July 17, 2009

Los Angeles and Other Shenanigans

Just a little heads up, I'll be in LA for the next week for a family reunion with the in-laws and won't have the time/patience or internet access to post. But I promise, with these nut jobs I will have plenty to write about when I return.

Also, on a side note, I am a nursing student, not an English major, and unless I'm turning in my most recent Pharmacology Case study, I do not care about grammar.
Keep busting my balls over bullshit grammar mistakes, and I'll keep making them, because (once again) I do not care about grammar.
Deal with it, or go away...your senseless attacks and irrational rants are not wanted here.

And also, last time I checked grammar never saved anyone's life, and nurses are paid substantially more then English majors anyways.

14 comments:

The Veteran Server said...

I just tell people who criticize the form or structure of my site to get their own site and make it as perfect as they want; most critics don't have a blog of their own. Have fun with the in-laws!!

chef's kitchen rant said...

Well said. There is always someone who knows better right. Bet they can't help others like you can...

Anonymous said...

I DO have a fauncy-schmauncy English degree, and I can't freakin' *stand* grammar Nazis. I'm like a walking paradox. Screw 'em if their delicate little feelings are huuuuurt by the way you write.

~DKM Marlink

brit said...

I'm a nursing student too :o) YAAAAY waiting lists!

ilikedginger said...

I think people sometimes forget the point of language.

As long as communication and ideas are successfully expressed, the structure of a sentence doesn't really matter.

Klaatu said...

Grammar can make a difference. If you were eating in an Italian restaurant, and got food poisoning, and texted the EMS, they may not pay attention if you said you were being bothered by a paisan.
See, grammar can save your life.
And if your Gramma knows C.P.R.,so can she.

E said...

I think when you're just writing for yourself like in a diary or in this case, a blog, it's expected to be a little informl. Not like an essay. So I agree with you!

But on that note, certain expectations are.. well, expected, from certain professions, and unfortunately, nursing is one of them. You have to take it with the job. No one's going to take you seriously or trust you if you can't at the least spell things right or follow basic rules of grammar when you're on the job. It's just reality and part of the job. (Btw, not to be an ass, and I'm sure it's been pointed out before, but you consistently use "then" when you want "than." Eek!)

cokewithdrawl said...

The only time I judge and correct poor grammar is when trolls make horrible posts on blogs. I would never presume to correct the blog writer's grammar. That's just bad form and asshattery of the highest form.

brypie said...

Ah the joys of family reunions :) i look forward to hearing about it.

Justthe said...

its a shame they can't moan about something more important such as poverty or war (great blog btw really enjoying it)

brie said...

okay, well, i don't mind bad grammar. sometimes i even venture so far as to use a double negative.

i'm chill like that.

Carrie said...

Wow I've just read all your posts. (kind of hopping around to do it) You have some pretty nasty anger and authority issues huh?

Anonymous said...

Grammar may not save any lives, but poor grammar can cost you a shitload of money. See the "Million Dollar Comma" case: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/10/26/the_case_of_the_million_dollar_comma/

I'm an English Major, and a grammar nazi... but I also recognize that it's your fucking blog, and anyone who has a problem can gtfo. I think it's less a case of English majors whining and more a case of people who don't recognize that this is the internet, not a classroom.

Love your blog. :)

G.H. said...

Anon- Thanks for the comment. You are spot on about this simply being a blog. Most often when I am writing a post, it is late, I've had a beer, and the last thing I am worried about is grammar. Had it been a graded assignment for school, I would take it more seriously. If it was my job, and I was making money writing, it would probably matter more to me. But because it's a fun, lighthearted blog, I get really annoyed at the trolls!