March 4 was National Grammar Day.
I am not a grammar expert, which is why I admire those who are.
I'm not the only one. Here, the CEO of iFixit explains why he gives all job applicants a grammar test. If they fail, they don't get hired. His philosophy is simple: if you fail the test, you don't pay attention to detail. That's how important the skill of written communication is.
Industries struggle with communication.
I've blogged about some of my struggles with grammar. English was not my favorite class, quite an admission for someone who has blogged daily for almost four years. At one time, I did not care about writing skills, Now, I do.
So, today I want to pay tribute to the grammar geeks in my life: my late mother, my sister in law, and even my spouse.
I will leave you with some food for thought:
Chuck Jones' Rules for Writing the Roadrunner Character - not quite a grammar link, but a lesson in writing we can all use.