My thoughts on writing tips found online and in published works (with some random thoughts thrown into the mix).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Street Grammar

I disagree with the cop

Me too

Have you ever driven past a billboard and shuddered at a very large spelling mistake? Have you ever shaken your head at bad grammar in a television advertisement? Then you just might relate to these two cartoons.

In today's technology-driven world, it can be easy to lose sight of the rules of proper English. While "b4" in place of "before" might be okay in your texts to friends, it is not okay in a resume. If you find yourself using "lol" in an email to your boss, it might be time to crack open a grammar book. You must always be aware of the image you are giving off and maintain a professional appearance if you want to be taken seriously in the publishing world.

1 comment:

  1. As an English teacher I'm a bit of a 'comma' criminal myself ; ) Nice post! ; ) J.D.