This is one of my biggest pet peeves. YOUR DOES NOT
mean the same thing as YOU ARE.
The misuse of language is appalling. Maybe it's because I'm a writer, but it genuinely irritates me.
Look at it this way. What is language? What are words? They are symbols. What are symbols? A symbol is something that represents something else, something that has meaning. So, what are words? A word is a symbol. Words have assigned meanings
. If you use the wrong word, what you're saying is invalid.
If you use the wrong word, what you're saying CHANGES meaning, and you're not saying what you think you're saying.
Why is that so complex? Why do so many people fail to realize that? It's not JUST improper grammar, people.
It's a gross misuse of communication, a misuse of our symbols. Not to anger anyone, but a good example of the misuse of symbols is that of the swastika. It originally means something akin to good luck. It's on gravestones and various monuments across the world. Hitler came in, twisted the symbol a little bit, and changed its meaning, its connotation. It's now associated with death and destruction.
Please use the correct words so that what you're saying is valid.
I'm going to be writing all day, so I won't be around much. Did I mention chapter four is posted? You can find it HERE
You can also read chapter five HERE
, now posted!!