Your and You’re, Their, There, and They’re

Okay, okay, I know.

Everyone has done a post/video/whatever else on this topic.

But I am passionate about this subject.

Wait, no, this deserves all caps:

PASSIONATE about this subject.

I am, in fact, a member in the ranks of the Grammar Nazis. It’s a dangerous job, subject to much ridicule, hate, and people with no respect for spelling or grammar whatsoever.

But, news flash: everyone’s a Grammar Nazi. To a certain extent.

What most irks me–wait, all caps again: what MOST irks me is when people misuse the usages of your and you’re or their, there, and they’re. You may have gathered this from the title of this post. It’s not that hard, people!

Your: Yours. It belongs to you. It is your possession.

You’re: You are. You are cool. You are cool because you read my blog. You are _______.

Their: Theirs. It is the man and the woman’s yard; it is their yard. It belongs to more than one person.

There: There. The book is over there. The location of something.

They’re: They are. They’re cool because they have cats. Multiple people are ________.

Not. Complicated.

Gee whilikers, Batman.

Drives me up. The. Wall.

My dearest Older Brother (<—- capital “o,” capital “b”–for an explanation of why this is in parentheses, go here) showed me a meme on the interwebz. It was Steve Harvey, making that stupid face at the “So You Want to Be a Millionaire” questions and the caption was, “That awkward moment when you realize that your not going to be a millionaire.”

WRONG “YOU’RE,” PEOPLE!

Batman slapping Robin

(Just an interesting tidbit, it took me three tries to type the caption because I automatically typed the right “you’re” the first two times).

You may ask me if there’s a point to this.

The answer, really, is no. (Unless you count me whining about things that irritate me as a point.)

But, guys, if you don’t know the proper usages of the your, you’re, they’re, their, and there, then . . . please do your research before you use them. Please?

Thanks.


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