I'm preparing for a big photo-shoot tomorrow and hope to show you the results over the weekend. In the meantime, can I vent?
I'm not really a pedant but there's one language error I see people make every day and it annoys the crap outta me. I just saw one of my favoritest bloggers do it and I'm sure she didn't know it was mistake.
When referring to a thing you mentioned earlier, it is okay to use the word "that." For example, you can write: "the car that I hit."
When referring to a person, however, you cannot use "that" -- it's wrong and sounds bad. The correct word to use when referring to a person you mentioned earlier is "who". As in, "the girl who dresses funny." Do not say, "the girl that dresses funny" because she is a person, not a thing.
Here's what I just read: "she is one of the few people that get my humor." Doesn't it sound better to say, "she is one of the few people who get my humor"?
I'm not mentioning any names...