I have a lot of pets. Only four of them are cats. The rest are peeves – and, boy, I’ve got a boatload of them.
Over at Protein Wisdom, Friend In The Ether Sdferr posted the following comment a few days ago:
Shakespeare throw in stocks for penning Sonnets. Shut up Will! Just shut up!
He followed it up with a correction:
Actually, if SD’s intention was to ‘get with’ the modern way of speaking, the original spelling was correct – as with, say, ‘I seen him run’.
Drives me, with apologies to Ms EBL, batshit crazy.
Shoot me now.
…And don’t get me started on diff’rent or did’ent.