The Grammar police

I had a previous post regarding photography, the do’s and don’ts. Now I am here to really focus on some personal pet peeves: grammar and spelling. I just read a listing by an agent and it made my skin crawl. I will put a few of the whoppers here:

From the exterior and color coordinated siding enhanced by the lighting selected to make this home special for you!” << What?

To your left & right is the parlor & dinning room,” <<I guess I was absent in class the day they discussed the dinning room. I only learned about dining rooms.

Covered in solid surface counter tops with stainless steel appliance. ” <<I’m not quite sure what is covered in solid surface. Too bad only one appliance is included.

For breakfast, lunch or diner there plenty of room for everyone to dine in sun room. ” << Once again, What? And there is a diner in there?

“. . . and a over sized walk in master closets.” << No comment.

. . .leads directly to the first floor laundry & onto the kitchen.” <<I guess there must be some kind of landing on top of the kitchen?

Each bedroom has their own bathroom sink & an inter connecting private bathroom” << I’m glad each bedroom has their own bathroom sink. Bedrooms appreciate a sink. I’m not even sure what an inter connecting private bathroom is. I guess it is better than a public bathroom.

Truly this home was designed for you & the years to come.” <<Truly. I hope the years appreciate it.

Oh, I love this one, “Up your oak stair case . . .” << Up yours too, buddy.

Ouch! Between the grammatical errors, the spelling mistakes and the poor wording, this makes my head spin. All of these phrases were taken from ONE listing and the kicker: it is for a $550,000 house.

If you aren’t a writer, please, please, please, have someone write for you, or at least have someone proof it.

So if you see spelling errors or poor grammar in any of my posts, feel free to point them out to me!

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  1. #1 by dave on October 18, 2007 - 6:01 pm

    Maybe you should have been an English teacher, as we all know you are not making any money as a Realtor!

  2. #2 by kelidir on October 19, 2007 - 8:47 am

    I don’t know who wrote this, but someone obviously has an issue with discussing grammar.

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