Grammar on the Go

Although I am far from the world’s best writer, I am a little bit of a grammar fiend. I get terribly annoyed by signs, especially highly polished advertisements, which have spelling or grammar errors. And I’m not alone; there is at least one organization that sends “no-no” letters to editors and writers when they spot an error. (If only I could remember who they are!)

I have a special place in my heart, though, for guerrilla grammarians. They are so passionate about proper grammar that they will correct signs with a black Sharpie and a few terse words. Take, for example, an ad I saw on the subway today. A debt refinancing company promised to help you “rejoin the have’s”. A cheeky guerrilla grammarian had taken his trusty maker and crossed out the offending possessive apostrophe, adding the comment “wrong” just in case someone misunderstood his defiant editing.

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2 Responses to Grammar on the Go

  1. debra says:

    Came to this site through the link on Aeclectic tarot….just got a kick out of seeing that it was “gammar” that you really love (and not spelling!). (smile)

  2. Silverlotus says:

    Yeah, that’s me. I don’t pretend to be able to spell, even when I’m using a program with spell check. (Argh!)