Butchering The Language Part XXII
Goddamned idiots everywhere are fucking rubbing of on me and it's pissing me off. I've confessed before how I can't seem to say the word "probably" (comes out "probly" or "prolly" *shudder*) and this is a character flaw, but there is another grammatical train wreck that's EVERYWHERE.
"There is" applies to single items. Examples- There is a dog. There is a city in France called Paris.
"There are" applies to multiple items. Examples- There are some cars. There are crazy people in Colorado Springs.
"There's" is a contraction of "There is" and "There're" would be a contraction of "There are" (but it's awkward)
That being said, would everyone kindly stop saying shit like "There's people in the kitchen" or other mismatched bullshit?
You wouldn't do this to the word "Where" (such as "Where's your mom?" or "Where're the tacos?") would you?
President Dumbass routinely kills the language, and this is one of his weapons. Here is a recent example: "Obviously, there's concerns about the decisions I have made regarding Iraq, and I understand that." No you boob- There ARE.
Jesus fucking Christ this is ubiquitous and I caught myself screwing up the other day. Grrr.