gmw: lol. Well said.
dadioflex: Agreed, especially on avoiding the use of slang or lazy grammar in writing. I might use it occasionally when I'm writing stuff on the web (probably because it doesn't matter as much) but I do my best to avoid it in my regular writing.
BookCat: lol. I actually get yelled at by my editors and feedback readers because I don't use enough of them. I finally got a literary boot up my butt not long back telling me to fix that problem or else. ^_^;;