Monday, April 14, 2014
Thoughts from a Recovering Grammar Nazi
Until I just... stopped.
I eventually got to a point where I thought, "Who cares? Does the fact that someone else used 'effect' incorrectly really affect me? Can't I just let it go and not worry about it? Can't I relax?"
What I found out was that... I could! And I could generally just not care whether other people used the wrong word or spelled something wrong, whether by ignorance or laziness or the sheer act of their brain moving faster than their fingers.
It's not that I never notice it. But I've stopped letting myself be affected by it, and I've stopped not-extending grace to those who may mess up.
So, relax. No one's doing it just to piss you off.