Friday, 22 April 2011

Their Are To Many Apostrophe's Around!

So this is just a little personal rant.  I'm a bit of a grammar freak so it probably affects me more than it should, but it really bugs me to see spelling and grammar mistakes all over people's marketing materials.

I'm not talking about silly little typos, we all make those.  And I'm not talking about the complex syntax of our unnecessarily complicated language.  I'm talking about basic grammar we should all know from school.  My top 3 are:


Seriously... there should be no excuse!  Whenever I see them it makes me cringe!

It's bad enough to see it in personal Facebook feeds, but basic errors in marketing materials are unforgivable.  And I do count Facebook business pages in that.  I see loads of leaflets, brochures, flyers, websites and blogs with these basic mistakes.

I might be over sensitive, but I think it reflects badly on the owners of the business and the business itself.  As a photographer, I get paid to take photos.  And I'm chosen (or not) by the quality and style of those photos and not the grammar used on my adverts.  But getting it wrong implies (to me at least) a certainly lack of attention to detail.

Just my thoughts...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have to say I agree! I blog about grammar, spelling and punctuation issues, among other things, and it is comforting to see that people find my blog when searching for how to do things properly, at least!