I have several Facebook friends who post motivational messages on a daily basis, so I'm quite accustomed to my newsfeed (timeline roundup? status smorgasbord? I have no idea what Zuckerberg wants me calling it these days) consisting of a slew of cheery renderings of upbeat quotes. I'm not so jaded as to be irritated by people sharing posts intended to be uplifting.
However, I absolutely cannot take these inspirational posts seriously when they contain blatant spelling errors. Or grammar mistakes. Or they simply make no sense. The only thing such posts inspire is an increase in my snark level - and tonight, I was motivated to share the snickering.
So here are ten of the worst offenders from this week... and yes, these all showed up on Facebook.*
|...and commas are for people |
who know how to use them.
|Without the proper use of semi-colons, you might |
accidentally tell someone that we are without God,
and also that we are nothing.
|This one has a misplaced comma, incorrect capitalization - |
plus gets bonus points for looking like a condom ad AND managing to make the majority of men sound like douchebags. Talk about efficient!
|Some things, however, are far more structurally sound.|
(Also... um... is this supposed to look like a bomb went off?)
|I still don't know who's awesome.|
Your awesome ... mom?
|That counts what?|
|This one is actually less motivational, more mean.|
So I don't feel bad pointing out that what *I* noticed
was your incorrect use of "your" instead of "you're",
dear card-maker, and I marked you down as "needs improvement."
|Sometimes people stress over a late period.|
This early period is also distressing.
|Are any of them due to simple problems with agreement?|
(This one was just too easy - and way too nerdy. Sorry!)
|3 things missing from this quote: the apostrophe, |
the apostrophe, and the apostrophe.
|Okay, truth is I have no idea what this one is actually about.|
But his nervous grimace tells me I should figure it out.
* By the way, if you posted one of these on your page, I'm not judging you. Hey, I've certainly contributed plenty of typos to the universe... and so, if anything, the errors in these motivational messages made me feel better. So thanks for the uplift! :)