Twitter account calls out language errors

A new Twitter account—inspired by a tweet that said ‘your in america … speak english’—takes aim at maddening language mistakes. 

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To wit:

• The RV place down the road from my house is selling hitch’s.
• The memo from the executive asks us to have our employees “include there employee number next to there signature.”
• The Facebook comment reads, “This is to funny.”

Although these mistakes are like visual nails on a chalkboard to me, a self-proclaimed grammar nerd, I cut them some slack, because, well, these people aren’t proclaiming to be bastions of grammar and punctuation.

But woe to anyone who poses as an expert and then screws up—especially on Twitter.

Such was the case for one Twitter user who posted a message to foreign language speakers that read:

“your in america … speak english.”

Better advice: Learn your own language before you cast the first stone.

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