One of the TSHS members recently mentioned that grammar was a date deal breaker. How do we get through the world today with all of the poor grammar? With colorful comics and sarcastic wonders from places like Hyperbole and a Half.
If you are dating a writer, you don’t have to buy a copy of Strunk & White’s The Elements of Style before the first date. But please, do learn the correct usage of the following:
- There, their, and they’re. — There she is! Their dog is scary. They’re running away!
- Pronouns: “me and my second cousins from Louisiana did this” kills a poor little fairy each time you say it.
- “A lot” is not spelled Alot. Unless, of course, you’re talking about the mystical Alots. Below is an excerpt, but you can read more about the them on Hyperbole and a Half:
In short, grammar is a good thing to know. Also, you should probably start memorizing all of Scrabble’s two-letter words if you really want to impress this writer you’re dating. For any other dating or grammar questions, feel free to message any of our TSHS specialists.