Friday, February 22, 2013

I Wonder About People Sometimes

I was reading this post on the Pioneer Woman blog yesterday. In summary, Ree recounted an experience from her childhood when an Italian waiter told her "A-spaghetti without a-cheese is like a-kiss without a-squeeze!"

In typical Pioneer Woman fashion, she went on to write more clever similes, such as
 "A-Basset without a-stench is like a-park without a-bench"  or "A-coffee without a-cream is like a-sleep without a-dream."

So on and so forth.

Anyways, at the end of the post she told the readers to come up with their own witty rhymes.

So all the readers were writing  their little rhymes in the comments section and I was enjoying myself reading through them.

But then I got to this one...

"A girl without a-love is a cowboy with a horse."

Hmmmm....

Later on I got to thinking about my pet peeves and one thing that really drives me crazy...
People with poor grammar (no, not you Brian).

I will admit that I make quiet a few grammar mistakes in my blog and never catch my errors.

Something that has recently been bugging me? Apostrophes in Last Names!!!!!!!!

Here's an example:
Brian and Kelly are "The Strawberrys." (correct)

"The Strawberry's" is just plain wrong.

And by the way, we aren't "The Stawberries." (I wonder about people sometimes).

Kelly Strawberry's dog is named Otis.
The Strawberrys' dog is named Otis.

It gets a little tricky when last names end in -s, such as our friend Brandon Winters.

Brandon Winters's dog is named Barkley.
Brandon and his future wife are the Winterses
The Strawberrys are going over to the Winterses' house today.

Am I right or am I right??!

Actually, I may be wrong.

Google it and get back to me.

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