Sunday grammar

Those who know me well know that I’m much more a word nerd than a grammar snob (or, God forbid, a grammar nazi), but that doesn’t mean I’m not a fan of good grammar. (And a lot of the time what grammar snobs are nitpicking is usage, not grammar.)

But good grammar is a beautiful thing, which is why we celebrated National Grammar Day yesterday. Even animals agree on good grammar.

Well, not lolcats. But they’re cute, so they’re mostly forgiven.

That's OK, baby. You have pretty eyes. Image found on Anil Dash.

That’s OK, baby. You have pretty eyes.
Image found on Anil Dash.

That explains "Dancing Queen" on a loop. Image found on BuzzFeed.

That explains “Dancing Queen” on a loop.
Image found on BuzzFeed.

Commas are less likely to cause bleeding ... unless misused. Image found on Pinterest.

Commas are less likely to cause bleeding … unless misused.
Image found on Pinterest.

You have to respect a dog with scruples. Image found on AlaskaCommons.

You have to respect a dog with scruples.
Image found on AlaskaCommons.

They would also be firmly against grading on a curve. Image found on Sizzle.

They would also be firmly against grading on a curve.
Image found on Sizzle.

Oh, Lord, don't let this be the start of another "lay/lie" debate on the Voices page ... Image found on memes.com.

Oh, Lord, don’t let this be the start of another “lay/lie” debate on the Voices page …
Image found on memes.com.

C'mon, Grandma! Move it! Image found on CatMacros.

C’mon, Grandma! Move it!
Image found on CatMacros.

An excellent treatise on the use and misuse of hyphens! Poor squirrel. That's what he gets for eating my pecans. Image found on PleatedJeans.

An excellent treatise on the use and misuse of hyphens! Poor squirrel. That’s what he gets for eating my pecans.
Image found on PleatedJeans.

This happens way more than it should. Someday my face will freeze just like this. Image found on MemeShare.

This happens way more than it should. Someday my face will freeze just like this.
Image found on MemeShare.

Calm down, dude. It depends on usage! Image found on Pinterest.

Calm down, dude. It depends on context!
Image found on Pinterest.

If only more cats would do this, I would have a lot less stress on comment boards. Image found on GrammarBlog.

If only more cats would do this, I would have a lot less stress on comment boards.
Image found on GrammarBlog.

Yeah, I've got nothin' to top that. Image found on LinguisticsGirl.

Yeah, I’ve got nothin’ to top that.
Image found on LinguisticsGirl.

I'd look for some Hammer pants, but even Hammer didn't look good in those things. Image found on Fresh Egg.

I’d look for some Hammer pants, but even Hammer didn’t look good in those things.
Image found on Fresh Egg.

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10 thoughts on “Sunday grammar

  1. Overdeliver and through the goods, to grammar’s . . . that’s it, that’s all I’ve got.

    Oh, grammar, what big I’s you have. Nah, that didn’t work either.

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