Doug wrote:Good take on the 'texted' situation. Bastardized is a good way to put it, as are many other words. Funny this came up because on FB yesterday I was bantering with Lisa and another friend of ours on certain grammar problems and misuse of words today; where vs. were vs. we're, they're vs. there vs. their, etc. There's a handful of words that seems to be ever increasingly interchanged. Makes me think I should look into substitute teaching, infiltrate the public school system for the sole purpose of righting this ship and pounding the proper use of these words into those little skulls of mush. I had a cousin post on FB once that he had a "soar" throat. It was so incredibly hard not to comment, something like "so how high did it get? Did you catch a good thermal?", but I kept myself in check. Not sure if it's just me, but it seems so much worse in just the last couple years, epidemic almost.
'i beet up yor honur studint'
this is the danger of relying on spell check. Words that are spelled correctly, but aren't the word you really want to use. They're, their and there has been a problem since day one of the english language. As much as it bothers me, I'm also guilty of grabbing the wrong one from time to time. Another pet peeve of mine is then and than. I usually cuss at that one so long I've finished a post and don't remember what it was about, except(not accept) I remember they used the wrong one.
People carry on a conversation never thinking about which version they're using, because they all sound the same in their mind. We now think of texting as just another conversation and as long as what we type sounds right in our(not are) mind. We let it go as long as it passes spell check. Heaven help us if you have auto-intuitive on, then you get much more entertaining grammatical errors.