How’s your Monday going? Super good, I hope 😉
Last night as I was watching a little ESPN, catching up on all of my baseball stats and highlights from the day–speaking of which, my Brewers KILLED the Twinsies in an all out whoop-ass of a game 16-4–I stumbled upon this little gem.
For once it wasn’t the players on the field that were making silly errors, a missed catch here or a bad throw there.
It was the AT&T Trivia Team.
Rethink Possible? I’d say the folks over at AT&T might have to start ‘rethinking’ whoever writes their media announcements.
Now, I am not always perfect when it comes to the written way. I do sometimes make grammar and spelling mistakes, for sure. But there is just something about using the wrong “there/they’re/their” or the misuse of a little colon or comma that drives me crazy (and for me, that is not a very far trip lol). I have to admit, a piece of me died a little bit when I saw this. The grammer nerd in me was kicking and screaming and throwing a complete and utter temper tantrum. There may have been a lot of stomping, a good deal of jumping up and down, and the occasional crossing-of-the-arms-‘HMMPPHHing’ action going on. You know how when the Hulk gets angry, he turns into a not so jolly green giant? Well, whenever I see or come into contact with a major grammar “oops”, I regress to my former 2-year old self. It’s not pretty. Especially because I don’t quite fit into my Oshkosh B’ Gosh overalls like I used to 😉
My big ‘ol bookish brain was exploding.
The writer in me was bamboozled with anxiety.
My tutoring instincts wept incoherently.
I wish I was exaggerating when I say that this sorta kinda made my wonky heart flutter with WTFness.
I mean…this is the major leagues people, literally speaking of course.
The least you could have done was run your message through the old spell check.
Good thing for you, I am a very forgiving person. This is just your first strike AT&T. But please try to not drop the ball next time. Deal shlameal?
Questions of the day: What grammar “oops” drive you crazy? Are you as much of a stickler for spelling and grammar that I am?