16
May
06

Hear, Their, Everywhere.

In this nutball world, it takes a special person to fight the honest fight and look out for our forebears, who sweated to give us a framework with which to communicate. A simple set of rules in the hopes that we might properly convey our meaning more accurately.

Until now, I have been flying solo, fighting a lone crusade against an army of heathens who are willing to die for their right to use 'it's' instead of 'its', 'your' instead of 'you're'–and that most vile of creatures: "That belongs to Diane and I".

No longer so. As of this moment, I am sanctioned by all monotheistic (hell, even polytheistic) religions. Thanks to my fellow writer over at Man vs. Clown, who no doubt shares my plight, I was made aware of a wonderful test of both grammar and style. One can show off one's results as such:

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How grammatically correct are you?


You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

Congratulations! If your mission in life is not already to preserve the English tongue, it should be. You can smell a grammatical inaccuracy from fifty yards. Your speech is revered by the underlings, though some may blaspheme and call you a snob. They're just jealous. Go out there and change the world.
Take this quiz!

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And so the quest continues; only this time, I'm good enough to put in your mouth at communion time.

THE END

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6 Responses to “Hear, Their, Everywhere.”


  1. 1 Tabby
    May 16, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    I can’t wait to take this quiz. My only hope is that I will fare better than on the Colour Quiz, which almost ruined my life.

    T

  2. May 17, 2006 at 3:34 pm

    The worst part about that is that I was taught – in kindergarten – that if you’re talking about yourself and someone else, it’s always “person and I.”

    I was 25 before someone explained to me the ACTUAL rule on that one.

    Diane and I are going to the store.
    She went to the store with Diane and me.

    Damn you Miss Smith. Damn you to Hell.

  3. May 17, 2006 at 5:02 pm

    Duh, like we didn’t already know that.

  4. May 17, 2006 at 5:15 pm

    Hey Ryan,

    Remember that your kindergarten teacher was probably, like, 21 or something, so she was probably pulling stuff out of her ass all the time.

    Cristina, let’s not get snippy, ok dear? For all the people who supposedly “know” these rules, there are about a million who obviously don’t use the rules they know.

    I plan to change all that. Just subscribe to by guaranteed plan for 29.99 and watch your perspicacity grow!

  5. May 17, 2006 at 10:13 pm

    Nick, what I meant was that we already knew you were a grammar God. Silly silly.

  6. May 18, 2006 at 8:35 am

    Oops! I guess I am pretty silly, huh? Just goes to show that this electronic communication is sucking the life out of me. I’m been smapping at everybody! I mean, just today, I slammed an old woman’s head in my car door because she tried to jaywalk in front of me.


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