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Before anyone gets all excited here, I suggest reading this ALL the way through.

Sadly, I've noticed a trend in our culture today...

... it is the inclination of people responding before listening...

...or commenting without the context of having read a post...

... and even asking a question about a video post they haven't watched, which would have been answered if they saw the video in the post they're replying to.

Rant over, let's move on.

Homophone has nothing to do with homophobe, even if it rhymes....

... although people do seem to be afraid of the proper use of words.

For example: their, they're, and there have nothing to do with one another,...

... and many people remain utterly clueless as to their use or meaning.

These are called homophones.

No, you can't make a phone call with them.

A homophone is one of two or more words having the same pronunciation...

... but different meanings, origins, or spelling.

Your, you're, yore.

Hair, hare.

While most of us can gloss over such mistakes and still get the meaning, it's very distracting.

It takes away from the point yore trying to make.

Did you catch that?

Many wouldn't if I had placed "your" there.

"Your" is the second person possessive adjective, used to describe something as belonging to you.

"You're" is a contraction, a shortened version of "you are".

"Yore" deals with something spoken of long, long ago (like proper spelling).

Why does this matter?

Well, is it more likely to have hair on your head or a rabbit (hare)?

If you're writing to a potential client or employer today, rather than in a time of yore...

... then you likely want to be perceived as professional.

Especially if you're a writer.

If you're not, and you need to communicate in business...

...invest in software and consider hiring someone who effectively communicates on your behalf.

Hey, you might even increase your revenues!

This isn't new. Who knew!?

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#Copywriting #Consulting

#Writer #Editor #Gratitude



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