Thursday, March 4, 2010

National Grammar Day!

First, I want to wish everyone a happy National Grammar Day!

Since 2004 every March 4th has been celebrated by grammarphiles and grammar police everywhere. As a holder of an English degree and a former proofreader, I have been waiting for this day for months. Seriously. March 4th should be celebrated nationally as a reminder to English speakers and writers that grammar is indeed important. Not only does proper grammar make one sound smarter, it also reinforces the integrity of the complex English language.

That being said, I don't expect the post offices to close or even a parade. I would just like people to spread the good grammar word around their households, classrooms, workplaces, and anywhere else.

To celebrate, check out these links:
The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG) You can even print out your own membership card!
The SPOGG Blog
This Life is a Sinecure entry about simple grammar tips everyone should know
Grammar Girl
Top Ten Grammar Tips
A list of grammar blogs
Apostrophe Catastrophes
The "Blog" of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks