Don’t be a psycho. Use commas.

I want you to know, the use of proper grammar in this post is brought to you by the good people at Grammarly, who offer a fantastic  grammar check for all of your internet writing.

 

I realize I am guilty of misusing the English language and peppering my posts with – ahem – slang, now and again. I am also certain that with the sheer number of posts produced in a year, there are bound to be numerous mistakes in punctuation, spelling and more. The difference is, I actually know how to write and spell a grammatically correct post in the English language. I also edit, re-edit and triple check my posts whenever possible.

Judging by what I see littered throughout the internet (artistic license aside), I’m thinking there are a lot of people who don’t do this.

It disturbs me.

Because these people are spreading the sickness of illiteracy, and this sickness could possibly destroy the human race you guys! I’m serious! What will our children’s children think when they read the words “Srsly,” “Phablet” or “Twerking” in the Oxford dictionary in the year 2354? They’ll think the reason the human race is dying is because we forgot how to spell or communicate properly.

These things are always preventable. But when that big homeland security chief in the sky messages down to the control tower guy just before an alien attack with something like, R frce flds up?, how is control-tower-guy supposed to know he is asking about force fields? I would think he was talking weather, as in, “Are fierce floods up this year?”. You see my point, right?

For those rare instances when time won’t permit me to check my work, or I’m not quite sure how to write “I’m EXHAUSTED from seeing all of these F%$#ING letters on the screen” in proper English, I simply get help, (or hire an editor). Please CHECK YOUR WORK (or ask someone to help you check your work). We’ll all be happier. All snafus and gaffs will be avoided; human race annihilation averted.

I’m here to help.

Here is something I found and shared on my author page on Facebook, which illustrates this perfectly:

Use Commas

Ms. Cheevious is the alter-ego of Lisa Jey Davis (former publicist, and television talent manager, current award-winning writer & author, & health and fitness pro). Though Ms. Cheevious has become known for humor via the blog and social media, offering a lighter and brighter look at life… the blog was originally a precursor to Lisa Jey's long overdue book "Ms. Cheevious in Hollywood" which offers a fabulous, funny peek into what really goes on behind the scenes in Hollywood… a Hollywood with Lisa Jey and her funny “serendipities” in it. Think Lucille Ball meets Chelsea Handler meets the girl next door (with a little chocolate and vodka). It depicts with hilarity the innocent mistakes Lisa Jey made when launched back into the big, bad single jungle, as an unassuming single-mother in the City of Angels. It’s also about the beautiful, interesting life she led while her loving, incredible sons kept her grounded and sane amid fantastic events, new friends, parties and field trips. It also shows the turmoil and heartbreak that comes with dating and single mom life. All blog content © 2015 Ms. Cheevious aka Lisa Jey Davis

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