English lesson of the day
We all know spelling & grammar are some pet peeves of mine.
The theme of the LA County Fair (it was last year's, as well, if I am not mistaken):
"Kinder. Simpler. Funner."
Ummmm...technically, it would be "more kind." You don't say, "I thought my aunt was kinder than my uncle." You'd say, "I thought my aunt was more kind than my uncle." You wouldn't say, "That math problem was simpler than the first one," you'd say, "That math problem was more simple (or easier) than the first one."
But funner? That world is like fingernails down a chalkboard. Holy moly. Funner? Gee, you mean, "more fun?" Why couldn't they have said, "Kind. Simple. Fun?"
Yeah, yeah, it's just an ad. Never mind the fact that it makes Los Angeles look like a bunch of unedumacated dummies (no comments or stereotypes, please). But the thing that really galls me is that people REALLY talk like this. And that's what's really scary about it to me. Let's not feed into our sad lack of education in this country.
When I hear "people on the street" interviewed on the news daily, I cringe at the brutal lack of grammatical skills. Do the schools today suck? Are kids not going? Are they not paying attention? Are people just stupid & no amount of education will help them? Do people not care that they SOUND dumb & uneducated? ( More grammar rant here.Collapse ) Current Mood: annoyed