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No Love for Licorice or Grammar

October 22, 2009

One of my “friends” posted this on her facebook page the other day.  I almost unfriended her…. because she was dishing on one of my Besties.  Sigh.  I don’t know why so many people have it out for poor old licorice.  Look how cute he is, how can you hate a face like that?

black licorice

[Unrelated Disclaimer]- My mother was an English major, and the editor of her university newspaper.  She has mad skills with words and grammar.  I have mad skills with… well, other stuff.  When I was in highschool she would proof read my papers for me.  Thankfully.  One memorable rough draft was six pages long.  She removed 96 superfluous commas.  Ninety six.  Pathetic.

My comma usage/un-usage has drastically improved since then, but there are still things I always do wrong.  Always.  I always say “drinken” instead of drunk.  “I haven’t drinken any milk today.”   I usually mess up my plural possessives (as pointed out to me from yesterday’s post about the “siren’s screaming past your window” which apparently should have been the “sirens screaming past the window.”  Whatever.  I forget what all the parts of speech are called.  I pretty much have nouns down and that’s it.  I can use the words with no problem… I just can’t diagram them in a sentence and call them by name.  I hope I haven’t given any of them a complex.  Oh, and I always spell ‘definitely’ wrong (the non spell checked version is definetly- just as it sounds).  So, I try to fix the glaring errors before I hit “post”.  You know, the one’s that have that little red dotted line under them… the one’s the internet can easily point out to you.  But, as for the rest of them- well, I really have no excuse.  I just wanted to make you aware that I am occasionally aware of them.  I just think it adds to my character and charm.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2009 7:18 am

    I always spell definitely wrong as well! I’m glad to know I’m not the only one…

  2. October 22, 2009 9:57 am

    One of my continuous mistakes is “towards” instead of “toward”. I’ve noticed it’s used wrong (wrongly?) in the Book of Mormon a lot. It kind of sticks out now that I’ve tried to correct my own misuses. Once I found a “the the” typo in Mormon 5:20 and red lined it and wrote “typo” really big in the margin (1982 printing–It is corrected in the newer versions). I’m probably the only one who proofs her scriptures.

  3. Heather permalink
    October 22, 2009 11:11 am

    I LOVES the black licorice.

  4. October 23, 2009 9:41 am

    I love black licorice as much as the next (normal, black licorice loving) person…I just don’t understand why you have your hate on for red licorice.

    Also–I can spell ambulance correctly but can’t pronounce it right to save my life. Sigh.


    • October 26, 2009 7:49 pm

      It’s red. Therefore it is disgusting and uneatable. And it smells like cough syrup. But mostly it’s red.


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