Sunday, September 30, 2012

3626 Grammar

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Why is the gift of intelligence so often given to people too stupid to know what to do with it?
-- Lev Grossman, "Time", 3/15/04 --


This Harvard Business Review article,,  is an essay from a guy who gives a grammar test to prospective employees, and won't hire them if they can't pass it.  He makes some valid points about why, like that if in twenty or more years a person hasn't noticed the difference between "it's" and "its", that's not an impressive learning curve.  He wants people who are aware and detail oriented.

I wish people who hire writers would do the same!


I found this real comment a few weeks ago on a LockerGnome YouTube video:  "Yore wrong but consistent I luv ur'e house"

That's two interesting and frightening variations on the "your/you're" confusion.


On "Say Yes to the Dress" last Friday, a woman said that one dress was too plain, it "needs more embezzlement".

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