1. apart vs. a part: One means to set aside, the other means "a component of". Mixing them up, as in, "apart of your life" totally throws off the meaning of what you say.
2. Betsy retweeted this, and I think it's brilliant:
Grammar PSA: "aisle"- the center space in church, or how a grocery is arranged; "isle"- Richard Branson has one, or where you take 3 things.— Gesci M (@GesciM) July 27, 2013
3. The unnecessary use of quotation marks. I "forgot" this one in the last round. See how annoying that is? I actually forgot, not hypothetically forgot, so using quotation marks there doesn't make any sense. When in doubt, leave them out. Other cases here via Buzzfeed.
4. "Irregardless" is not a word. According to Wikipedia, "Irregardless is a word commonly used in place of regardless or irrespective, which has caused controversy since the early twentieth century, though the word appeared in print as early as 1795. Most dictionaries list it as 'nonstandard' or 'incorrect'." The prefix "ir-" means "not" so it's almost like a double negative, and if you know anything about high school English, it's that double negatives are bad.
5. Tricia tweeted this from Pinterest, and I love it:
Balderdash! Breathtaking! Scrumptious! Sounds a lot better than "awesome". (See previous post for thoughts on the word awesome here.) How about we try using some of these in our everyday life? Don't know the meaning of some? Consult the dictionary! That's my plan, anyway- I almost feel like making flash cards. "Mayhap" and "winsome", while I've heard them before, are two I need to get to know better. Think about how much more elegant we'd all sound.
Have a fantastic weekend and if you have anything to add, feel free to comment below!