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.