All right you guys. I try very hard not to be picky about what other people do. Growing up I was notorious for correcting other people’s grammar. Yes, it’s both obnoxious and unkind, and really who cares? If you want to drop the -ly off of your adverbs, be my guest (unless you’re my child, then I will correct you til the day I die). But I just have to say something. It’s been driving me crazy:
Stop inserting periods in the middle of a sentence! Because. I . can’t. handle. it. anymore. Yes, I know you are trying to emphasize something. And that that’s how it should sound if you said it out loud. But it’s getting very old and very stale.
Of course, if you want to be old and stale, go right ahead. This is merely my personal opinion and I’m sure several feathers are being ruffled right this very minute. But I had to say something.
And now I’ve said it.