Okay, I’m typing very carefully in today’s blog, watching each and every key stroke, hoping to avoid any errors. Shhhh. Big Sister is watching.
If you will refer to yesterday’s blog, which I thought was entertaining, there are a few, well, several grammatical errors (minor ones). This, came in a column where I was talking about editing and writing cleanly without errors. Pretty ironic, huh? Well, actually that wouldn’t be ironic. It’s really hard to be ironic even if you want to. Now that’s ironic.
Anyway, my blog yesterday was checked out by the very editor that I sometimes make cry due to the condition of my raw drafts. In this case, she wasn’t crying, she was laughing. The mere fact I had written a blog about proper grammar and had slaughtered the English language in that very article had her beyond crying.
“Bless your heart,” she said as I tried to defend my actions, which I later learned, were indefensible.
For you folks who aren’t from the south, the term “Bless your heart” is used when someone just don’t get it or someone who is pathetic. For instance, if a guy is real ugly you might say, “Look at Joe over there, bless his heart.” This term can be used instead of saying “Look at old ugly Joe over there.”
So, this means that yesterday’s blog was so bad that I earned a “bless your heart” comment. Talk about having to have thick skin.
But, all criticism should be used to better one’s self so I’m going to do my best to keep it clean (grammatically) on my future blogs. However, if you do see me taking liberties with the English language just remember that my shortcomings means job security for the editors of the world.