Monday, June 29, 2009

If you don’t know the difference between “its” and “it’s”, then you have no business calling yourself a writer.

9 comments:

Rusty Broome said...

can i not call myself a writer, but still work as a writer?

Patio Action Pearson said...

Listen, their are a lot people who say there writers but still don't know they're "its" from "it's." And I don't look down on them for it.

adchick said...

Absolutely. A good writer pays attention to this stuff. It makes me crazy.

Heddy said...

I really don't ever want to be a grammar bitch, because I make mistakes myself, but this one is like fingernails on a chalkboard for me.

ML said...

Yeah, I gotta say, your being nitpicky
in youre comments, Dan.

(BTW, before the arrivial of facebook, I'd never seen so many educated people confound "your" and "you're." I think it's some kind of conspiracy.)

Forever Yours said...

It's annoying when you correct them, and they ask, "are you sure?" in disbelief.

Mr. Mind said...

The worst for me is through/threw.

"Why don't you come threw the crib!"

No thanks.

Mr. Mind said...

Also when people say "would of" instead of "would have"

It's not even like you can confuse this one. Just learn it!

Teenie said...

Amen to that! Lazy writing put the onus on the reader to figure out what you're trying to say. Any copywriter who doesn't know the basics should learn in a hurry.

Typos are one thing. Not knowing is just ignorant.