THINGS THAT I WISH MORE PEOPLE KNEW (in no particular order... but I do exaggerate toward the end) :
My screen name is pronounced 'ah-KEE-lee'
'You're' is different from 'Your' ...Here's a trick if you are having a hard time remembering: Apostrophes ( ' ) mean that you are smashing two words together. 'You are' turns into 'You're'. Unless it's at the end of a name coupled with an 's'. Then it is possessive.
'There' is different from 'Their' is different from 'They're' ...Here's a trick if you're having a hard time remembering: 'There' has the word 'here' in it, so you can remember that it is referring to a place.
'To' is different from 'Two' is different from 'Too' Here's a trick if you're having a hard time remembering: '2' has a double
-'U' in it. And maybe the phrase 'Toto too?' might help you remember? Both words in the phrase have 2 'O's in them. And for the phrase to make sense, 'too' means 'also' or 'as well'.
How to use punctuation (Yes, I know I'm not using much punctuation in this list. BECAUSE IT'S A LIST.) (Please note that I only have these spelling and grammar issues toward people whose first language is English. I have a lot of tolerance for people who are trying their hardest to write in proper English. In fact I genuinely admire them for trying. But if I go to your profile page and see that you're from the US, I'm going to assume you should know English and rip your grammar mistakes to sh#t!
Emails are not IM texts. Paragraphs should be used, not 'one-word-ers'! Would you send one word to a person via snail mail? NO! Same principle.
A villain is a type of antagonist or protagonist. 'Protagonist' is another word for 'main character.' 'Antagonists' are on an opposite side from the protagonists, but are not always evil. In other words, stop calling the antagonist a villain if he/she is not evil! Villains are evil. Like, twirling-your-mustache-and-laughing-while-watching-someone-about-to-die evil.
Someone who collects coins is called a numismatist
Etymology, or the study of word origins, is AWESOME! (In the literal sense of the word, btw.)
Groups of animals: Gaggle of geese, school of fish, herd of cattle or horses, flock of birds or sheep, swarm of insects, pod of dolphins, pack of wolves, pride of lions, murder of crows, unkindness of ravens, blessing of unicorns, doom or thunder of dragons, etc.
"When I was your age," Pluto was a planet
They're called 'blackberries.' Not 'black raspberries.' I'm sick of seeing 'black raspberry' ice cream
The stuff in canned cat food and dog food is the same stuff that goes into common sausages, chicken nuggets, and hotdogs, so get over the 'I want to feed my pets like family' thing, because you already do.
Black holes are not actually holes. They are super-dense dead stars. Their densities make them have an immensely powerful gravitational pull. And when stuff gets sucked into it, that makes it more dense, and the gravitational pull becomes even more powerful. That's the current theory, anyway. Honestly I'm surprised that the universe still exists with these things in it.
How to raise children so they won't become psychopaths, or completely dependent on someone else, or lazy, or so lacking in confidence that they think they are literally NEVER good enough…
That everyone has their own opinions, which can change upon learning new information NO ONE
is ALWAYS right
'The Last Unicorn' exists and should be made into a live-action and CG movie
That Bronies are like Trekkies are like sports fans are like any other fans of anything really
How to put grocery carts away
How to take 60 seconds and put that ice cream you don't want back in the freezer before it begins to melt, because the store people will put it back only when they find it and if it has started to melt then it gets all crystal-gritty and gross!!
Stuffed crust is not the only kind of pizza you have permission to eat backwards
Kristin Whatever-her-face from Twilight is not pretty enough to play Snow White. And if you tell me I'm shallow, then you're missing the WHOLE POINT of the Snow White story. And no, it really can't be interpreted any other way, because if it was 'fair' as in 'just' or 'fair on the inside,' it wouldn't make sense that the queen had that superlative. And think about it, if it was true, that the queen was the most just person in the land, yet she still had her step-daughter killed, then everyone in that world would be FRIGGIN' EVIL.
The Twilight saga is a sign of the coming apocalypse
I know that Disney owns Marvel and Avengers was amazing. But just because they own Lucasfilm now too doesn't mean Star Wars 7-9 will be any good. It depends on who's actually running the project. And if George Lucas runs with his original idea of Star Wars 7-9, it will be another sign of the coming apocalypse.
Fox News is the Devil