If you haven’t noticed, it’s been almost two months since I posted here. In fact, you may have started to wonder if I’ve stopped posting altogether.
The sad answer is: Yes. This will be my last post as the Grammaniac.
The happy answer is: I’m not dismissing my alter egowithout good reason. I have turned in my Grammar Police badge so that I can focus more on what makes me happiest in life, which is my creative writing. Although I’m sure you’ll miss my snarky grammar rants and my hilarious photos, I hope you will check out my writing blog and continue to follow me. If you’re on Twitter, you can also find me under the handle @hopelynnmccain. I promise you will see plenty of funny grammar tweets!
I appreciate all of the support and the “friends” I made through my blog, and I hope that each and every one of you continue to fight to keep proper grammar alive! I sure will!
P.S. You didn’t think I’d leave without posting one last photo, did you? Here is a horrible, horrible sign my husband saw at work:
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
Several years ago, a teacher of mine showed this to me and I was rather intrigued by it. I forgot about it until today, when I passed this sign:
All I can say is, it’s a good thing we read words as a whole! Otherwise, I may have never known that this restaurant has some badass flat screen TVs. Oh, did you catch that? I said “screen,” not “screens.” How long does it take to proofread a 9-word sentence? Seriously…