gud thing im smart: Why Grammar Still Matters

Today’s post comes from the lovely and illustrious Jana Kelley, who found (on Pinetrest) a great example of why grammar still matters. If you don’t believe it does, then let’s try something together.

Google the following: “how can u” and see what suggestions pop up for finishing your query. They’ll be the following:

– how can u get herpes

– how can u get hiv

– how can u get aids

– how can u get chlamydia

– how can u get mono

– how can u mend a broken heart

– how can u lose weight fast

– how can u get hpv

– get hepatitis c

But change your query to this: “how can an individual”, and look what happens:

– how can an individual impact the course of history

– how can an individual make a difference

– how can an individual affect society

– how can an individual change history

– how can an individual reduce global warming

– how can an individual be supported to reflect on an incident

– how can an individual help to conserve water

– how can an individual influence an organization

– how can an individual buy stock

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got some flash cards to run my 7-year-old through.

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2 Comments

  • Becky Dietz says:

    Wow.

  • Nicole says:

    Wow, this is heartbreaking. It confirms what Tim Keller points out-how literacy is really the key to helping the underprivileged break out of their poverty and pain. Such a challenge to us to find ways to get education to those who don’t have moms and dads who will teach them.

    So fun that Jana thought to search this way.

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