I hate to admit it, but I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to spelling, punctuation and grammar.
If you can’t tell the difference between “your” and “you’re”
If you post on Facebook that you are “on route” somewhere
If you constantly use txt spk
If you don’t know that an apostrophe denotes ownership or a missing letter, and not just an S at the end of a word
If your sentences never feature commas
If you randomly use colons and semi-colons mid sentence for no apparent reason
If you don’t know the difference between “there,” “their” and “they’re”
If you use ie in place of eg or nb
If you put Random Capitals at the start of words that do not require capitals
If you use “too” when you mean “to” and vice versa
If your sentences run over several lines because you’ve forgotten where the full stop button is
If you hyphenate words that should-not-be-hyphenated
If you say things like “2am in the morning” or “3 pm in the afternoon”
If you say “seen as” instead of “seeing as”
If you write “loose” when you mean “lose”
If you say “the reason being is…”
… you can pretty much guarantee I don’t read your Facebook updates/Twitter feeds/blog posts past the second mistake.
And I judge you.