In defense of grammar geeks

by DaniGirl on May 13, 2008 · 7 comments

in How I love the Interwebs, My inner geek, Wordplay

Courtesy of Kerry, #99 in the ongoing series of Things White People Like: Grammar.

Sheesh, can you believe there are people in the world who get frothed over the use of the comma? Or punctuation? Or the last letter of the alphabet? What kind of geek delights in discovering grammatical errors the same way kids love to find Easter Eggs?

*whistles tunelessly while looking obliquely to the left*


(P.S. If you click through to read the article, be sure to scan the comments. The original post is funny, but seeing how many people completely miss the satire and argue the rules of grammar — correctly and incorrectly — is priceless.)

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Barbara May 13, 2008 at 9:35 am

Oh, I am all over grammar. I’ve got the Eats, Shoots and Leaves daily desk calendar to feed my fascination.

2 Kerry May 13, 2008 at 7:20 pm

I can’t believe you didn’t even comment on any of the other truly hilarious things on that blog, Dani. It’s like the blog of the lives of the people you know… particularly the people who live in Westboro. Nice.

3 kgirl May 13, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Oh dear, you have no idea how much I enjoy walking through Chinatown, simply to ogle the bad English grammar on the signs.

4 DaniGirl May 14, 2008 at 5:39 am

Yah, Kerry, I’m slipping. I know. I’ve actually been reading it for a while, since Mad Hatter wrote a really funny post about Things Blogging Mommies Like, or something to that effect. I particularly enjoyed the “white people love two names” and “white people threaten to move to Canada” posts.

I so miss having those precious 20 or 30 minutes of stolen blog time at the beginning of every day!!!

5 smothermother May 14, 2008 at 7:11 am

For all you grammar geeks, you should download the song “Oxford Comma” by Vampire Weekend. It’s a catchy little tune with a great chorus.

6 Steph May 14, 2008 at 9:56 am

I am so not a grammar person!

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