Comments on: Right and Write Geek Culture & Tech Expert: How Can I Help You Today? Wed, 25 Nov 2015 01:28:28 +0000 hourly 1 By: Glenn Mon, 11 Jan 2010 05:19:57 +0000 I think everyone should have the right to write, but should at least write right. I mean, if one cannot write right, then what is left? (Hint: The answer is right there on the left, and rightly so!)

I mean, if one doesn’t write right, then one is writing wrong, and we all know that wrongs must be made right. If you write wrong, then you must right the wrong by writing right, for if the writing is wrong without being righted, you may lose the right to write. Then it will be impossible to right the wrong, right?

Am I right? Wrong? Words? Write? Left? Right?
Sound off One…Two………THREE FOUR!

Yes, I need to get a life, but I’m greedy – I want two…I want the right life and I want the write life. Would that be so wrong?

Quick! Find a priest to give me last rites! :-p


It does lightly disturb me to see verbal faux pas in the written word, but I try not to let it bother me too much, unless it is so bad that the message is obfuscated.

The only time I take real exception to it is when these acts are committed by those who “profess” to be writers. If one is going to write material or articles meant to be published and read by many, then one should avail ones self of spell checkers and proof reading and, if necessary, ones high school English teacher for grammatical accuracy.

By: Don Stevens Sun, 13 Dec 2009 01:09:07 +0000 Pirillo needs to relax and/or get back on his meds. To assume that someone might sloppily write “right” instead of “write” because that person doesn’t know the difference in meaning and needs schooling from him is borderline bizarre. I don’t care how many times I proof things I’ve written – later, I will find errors that jump out at me. I am chagrined and chastised, but not surprised. Homonym mistakes abound in writing. That’s why we have proofreaders; rabid scolds are a different issue.

Consider that in this posting, Pirillo put two periods on the end of two of his sentences. Should I assume he doesn’t know how to use periods, which punctuation usage was taught in second or fifth grade, and should I call him an idiot and hold up pieces of paper proving it? That would be… an indictment of my sanity credentials, which I am not prepared to relinquish just for him. Or maybe he meant to use ellipses, but doesn’t know how to count to three, taught in first grade or preschool.

My final comment. I don’t worry so much about people who mistype homonyms because they’re sloppy or rushed. I worry about wordy people writing excessively as, “An appropriate use of this word would be in a sentence such as” when “A proper use of ‘right ‘is:” suffices. What in god’s name are “would be” and “such as” doing in that sentence? The sentence is as it is. It doesn’t need to be would bed or such ased over ladened clunky.

By: Jan Fri, 11 Dec 2009 18:42:40 +0000 Misplaced apostrophies drive me craxy also. Another of my pet peeves is the misuse of I, me, and myself, especially when paired with him, her, she, or he. I never use “myself” as I am not sure of its proper usage, but I do recognize when it is used incorrectly. I am positive that “myself and him went skiing” is wrong!

Still another – I’ve noticed lately that the word”up” is commonly used as “meet up with”. I seem to remember that I was taught that was not correct. Anybody know the answer to that?

By: Ron Hamilton Fri, 11 Dec 2009 14:55:38 +0000 Enjoying your grammar lessons.

The two most misused words, for sure, are using *too* instead of *also*.
That is, John is going home and I am going home too. “Too” means too much of something; in excess. “Also” means in addition to, and is the word that should be used.
You will hear this mistake a hundred times every day as it is made by newscasters, in the written press, and just about everywhere there is english.

Another common mistake is “I won’t be going there any more.”
The corrected words are: “I won’t be going there any longer.”

Enjoy your newsletter.

Ron Hamilton

By: Auriette Fri, 11 Dec 2009 03:49:08 +0000 That’s great! Do you have videos for to, too, and two? How about their, they’re and there? Your and you’re? It’s and its? Yes, every once in a while, I will catch myself making a stupid mistake when typing something really fast, but I find it really annoying when people consistently use the wrong word(s). Thank you!

By: Eric L. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 19:13:48 +0000 Personally, I don’t think it matters much if someone uses correct spelling or not… As long as they are able to get the spelling somewhat close as to allow the reader to understand what they are trying too say….lol

If people feel the need to correct someone’s spelling then most likly they are the unintellegent ones…maybe the person is purposely mispelling words such as I am now, maybe the java script screan isn’t keeping up with the typing, or maybe the person writing simply doesn’t believe that there is someone out their that would put so much weight on the way someone spells. O.K. so the person writing doesn’t know the correct spelling or doesn’t put that much effort into it, or maybe just doesn’t have the time to proof read what they wrote… does this effect my life at all? will my day be ruined because someoe misspelled something or left a letter out? Or will my world come crashing down and all life seece to exsist if someone misspeels a word? I’m guess NO, and I’m thinking that correcting someones spelling is not only a waste of my time, but what would I have to gain by insulting someone’s intellegents? I’m thinking nothing… So since nothing good would come of correcting someone, and no harm was done by the misspelled word(s)….why are we even making it a topic? Oh that’s right ! only to waste time, wish I had myself had more time to waste on this, however fun that it was writing on the topic.


By: Ric Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:21:22 +0000 You’re wrong! YOU sent me the link.

By: Diane Thu, 10 Dec 2009 07:35:05 +0000 That is one of my biggest pet peeves, people not knowing which word to use.
Examples: their/there
Plus lots more.

By: Erik C. Thu, 10 Dec 2009 03:26:49 +0000 Pet peeves on grammar.Two big errors that I see. (1) Using “a” instead of “an”. Example:I ate a apple. I here some of the biggest talk show people do this and even news cast announcers now! (2) “PIN number” The N in PIN means number so PIN number is redundant. Similar mistakes: VIN number (for cars); ATM machine; and around the year 2000: the “year Y2K”

By: Peter Wed, 09 Dec 2009 22:25:06 +0000 And don’t get me started on “there”, “their” and “they’re”. Makes my blood boil. 🙂