Friday, August 24, 2007

Good Grammar Is Hot!

Found this on a Facebook community which goes by the name "Good Grammar Is Hot"! :-)

Now, I am no grammar prude (and have been known to make more than an acceptable number of grammatical errors on my off days), but I must admit that meeting blokes who completely butcher the Queen's tongue with reckless abandon is mildly infuriating... Actually, scratch that - it's not so much people who make mistakes that irk me as it is people who are affronted when you offer constructive feedback. I, for one, say that there's no easier way to learn than to proactively seek criticism when you commit a faux pas... but until I keep meeting people who don't subscribe to that viewpoint, I say more power to the grammar sheriff! ;-)

2 comments:

NK said...

Bonjour! You've just met someone subscribing to your viewpoint!
Allow me, sir..
I, for one, say that there's no easier way to learn than to proactively seek criticism when you commit a faux pas...

I thought breaking an infinitive was a faux pas!!!

The Falstaffian said...

Bon jour... and very nice to meet you!

As for that very constructive attempt at criticism, I say, “Thank you!” ;-) I started typing out my rejoinder and realized that it would make for a half-decent blog post. And thus, I give you: “In defense of the split infinitive…