I am not a grammar or spelling nazi, though some people would claim otherwise. Mostly with them I enjoy annoying them so I do it on purpose. But there are certain spelling/grammar mistakes I sigh when I see/hear.
It’s not their fault they think “stupider” is a word. But it does make me wonder about their high school education. Good grief, it makes me wonder about their grade school education.
Here are a few of those words:
- stupider – more stupid
- alot – a lot
- alright – all right
- funner – more fun
Here’s a single phrase I bite my tongue against correcting:
- could care less
I know what you mean and it’s not that you could care less about something, it’s that you couldn’t care less about it. It means nothing to you. There is no way on this earth that you could carea bout it even a smidgeon less than you do now.
I accept that people write the word “alright” (though I’m not sure why) and I roll my eyes when I see the word “alot” written, but when I hear people saying something is stupider or funner, I have to seriously bite my tongue or my cheeks to prevent myself from correcting them. I have friends who use these nonexistent words and I’d rather not lose them by nitpicking.
But there are times when I can’t keep my mouth shut; I have to say something so people won’t sound stupider than they really are.