National Grammar Day

Well it’s finally here!!  The day we’ve all been waiting for…the holiday season has been over for a while now and those  visions of sugarplums dancing in ones head (as well as the snow)…we are left to wait for the next holiday.  So while we’re all waiting, we can celebrate this little gem….Today (March 4th) is National Grammar Day!!!

Sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, National Grammar Day is the invention of Martha Brockenbrough, the deceptively cheerful author of the Encarta column  Grumpy Martha’s Guide to Grammar and Usage. National Grammar Day, Martha tells us, is based on sound principles:

We owe much to our mother tongue. It is through speech and writing that we understand each other and can attend to our needs and differences. If we don’t respect and honor the rules of English, we lose our ability to communicate clearly and well with each other. In short, we invite mayhem, misery, madness, and inevitably even more bad things that start with letters other than M.

I understand this is the very FIRST National Grammar Day…their website suggests us all practicing proper grammar.  There is a list of top 10 grammar tips (when to use “i.e.” and when to use “e.g.” in sentences has always bugged me, now I know the answer)!!

So I want to wish everyone Happy Grammar Day!!!

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