Welcome to this week’s Write Right Monday Night.
Finally! Proof that bad grammar is more than just a pet peeve of mine. Now there’s proof that it may have an impact on your love life as well. Read Wally Metts’ take on the study at his blog The Daysman.
The Wall Street Journal reports that people are evaluating potential dates on the basis of the grammar and spelling in their online profiles or messages. One guy, for example, had second thoughts when his new date sent a text that she was “almost their.”
In a politically correct world where we are no longer allowed to be condescending about race, gender, class or practically anything else, it’s nice to know you can still be stuck up about something. Semicolons, for example.
One study reported in the Journal found that 88% of women and 75% of men found grammar to be the second most important things to them, behind only personal hygiene and slightly ahead of good teeth. No word on whether or not integrity made the list. One reason for this grander grammar trend, however, may be related: people who take more…
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