Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. And every time someone writes “alot,” a writer loses her mind.
I write. All day.
Like It’s my job. And I love it so much that most days I get home and write some more. Often about asinine things I assume no one’s interested in…But see that’s how I know I can call myself a writer. I don’t do this for anyone but myself, simply because it makes me a happy, happy girl.
But you know what doesn’t make me happy, happy? Poor grammar. Typos. Incorrect contractions. Run-on sentences. Serial commas. Incorrect capitalization. These are serious issues.
Please, puh-leaseee, can we lay a few ground rules?
Dear everyone: Kindly refrain from making any of the following typos ever again and we’ll all live a better life. Promise.
They + are = they’re. I went there on vacation. I stayed at their house. Make typos and you’re on your way to grammar hell.
I went to the store and bought too many things.
A lot…correct. Alot…heinous.
We all have things that drive us batty and clearly this is mine. I know that not all of us have degrees in journalism and had to memorize the AP Style Book like it was a religious text, but we did all learn these things at some point…so consider this a friendly refresher.