Mostly True Memoirs
Today is National Proofreading Day.
I was going to discuss the misuse of apostrophes.
It drives me stark, raving crazy.
I wanted to say that the abuse of this particular punctuation mark is, to me, like nails on a chalkboard.
But I realized that this phrase is dated.
No one uses chalkboards anymore.
I researched a more modern way to say it.
And I learned the word “grima.”
It’s of Spanish origin, and it means, “that terrible feeling you get when you hear nails on a chalkboard.”
Who knew there was a word for it?
Where has this word been all my life?
I absolutely could have used this word back in the day.
At any rate, I am no longer so annoyed at apostrophes.
Go ahead and misuse them.
It will give me the opportunity to use my new word.