I admit it. I'm an incurable grammar geek. I can't help it. I'm sure it's genetic. My mom is an English teacher. My sister is a technical writer. It took almost no time at all before the rest of the Slushbusters discovered this and started asking me the grammar questions. I have proof. Just look at Sarah's comment in this post last week.
I get it that blogging is not about grammar, spelling or punctuation. Really, I do. But for the love of the language, people, please stop using apostrophes to indicate plural words! (Not, "Please stop using apostrophe's to indicate plural word's.) I am not pointing fingers. This was not a Slushbuster offense. In fact, it wasn't even on a blog. It was on facebook. And it wasn't alone. The misuses of words and punctuation are all over the Internet, including blogs by writers. The copy editor who lives in my brain can't take it anymore. Please take a moment to proofread before you post. Can The Elements of Style, by Strunk and White be required reading for everyone who owns a computer? Seriously, if you are reading this and don't already own a copy, buy one. It is one of the least expensive and most valuable books you can own as a writer.
Okay, rant over. Now for the good news. I was reading something earlier that used grammar I wasn't sure about. I Googled the usage and stumbled on this blog. It made my heart flutter. Not only does it address grammar questions, but also technical issues of our time. Roy Jacobson might just be my language soul mate. It's too soon to tell, but it looks good so far.
Oh, and while I'm on the subject, I'd like to apologize to anyone whose grammar I corrected in conversation in the '80's. I was in high school. I didn't know how rude and idiotic I sounded.