If you’ve ever accidentally swapped “your” for “you’re” on a Facebook status, you know how passionate some people are about grammar. Whether you’re a frequent grammar abuser or the one holding the wooden ruler of correction over someone’s knuckles, take a moment to appreciate the intricacies of language. English is one of the toughest languages around. It steals from other languages, mocks those trying to learn it, and acts all innocent when spoken but gets demonic when someone tries to spell it.
Celebrate today by looking up a new word, re-reading the Elements of Style or using proper spelling in your texts for the day. Not only will you make the grammar fans happy, you’ll shock someone with your language skills.
While you’re in a grammarian groove, visit Grammar Girl’s site for celebratory e-cards, wallpaper and other goodies.