A Plea to Other Bloggers
I come from a long line of grammarians and editors. Then I married a journalist, with whom I produced an English teacher and a mass communications major.
Given that background, please understand I may stop following your blog if you repeatedly us “it’s” as a possessive or you make other usage errors that you should have learned by the tenth grade.
Here’s a brief refresher of some common usage errors:
flaunt—show off something
flout—flagrantly disobey a rule
forgo—to go without
forego—to go before
foreword—introduction to a book
staunch–fervent, like a supporter
stanch–stem the flow, as blood
There are many more, but I have to get back to painting baseboard.
One more thing: if you learned to type on an actual typewriter you were probably taught to put two spaces after a period. Ever since the advent of computer word-processing and typesetting, it is no longer necessary to do so; the computer automatically adds extra space after a period. Adding the extra space creates “rivers” in the copy, and drives me crazy.
And if you ever catch me in a usage or grammar error, feel free to call me on it. I too am subject to human error.