Grammar police

Published March 3, 2012 by francesothomas

I caught an interview on NPR the other day with two young African American men who were both the editors of their respective school newspapers. This was a first in both of these schools. I am certainly in favor of having diverse opinions in media; however, I was horrified when both of these editors made grammatical errors as the interview progressed. I corrected the first mistake out loud as I drove along. When the second man misspoke, I confess I had to yell at the radio. One hopes the grammar in their writing is better than that in their speech. Maybe I am just old and cranky, but I wouldn’t continue reading their papers for very long or give them much credibility if they couldn’t use proper grammar.


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