They’re Over There

They’re over there with their friends.

There!  Is that so hard?

I know we all make mistakes.  Yes, yes, we’ve all made a few.  Sometimes we’re in a hurry, and we get this all wrong.  But, seriously folks… and especially you youngsters… let’s work on this.

Once upon a time I jokingly corrected a relative’s error whilst he was correcting the error in a cousin’s written remark.  Whether or not you followed the thought line in the previous sentence, there was no happy ending.  I believe the correct wording for our current relationship is “estranged”.

And so I am walking on egg shells here.  You, my dear reader, might just nix me altogether.  But I am schooling all who need help.  If you fall into that category, please type this sentence several times.

They’re over there with their friends.

You’re on your own now.

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13 Responses to “They’re Over There”

  1. Pam Stevens says:

    Ha ha! Love it!

  2. micah says:

    Your going to offend you’re readers!!!!! (Couldn’t resist) Bahaha!!!

  3. Sandy says:

    Pam, my partner in grammatical-usage-and-spelling complaints, I knew you’d get a kick out of this one!

  4. Sandy says:

    Ha ha ha Micah!!!

  5. Marcea Clive says:

    Thank you, Sandy.

  6. michelle pond says:

    I laugh at the people who post that they have “the right to bare arms.” So far I have resisted the temptation to correct their errors.

  7. Sandy says:

    Ha! That’s funny. I can’t stand to bare arms! Far too cold for me!

  8. Cheryl says:

    Oh, too funny. I haven’t seen the “bare arms” one. Lucky me! Great post, Sandy. Now if people just won’t be too hard on me when I incorrectly use “effect” and “affect” and “lie” and “lay”!!!

  9. Sharon says:

    haha, we had a Math exercise in 7th grade called, On Your Own. The math instructor asked us EVERY day how to spell it when he wrote it on the board. Finally one of my friends said, c-a-t….well, she learned to spell detention and I don’t think he ever learned the difference. Thanks for the lesson.

  10. Jodie says:

    Just this week I wrote “quiet” when I actually meant “quite” on FB. But rather than put in another comment “*quite” on my own post, I just assume every one knows I’m intelligent enough to know the difference, but too tired to correct a quickly typed responce on my cell phone.

  11. Jodie says:

    Another one that I always try to catch is “too/to” – which I almost missed in my last comment!! Now wouldn’t that be a riot.

  12. Sandy says:

    I love it when people correct what was obviously a silly error in their own FB comments. It’s easy to see which ones of us our nuts about this!!

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