It’s “Learn What Your Name Means” Day

I know I covered this in a prior post so I won’t go into all the dirty details of how my name has evolved over the years. Only “Sarah” has remained intact, everything else just comes and goes. I’m a collector, I guess.

Today is also National Grammar Day. Now, I am not always perfect in my sentence structure but I do have trouble with basic grammatical errors. Knowing the difference between your and you’re is important to me. I also struggle when people confuse there, their, and they’re. While I love texting with my whole heart, I despise the “short cuts” of UR and using the number 2 to communicate the word “to”. It’s just one extra letter for crying out loud. But my real struggles come with grammatical errors in verbal communication. For instance, just two days ago I heard a grown man say “I don’t want no soup.” I tried not to shudder, but it was an involuntary reaction. I had no choice. I’m not a snob, I just don’t understand why grammar is so elusive to some. We learn it in the very beginning of our academic lives. It’s not like one needs an advanced degree to use correct grammar. Then again, I’m sure there’s a person out there who feels the same about Math. I suck at Math. I struggle with basic multiplication facts. I’m sure the Math Whiz watches me using my fingers to figure out 8×9 and thinks, “What an idiot.” And they’d be right. I can speak a good game but in reality I have no idea what I’m doing.

What it comes down to is that every single one of us has a deficiency in one area or another. I’m frowning on the grammatically incorrect person sitting next to me, while they’re frowning at someone for not knowing how to do something that THEY find to be important, and so on and so on. We all have faults.

No matter what our names happen to be.

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  1. My personal favorite is the massive amount of paper we get sent home from school, written by the educators, with these basic grammatical erros in them. Makes me want to whip out my red pen and return it to them for corrections with a “try harder next time” sticker attached to it! 🙂


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