They’re Not Allowed in Their Tree Fort Over There!

Okay, the English language is a crazy entanglement of confusing rules and spelling patterns.

That being said, I think we actually need all three versions of there. And I get really upset when I see the wrong spelling being used.

The Internet is full of people using the incorrect form of “there, their, or they’re,” and it frustrates me to no end.

That is why when I saw this image on Tumblr, I laughed out loud and knew I had to share it with you.

These fill in the blank forms are used to prove that you are actually a person and not a malicious computer program. Usually they are just a random set of letters placed together. I like the grammar lesson / reinforcement of the English language here.

And I like the error message you get if you type in the wrong answer.

That is great!

Just because the Internet is wild and free (which I hope it always will be) is no excuse for bad grammar and spelling. Come on people.

Their shows belonging
There refers to a place
and They’re means “they are”

It’s not that hard, is it?

1 Comment on They’re Not Allowed in Their Tree Fort Over There!

  1. Hi Chase .. No! But I'm amazed I mess them up occasionally – when I'm not thinking I guess – because I know perfectly well. Same as Your and You're … drives me nuts!!

    English is an amazing language – I'll stick to it .. but learning two or three does open the doors to many other cultures .. and if one could do Arabic or Chinese or Japanese ..

    A smattering of French, Italian, German, Afrikaans .. has helped me over the years – I can then get some gleaning of another life.

    I hate to think what is going to happen with Text .. and our legal profession in the years ahead ..

    Cheers Hilary

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