[lg policy] On National Grammar Day, stop acting like the earth is flat

Baron, Dennis E debaron at illinois.edu
Fri Mar 4 04:59:24 UTC 2016


There’s a new post on the Web of Language:

On National Grammar Day, stop acting like the earth is flat


March 4th is National Grammar Day, time to remember that language, like the earth, IS NOT FLAT.

On National Grammar Day, it’s traditional to pick up a red marker and go forth (it’s March 4th, get it?) to correct other people’s grammar, deleting those unnecessary apostrophe’s and turning ‘10 items or less’ into ‘fewer’ at the grocery checkout. But that would be wrong. Because language, like the earth, is not flat.

Read the full post on the Web of Language: http://bit.ly/1nkuNqO

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