Does bad grammar make you (sic)?

04:57 PM PST on Tuesday, March 4, 2008
By SUSAN WYATT / KING5.com

SEATTLE – Do you cringe when you see a sign on the front of a house proclaiming that “The Johnson’s” reside there? Does the phrase “Her and I” make you want to tear your hair out?

Fear not. You are not alone. There are others out there like you. They’re members of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar (SPOGG), a Seattle-based organization created by writer/columnist Martha Brockenbrough.

Brockenbrough, a columnist with Microsoft’s Encarta Web site, says she started SPOGG to make grammar fun and funny.

“It’s not about talking as though you’ve got the posterior stick syndrome. It’s about knowing what words mean and how to use them,” she said.

SPOGG members submit examples of grammangling.

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1 Response
  1. Mandy Bee

    Thanks for the article!

    Grammar is a sore spot for me. I know at one point or another I’ve been the creator of some terribly botched grammar. Then there are times that I’ve been accused of being a “Grammar Nazi”, like when I actually type whole words in an instant message chat. (Oh my!)

    The way you speak and write says a lot about you and some people just can’t be bothered to spell correctly, let alone put together a complete sentence. Things have gotten increasingly worse for the grammar world due to technology. It’s just sad that some people can’t even be bothered to type “up” instead of “^” anymore.

    The world will probably only become more grammatically-incorrect as it becomes commonplace to say acronyms out loud. Cuz, OMG, thats so silly. Oh wait, I used commas. No one does that anymore either. 🙂

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