The ladies of The BBar have asked bloggers to share their hidden talents. My hidden talent isn’t singing (I can’t carry a tune), nor is it twirling a baton. Clearly, I’d never make it in the Miss America pageant.
My hidden talent? I can spot a grammatical error from a mile away.
I blame the fact that my mom was an English teacher when I was young. Or maybe it’s because I went to Catholic school? Either way, I learned from a young age how to properly use a comma and when to use a semi-colon, and I was a sentence-diagramming fiend. (Seriously, why does no one know how to use a semi-colon? It’s really not that hard.) I’m not sure if I can even call this a talent, but let’s just go with it…
How, you may ask, does this talent help me in my everyday life? Friends, if I’m at a restaurant and there’s an error on the menu, I’ll see it right away. And if I go back to the same restaurant and see it again, it will really bother me.
I know that autocorrect can be a huge pain because it reads words instead of phrases or sentences, and I don’t use grammar perfectly in my everyday (just ask my besties who see my texts all day), but if you’re one of those bloggers who captions an Instagram photo, “Friday’s are what’s up,” and then it stays like that (which means you probably meant to write it that way), you can be sure that I am judging. I probably even want to say something, but that would be kind of rude. But at least now you’ll know that I see your grammatical errors, and they are driving me crazy.
What’s your hidden talent?
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