"Language is something to celebrate, and March 4 is the perfect day to do it. It's not only a date, it's an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!"National Grammar Day was started by Martha Brockenbrough in 2008. There's even a letter from President Bush recognizing National Grammar Day and endorsing the importance of good grammar to promote good communication! It is hosted this year by Mignon Fogerty, aka Grammar Girl, who founded the wonderful site Quick and Dirty Tips (I recommend the grammar section).
To celebrate, I have selected a handful of podcasts, articles, and cartoons below. Enjoy! And let us know in the comments how you will be celebrating National Grammar Day!
Please note: These are links to outside sites on which we do not control the content or language.
- "15 Grammatical Goofs that Make You Look Silly" by Brian Clark: http://www.copyblogger.com/grammar-goofs/
- "Where Do I Use Commas?" by Mignon Fogerty: http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/where-do-i-use-commas.aspx
- "Singular 'they': Everyone has their own opinion" by R.L.G.: http://www.economist.com/blogs/johnson/2013/01/grammar
- "Bob's Quick Guide to the Apostrophe, You Idiots" by Stephen Notley: http://www.angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif
- "Period Speech" by Randall Munroe: http://xkcd.com/771/
And finally, a challenge:
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