For those of you who read and commented on this post, the amendment and resulting "feeling stupid" post is over at e-harlequin.
Over time, improper grammar sometimes becomes so well-used that it becomes acceptable...even deemed correct.
Take for instance, was/were. How many times do I hear, "If it was me...." No, if it were me I'd try to speak properly. Anyway/anyways is one that drives me crazy. And one that REALLY raises my hackles is 'til and till.
TILL is something you do to the ground, to prepare it for planting or to get rid of your pesky weeds between rows.
'til is short for UNTIL. However it is becoming the norm to see it spelled as TILL. If until were spelled untill, perhaps you could excuse the small lapse of the apostrophe. But it's not. I have read several books lately with the misuse and the realization that the book has gone through the author, the editor and the copy editor and no one has changed it.
What started me on this tangent? I just got my book club newsletter and saw William Shatner's book...UP TILL NOW.
It makes me want to pull my hair out.