Monday, August 5, 2013

Horrifying Shit on Pinterest: Engagement Announcement

Hey ya'll! I'm starting a new series on le blog with random pins I come across that are horrifying, mystifying, or just piss me off. Hope you enjoy!

Today's is a grammar annoyance.

"were engaged"  are they announcing a breakup?

"Were" engaged? Like you aren't anymore? Either this is the weirdest breakup announcement ever or a printer needs to be fired like whoa.

3 comments mean you love me:

Chris said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lol... I'm not sure if I should laugh at this or shake my head at the downfall of good grammar. Spell check isn't a catch-all.

Skye Harmony said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I might be wrong, but I actually read this as "Anna and Jason were engaged on 27 November", as in "got engaged on 27 November", which would be correct. (It would be weird to say "we're engaged on 27 November.") But if that's what they meant, it still seems like a poor choice of words because you expect it to say "We're engaged" so it looks wrong! (Maybe in whatever country it's from, this is a common way to say it?)

I'm looking forward to this series!

Angel the Alien said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't know why, but the first thing I noticed was the girl's fingerprint. It looks painful!

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