No Double Negatives!

When I hear someone say "more badder" or anything along those line, I kinda cringe.  It sounds bad to me... My english teacher does it and I want to hit her with the book she makes us learn that stuff in.  My boyfriend says them every-now-and-then.  He's not a big fan of my grammar OCD.  But I can't help but feel like I'll be judged if I don't speak properly.  Why doesn't everyone fear that?  I would hate for someone to think I was dumb because I say "aint" and "more badder".  LOL  Glad to know I'm not alone on the issue.. enlightened
CncJlb CncJlb
18-21, F
2 Responses Jul 17, 2010

I will occasionally use a double negative...but I do so deliberately. Once in a while a double negative can be quite effective in making a point. Having said that, most people don't seem to think about their words at all, and use the double negatives just by habit. And THOSE folks drive me up a wall!

I do correct people. Then, they tell me that I am "stupid" and that it doesn't matter, though they jump at the chance to correct me. And, they themselves make another mistake. They just really don't know, but what bothers me the most is that they don't care. Just so you know, my teacher (or former teacher) will do the same thing; he makes grammar mistakes all the time, and doesn't bother to correct himself. For example, "There's markers in the cabinet." etc. It makes me so frustrated. Another thing that makes me really mad and irritated (lastly) is when people use "your" instead of "you're". What are they thinking? It makes absolutely no sense. I hope this didn't offend anyone, but it's my opinion.