One of my favourite YA authors, Lauren Kate, wrote a blog about grammar this past week. I found it entertaining because I can relate to the overwhelming need to correct other people’s grammar.
I must admit, unlike Lauren Kate, I’ve never had a favourite French verb tense. Although recently I’ve started appreciating the subjonctif, which is ironic because it was always such a pain to learn (and now I use it all the time in emails. Live and learn, I guess).
But I do love grammar. I feel like 99% of authors love grammar. Maybe not in the same way – I’ve never bought a grammar book, for example – but in the “these are the tools of my trade” kind of way.
Too funny. Except it’s driving me nuts that they spelled it “sweety”. Who does that?
I actually don’t have much to say about this topic. It’s really more a case of me stating a fact (I love grammar). Plus I thought it was coincidental that I was thinking about writing a grammar post and then my best buddy Nina emailed me a research proposal, asking me to edit (we always thought we could write the BEST ESSAY EVER if we could combine her ideas/research skillz and my grammatical/organizational prowess).
And thus I will conclude with a hilarious Youtube video. I almost cried laughing the first time I watched this. So many grammatical errors, so many foolish people:
Jack, your grea, your very funny, and you deseve more views! (back in the day, at least. He’s not as funny anymore).