Monday, Mar. 4 marked the official
If a loved one, colleague, or barista mixes up his or her verb tense, go ahead—call that person out.*
Don't worry about grammar goofs alone—because grammar refers to something specific, as we've pointed out
—go ahead, call out erroneous usage, misspellings, and crummy punctuation. You deserve it. All year, you bite your tongue. Today is your day.
In case you're wondering who created this holiday, the Chicago Tribune
interviewed the woman who founded it: Martha Brockenbrough, writer and founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. In a Tribune story
from last year, she proclaimed:
"For me, the goal is to get people to think about language and why being careful with it matters. There was this idea out there that speaking well and knowing what words mean and how they work was somehow elite and untrustworthy. This is ridiculous. You'd never hear anyone complain that a doctor knows too darn much about brain surgery or their mechanic is too careful when it comes to fixing cars."
Stand up, be loud, and be proud. It's Grammar Day. Tomorrow you can return to being your timid self.
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*PR Daily is not responsible for the consequences of correcting someone's grammar and language.