10 flagrant grammar mistakes that make you look “stupid”.
Tech Republic (btw, domains with .com.com’s in them irk me to no end!) writer Jody Gilbert gives us a top 10 list of grammar crimes committed online everyday.
#1: Loose for lose
#4: i.e. for e.g.
#5: Effect for affect
#9: Then for than
I’m especially guilty of #9. I was 20 before I could actually remember the difference, and even now I still flub it up all the time. (And yes, I was an English major making those mistakes!).
For the record I do not think that making any of these mistakes make anyone look stupid, but they ARE a good things to read over and try to remember. Coming from a part of the world where we take pride in distorting grammar and use slang too often — I can’t judge anyone’s grammar.
And also, it seems that in Firefox, there is some script running on the page that is making it take forever to switch to a different tab when you are on that page!