Monday, March 4, 2013

Happy National Grammar Day

March 4th is not only National Grammar Day but it is also the only day of the year that is a command.

If you have not already done so, I highly recommend surrounding yourself with etymologists. I didn't realize it, but I have several in my life. Fortunately for me, or unfortunately, they also read this blog.  One of them told me that they were reeling the other day when I wrote about my "Wreckless youth".  Of course the sentence should have read "Reckless youth".  I'm not sure where that extra W came from but apparently I am in good company when it comes to misspelling reckless.

The other etymologist in my life finds the incorrect use of correctly spelled words in my blog.  Sometimes I feel like I am almost leaving them little easter eggs to find in my blog.

Since this is my personal blog many of the posts are just one neural connection away from stream of consciousness writing.  It helps to have grammar gnuts reading your blogs.

So, I hope you enjoy yourself today and don't find yourself in a quandary over

  • their there and they're
  • your you're and yore
  • too to and two

Or any of the other fun and easily mixed up grammatical stumbling blocks found in the english language.

For more help with this check out:

Yahoo Style Guide (which correctly identifies the word website as one word as opposed to the AP style guide of the 90's which sites this word as appropriately being spelled Web site).


or go on twitter and check out the hashtag #GrammarDay


No comments:

Post a Comment