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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Cogito ergo sum

And so the grammar police struck again. A few days ago, I am going through my feed, and there it was, a post with a misspell word, of course I did not pick up on it at all, given the stellar Google speller I am. 

But here is the clincher, in one of the comments; this ‘yard girl’ was mercilessly mocking the poster about the misspell word in said post. Nonetheless the joke was on her, for in one blinded glance, I saw the betrayed the lowly origin grammatical error that she made.

As such, I could not contain my fuming head from exploding; much less control my uncontrollable finicky walking fingers from pointing out this unforgivable written atrocity;  and like a thief robbing one’s mother’s house, I could not help my natural reaction.

Notwithstanding, understand that if one spent one’s formative years through the rigor and mortis of a ‘Caribbean good school’, then one giving no quarter when it comes to the overall be au fait with the English language, is undoubtedly and undeniably identifiable. Needless to say, ‘yard girl’ took my comments in stride and graciously sent me a private message with a laughable clever remark, which I politely retorted with a wisecrack of my own. Cheers!

 Ok, so you did not get the opportunity to go to Convent of no Mercy, one of the ‘Caribbean’s good school.’ Boo hoo!

 Labour for learning before you grow old, for learning is better than silver and gold. Silver and gold will vanish away, but a good education will never decay - Memory Gem

 Which begs the question, bloody hell, what have you been doing since grade school? Didn't you once taken up a discarded newspaper or listened to a radio on your way to life happen, suck it up moments of unpredictability, as well as, simultaneously dealing with the pucker factor that involuntary caused the sphincter to tighten? Oh, don’t even get me started on an insignificant mind numbing place called the public library or an infinitesimal learning black hole called the Internet.

Please Sister, do not let me write in cursive on the black board, one hundred times “I doesn’t is a cardinal sin…..”