National Grammar Day

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March 4 was World Book Day [See: https://academeblog.org/2016/03/05/world-book-day/]. It was also National Grammar Day.

National Grammar Day  was established by Martha Brockenbrough, author of “Things That Make Us [Sic]” (2008) and founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar. The celebration of National Grammar Day was, somewhat surprisingly, given an official endorsement by President George W. Bush:

Bush Letter on National Grammar Day

I cannot help but wonder if it wasn’t more Laura Bush’s idea than George’s.

The following paragraph looks like gibberish, but it is surprisingly to read:

I cnduo’t bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll…

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