Monday, August 24, 2015

OP200-201. Homophonic slurs?

If belonging to it, then it's its
People's writing is giving me fits
They're confusing their "there"
And it's everywhere
This is not what good writing permits

Also, "your" is mistaken for "you're"

A mistake I've seen often before
Some, with "lose", they are "loose"

"Then" for "than" is misuse
Let me tell you, I can't take much more.


  1. You're right, and I'll modify the limericks and change the title.

    I don't think I need to do a total re-do of L8 and L9, though.

  2. As for the loose usage of lose, yes, it usually goes the other way, where someone says they loose the game. I've seen it go the other way, but the common one is as you said. So I changed one word. Also changed "grammar" to "writing". If you can suggest a better word I'm all ears, but it works better. Given the subject matter, I couldn't leave that faux pas alone. Thanks for calling me on it. That's how I improve.

  3. Well done! Now that you've polished it up I've killed my comments so's not to confuse readers.