Happy National Grammar Day!
It’s that time of year when we who immerse ourselves in the intricacies of the building blocks of writing come out of the shadows to proudly declare, “Yes, I am a grammar geek!”
Throughout the year we have to stifle our urges to correct menus, signs, and television newscasters. We have to bear the exasperated snorts and evil looks of those whose butchery of the English language we gently (gently, I say) try to correct.
Not today! Today is our day!
So here are some tidbits from grammar gurus to help you celebrate the foundation of English speaking civilization:
- “GRAMMARNOIR 8: Stet My Lovely (Parts 1 to 4)” by John E. McIntyre of the Baltimore Sun’s You Don’t Say blog.
- “What Kind of Grammar Nerd Are You?” quiz on the Grammarly blog.
- “Funny Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers” by Eddie Snipes (because we just can’t help ourselves)
- “23 Witty Grammar Jokes & Puns to Satisfy Your Inner Grammar Nerd” from Hubspot’s marketing blog (because we are who we are!)
I apologize for Weekend Wrinkle’s unannounced hiatus, but it’s back and (hopefully) better than ever!