Monday, March 8, 2010

English? YUCK!

Do you know those people who seem to suck the fun out of whatever it is you're doing? The ones who MUST abide EVERY rule?
Normally, and I hate to admit it, I am one of those people. Though my husband has diligently tried to break me of it, there are some things I just can't seem to get away from. I'm not an uptight person and I'd like to think I can easily shrug things off and let things go, but in some areas, I WILL NOT give up the rules!
In thinking this, I was reminded of a conversation with a friend. She was taking a writing class from someone who drives me batty! I'm sure she's a good writer, though I've never read her work. And in all honesty, I received some good advice from her once. That being said, the woman drives me nuts in her knowledge of the English language! (I'm such a hypocrite!)
I have always HATED the subject of English. The only time that I enjoyed it, in school, was when I was allowed to create something! Trying to remember all the rules and proper wording of things has always made me crazy. Don't get me wrong, I like people to speak intelligently, (and not in text talk) but I can't stand it when people tell me I can't write something because it breaks the rules!
Who invented the rules anyway? That's what I'd like to know! I thought our language was a melting pot from just about everywhere! (don't quote me on that!) So what if I want to put an adverb in front of something! So what if I want to use 'and' or 'but' to begin every sentence.
*yelling* "I'm feeling smothered here! There are too many rules to remember!"
Oh well. Perhaps that's why I create and then let other go through and say, "No, you can't put that there. You have to say it like this..." :) Who knows. Maybe with helpful, knowledgeable friends, I may actually learn a few of those rules some day! :)
Happy Kisses to you all!


Writers Shelf Life said...

From someone who also thinks beginning sentences with "and" or "but" should be allowed, may I say BRAVO! Enjoyed the post.

Rachel Rager said...

Thanks so much!