A once proud -albeit incredibly hard for "foreigners" to learn- language, which is slowly becoming less and less intelligent thanks to the introduction of "txt talk." Is known to have a rigid grammar system, enforced by the secret organization known as the Grammar Nazis. They regularly pwn n00bs whose vocabularies are about as extensive as that of a rock, and seem to consist mainly of four-letter words.
The English language is an art, and those who master it are able to twist it and mold it to create stories that amaze, inspire, and manipulate the spectrum of human emotions.
They also tend to use lots of big words.
Several important points about the English language that many native English-speakers tend to forget:
- There is a difference between there, they're, and their. "There" means "a specific place;" i.e. "Look over there!" "They're" is a contraction for "they are;" i.e. "They're just full of enthusiasm!" Finally, "their" means "belonging to them;" i.e. "That's their cat."
- "Its," despite the lack of an apostrophe, is the possessive form of "it." "It's," with an apostrophe, is a contraction of "it is."
- It's (it is) generally preferable to capitalize at the beginning of sentences. Just sayin'.
- "Your" is the possessive form of "you." "You're" is a contraction for "you are."
However, no matter how annoying it is to see a lot (which is, in fact, two separate words) of grammar mistakes while browsing the Internet, the only place where it really matters is work and school... and, if you're (you are) into that sort of thing, writing, be it fanfiction, original work, poetry, or whatever. Good grammar is very important if you'd like your written works to be taken seriously! (Otherwise, risk being the next Tara Gillespie.)