Recently I have ranted digitally, verbally to my husband and mentally to myself as as the result of reading some of the free Kindle books. I was grinding my teeth at the authors’ carelessness or ignorance of the correct words. Their crime against the English language was use of a word that is pronounced the same but is spelled differently and has a different meaning from the word called for by the context.
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I have even started a post about it. But now I am thinking I may not finish that post and will approach other writers’ faults with a bit more humility and a little less (self?)righteous indignation.
The reason is that I just posted a comment, where I cannot remember, and used “there” instead of “their” or vice versa. That embarrassing error and others are somewhere out there in cyberspace, reminding me to follow the Biblical admonition to get the log out of my own eyeball before I try to remove the speck out of someone else’s eye.
And even more humiliating is the fact that I was so enjoying my ranting!
Joy to all and grammatically correct sailing in the new week.