Watch you’re mouth
There is no better feeling than logging onto your preferred social media website and seeing someone’s tweet or post: “Three strikes and your out!”
(Insert sarcasm here)
The feeling I get inside when I see the improper use of “you’re” or “your” is one that I might have when something horribly embarrassing happens. Imagine your most embarrassing moment. Embrace the feeling it brings you. That’s how I feel when I see those words being used improperly. I will just want to curl up, cringing at what I just read.
I know I’m being overly dramatic here, but seeing an error like that does make me wince. Is it really that hard to take two extra seconds to think about which one to use? Perhaps not everyone automatically goes to use the right word, and that’s okay, but please- at least take the time to check what you just wrote before you publicly embarrass yourself! You can even use a handy trick that takes but a minute of your time, and saves you five people commenting on your status, just to correct that one error that a bit of scrutiny could have stopped. Even I have to stop and pull this out once in a while.
If “you are” doesn’t fit into the sentence you’re trying to make, then “you’re” is not the word for you. Break it down, it’s that simple.
It keeps you from being that one person that has their post screenshot, then posted on Tumblr for everyone to laugh at.
Really, a lot of respect can be lost for that one small error. No, you may not care as much about being grammatically correct as other people, but for the sake of your social standing…please. Read over what you’re writing before you post it. I might be the only person who does this, but an error like that is the first thing I see on someone’s Facebook status, and when I see it? I automatically scroll down, because if someone’s making the error of using you’re instead of your, I don’t even want to see the rest of what they wrote.
As pretentious as it sounds, I will judge someone’s intelligence solely on if they have proper grammar usage. This particular one just ticks me off the most.
I don’t admit to being perfect. I have my moments of grammatical errors (probably even a few in this post), but I vow to never make the error of mistaking your for you’re.
Thank you for your time, good day.