When I got married, I instantly became the English Czar of my home. My wife appreciated it when I corrected her slightly imperfect phrases and verb tenses. That lasted for a while, but of course became frustrating and annoying as well. So that correction service is now at a minimum 12 years later. I've continued in my professional life helping second-language English coworkers (and even some natives) with a brush up to make their writing better. I guess what I am saying is I am a grammar snob and a perfectionist. I am not perfect, make mistakes, don't know everything, purposely use slang, sometimes curse to make a point, and sometimes use phrases instead of sentences. But jeez, I am 100% sure you all understand everything I write, and let me know if you don't. Feel free to point out typos or grammatical mistakes (I've corrected a few when notified, but I'm not going to debate some uber-technical English details here, so don't hold your breath smarties). But I am tired of reading blogs and emails and even main stream stories that don't even proof-read their content, even with an editorial review. I've gotta say that I read all of my work a few times before publishing it because I don't want to churn out garbage (at least because of the writing). Language is effective when used correctly.
Here are a few articles that I think are funny, while we're on the topic. First, Grammar Prude (I'm not sure she goes by that, but that's my little pet name for her) battles those that are fighting the poor apostrophe. And second, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (BTW, even this Word editor has a Red Line for my grammatical mistake under Childrens)tries to explain away their obviously missing possessive mistake a century after it was noticed.
Tonight I have branched off to a new brewery. I'm drinking a Kashmir IPA from Highland Brewing Company in Asheville, North Carolina. Ah, North Carolina. On the short list of states I'd like to live in as Florida is getting old faster by the day.
Kashmir IPA has a very slight citrus and floral aroma, very slight if I didn't say that already. There is a very nice initial hoppy flavor on the palate; however, it is slightly weak and has only a little bite, much less than I'd expect from an IPA. You do get some light lemon and grapefruit citrus flavors as it develops, too. Light body, medium carbonation, and a pretty good beer. Easily drinkable and refreshing, although I prefer my India Pale Ales to have a little more kick.