This is going to be a grammar rant, so you can skip to the next photo if you want. I used to love Saturday morning cartoons – even as a teenager. My favorite thing was Grammar Rock.” Who can forget, “Conjunction Junction, what’s your function?” When the boys were little, I found a set of Schoolhouse Rock videos (yeah, videos. It was before DVDs.). The conjunction song was there, of course, as well as a song about the Preamble to the Constitution, How a Bill Becomes a Law, and much, much more. My nerdish characteristics come out in full force when I watch those!
I’m reading a book right now by a very well-known author, and so far I’ve found at least two grammar errors. They involve pronoun usage – using nominative pronouns when objective pronouns are called for, like “….handed the earphones over to both he and Stephanie.” He? Shouldn’t that be him? (That’s rhetorical, because I’m not really asking.) I know my writing isn’t perfect; I’ll read things I wrote months before and just want to cry. “How did I let that go through?” I’ll moan to Mike. But you’d think an author with at least 10 published works would catch mistakes like this. Or at least the proofreaders, editor or publisher would. Case mistakes like that just make me cringe; it’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me, so I’m always amazed when others don’t pick it up. I know at least one other person who would, and that’s my mother. I get a chuckle when I read a book I’ve borrowed from her and she’s corrected grammar, spelling or facts. At least she uses a regular pencil. I usually correct things in red. I had a habit of correcting messages on bulletin boards when I was in college. You’d think by the time someone was a junior in college he’d know how to spell “roommate” or “where.” It makes me shudder.
So for my parents who always used correct grammar and gently corrected us when we didn’t, and all my English teachers from kindergarten through post college, here’s a thank you card for making sure I didn’t butcher my native tongue.
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I love the little punches and buttons together! I was in a rush today, so I didn’t have time to “finish” the buttons with thread, so I stuck rhinestones on top of them. I really like the look, though. It’s a little glitzier than just thread.
That’s it for today! Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.