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I call myself a word nerd and grammar geek. These descriptors can be considered compliments or insults, depending on whom you ask.
I call myself a word nerd and grammar geek. These descriptors can be considered compliments or insults, depending on whom you ask.
 
I am talking about Grammar and High School; not Tech School or College.
I am talking about Grammar and High School; not Tech School or College.
 
That's the title of a Wall Street Journal article by Oliver Kamm. Horrors! For a dyed in the wool grammar geek and word nerd, this article was hard to take.
That's the title of a Wall Street Journal article by Oliver Kamm. Horrors! For a dyed in the wool grammar geek and word nerd, this article was hard to take.
 
Grammar checker programs do not teach punctuation.
 
I subscribed to a MS Word plug-in-Grammarly. Now, a frugal friend wants me to check his punctuation.
I subscribed to a MS Word plug-in-Grammarly. Now, a frugal friend wants me to check his punctuation.
 
Not one friend or relative of mine thinks that I am a passive person, but Microsoft Word says that I am and who can argue with Bill Gates.
Not one friend or relative of mine thinks that I am a passive person, but Microsoft Word says that I am and who can argue with Bill Gates.
 
As our job market becomes digitized, womanized, diversified and robotized, I would advise male students to read the Want Ads during the senior year of high school and get a clue to who has jobs and who does not.
As our job market becomes digitized, womanized, diversified and robotized, I would advise male students to read the Want Ads during the senior year of high school and get a clue to who has jobs and who does not.
 
Call a library information line? Seriously? Believe it or not, that resource still exists and is used regularly.
Call a library information line? Seriously? Believe it or not, that resource still exists and is used regularly.
 
With a nod to Bob Dylan, the words they are a-changin', and I find plenty of the changes disconcerting.
With a nod to Bob Dylan, the words they are a-changin', and I find plenty of the changes disconcerting.
 
Unisex bathrooms are common in the South and Job Johnnies are available on construction sites.
Unisex bathrooms are common in the South and Job Johnnies are available on construction sites.
 
That's the title of a Wall Street Journal article by Oliver Kamm. Horrors! For a dyed in the wool grammar geek and word nerd, this article is hard to take.
That's the title of a Wall Street Journal article by Oliver Kamm. Horrors! For a dyed in the wool grammar geek and word nerd, this article is hard to take.
 
It's happening again: a topic catches my eye and suddenly I see it everywhere until usually it disappears. The topic of cursive writing or the lack thereof caught my attention a few years back but has yet to show any signs of fading away.
It's happening again: a topic catches my eye and suddenly I see it everywhere until usually it disappears. The topic of cursive writing or the lack thereof caught my attention a few years back but has yet to show any signs of fading away.
 
Actually, the question is, "how smart do others think you are?" I found this article in the WSJ fascinating: How to Look Smarter.
Actually, the question is, "how smart do others think you are?" I found this article in the WSJ fascinating: How to Look Smarter.
 
People in and out of the academic world have been pointing to a glaring defect in our education system for many years. That defect is the failure to teach students to write competently.
People in and out of the academic world have been pointing to a glaring defect in our education system for many years. That defect is the failure to teach students to write competently.
 
If it is really a kind of aggression to correct student grammar, composition teachers are unnecessary.
If it is really a kind of aggression to correct student grammar, composition teachers are unnecessary.
 
Perhaps the most glaring weakness among American college students is their writing. Many enter college lacking the ability to put together even a single good paragraph - and graduate without much improvement. It has been that way for a long time.
Perhaps the most glaring weakness among American college students is their writing. Many enter college lacking the ability to put together even a single good paragraph - and graduate without much improvement. It has been that way for a long time.
 
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