I know that probably no one else in this world notices this except me, but all of those images of quotes online are really annoying.
It's not the quotes themselves - it's the grammar.
Yes, I did just say that. And now that I think about it...I have a cousin on the East Coast who is probably annoyed with this as well (and looking at my own grammar as he's reading my blog).
I'm turning into my late grandmother, a woman I loved dearly and who always answered my questions in a way I never expected. As a child I asked why she watched soap operas because she never seemed to enjoy them. She always sat in her chair, her head shaking in disappointment, watching show after show. And her response was this:
"I watch for the fashion. And because they never use the correct grammar."
At the time, I thought it was ridiculous that she would sit there and critique the grammar of two people who were in the throes of passion or take anything seriously on a show that used the names Blade or Thunder. But as I've gotten older...I can understand her frustration.
As a person who often uses quotes as part of her online community of widows and widowers, I struggle to find those images that will say what needs to be said, whether it is inspirational or humorous, and does it in a way that won't completely embarrass me when I put it out there. And as someone who likes to look for the "funny" in life and that often comes in the form of a well-written quote...I often forget to laugh and instead shake my head like my grandmother used to when someone doesn't know that "outhouse" is one word.
It's getting very time-consuming, editing these images in my head and trying to find at least one that uses correct punctuation or knows the difference between "to" and "too." If, in your quote, you are having a "hard time catching your breath" - please don't put an "e" on the end of that word. If you're "trying to breathe" - go ahead and tack it on there. I know you're dying to.
But perhaps the one thing that gets to me the most is the capitalization. For all of you out there who are taking the time to put together these little images and send them out into the world, I have this to say to you (and yes, I'm going to type-yell):
STOP CAPITALIZING THE FIRST LETTER OF THE WORDS YOU THINK ARE IMPORTANT.
It makes You Look Stupid.
This blog will only be funny to a handful of people out there and we will be the first to admit that we are complete nerds. I mean, for me this would be like someone blogging about some funny math equation that they think everyone should get and all I can think while I'm reading it is, "Huh?"
But then again, I'm not taking the time to put together images of math equations for the world to see.
That would just make me look like an idiot.