Ya know how you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover? Well, there’s a writer on Yahoo! Shine who’s ignored that advice and is judging celebrity-authored tomes by their cover. And I’m here to judge the writer by her — wait for it — writing. But I have no intention of being balanced. This all about the ghastly grammar, horrific homophones, and poor punctuation.
Let’s look at this excerpt, where the writer confuses a contraction with a possessive pronoun:
That is not good.
It sure looks like the writer is unfamiliar with the function of the comma. Seems that it slipped from its correct location down to separate a subject from a verb. Heal? Really? Is that the part of the stiletto closest to the shoe’s soul?
There’s a comma missing here and a misspelled Anne Geddes:
I can almost understand the missing comma and the misplaced period (because this writer is punctuation-challenged), but misspelling Bret Michaels?
It’s kinda obvious how the singer and “Celebrity Apprentice” winner spells his name. The picture above the caption might be a clue:
What’s with the missing apostrophe in the contraction and the missing hyphen in this two-goof sentence?
Anyone could misspell Barbra Streisand’s name:
although the photo accompanying the caption is a hint as to the correct spelling:
So, you be the judge now. How bad is this?