So.... on my post yesterday I got three strange comments from three 'supposedly' different people who all posted anonymously and all signed their names with initials.
The first went like this:
I really enjoy your blog. Since you are representing our hometown, I did want to point your error in grammr. I don't mean to call you out, but I am hopeful you will take it as constructive. When you write about your engagement, stating "Bradley's and I's" is grammatically incorrect.
Proper grammar is just something that is important to me, and I will certainly continue reading your blog. I am just trying to make Charleston stand out as a smart and witty city.
First of all, what they said I wrote isn't what I wrote in my post. So I'm confused.
So since the comment was posted anonymously (rolling eyes), I couldn't respond directly - so I just posted back in my comments and basically said, "Uh...what are you even talking about. Who cares. My blog is not a novel."
Then today I got two more random anonymous comments on the post from initial names about the same thing. "Represent Clemson...", blah blah.
I believe they are all from the same person who for some reason wants to be annoying. Mission accomplished, but add pathetic to that too.
But let me just say...poor grammar and all...it really, really, really annoys me when people point out other people's grammar mistakes, OR when people make a big deal and whine about other people making grammatical mistakes.
First of all, who made you grammar god?
I will misspell and mess up grammar all day and if you don't like it, then don't read my blog people. Move on. This blog is written in a conversational tone, so it's not going to be perfect grammar. I will say y'all... I will say should've, could've... I will say fixin'. And I'll probably misspell the hell out of words. Get.over.it.
It doesn't mean I'm stupid or misrepresenting any city - Charleston or Clemson. I highly doubt people think of Charleston and say, "Oh yes, that is the beautiful city of people with perfect grammar!"
And guess what? I'm an Engineer, not an English major. And I think graduating as one of five females in my class in one of the hardest majors at Clemson speaks highly of me and of Clemson - I doubt the folks at Clemson care if my personal blog has grammatical errors. They are probably more interested in the fact that I am invited to and speak at international conferences and that Clemson is in my speaker bio.
And if perfect grammar makes people smart vs. others, then I guess Walt Disney and Albert Einstein were just big dummies since they both had severe dyslexia.
I suspect that these comments are fake or coming from a random person with nothing better to do....but it just annoys me and I feel the need to vent...because I see other people make snide comments on their blog about how annoyed they are when people don't have perfect grammar on their blogs or on Facebook.
It's social media people, not AP English class. If one of my Facebook friends makes a grammatical error, I will not post and correct them... because at the end of the day, who cares?!? It's social media. I'm not saying we should all be walking around making grammatical errors or acting uneducated...but after someone spends 8+ hours a day at work trying to be grammatically perfect...are you really going to hold it against them if they just type conversationally on Facebook or their blog?
If you're reading my blog expecting a professional, edited masterpiece...than I'm sorry to disappoint you. I have a thing called a life and don't spend time proofreading my blog posts.
And quite frankly, I'm upset with myself for interrupting my life to even write this post.
Whoever "Anonymous, initial name, trying to be three different people commenter" is... if you really have something to say, stand behind your comment and post a name, an email, a Twitter handle, a blogger profile....something.....and quit hiding behind fake initials. I would love to talk to you.
Phew. Venting done and done. Cocktails anyone? :)
P.S. Watch the comments - I'm sure Anonymous will return and speak their wisdom as multiple, random anonymous people once more.
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