Buena Vista Campground
Okay ..... first I am going to admit my English is not always proper. I've find myself saying AIN'T. Growing up we were often told that AIN'T is not a word. I know, I know. I am catching myself and correcting myself. I promise to do better.
At one time AIN'T seemed to be the only affront to proper grammar. BUT..... gosh, in my old age I find poor grammar is getting more prevalent. And my ears hurt folks.
For instance when did BE become a substitute for AM. As in "I be going to the grocery store". Eh?
And a common one. The question of SAW and SEEN. As in " I SEEN the movie last week" It's either "I saw the movie last week" or "I HAD seen the movie last week". No more "I SEEN" please.
And remember two negatives make a positive. As in, "I don't got no money" Well, if you don't got no money then you must some have some money. It's "I don't have ANY money" At the end of the month, neither do I.
And what's with the use of the word DID. I hear people saying they have their hair DID. Or they brag "Yesterday I HAD DID it". NO! It's "Yesterday I did it". Don't need the HAD. And by the way, they had their hair DO DONE.
I was always taught that when listing people in a sentence put yourself last. Example: "Joe, Jane and I went for a ride." I've heard "Me, Joe and Jane went for a ride" Or even "Joe, Jane and myself went for a ride". If Joe and Jane were not with you, would you say "Me went for a ride" or "Myself went for a ride". I didn't think so.
Okay my rant for today. Tomorrow? Let me think about that.