I love comments and emails about this blog. Sincerely I do. Even the nasty ones! Because that means at least someone is reading me, and I’m not just writing in a vacuum with no one but God monitoring my statements.
But, if there’s one thing I think is obnoxious, it’s people on a grammar high horse. I mean, geez, we all make mistakes. Yes, I know the difference between “their” and “they’re” but sometimes, I inevitably screw it up. And if I’m being honest, the use of quotation marks still confuses me. Does the period always always always go inside the quotes? Uh, I really don’t know. And what’s all that about case? I used to teach it, but frankly, I don’t remember what the hell it’s about. Whoops.
So I thought I’d share an anonymous email I received from “BarneysBestFriend.” He tears me a new one for screwing up multiple things in yesterday’s post. I’ll admit, it’s lame I misspelled stationery (I said “stationary”). But did he have to be so bitchy?
Going forward, I’d just like to say, my grammar isn’t the best. I used to work full time as a writer, but now I’m a mom and a part time columnist whose brain has basically turned to mush. In fact, just today, I heard caught myself saying, “Me help Ollie.” I mean, WTF? I have no excuses, but I just ask that you forgive my errors. And send me a nasty emails if it makes you feel better, but sign your name, because, eww, I hate anonymous stuff. I can take your unmasked hatred of bad grammar! Promise! When you don’t tell me who you are, I just suspect it’s my dad or maybe some elementary school classmate that I bullied and that makes me crazy.