Today is Grammar Day. Not Bad Grammar Day, just regular Grammar Day. I am a self-confessed grammar pedant, so this could be one of the best days of the year for me.
As an author, editor and proofreader, I have more than a passing interest in the correct use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, and admittedly find common grammatical mistakes particularly irksome, akin to having a stone in my shoe.
According to a research study released last year, I, along with millions of fellow grammar pedants, am also an introvert. Psychologist Hans Eysenck explains, “highly introverted individuals find themselves overstimulated by things.” Yeah, like apostrophes in plurals, and dangling modifiers!
So, today is the day when everyone takes time to recall what they learnt in primary school, and takes pity on those of us who can’t help mentally correcting social media posts and status updates.