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Gdocs thinks "a lot" is one word.

I am NOT a “Grammar Nazi.”

August 23, 2013

I hear this a lot. “You’re an author? Does that mean you, like, judge people on their grammar and shit?” In short: yes. But that’s a pretty vague question, so let me elaborate. I have a lot of people worry about showing me their writing. I have a lot of people who assume I browse Facebook or Twitter looking for any and all abused commas, misused semicolons and colons, and improperly capitalized nouns. Let me make this exceptionally clear right now: I learned a long time ago that the vast majority of people have absolutely no idea how the English language is actually supposed to function in writing. Usually, I don’t blame them. English is one of the hardest languages to learn. I have quite a few friends who speak English as their second language (most of them know more than just two languages, too), and they all say the same thing: English was the hardest language for them to […]

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