Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Where Have All the Sidebars Gone?

So, yesterday, I changed four letters of code in my sidebar. And now it's gone! All of it. All gone. Deep breath. I won't be writing here today. That's good because I was going to do a grammar rant.

Oh, all right, here it is in brief:
1. D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y not "definately"
2. it's=it is and its=belongs to it
3. There, their, they're--all sound the same, mean different things. Please try to use the right one.
4. I'm really banging my head against the wall on this one, but here we go. There's no such thing as the following phrases: "could of," "would of," or "should of." You never need to use these words together with of. It's could've or could have, etc.
5. It's "y'all" not "ya'll." You all contracts to y'all. Ya'll means Ya will. Which you don't mean.


Lee said...

Or You all. Or the ever popular Pittsburg-ese, Y'uns. Or Y'nz. As in Hey Y'nz guys. Probably short for You Ones, as if that makes any sense.

And please tell my husband that you bathe a dog. You don't bath a dog. You can just tell me and I'll tell him you said so.

Is there any chance that you saved a copy of your blog template as a document on your computer? Like as a Word or Notepad document? Then you could just paste it back in there? What a drag.

Zohrah said...

It must be tough being "Mrs Bree Van De Kemp" but I'm enjoying you. ;)

jo said...

I made the sidebar disappear too. Was much unhappiness. I have since learned to copy and paste my template into a word document just in case I do the stupidness again. Of course, this is the reason why I don't update my template or generally screw around with it. I'm afraid. Very afraid.

Anna van Schurman said...

Actually, Zohrah, it's not difficult at all, which is why I encourage everyone to try it. ;)

smartypantz said...

My grammar rant is the improper use of the word "literally." As in, "That skier was literally on fire as she headed towards the finish line." Literally does NOT mean "really, really", it is the opposite of figuratively.
Wow, I feel so much better!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Get a life. At least one that will save us all from your grammar rants. CJ

Anna van Schurman said...

CJ, I'd like to invite you to stop reading my blog if my PhD in English bothers you so much. Grammar is a part of my life. I do believe that it should be part of bloggers' lives too.

Cindy said...

I have a grammar pet peeve of my own that I see time and time again in job postings..."incumbent" does NOT mean the person who is coming into the job...it's the person who already HAS the job! ARGH!

Lelia said...

Anna: please feel free to correct my spelling and grammar anytime. I don't type as fast as I think & tend to skip things. It is the fossil in me. Being Mom to 3 teens, my pet peeve is their trend to start every line with "Hey Mom" or "Hey Dad" Yes, I know, it could be worse -- like when I'm on ignore. Those rolling eyes LOL.