Great point, well taken, and my feelings exactly! Thank you!
Silly Grammar Debates
by Jake Poinier
I’m a member of a group of editors on Facebook, and it never fails to surprise me how heated and opinionated people can become about the smallest points of grammar. (As I wrote earlier this year, I’m pretty agnostic when it comes to style manuals.)
The latest brawl was over email salutations and punctuation, and whether the correct way to address someone was:
The string exploded to several dozen comments, with everyone putting in their explanation of why their way was grammatically correct, or why others’ were incorrect or too formal or too casual. In a way, it was fascinating to see how much passion and thought people put into a discussion that boiled down to the arrangement of one or two words and a few punctuation marks.
My Take? Nobody Cares
Other than someone who has a ridiculously strong opinion about grammar…
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