Friday, February 6, 2009

Thank God It's Friday with an Apostrophe.

I see this misused on otherwise brilliant blogs all the time. I'd like to offer quick help to resolve the burning question: It's or its?

It's = It is (or it has). Every single time.

Its = Possessive. Every single time.

If you can't decide which to use, just remember it's is a contraction and it's= it is (or it has as in "it's been raining"). If that's not it, it's its. Got it?

Now, it's (it is) time for a little Friday entertainment from my favorite band, The Shine (my girl is its drummer), performing its original song, "Going Nowhere."

UPDATE: New song (poor picture quality due to low lighting at venue) but still a good song.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Their great!

he he

lucitebox said...

Wait. I spotted something in your entry that will surely out me as a major grammar dick. It's this line:
If that not it, it's its. Got it?

Thanks for sharing! So glad I found your blog. Your a grate writer. :)

hello gorgeous said...

Anon - Thats' the spirit!

Lucite - Ha! It figures I'd make a typo in this post. Thank's for pointing it out; your grate.

Raina said...

I've read that poor punctuation and spelling isn't an indicator of intelligence.

If I see such errors, I tend to think the person is a moron.

Paul Anater said...

Amen sister!

cybill said...

Punctuation causes me more stress than it should - I never remember where the apostrophe goes.

vicki archer said...

Thank goodness for spelling and grammar check!! xv

No Bones Just Brains said...

I find that grammar check is often incorrect...

Designers' Brew said...

Hilarious that you made a typo in a post bitching people out for bad grammar. I did the exact same thing once. I'll probably do it again one of these day's! :P

Pam Kersting said...

Quick, runs back to post to correct my the error of my ways -- the wrong use of "its"!!!! P.S. I saw the mistake after I posted and was too lazy to go back and fix it!!

Paul Pincus said...

yikes! ... i think i'm guilty of this at times!

hello gorgeous said...

Well, I didn't mean to make everyone paranoid but a lot of people just don't know they're doing this so I thought I'd use my blog to spread the word.

DB - You know, I did that on purpose to show that I'm human. :-)

Decorina said...

Know that their are entire websites out there devoted to the proper use of apostrophees.

My aunt was an English teacher who enforced proper grammar with a vengance. I miss her, thanks for stepping up, HG. Your grate to.

Patricia Gray said...

Thanks for the grammar lesson. If you ever see any grammar mistakes on my Blog please, please let me know. I have the little book Elements of Style and it is has good examples of how to use the English language.

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