How Are We Still Confusing “You’re” And “Your”?

How Are We Still Confusing "You're" And "Your"?

Having survived my first year of being a real-world freshman, there’s a bunch of things I’m finally starting to understand: how to use LinkedIn, what “managing up” means, and how to power through a hangover at work. I’m also the first to admit that I have absolutely no clue what’s going on with some other adulty things – namely taxes, health insurance, and how the hell people are still messing up “you’re” and “your.”

I just don’t get it. It drives me absolutely crazy when I see people say “hope your having a good day!” on a friend’s birthday wall post. If you are above the age of oh, I don’t know, thirteen, there is really just no excuse to mess this up. Like, it’s really not hard. “You’re” is literally just the combination of “you” and “are.” I was never that good at math, hence why I write articles/call people out on their BS in my free time, but even I don’t think that equation is that hard to wrap your head around. “Your” is used to show that you are in possession of something. Put your high school diploma to good use and get it together.

Don’t give me any of that “oh, well you know what I meant and I just didn’t feel like typing out an extra letter” crap. No, I don’t know what you meant since the sentence doesn’t make any sense, but I do know that you’re lazy and can’t type out an apostrophe and the letter “e.” Good talk.

Let us not forget about “there,” “their” and “they’re.” They’re over there fixing their hair. Just picture sorority girls before they take a selfie and you’re all set.

The worst is “definitely” vs. “defiantly.” BY FAR. It’s like nails on a chalkboard when people mess this up. Whenever I see someone write “we’re defiantly getting lunch soon,” I just picture them showing up to the salad bar, arms crossed, kicking and screaming. So essentially me when I was five years old and my mom would drag me to get a haircut. Is that really the angle you’re going for here? I didn’t think so.

Case in point: you’re definitely all idiots.

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