Dont Butcher the English’s Languge!

Me and my friend Rachel just, like, went to the, like, shopping mall yesterday. First we went to the food court and we saw this super annoying kid in our history class and we went to him cause he was just, like sittin’ there. He had a ugly zit on his big ugly face. And we were, like was so grossed out that we just totally ran away. We were gonna leave but we were, like, hungry so we got some food. My sandwich was soooo bad. It’s lettuce was all brown and, like gross.

Does that sound wrong, probably not, but you should have seen all the green and red lines under that when I typed it. That is just shows the fact that America has no clue how to speak (and write) their own language properly.

For example, “like” is only to be used when you enjoy something or when you are describing something. And the phrase is “Rachel and I”. “Ain’t” ain’t not a word. There is an “n” after “a” when a vowel is the first letter of the next word, ex.: this is a error. Also, you do not need an apostrophe in “its” when telling that the lettuce on the sandwich was brown, “it’s” means “it is”. I could go on and on with all the ways people massacre English grammar.

But what may be even more annoying is spelling. It is far more easy to misspell than to make a grammatical error. A lot of people don’t know how to use a dictionary because of spell check, which most people (including me) heavily rely on to check our e-mail christmas cards that we send out to everyone in the family because we were to lazy to send cards to each one.

Not to sound like I am complaining but please,try not to butcher our language. 

10 thoughts on “Dont Butcher the English’s Languge!

  1. like i know rite! like its like so anoyinng how like peeples butcheer da engrish langage!!! peeple shood lyke bye a dicshunariee!

    Haha but to be serious, this is a great post. Nice job Matt!

  2. Matt, this was a fun post to read. I happen to be against the codification of the English language because I think it should be allowed to grow and change (it will do so anyway regardless of how we feel about it.) I think that subconsciously I just don’t like English teachers 😉

    BTW the class blog will be spotlighted tomorrow on the Comments4Kids blog.

    Mr. C

  3. I do not appreciate the way you stereotyped a teenage girl in the beginning. I’m sure there is a way to get your point across without offending females. Especially when there are plenty of girls who don’t talk or write that way.

    • Mackenzi, I do not think that when Matt wrote this, he meant it to offend you. If he did, he probably would not have wrote it. Try to look at the bright side of things instead of focusing on the bad things.

      P.S. I dont mean for this to be taken in a bad way

    • He’s not trying to offend anyone. If it offends you, go read a different post. Matt didn’t specifically write this to offend you. He’s making a point. I’m not trying to be mean but honestly if it offends you, say something face to face. Don’t leave complaints on his work.

      • Sometimes, it’s important as an author to hear that you may have set something up in a way that offends someone, even if it wasn’t done intentionally. As writers, we may not have thought about that, but it may make us approach future writings differently.

    • I didn’t mean for the opening to be implied as a teenage girl talking just because it was in the mall. I appreciate the comment though 🙂

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