Wednesday, April 29, 2009

On the Grammar Road...

Have you ever started something with good intentions and ended up way off the beaten path? Well this blog is just that way. I was going to write a nice little blog about my ups and downs with grammar so I went looking for an appropriate picture to go with it. Then I found this one. And after I spent fifteen minutes reading the comments the misspelled word engendered... well. I couldn't go on. For an informative and amusing discussion on Yoda's syntax click here.

As for my own struggles with grammar, I think they must not be bad. Except for my editor who spends a lot of time trying to explain my mistakes to me. Alas, I have a hard head. Or maybe it's because an old dog really is difficult to teach new tricks.



  1. My mom got me a sweatshirt for Christmas last year that says "I'm the grammarian about whom your mother warned you."

    (Nevermind that the "never end a sentence with a preposition" is a false rule based on the syntax of a different language.)

    Not a grammar nazi, but bad grammar does make me cringe.

  2. I cringe when I read my daughter's school papers. I don't think kids care about proper spelling and grammer anymore, due to spell check and grammer check. But even those get it wrong every once in a while; the kids just don't get it they need to know the rules.

  3. Even worse is that many of their teachers don't know the rules. Sooo many times I've been tempted to correct permission slips before sending them in...

  4. I pretty good with the grammar most times but every now and then something 'off' will leak out.

  5. Grammar is my mortal enemy! I'm always second guessing myself and edit myself to death.

    Love that pic, Anny.