A Letter From the Editor

Kiera Fitzpatrick, Editor in Chief

Dearest grammatically-handicapped students,

As I am righting this, I don’t no what to say. Their our many things that I culd say but hear I am speechless. Your probably thinking “Wat is she talking about?” Did she loose her mind? What is going on up they’re? Its so confusing. Whose going to ask what I’m getting at.
Did it pain you to read that? I am mentally exhausted after writing a few short words. How many times did I use the incorrect they’re, there, or their? Your and you’re? How many people can actually differentiate between proper and improper grammar? The loss of eloquence among this generation is appalling.
As I understand it’s colloquial, the grammar and word-choice on public social networking sites, like Facebook or Twitter, is heart-wrenchingly horrible. I sit here and I wonder what is so difficult about taking the extra brain power to use proper grammar.
Perhaps it’s a problem with knowing when to use each word. Perhaps it’s laziness. Maybe it’s your own language. But I’m pretty sure ignorance is not an official language of the United States. You’re already on a computer, most of you have smart-phones. Use Google. Even ask Siri the proper usage of “there.”
Let’s address the fact that it’s “easier” to be lazy. Actually, let’s not, that’s a ridiculous excuse. What’s going to happen when you’re writing a paper for school and your mind automatically assumes you’re complaining on Facebook and you use improper grammar – you look unintelligent.
Thank me later, but here’s the down-low, or the D-L (see, I can be hip and proper, too,) on homophones:
They’re – They are. It’s a contraction. It cannot be used as a modifier, solely a subject.
Their – It is a possessive adjective and indicates that a particular noun belongs to them.
There – Refers to a location.
Your – Is a possessive adjective and indicates that something belongs to you
You’re – You are. It’s a contraction.
Who’s- Who is.
Whose- Sits before a noun to state or to ask to whom it belongs.
Please, just try to demonstrate that there is something going in your head. In no way am I saying it’s necessary to eloquently express every miniscule thought, nor is it necessary to post a status or text in iambic pentameter, my Shakespearean friends.

Fare thee well,
William Shakespeare

More formally known as, Kiera Fitzpatrick