Grammar Giggle – Your Not Speaking My Language

A friend sent this one to me. This is the exact opposite of the error usually made with the you/you’re/your choices.


Replay Thursday

Thursday-ReplayIt’s time for a review of recent blog posts just in case you’ve missed them. We call this Replay Thursday. Here are posts from Proof That proofreading blog during the past week.

Grammar Giggle – There’re

Grammar Giggle – Just One Quilt

Confusing Words Of The Week

Ask PTB – Including Trademark Symbol In Company Name

If you find a Grammar Giggle, take a picture and send it to me; if you have words that confuse you, send those; if you have a topic you’d like to see covered, send that; and if you have a burning question, Ask PTB. You can send all of that to me at or on the Ask PTB page at

Grammar Giggle – There’re

This showed up for me recently. I’m not sure what the attraction would be to make a contraction from “there are” when you are only taking out the “a” and adding the apostrophe. And do people really say “there’re” instead of “there are”?


Grammar Giggle – Art’s and Sport’s

This was in a restaurant ad that I found on their homepage. One more time, you don’t make words plural by adding an apostrophe.


Grammar Giggle – You’re Supporting What?

A friend sent this to me. While I understand what they were TRYING to say, the way it is worded says the exact opposite. This is why it is important to review your writing or have someone else do it to make sure you’re saying what you want to say.



Grammar Giggle Week – Where Does These Go?

This was in a Google Alert for information on clients at work and the headline caught my eye . . . and immediately gave me a headache.


Grammar Giggle Week – May 5018

I was researching some law firm awards recently and came upon this one. These people will be waiting a very long time for publication of their 2018 awards.


Grammar Giggle Week – Telsa

Yes, this is from the same local news station. I don’t imagine Elon Musk would be very happy about this one.