Saturday, October 2, 2010

Short and Sweet

I have a new layout! I wanted something new, unique and fun. I hired Merydwen, owner of My Lovely Designs to create a custom design. She’s so creative and her talent goes far beyond web design, be sure to check out  her website!

Today is the notorious Texas .vs. OU game in Dallas. I’m an Aggie, so I’m rooting for OU. Even though I’m an Aggie, I would typically root for Texas during this game. However, Ryan’s intense disgust for The Texas Longhorns has rubbed off on me during the past 4 years, so we’re both rooting for OU. Ryan and I were actually engaged during the Texas .vs. OU weekend of 2008. In front of several family members, he got down on one knee and proposed. I screamed like the “girly girl” that I am. Everyone in the restaurant started clapping. It was really sweet. I’m very lucky and blessed to be married to my best friend.
This is going to be short and sweet. I’ll leave you with a randon grammar lesson fact about
Down syndrome:

The proper way to write “DOWN SYNDROME” is:

Down syndrome…Capital D and lowercase s. It’s not “Down’s syndrome. It’s Down syndrome. If you’re referring to a group such as, “The Down Syndrome Guild ”, it would be appropriate to capitalize the “s” in Syndrome because you’re referring to an organization or foundation.
In conclusion:

Down’s syndrome
Down syndrome - correct.

Who cares if DOWN SYNDROME has the “proper” capitalization? Chances are, I may be in the minority because I DO care. Like it or not, the way you speak and write reflects greatly on you as a person. Think about’re advocating something near and dear to your heart on paper or even better, through speaking. Will the person or group of people take you seriously if your grammar usage is incorrect?

Just a thought. I promise this will be the only mention of grammar during the month of October!

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