Posts tagged ‘spelling’

January 11, 2012

I Heart Grammar!

by limebirdwriters

Over the years and through studying English Language and Linguistics at University, it has become more and more apparent to me that grammar is a fickle yet wonderful thing. Did you know for example, there are around 10 different types of grammar? I had to dig out my old linguistics books to find these, but here we are – Comparative, Generative, Mental, Pedagogical, Performance, Reference, Theoretical, Traditional, Transformational and Universal.  (If you’re interested, I can add the meanings of these, but I didn’t want to bore anyone!)

January 5, 2012

Pointing Out Mistakes… Yay Or Nay..?

by limebirdwriters

Ok, I’m the first to admit, if I see rogue punctuation or strange spelling or an abuse of homophones in my work, I’ll be straight in there with my red pen making adjustments. I’m sure most of you are too. However, the people that get right on my nerves are the callous self proclaimed ‘Grammar Police’. These are the people that will wait for someone to make the slightest typo or mistake and jump right on in there, shaming the writer and making them feel stupid.

November 6, 2011

We’re Sure Your Thank It…?

by limebirdwriters

Saw this outside a pub in Richmond today. Umm… what?


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