If there is one thing that makes my eyes twitch, it’s blatant misuse of the English language. And if there’s one thing that quilters apparently love, it’s replacing the word ‘so’ with the word ‘sew,’ especially when it comes to quilt stores.
(Yes, I’m Rarity. She’s fabulous and she sews. #spiritpony)
I’m willing to bet you’ve run across these stores:
Sew Many Friends (I don’t think my friends would like that)
Sew Unique (No. No you’re not)
Sew Amazing. Sew Special. SEW FREAKING AWESOME! (I made that one up, I’ve never seen it)
Sew Much More gets a pass because you can actually sew much more.
I mean, if you’ve got great fabric, I’m going to go there and shop. But every time I have to say the name of your store I’m likely to make a face like this:
I just noticed how much Kristen’s boob is hanging out in this gif. Oh well. It’s there, I’m leaving it.
I’ve also run across people online who think that just because a conversation is about sewing they must replace ‘so’ with ‘sew.’
“Oh, that is sew cute!” “You did sew good!”
Major eye twitch right there. Two, actually.
I mean, I know there are worse things, like replacing the C in Country with a K so you can name your restaurant Kountry Kitchen. Or not knowing the difference between their, there, and they’re. Txting lik dis. Uniquely spelled baby names. Using good instead of well. Moths.
But this is a sewing blog. Maybe we’ll get to those later.
I guess I don’t really have much more to say about this. My point is just this: Sew is a verb. You can sew. You can’t so. So is an adverb. It’s used to describe verbs. You sew so well.