The English Teacher in Me is Ashamed

I don’t know what is happening to me…it it old age? An inundation of poor spelling and grammar via texts and message board posts?

I’m not sure what it is, but I know I don’t like it.

Several times now, I have caught myself misusing the forms of “there and their” Srsly? I spent hours teaching high school students a simple trick to know the difference, yet I have caught myself using the wrong one a few times recently…often in a blog post where I can’t go in and edit my comment – so the error is THERE for the whole world to see. Like my panties the time I tucked my skirt into my nylons.

Another one I recently caught myself screwing up was “then and than.” I’d hit my head against the desk in shame, except for the fact I’m worried I’d cause more damage to what appears to be an item already in a precarious position.

Next thing you know I’ll be using “loose” in place of “lose.”

At that point, I’ll know it’s over.

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