Your, You’re, or Yore?

Whenever I see mistakes with people making mistakes with “you’re” and “your,” I like to pretend they actually meant the homonym’s lesser known middle sibling, yore. So when I see someone type, “I want you’re house!” I think, so do I!

So if you’re ever not sure whether you should write “your” or “you’re,” consider “yore” instead. It might actually make more sense.

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19 Responses to Your, You’re, or Yore?

  1. Jamie Pope says:

    I make this mistake all the time and it’s embarassing because I’m a writer. When I don’t catch it I secretly worry the rest of the day that people think I’m stupid.


  2. File this one next to Allie’s “Alot” in my brain 😀


  3. Elyse says:

    Perfectly hilarious!


  4. Michelle Gillies says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! “Yore” it shall be.


  5. I don’t get what yore trying to say.


  6. westonomy says:

    Now please do one on to/too/two. Oh, oh, and lose/loose, it’s/its, there/their/they’re … Thanks for your service to literacy.


  7. Anna says:

    I haven’t heard the word ‘yore’ in ages. I hope you realise that I am now going to use this at every particular turn and that this is entirely yore fault.


  8. sj says:

    Ha! The Yore Slut is my favourite.


  9. Your right. There dumb.


  10. asoulwalker says:

    All I can say is yore awesome.


  11. Caasi Tica says:

    Haha! I get it…so funny :)!


  12. Anne Schilde says:

    [morosely] You left out Eeyore… if it matters. Which I doubt..


  13. sophiewho says:

    Exactly right. It’s not a particularly taxing thing to grasp. Like “their”, “there” and “they’re”. Also infuriating for the pedantic individual that I have become.


  14. slardy mcbardfast says:

    yaw ignorance is bliss

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