On this National Grammar Day, here are some suggestions of ways in which to celebrate:
- Visit the National Grammar Day website for resources, wallpapers, e-cards, and more.
- Check out the results of Editor Mark’s grammar haiku contest.
- Read the exciting conclusion of John E. McIntyre’s Grammarnoir serial, The Shame of the Prose.
- Grab a word nerdly t-shirt from Arrant Pedantry (psst—they’re having a sale).
- Read Kory Stamper’s well-stated A Plea for Sanity.
- Read one of your favorite grammar blogs (or check out MRP’s blog roll and find one you may not have known about) or follow the action on Twitter.
Or make like MRP and bake some delicious chocolate truffle with sea salt cookies.
Wait, what? Yeah, that’s what I said: bake some cookies. Or, if baking isn’t your thing, do something else that brings you enjoyment on this day. Because, as I’ve said before and will say again, there’s nothing about National Grammar Day that should invite us to do anything other than share in the fun (and really, what goes together better than chocolate and grammar?). So settle back with a grammartini, sing the Grammar Song, and snuggle up with your favorite style guide. And have fun.
Have a happy National Grammar Day, wordies. March forth and peeve no more.