is like almost the end of the world for me. I am the proofreading master. The typo terrorist. The comma nazi.The bad mamma gramma(r). The super speller.

And now, well, I just don't even know myself anymore.

How could I let this happen? How could I let myself go like this?

WHEN DID I START RELYING ON SPELL CHECK? I used to laugh at those people. Especially my old boss (an attorney) who liked to type pubic instead of public on court docs. Ho ho. Good times, good times.

I have a B.A. in English. For. Fred's. Sake.

I am mortified. My blog deserves better than this! Next thing you know I'll be writing and anyways or for all intensive purposes and substituting pacific for specific.

Or, the very worst case scenario. IRREGARDLESS. I'm not joking. If I ever write that again, hunt me down and beat the shit out of me. I'm not kidding.

No really, I'm not kidding.

2 comments:

J.B. Wonderblogger said...

I feel your pain. I taught high school English, and my students called me the Iron Nazi Fist. Now I do find myself staring blankly at the little red dots that underline the word I've apparently just misspelled, and I dumbly wonder what I've done wrong. I curse spell check and the laziness it inspires, yet it has caught many an embarrassing error for me. Sigh. When did I get so lazy?

Ann said...

This cracked me up!!! I am a big one on spelling correctly and I'm almost always using that stupid spell checker in blogger now. When did I lose the brain cells that it takes to spell such simple words?? Apparently sometime in the past 10 years, since that is how long it has been since I had to utilize spelling on a day to day basis!!

Don't worry I don't think there are too many grammar police reading our blogs for correct grammar and spelling!!