We all make mistakes when we're typing or writing - and some folks really struggle with their writing skills because of dyslexia and other issues. This post is in NO way aimed at you.
Sonshine brought home his latest 'Curriculum For Excellence' project for his homework. Please note that word 'Excellence'.
Aside from the fact that one is supposed to be creating an innovative lantern on an island where it's sometimes impossible to buy a jar of capers, I magically fumed my way to fully-fledged grammar Nazi as I read it in much the same way as Mild-Mannered Clark Kent ends up with his knickers on outside his trousers.....
I'll let the missing apostrophe on Hallowe'en go....but check out that first 'paragraph':
'Give of some light' GIVE OF SOME LIGHT???????
Give OFF some light!!!!
'Was this written by a Class Assistant.....or a pupil?' I asked hopefully.
'Nah - it was written by a teacher.'
I was assured that it wasn't HIS teacher that wrote it. Which is good, seeing as how she's Acting Assistant Head at the Primary at the moment and VERY lovely and Sonshine ADORES her.
Perhaps I should give the teacher in question the benefit of the doubt - perhaps it was just overly quick fingers on the keyboard....followed by a bit of duff proof-reading.
Am I being too pedantic? Do I need to take a chill pill and worry not about the Western World's slow descent into grammar chaos? Does text-speak herald the END of civilisation as we know it? Should I drink weaker coffee in the morning before blogging? :-)