Friday, February 02, 2007

Commonly Confused

While reading the title of this blog you might have thought it was about me. It's not. Sometimes the use and meaning of words confuses me. It’s nothing new really. Starting in the second grades my English papers were often returned dripping with red ink.

Sing and sign caused me fits for years. But they were replaced by the ‘T’ words. You know the ones – there, their, and they’re. To this day I am not sure I have good grasp on them.

Nate left for the mid west earlier this week. Tiffany still really likes Chicago. This has caused me to focus on the 'T' words. I will try to use each in a sentence.

“Both of our kids are now out of the state, I guess they are truly on their own.”

“One is in Illinois, they other is in a state south of there.”

“Both are happy, they’re doing what they want.”

Maybe later I’ll go into the problem I had with rid and read – we’ll see.


Blogger Raggedy said...

1) The purpose of farming is to produce produce.

2) The bandage was wound around the wound.

3) When our dumps get full they refuse more refuse.

4) We polish our Polish furniture.

5) The lead horse was lead from his pen.

6) I was so hot I decided to desert my dessert in the desert.

Have a wonderful day!
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

11:23 PM  
Blogger Miki said...

Not bad, Ralph, glad that you are still trying to perfect the English and the grammar. I was an English major in college, and sometimes, just sometimes, I make spelling mistakes with simple words. Maybe it isn't that I make mistakes, maybe it is the typing thing! I am thinking too fast for my fingers to type the words correctly. See, in this techno age, we can blame something for our mistakes!!!!!! Anyhow, thank you for your great comment on my blog, it helped. To clarify, Nasty Cereal is one with marshmallows, sugar coted and the like. When they were smaller, they would eat your run of the mill good for you cereals, cheerios and the like, but, now they are out in the "world" and their tastes have changed! I still refuse to buy the nasties unless they are on super duper sale and I have a big time coupon!

6:11 AM  
Blogger Cliff Morrow said...

By gosh, I think you've got it. Your kid are doing their thing in there respective states of residence. They're going to do well.
So, now that the kids are gone, how are you and Char liking this whole nude around the house thing?

6:26 AM  
Anonymous DOR said...

Thanks Cliff, for the visual image I got after reading your comment. I may never be able to go home again.

11:48 AM  
Blogger Rhodent said...

But are you keeping for toes and fingers warm?

3:00 PM  
Blogger Rhodent said...

oops! "your"

3:00 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

I always had such trouble with "it" and "hit." I don't know why, but I sure did. Took me ages to figure them out! For example, I wanted to say, "Hit hurts right here." Hmmm....maybe that was just the hillbilly in me?? Like I still sometimes want to say "yawantto" or "what'd ya'll think".

Glad your children are doing well and are happy. I know you and Char must miss them though. I guess we sure better call before visiting if what Cliff said is true!!! Teehee!! Ah shucks, go ahead and streak if you two want to! Just close the blinds first!

5:24 PM  
Anonymous Jerry said...

Better give up on English. I think we're all going to have to learn Spanish soon. So there (or they're, or their?).

7:41 AM  
Blogger Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Zipping off blog comments, I have to be the worst at "their, there, your, you're" or dropping letters. I once asked a friend to edit a hurried comment I made after I later noted my error. Her response changed the way I viewed subsequent goofs. She wrote, "Who gives a c***?!" She didn't change it either. :)

6:21 AM  
Anonymous DOR said...

Maybe you should move out here there is no snow. oh, wait..did i forget to mention that it is -1 before windchill and -24 after? Don't worry about that, move over there is no snow and I heard that in two weeks we might get up to 32 degrees

10:56 AM  

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