You Leave the Blog Room for a Day …
… and the kids run amuck in your comment box. It's fun to see y’all arguing grammar points and flirting with each another. I’ll respond to your comments soon … if I ever catch up on the sleep I missed between 6:30 a.m. Monday and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. I never sleep the night before a class — and this was the first time I’d taught a grammar course, so I was doubly nervous and (triply?) stressed.
Tuesday’s class went well. The participants liked the way I structured the class … they learned things … I got laughs and used R.E.M. in several examples … and we enjoyed some spirited grammar and word-usage arguments. I also racked up excellent evaluation scores — without dropping my pants. Your wishes and encouragement helped me get those scores.
Several of you mentioned concerns about the grammar used on your blogs and in your comments. Worry not, dear readers. While I may sneer at a poorly written corporate e-mail, I don’t sneer at blog grammar … well, not often, anyway. This is where we get to let down our syntax hair and just be ourselves. It’s the content that matters in this part of our world, not the way it’s written.
And for those of you who asked for grammar tips, keep an eye out for the launch of my Grammar Grrrl blog.
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