I thought it was bad enough when on putting up a niceish pic on orkut, I start receiving random friend requests and scraps from guys wanting to "make" friendship. (More on this later)
The pits is when I get that from a WOMAN!!!
Ok so here's the later portion (ref above) and some other grammatical facts I'd like to put out there:
1. One does not "Make" friendship with another.
Wrong wrong usage ... head hurts... STOP!
You can "be" friends with someone, maybe even "become" their friend, and at most they could "make" you their friend. But you don't "make" friendship! Which reminds me of "Make love... Not friendship"
ORRR... maybe not! :D
2. The word is 'anyway' NOT 'anyways'.
As in "I'll come over anyway" or "Anyway, that's all there is to the story".
Really! That's how it started, and then someone figured they'd add the grammatically incorrect 's' at the end of the word, and suddenly it's caught on!!! So to everyone who's succumbed to this disease - I repeat - It's 'ANYWAY' - NOT 'ANYWAYS'
3. The question tag for a 1st person statement is "Aren't I".
Indeed, the tag "aren't I" exists!!! As in, "I'm totally awesome and talented, aren't I?" (Not necessarily a rhetorical question that...). No it's NOT limited to plural 1st person contexts.
"Ain't" is a more colloquial (and recently turned formally correct) option, but "aren't I" is the proper tag to be used.
4. It's pronounced "OppErtunity" (not spelled, just pronounced like that) NOT "appOrtunity".
And spelled "opportunity", of course. You get the drift ...
Yes, I'm a NAZI about these things. Yes, that's the end of today's grammar lesson. Oh, I'm much better health-wise and all that :-)