Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Who Knew?

The library media specialist (whom we used to call the librarian) at my school sends us interesting links and information about internet resources every Wednesday. The subject line in her email is "WEB SITE WEDNESDAY." Today her email was an announcement about National Punctuation Day with a link to the website that celebrates it. Who knew? It makes me happy; it made me think of Victor Borge who used to read stories and had different sound effects for different punctuation marks. Remember him?

Now if we could have a National Possessive vs. Plural Day or maybe we could just call that Apostrophe Awareness Day, and a Pronoun Protection Day that teaches when to use objective and subjective pronouns and eliminates the wasteful use of I when me is appropriate. We celebrate things like cotton candy (December 7--I looked it up) and baked beans (they get the whole month of July), so why not use these awareness days and month-long celebrations to brush up on grammar? Perhaps I should look that up before I continue on my rant....

Oh my! There is a National Grammar Day! March 4. I can hardly wait.

1 comment:

Tam said...

Grammar Geeks unite! I want a "There's no 's' on the end of that" Day.

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