Get It Right [Grammar Edition]

September 28, 2011 · 36 comments

I own up to it. I do.

Hi. My name’s Alyssa, and I’m a grammar/spelling nazi.

My good friend Abby tagged me in the above graphic on Pinterest. ‘Cause she knows I’m constantly correcting her grammar.

As a former college newspaper editor and lifelong grammar nazi, I can’t stop.

Just get it right, guys.

I’ve said my piece.

P.S. I may or may not have had to Google that phrase. “Piece?” or “peace?”

P.P.S. In this instance, it’s “piece.”

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1 Suzanne September 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

Oh, thank you times a million. A couple others: the plural of “it” is “its”, without a comma. Also, the general misuse of semicolons. I see that and I nearly burst a blood vessel. IT’S A CONJUNCTION! YOU CAN’T PUT A SEMICOLON AND “AND” IN THE SAME PHRASE!
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2 Blog is thE New Black September 28, 2011 at 2:38 pm

OMG! YOU ARE HILARIOUS. I can relate all too well. One of my BIGGEST pet peeves? When people split up the word “another,” like “a whole nother” thing. “Nother” isn’t a word. STOP IT! Poor grammar is sheer laziness!
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3 Dorsa @ Running Thoughts September 28, 2011 at 2:39 pm

haha too funny.

What brought this on?
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4 Hannah September 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm

Haha, I love that fourth picture.
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5 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Too funny! I’m with ya though, improper use of “there” and “your” drives me insane!
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6 Alyssa N September 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I think I always thought that last saying was I’ve said my peace. Like now that I’ve said what I want I can have peace in my life. But I guess piece might make more sense.
As a side note about grammar, an old roommate of mine decided to make a budget and she labelled the binder “Dollars and Sense”, I was hoping it was a pun on the words, but I didn’t want to ask because I figured it probably wasn’t and I wouldn’t be able to control my laughter.
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7 Kailey (SnackFace) September 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I KNEW there was a reason I felt connected to you:

We are the same person. Except I don’t run.


8 Ali @ Ali Runs September 28, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I must admit, it took me the longest time to get the hang of definitely vs. definately. I’m not sure why that was so hard for me to correct, but I’m so happy I finally did. I’m totally with you on being a total grammar/spelling police. Sometimes I read blog posts and literally cringe from the amount of errors there are.

That being said, I usually try to proof read my posts at least twice, but I’m sure there are times when I miss some.
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9 Lara @ TresLaLa September 28, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Oh, man… The ‘irregardless’ thing KILLS me. I was about 25 when I corrected my 50-year-old Vice President, who happened to be an MD and an attorney, on the correct use of regardless. I don’t recommend that… But judging him silently for the next 3 years at that job: priceless.
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10 Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health September 28, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Oh I love you :D. I do like to get my grammar right, but sometimes I just don’t really have the time to proof read my posts…oops, yes I did just admit that haha.
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11 Lisa @ My Blonde Moments September 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Love this post! Love love love.


12 Katie @ Faith&Funfetti September 28, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Love this!! I also hate when people use the word ‘nothing’ instead of ‘anything’. For example: “I didn’t do nothing wrong.” Blah.


13 Nikki September 28, 2011 at 4:56 pm

I love this! I hate when people use incorrect forms of words. Such a pet peeve of mine! Thank goodness others understand.

There is a difference between a typo and incorrect grammar!
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14 katie September 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Oh girl, I wish I was able to say that I had good grammar always, but nope, pretty much stinks, lol! Sometimes when I post too fast, It happens , but I try to catch it by proofreading!

Love you! So bummed I missed fit chat!
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15 Jessica @ Stylish Stealthy and Healthy September 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

some days my husband won’t even talk to me because I’ve corrected him so many times, and it will not even be noon yet.

It’s hard being so grammatically intelligent.
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16 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries September 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Hahah! I love this! I am SUCH a grammar Nazi. It’s bad. But oh so good.
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17 Natalie September 28, 2011 at 6:03 pm

Grammar is my first love. Don’t tell my husband. It took me two years before I stopped using correct punctuation and spelling in my texts. With every omitted apostrophe, I die a little inside.
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18 Katy @ HaveYouHurd September 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm

hahahahahahahaha <—- that is me laughing an 'ish ton at your (I did it right!) incredibly hilarious illustrations of grammar nazi-ism.
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19 Soo @ Little Miss Fitness September 28, 2011 at 7:15 pm

This is so funny. πŸ™‚ I love it. Note to self, make sure I proofread before posting!!


20 Jazz September 28, 2011 at 7:57 pm

# 2 Lol! The straight face is a secret weapon, it expresses so much without a touch of audio.. πŸ˜€
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21 Liz @ Something To Chew On September 28, 2011 at 8:37 pm

THANK YOU!!! I can’t stand incorrect grammar. Seriously. It makes my blood boil.
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22 Kace September 28, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Also add to the list: then and than, affect and effect, “me and my friends…” no, it’s “my friends and I”, and – my own personal blood curler – good vs. well. You do GOOD things (I did a good deed, this is a good book) you do things WELL (I did well on this test.) Superman does good – we do well.
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23 Lauren September 28, 2011 at 9:53 pm

I’m a grammar nazi too! English major, what can I say? Two, to and too is probably my biggest pet peeve. Although, definitely bothers me too. Get it right, people!
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24 Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life September 28, 2011 at 10:01 pm

I’m a total grammar nazi too! On the bright side, my boyfriend’s writing has greatly improved because of my grammar nazi ways. His professor commented about how much he’s improved. There are benefits!
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25 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness September 28, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Best post ever. It drives me batty when grown men and women can’t spell simple words or misuse words.
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26 janae September 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Crap. You have got to stop reading my blog:) Or I could just pay you to proofread each and every post before I post it.
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27 Tiffany @ texan on the run September 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

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28 alyssa - fashion fitness foodie September 29, 2011 at 2:04 am

wut up. u totes naild dis.
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29 kristen September 29, 2011 at 2:38 am

Im guilty of your/ you’re. I apologize haha.


30 Brittany September 29, 2011 at 3:15 am

Oh alyssa! This is awesome! I’m not so crazy about the grammar, but somethings drive me cray cray! Your/ you’re; where / were; they’re / there!


31 Lizzie September 29, 2011 at 12:28 pm

hahahaha! love this! unfortunately i have pretty awful grammar…
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