3-2-12: National Grammar Day, Local Grammar Expert

March 2, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 comment

John McIntyre

Sunday is National Grammar Day. To help you get your its/it’s and your their/they’re straight, we convinced grammarian extraordinaire John McIntyre to visit the WYPR studios.

Mr. McIntyre is the night content production manager at the Baltimore Sun, and he blogs at You Don’t Say. Web extra: John McIntyre on the Frederick County Commissioners’ declaration of English as the official and primary language of Frederick County:

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  • 1. Tina Proveaux  |  March 2, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I hate to disparage a fellow grammarian but John McIntyre, with his humorless affect, give us all a bad name. Especially his ‘I don’t know any’ reply to the question asking for an example of Maryland regional terms was uptight and dismissive. People already think that grammar is inconsequential and only matters to stuffy fuddy-duddies. By behaving like a stuffy fuddy-duddy, Mr. McIntyre just perpetuates that belief. My plea to him is to lighten up and make grammar fun and interesting – because it is!

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