Word nerd

A friend of mine from college posted a couple of videos on Facebook, each showing Weird Al Yankovich repairing American society’s poor grammar, and I simply had to share them here.  Also, shout out to my mother-in-law, who carries a rainbow of Sharpies (clickable, so she can wield them one-handed!) in her purse in case she needs to beat Weird Al to the punch and correct signage errors herself.  She is the scourge of the local Wal-Mart, and I love her for it!

While I’m posting linguistic nerdom, I have to mention that I’ve been binging today on the awesome “Ask the Editor” videos at Merriam-Webster’s website, which in turn have made me nostalgic for one of my favorite programs on NPR, “On Words.”

Published by Samuel Snoek-Brown

I write fiction and teach college writing and literature. I'm the author of the story collection There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, the novel Hagridden, and the flash fiction chapbooks Box Cutters and Where There Is Ruin.

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