I do. All the time. It’s like a voice in my head.

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Plus I yell at the TeeVee. I’ll bet you do too.

18 responses to “I do. All the time. It’s like a voice in my head.

  1. Oh I do, I do. The question is, am I doing it correctly?!?! πŸ˜‰

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  2. Yep, me too. The most common error that piques me: using “I” for “me” and vice versa. But look, I did it too, in the first sentence here. Gadzooks!

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  3. Me too. It’s like there are red pens in my veins!

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    • @ Elyse,

      When I was in Catholic school (very briefly) we were never allowed to use β€œme.” Grammar be damned!

      πŸ˜† Never allowed? Really? That’s funny, in a sad way. Behold, the objective case is hereby banished! πŸ˜†

      In my first year at the Naval Academy, all 1,200 of us were issued the Prentice Hall Handbook for Writers, the first section of which was grammar. Every academic department had its head and he of English I’m sure thought it of fundamental importance. After all, none less than John Paul Jones himself had declared that every officer ought be a refined gentleman in every sense. I doubt there was any textbook less tasked than that one in our engineering curriculum, but at leaf it was there!

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  4. Aha – it appears that all the ‘better’ people do exactly as I do!

    Jim – in my Catholic grade school (just around the corner Elyse!) grammar and enunciation were drummed into us every day. If you visited the town, you’d find that every person who’d been taught by the nuns – be they collecting your garbage or writing your mortgage – spoke perfect English.

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  5. And spelling. I can tell by replies to Facebook posts who went to Catholic school and who didn’t. My pet is “its” vs “it’s” — I used to tell my students they’d lose 10 points if I spotted this in a paper. Now I have to add “their” and “there” and “they’re” 😦

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