English and Grammar
December 28, 2006 5:35pm CST
I know I'm not perfect in my English and grammar 100% of the time. But, I definitely try. I have sooooo many pet peeves when I see or hear individuals, with English as their first language, speaking it so horribly. Do teachers not enforce correct grammar and spelling in their classrooms? Who's to blame? I mean, don't people realize their speaking exhibits, maybe intelligence and I would hope, creditability. I have to give some examples: The uses of me or I. They're easy... She went to the store with me. That is a photo of Jennifer and me. (It's not a photo of I.) Jennifer and I went to the store. (Not, Jennifer and me) A contraction commonly messed up: "Your" means belonging to you. "You're is a contraction of "you are". I see so many adults goof that one up. I really don't like when people use double negatives. It just sounds horrible... especailly parents teaching their children to speak this way. "Oh, you're done eating, you don't want no more spaghetti?" Well, if you don't want "no" more, then you want some more. Another that annoys me: I live in NE PA and there's something I hear a lot of people say. I'm not even sure what it's derived from. But, someone may say something like: "It's cold out; hayna?" Or, "henna". I mean, what's it mean? "Aint it?" "Like, do you agree?" I just think the way people speak shows lack of intelligence, even though, they may be very intelligent. Ok, my rant is over - until someone posts a response; I guess.