I get that in the new technological world, abbreviations and a new sort of shorthand rule. I myself will send text messages along the lines of “r u wrkng 2nite?” But here’s the difference: I know how to write “Are you working tonight?” correctly. But I’m not so sure about everybody else.
Reading through comments and posts written by men who earn enough money to pay women $300 for an hour of their time, I’m constantly amazed at their grammatical errors. It makes me wonder if they slept through the third grade! You would think earners in their category would know the difference among “they’re,” “there,” and their.” Or “two,” “too,” and “to.” I understand that skilled blue-collar laborers can make into 6 figures even though they slept through grammar school. But still…I remain amazed.
The other night I was watching “Inside Edition.” Or let me clarify. The show came on directly after the CBS evening news, and I hadn’t yet changed the channel or turned off the tv. The female anchor, who I’m guessing simply reads copy written by a “professional” writer, began the broadcast referring to a certain “adjective” the president used in describing African and at least two Caribbean countries.
My head exploded. On what planet is the word “shithole” an adjective? How can a professional writer employed by a major network make such an ignorant mistake? And how did nobody catch this? Clearly, the anchor is as ignorant as her copywriter!
Oh well. I’ll wrap this up appropriately. “Don’t even go they’re! There booties are the biggest and baddest on the block. Their totally hot.” I am now ready for network employment!