So Much for My Private College Education

So I have a problem with spelling.  I suck at it.  Surprising, because I am such a voracious reader, but my brain just doesn't catch 'um.  

Usually, I can deal with grammar.  

Usually.

Under the stress of Thursday's loss, I clearly had a grammar mishap.

How many of you noticed that I wrote "through" instead of "threw" in the post below?

I just know Kathy caught it.  I am guessing Lula and Kat did too.

Thanks for not saying anything, I was devastated when I wrote it.  

Grief can cause grammar mishaps.  

I know it must have been hard not to point it out, but I appreciate that you were willing to put my feelings above your need to correct me.

Just Love Me Through It. *

*This phrase coined by Heather of Mindless Junque. I have permission to use it as needed.

Comments

Heather said…
Umm, yeah, I noticed it. But there was no way I was gonna say anything. Not in the wake of your loss. No way.

This post took a lot of courage. It's hard to admit when you've made a mistake. Well done :)
S Club Mama said…
I noticed...but I was the girl who corrected the teacher when he/she misspelled something. I was the girl who "helped" someone pronounce something when reading out loud. I was the girl who catches things like that, BUT I realized sometime in college how rude I was being. So I try not to be "that girl." :)
KimmyJ said…
Tiffany made a mistake....gasp! Your only human sweet pea and we will love ya through it or threw it whatever it takes.
Wep said…
I'm with you on that one. And in the essence of this generation it is OBVIOUSLY someone else's fault. And by that I mean spell checker. Seriously people like right clicking to correct a mistake is a learning experience? I don't THINK so. Or worse, the autocorrect, where I don't even REALIZE I did anything wrong.

I begin my campaign for the lecturing spell checker. BIG pop up that says...

SHEESH Wep, how many times are you doing to spell definitely wrong before you finally learn there is no a in the middle. You are going for a PhD for goodness sake, do you think I'm going to carry you through the dissertation process too?

Ok, well maybe not. I think I'd cry.
Ash said…
Polite Grammar Girls know when to draw the line. Looks like you are surrounded by good eggs.

So very sorry for your loss. I myself am a diehard Texas Aggie fan. We haven't been "winners" in years. I can get used to it, but have yet to completely accept it. I believe we are playing against Navy today - we might just have a chance for a happy ending.

Em
Anonymous said…
Is it sad that I didn't notice it?
Unknown said…
Don't feel alone. My spelling really sucks as well. I'm a little dyslexic ... and the spelling differences between English english and American english do not help ..
Swirl Girl said…
no grammar police in these parts!

hang in their*

*just throwing some back at you Tiff!
Ash said…
My bad - we're going up against Army. 13 to 7 Aggies. Wow - there's always next year, right?

Em
Jen said…
I am terrible at spelling and grammar as you may or may not have noticed. I hate it when it happens. And truth be told, I didn't even notice. Love to you!
KatBouska said…
I didn't catch it. I learned how to take my proof reading hat off a long time ago. I make those same mistakes all the time now.

I've even had readers point out my misuse of their/there/they're and your/you're...whatev. We all know what you meant.

The truth is as soon as I realized you were talking about football I went cross eyed and everything went out of focus.

I just love that you sited your source with that clever little one liner though. I'm a firm believer in siting sources when it comes to things like that...I only take credit for my own funny. :)

ps the Trojans can suck it.
Alison said…
When you are suffering from post-traumatic loss disorder, a misspelling is completely understandable!
CaraBee said…
Eh, we all do it from time to time.
How is it that my grammar nazi reputation preceedes me? And does it make you feel better that I didn't notice? I must have intuitively known what you meant. Or glazed due to football :-)

And then my own daughter tries to challenge my grammar reputation because I LOVE to use fragments when I write. Can't help it. Nope. Just can't.
Rhea said…
Of course I noticed. grin.

I love Heather's phrase!
GASP! I didn't pay enough attention.. must have been feeling too much of your grief...
Carrie said…
I am TOTALLY the same way! If I notice a spelling or grammatical error in something I've posted or written in email, I self-flagellate for a few hours, wondering how I could have possibly been so blind and missed it!!
Unknown said…
Yep ... I considered not reading your blog anymore because of it. (not really)
Susie said…
I can't spell with a darn either. Thank God for spell check.
Susie said…
I can't spell with a darn either. Thank God for spell check.
Lula! said…
I actually didn't notice it...when you mentioned Sanchez's name all I could do was form a mental image of his beautifulness. A good lookin' face throws my inner spellcheck right out the window.

And you know I'm sad. Sad. Too sad to even post about it.

We had a bad week. We need to be drinking. Together.
Live.Love.Eat said…
Hah! Cute..... I am a stickler for grammar so I probably saw it, but see, I forgot about it already! I am sure your private edication is still going to better use than mine. I have loans like a doctor would. But I NO doctor :)
Michelle said…
I've gotten so used to spell check that I sometimes freak when I actually have to write something on an actual piece of paper! :)
Michelle said…
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WheresMyAngels said…
Well you have seen my grammar, so if I would of read it, I wouldn't of noticed.

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