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by writeitsideways
January 15th, 2010, 1:05 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are You a Word Nerd or a Grammar Rebel?
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Re: Are You a Word Nerd or a Grammar Rebel?

My pet peeve and top contender for "never, ever" status is use of the reflexive "myself" to try to be proper when you don't know whether to use "I" or "me." As in: "My wife and myself went to the movies," or "He gave keys to Bob and myself." However, I am excited to hear that "they," "them," "their...
by writeitsideways
January 14th, 2010, 9:50 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Are You a Word Nerd or a Grammar Rebel?
Replies: 2
Views: 832

Are You a Word Nerd or a Grammar Rebel?

Are you a Word Nerd or a Grammar Rebel? I recently came across this amusing post on Humorous Reminders of Common Writing Mistakes http://writing.umn.edu/tww/grammar/self_humorous.html , which made me ask myself this very question. Reading through the list of writing faux pas, I kept vacillating betw...