5 Big Things Grammar Nazis Get Wrong About Language

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October 24, 2011

5 Big Things Grammar Nazis Get Wrong About Language

Presented at Ignite Seattle back in December 2010. Video of the actual presentation: http://youtu.be/-yEDjMIpR6s

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October 24, 2011
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  1. Dec. 7, 2010 5 Big Things Grammar Nazis Get Wrong

    About Language James Callan | Ignite Seattle 12 | @scarequotes Sunday, October 23, 2011
  2. “Downfall Of Grammar,” One Of The Many Downfall Parodies Just

    A YouTube Search Away. About the term “grammar nazi” ... Sunday, October 23, 2011
  3. XKCD #261. As If You Didn’t Know. Sunday, October 23,

    2011
  4. Myth #1: When you correct someone’s grammar, you help save

    the English language. Sunday, October 23, 2011
  5. Things that are not the same as grammar: ✤ Spelling

    ✤ Punctuation ✤ Style ✤ Usage ✤ Capitalization ✤ Pronunciation ✤ and so much more! Sunday, October 23, 2011
  6. The Strunk & White of the fashion world: Sunday, October

    23, 2011
  7. Myth #2: Everything you need to know about grammar you

    learned from your high school English teacher. Sunday, October 23, 2011
  8. Interjections! Show Excitement! Or Emotion! Hallelujah! Sunday, October 23, 2011

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  11. Myth #3: Good “grammar” trumps good manners. Sunday, October 23,

    2011
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  13. Myth #4: Following the rules is the same thing as

    writing well. Sunday, October 23, 2011
  14. “Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will

    follow it.” Henry David Thoreau. So there! Sunday, October 23, 2011
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  16. Myth #5: It’s easy. Sunday, October 23, 2011

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  18. Yes, Even George “Politics And The English Language” Orwell Benefitted

    From A Copy Editor. Sunday, October 23, 2011
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  20. Thank you! ✤ James Callan, content wonk ✤ Twitter: @scarequotes

    Darn! That’s the end. Sunday, October 23, 2011