The best way to describe what the heck I am talking about is to give examples:
Example Number 1: Being Corrected on Poor GrammarOne example of this awkwardness is when someone corrects you on your grammar. Usually, it is someone who doesn't know you or is not part of the conversation, yet they still catch you and correct you. And make you feel really awkward.
The other day I saw my friend and my friend's dad at a school function. I began to chat to my friend, when....
I mean, how much more awkward could it get? He wasn't even part of the conversation. I'm not even his daughter. But he corrected my grammar!!
Example Number 2: The Dilemma
Another example of this never-ending awkwardness is the dilemma that occurs while choosing whether or not to use correct language. You know you want to use correct grammar, but you also want to be accepted by your slang-using friends. What do you do?
Choose Social Acceptance:
Choose to be Gramatically Accurate:
Example Number Three: The Awkwardness of Being Silently Shunned and Discreetly Corrected Because You Failed to Use the Correct Grammar Because You Chose Social Acceptance Over Grammatical Accuracy
There is no real conclusion to this post. I wish I could tell you that there was some solution, some hope. But there really isn't. That's why its called the never-ending awkwardness of grammar. It NEVER ENDDDDS!!!!!
Kind of like the life of a unicorn.