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National Grammar Day Repost: 5 Grammar Feeds to Follow on Twitter
Monday, March 4, 2013

Twitter is a great place to find quick and simple tips on grammar. Lately, we’ve been tracking a number of great grammar feeds, and we think these five are most worth following. Gosh, we hope our descriptions of them are grammatically correct...

5.) @MGrammar: The “M” stands for “Motivated,” which is an appropriate descriptor of the man behind the tweets, Gabe Doyle, a doctoral candidate in linguistics at UC-San Diego. Mr. Doyle’s motto, “Prescriptivism must die” sounds intimidating, but don’t be alarmed. As he explains it, “Grammar should not be articles of faith handed down to us from those on high who never split infinitives but always split hairs. Grammar should be rules that allow us to communicate more efficiently, clearly, and understandably.” @MGrammar’s feed has a decent following (over 4,800), privy to tweets like this:

4.) @GrammarSnark: The Grammar Snark folks delight their 3,300+ followers by spotting bad grammar and tweeting about it. “We look for bad grammar and proofreading in professional writing,” they say. “And then we laugh about it.” One recent funny tweet: “Can’t stop giggling about the transformer that was supposed to be delivered to a ‘Navel Site.’” And from last August, this one:

3.) @GrammarMonster: We should know what our cousins across the Atlantic have to say about grammar, shouldn’t we? Plymouth, England-based Grammar-Monster.com’s Twitter feed has almost 5,000 followers, a substantial audience for their decidedly British grammar tweets, such as these: “See the origin of the saying ‘to chance your arm’" and “Great cakes, but dodgy grammar.” Many of their tweets link back to Grammar-Monster.com, where they provide a wide, colorful array of helpful charts, practice tests, and other jolly good grammar tips.

2.) @GrammarMonkeys: The real “Grammar Monkeys” are the news editors at the Wichita Eagle, whose blog and Twitter feed has quite an impressive following of over 27,000 strong. They answer grammar-related questions, link to useful articles and resources, and tweet and retweet grammar-related pictures, such as this:

1.) @GrammarGirl: “Grammar Devotee” Mignon Fogarty, a.k.a. Grammar Girl, has been dazzling the devoted audiences of her website, podcasts, and Twitter feed (over 230,000 strong!) for years. She first appeared on the scene as a grammar expert on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2006, and now, as part of the Quick and Dirty Tips family (alongside other experts such as Mighty Mommy, Nutrition Diva, and Get-Fit Guy), Fogarty’s tweets provide practical advice for the improvement of grammar usage and writing in general. One of her most helpful recent tweets was this:

Go figure!