My hair is like the sun. Like the sun creates a beautiful sunset right before it disappears into oblivion, my hair experiences a day or two of glory right before it becomes completely unmanageable. I go to bed with Pantene hair; I wake up looking like Cousin Itt. It’s truly a wonder.
My state of mind goes through something similar as a result of my first cup of coffee. Right before I crash, I have an amazing moment or two of caffeine-induced clarity and overall sense of well-being.
Yesterday, during that blissful 120 seconds, I texted this to my husband: I love coffee.
He texted me back: Tell me something I don’t know.
So, what did I do? I Googled 'strange facts' to find something I was sure he didn’t know. And because he’s Aussie, I chose this one: A kangaroo can’t jump unless its tail is touching the ground.
As I was texting him the strange fact, I got into a little fight with my iPhone. When I got to its tail, my iPhone changed its to it’s.
So I tried again, and again it changed it.
Now I’m pissed, right? My iPhone is challenging me- ME- about grammar at the same time as my caffeine high is dwindling.
Plus, I already have an issue with the iPhone for adding our apostrophes. I blame it for making my students too lazy to add their own apostrophes. But, now, on top of that, it’s adding apostrophes incorrectly.
So I would just like to take this time to remind everyone that, despite what Apple would have you think, its is a word. It’s the possessive form of it. For example:
A kangaroo can’t jump unless its tail is touching the ground.
The tail belongs to it.
It’s is short for it is:
It’s fun to watch Kangaroos jump.
Or it has:
It’s been quite a while since I’ve heard such a strange fact.
So, now that that’s out of the way, can we talk about my hair again? Where were we…