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What’s this all about?

Our language (English) is the glue that sticks us together as people…helps us understand each other and understand what's happening around us. It's probably how language works in any country…English, French, German, Russian, Arabic, Spanish, Latin, Chinese, whatever.

When something is so important, it's critical that we do our best — every day, speaking and writing — to foster its use.

Most of us have probably been drilled in proper grammar during elementary and secondary school. But, somewhere along the line into adulthood, we have become sloppy in the use of our priceless language…grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and punctuation.

This blog is focused on calling attention to our language errors so that we can work together to correct them.

I have a friend (a professional writer) who calls me a "grammar nazi."  Probably because she thinks that I'm too structured (conservative) about how we should speak and write. But I accept that title as a high compliment, because our language matters — and we should do our best to get it right.

 

3 Responses to What’s this all about?

  1. Richard opfer

    August 25, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Dennis…I are a frekwent youser of the english, sew ime intrissted in wotever yew hav too say.

     
  2. Doug Vannoni

    September 19, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Hi-

    You have been selected as one of the winners of the CBS Minnesota Most Valuable Blogger Awards, pending eligibility verification. CONGRATULATIONS!

    Aside from the MVB Award, you also won a $50 Amazon Gift Card. Please contact me ASAP so you can claim your prize.

    Doug Vannoni
    CBS Local Digital Media
     

     
    • Grammar Nazi

      September 20, 2011 at 11:38 am

      Thanks for recognizing RedPencilworks! We look forward to doing worthwhile work in pursuit of the proper usage of our English language.

       

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