09 June 2009

How hard is it?

How hard is it to just PUT CORRECT PUNCTUATION IN THE "WORSHIP MUSIC" SLIDES THAT ARE GOING TO BE VIEWED BY HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE DURING YOUR CHURCH SERVICE?!

No, really, how hard IS it? Because apparently NOBODY involved in slide production in ANY of the churches that I have attended over the past DECADE has figured out how to do it. I am fed up enough that I might volunteer, even though nobody has figured out how to ask for help, either. Is grammar a spiritual gift?

I'm going over into the corner with the Panda, to sulk together and commiserate about apostrophes (soon to be the topic of another post, I'm sure).

7 comments:

jeri said...

I think we may be kindred spirits, at least on this topic! I have been considering volunteering for the same thing at my church for quite some time.

Life is a Marathon said...

Since you mentioned this to me years ago, I've noticed it more and more in the churches we've attended too. It is quite a shame! And I'm afraid there's no really great excuse!
:(

Willow said...

Someone involved in music ministry once told me that the slides used are often taken directly from a songwriter's or publisher's website and that there is never any punctuation on them, just words.

Kiti said...

So the publishers AND the church people are ALL LAZY. No one has an excuse of being ignorant--basic grammar is taught by grade five at the latest.

Robby and Candace said...

I hear you, sister. That's all I can say.

If you haven't done so, check out the great blog "Cake Wrecks" - the author writes a hilarious commentary on the incorrect use of punctuation (among other disasters) in cake decorating.

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

Willow said...

(From The Professor)
Don't forget homonyms. I can't tell you how many times I've been asked to sing that I want God to "rain in my soul" or, even better, to "rein in my soul".

Kiti said...

(To the Professor)
Aren't those homophones?

I have not yet even broached the subjects of spelling, syntax, and just plain lousy writing. That being said, while the concepts may be silly, there is nothing actually grammatically incorrect in either of the constructions you mentioned.