• Blog,  Words

    Are You One Of Those Mean People?

    “I hope she’s not one of those mean people…” Those were the words a barista wondered about me in the drive-thru today after she made a minor mistake on the order in front of me. She accidentally gave the customer in the car ahead of me my beverage instead of his. He began to drive away. Fortunately, I had my window down, so I heard her call to him and she then turned to me and yelled, “I’m sorry!” When he backed up, I witnessed the transfer of beverages. Jokingly, when I pulled up, I said, “Oh my gosh, did you try to give him MY beverage?!” We both chuckled.…

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    Misuse of Me, My and I

    This is a difficult one for me because I want to start heaving with the misuse of me, my and I. Mostly because … ohhh, give me a minute now … okay I think I’ve composed myself … whoops, nope not quite … okay. It’s because of this verbal hate crime: people who say or write “I’s” Okay, I started a full body shudder just typing that tragedy. Now, hopefully, all of you are as confused as I am about why anyone would SAY this let alone WRITE IT, so let’s talk. I’m more forgiving about verbal grammatical mistakes because I know sometimes when we get talking (and in my case,…

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    Stop using the word “literally”

    I’m not sure why people are obsessed with using the word literally. Maybe it’s because we’ve become a society of dramatics like me, so they feel the need to make sure people they the are being serious. This word is grossly overused and it needs to stop. Now. The correct definition of “literally” is to describe something in a literal sense and without exaggeration. But many people often use the word to do the opposite—add emphasis or describe something in a way that can’t possibly be true. • “I literally died of embarrassment.” • “I’m literally insane with jealousy over her shoes.” • “The puppy was so cute I literally…

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    When to Use “Over”

    A word I frequently see misused is the word “over.” You may be reading this and thinking “this chick has flipped out.” I hope once you see the video you feel like you learned something even if it is just how nutso I am about word usage. 🙂  

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    Irregardless Is NOT A Word!

    Let’s start my word witch hunt with the misuse of the word irregardless. This may be the most irksome of the misused words because it’s not a word! Largely because it’s a double negative. However, the most bothersome piece of information resides with its mainstream usage which has landed the word “irregardless” in the dictionary. The so-called word experts are pandering to the masses and apparently feel powerless to stop it. Here’s the video with a bit more information about what you’re doing and why it’s wrong. Irregardless is NOT a Word The Funny Story So, the funny story I agreed to share happened a long time ago when I…