I’m aware on a daily basis that education has taken a nosedive in America.
And not “education” strictly in the school system manner. I know there are issues there, certainly. What I’m referring to is the responsibility of the individual to refresh their knowledge to ensure their intelligence continues to grow as they make their way in the world, lest we end up becoming Stupider Americans…
My daily reminders are things like the there/their/they’re and your/you’re headaches.
But today…today has been extra.
It started with a friend’s Facebook status:
I don’t run away when theirs a challenge.
Pretty run of the mill.
Well, I mean, it’s kind of a double-whammy. He missed the contraction in his misuse of there’s.
But then this guy I’ve been chatting with sends me a text about a conflict he’s having with his boss:
I don’t think there’s a way I could ethnically do that.
Jesus fucking Christ.
Obviously, I can’t see him any longer…