grammar:. It's what we learned in second grade while practicing our cursive on those gray, midway-dotted lined, handwriting-practice sheets... or at least back in the day when I was seven, I did that.
Nowadays in a world of "tech-savvy" toddlers and eight year olds who have cell phones (remind me why they need to text their friend-who-still-eats-glue?), let's just say online and virtual-speak does not always condone proper grammar usage. As a result, casual texts and emails with misspellings, lack of punctuation and of course, silly grammar errors become habitual. Now, we hardly notice these mistakes anymore. #embarrassing
- punctuation: oxford commas and use of semicolons
- misspelling contractions or possessive pronouns: it's vs. its and you're vs. your
- spelling, in general
- For my AP style writers: abiding by the holy grail of writing... don't worry, we all still make those mistakes. I keep a copy at my desk at work, one on my bookshelf at home and another via Blackberry app.
A popular "pin" on my "Tech it Easy; I'm a big Geeky" board.
It's simple. We did it when we were seven.