Happy National Grammar Day [US] and Happy World Book Day [UK]!! To devoted grammar geeks and English language lovers everywhere: this is your day! Let the celebrations begin!
Move over Strunk and White. Make way for Martha Brockenbrough, author of Things That Make Us [Sic] and Mignon Fogarty, author of Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing and The Grammar Devotional, the new bibles of English grammar. They also created the holiday and the website National Grammar Day, a destination for all your grammar questions and answers. And, as if that wasn’t enough, they wrote a Grammar Day song:
Well, they tried. I love the idea anyway. Grammar girls, suggestion for next year: a song contest for the best grammar rap song to be featured on National Grammar Day.
I mean who wouldn’t want to hear a rap song that includes the words “gerund”, “dangling participle” and “pluperfect”? I ask you.