Grammar Girl delivers a podcast to assist improvement-focused but potentially snarky commenters

I’ll admit it. I have Grammar Girl on my podcast list. I decided to listen to it to help improve my grammar and spelling, as it can be poor at times. The fact that my son was a journalism major in college and is now a high school English teacher-in-waiting also caused me to want to stay a step ahead of his corrections and to learn a bit of theory behind the grammar.
This blog started as a way to raise awareness of the errors that I see on a daily basis. One of the issues is that pointing out errors, especially in long-lived public documents or presentations, can be as socially difficult as pointing out embarrassing items such as an unzipped fly or a major bit of food lodged in a stranger’s front teeth.

I wrestle with this whenever I point issues out to people. I hope that these are appreciated, as I believe that we should all be focused on continuous improvement; most people don’t even know when they have been habitually incorrect. And I appreciate every comment that I receive from others.

Please take a look at the transcript of the podcast or listen on your own; she has multiple links on the webpage. And you may want to join me in gently pointing out issues to people when it is appropriate.

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