that little apostrophe causes so much grief to some people.
Recently I've noticed many status updates, comments or tweets where people feel it's their duty to correct the writer because they used the wrong word. How.shallow.can.you.get?! It really shits me. Saying something like "it's 'you're' not 'your'! C'mon people, get it right, it's not rocket science!" is totally ridiculous.
Were not writing a epic novel here. We're expressing our thoughts. I've made this mistake more than once. But frankly, if the reader can't figure out what I was trying to say, or the intention of the word then it probably reflects more on their intelligence than mine. I know I'll often be typing quickly to get my thoughts down and use the wrong one. It happens occasionally. And then there are repeat offenders, these people who probably are not that good at written language but what choices do they have with communicating online? Leaving a voice message? No, they have to write something. They express themselves.
I work and socialise with people who make these mistakes when writing and I would NEVER consider these people less intelligent for making this kind of mistake. Some of these people have so much knowledge on subjects I know nothing about and that truly amazes me. So next time you decide to tell the world that you think people who can't get it write are dumb, think about it, and if you can't figure out which "it's" or "its" they meant then you're the one who may just not be that intelligent... Go tell the world that in your next status update!