"It never gets any easier. You just go faster." ---Greg Lemond
"Don't buy upgrades. Ride up grades." --- Eddy Merckx
"You drive like shit." ---The Car Whisperer

17.12.09

Thursday Hate - Dr Grammar

You're. Your. One is a contraction, the other possessive.

"You are (you're) a piece of shit who deserves the death penalty for using your car to kill an innocent bystander in a road rage incident."

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Loose. Lose. Two completely different words.

"You will have loose bowels for the rest of your life once you lose your (eh?!) virginity in prison."

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It's. Its. Again, one is a contraction, the other a possessive. If you write it with the apostrophe, sound out both words, "it is" and if it doesn't fit, remove the apostrophe, like so:

"It's going to be great seeing your cowardly ass shanked in the exercise yard when one gang or another gets its hands on you. Rot in hell, I hope you die from a perforated colon."


Yours in hate and education,

The Car Whisperer.

4 comments:

Pankonin said...

When does the apostrophe belong on the right side of the "s" in words that aren't contractions?

The Car Whisperer said...

Great question. The answer: when they are plural possessives.

Example: "These road-ragers' lives will be made into a living hell once the license plates on the cars they left behind are used to track them down."

Jeff of MargaretAndJeff said...

I also hate the Rode vs Road and Their vs They're vs There

The Car Whisperer said...

Effect and affect.