Was just sitting here reading and thought the same thing. Must be wonderful to have so few problems that spelling and grammar seem a big deal to you.
Oh but the rest of us should shut up because there are bigger problems but it is OK for you to complain that we are complaining. Some how the 'there are much more horrible issues' in life argument does not work when it comes to you posting that we should not post....interesting (lack of) logic.
Here is my grammar apology to cover me until the next time this topic comes up. I suck at English. Always have. I try. I fail more often than I should. I cannot spell my way out of a paper bag which leaves me guessing which of the words with the same sound do I use here or there. Yes, I use a dictionary. Normally when I decide I know and do not look things up I have picked the incorrect word. Sorry for your bleeding eyes that I cause.
One of my pet peeves is when people use the wrong word that sounds like another word:
they're, there and their
to, too and two
are and our
And our Craigslist favorites:
confirmation and conformation
gentle and gentile, genital (these always crack me up even while they are making me scream )
spade when they mean spayed
I know someone who writes "must of" when she means "must have" this drives me crazy!
"My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."
I specifically referred to cothers who have major problems and illnesses.
I'm having some pretty serious cardiac issues at the moment, and I still find the slaughter of my mother tongue aggravating. Maybe if people tried harder not to appear so ignorant and uneducated, it would help me heal.
I am one of those really annoying people who uses alot, although I try not to.
Regarding lunge vs. longe-- I was taught it was lunge many moons ago so I shall continue to use it. To those for whom it causes panty waddage-- tough luck! I decided when I first started reading COTH to not let poor grammar, punctuation, sentence structure or the inability to use paragraphs annoy me.
The worst is when people use apostrophes for plural words. In two hospitals I was greeted with this mistake every day, by the name of the cafe in the hospital. The first hospital had a place called "Cappachino's And More". I used to go in and ask the owner, who was behinnd the counter waiting on me, "Who's Cappachino? Its his deli, he should be here." It just grated on me. Just started a job at a new hospital, and Friday I finally found my way to the in-hospital cafeteria. What's the name of it? "Choice's Cafe". I wonder who "Choice" is. le sigh.
This. The incorrect use of apostrophes in plural words makes me feel stabby, especially when the writer is a native english speaker.