Friday, October 15, 2010
WHY DO I CARE?
WHY DO I CARE that a person who commented on my BLOG used the word "cohorts"? Why did I NEED to correct him by letting him know that "cohort" is plural? Would I care if he hadn't been critical of the Southern Poverty Law Center?
WHY DO I CARE that a local educator used the phrase "most unique"? Why did I NEED to correct him by letting him know that unique is a superlative which stands alone? Would I care if I respected him?
WHY DO I CARE that another local educator pronounced phethora as
"pluh-thor-uh"? Why did I NEED to correct him with the correct pronunciation? Would I care if I could tolerate him?
WHY DO I CARE about someone saying "I feel badly"? Why do I NEED to correct her by sarcastically asking, "Do you also feel sadly and gladly?" Would I care if she weren't such a supercilious snob?
WHY DO I CARE about people not knowing the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs? Why do I NEED to let them know? Would I care if they didn't think they can write?
Oh, I'm just so introspective!