Misuse of “there”, “they’re”, and “their” is the source of intense Facebook moral outrage. In terms of Facebook intensity, this homophonic triplet forges the righteous fury of a thousand white hot suns. In terms of Facebook moral outrage, this tri-terror fares worse than complaining about Trump AND diagnosing every mean person as a narcissist AND uproar over “it’s/its” combined.
In college, on only one occasion a homophone spawned grammatical itching between my toes. It was one of these three homophones:
- Minor Miner
- Oar Ore
- Quarts Quartz
This once, I was tempted to correct a homophonic spelling error. Instead, I decided just to continue living my life.