There…they’re…their…thar…the hair…the rare air…

Admittedly the English Language is a bitch to learn with all of our contrary rules, but the people who make the most mistakes with there-they’re-their are ones who were born and raised in it. Sometimes they’re double-digit-generational English-speakers.

It’s laziness, pure and simple. Lazy spellers, lazy educational system more interested in getting them in one end and out the other (I was a grade 3 teacher, I know) and lazy people who won’t mock and ridicule and ostracize the their-they’re-there abusers enough to make them see the light.

Let’s all take a stand a defriend anyone who uses them incorrectly on Facebook. They get one warning shot and then it’s “Sorry, Mom, your language skills are insufficient for me to warrant keeping you as a friend. Good-bye. See you for supper on Sunday?” .

Ciao for now.

Timbo.

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