Friday, April 12, 2013

Bad teeth & poor grammar.

Right or wrong, usually when we see someone with bad teeth, we automatically write them off as being unclean or lesser. Okay, it's wrong. But a lot of us do it. My Nan was british and had horrible teeth because dentistry isn't as common in Europe, yet she was one of the classiest ladies I ever knew. So I shouldn't judge people like that but I'll admit, sometimes I do. And proof that other people do too? Is the fact that almost every pre-teen these days has braces. Nobody wants their kid to be the one with the wonky teeth.

And using poor grammar is kind of like having bad teeth – automatically, it gives people a sour taste in their mouth about you. Using poor grammar says right away, "uneducated". And I don't know about you, but uneducated isn't an adjective I'd like anyone to use for me.

Listen guys, it matters. It really, really does. And it doesn't take much to get it right – just a little extra attention to detail and one sixteenth of a second to add an "e" to the end of your when you're telling someone they're sweet. You know what I'm saying?

It's bad when normal people use poor grammar but when a business owner does? Wowza. Automatically that person loses credibility. And I saw that today. So I decided to share this post.

If you're wanting to learn more about grammar and how to use it properly, check out Grammar Girl and these posts by Borshoff, the top PR Agency in Indianapolis, here and here.

Read these and take a minute to protect your grammar. It's important.
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1 comment:

Caitlin said...

Such a pet peeve. I think it's even worse when the terrible grammar comes from a guy you like. Suddenly you're no longer so attracted to him. Or is that just me?
I am definitely going to take a look at those posts!