national grammar day may officially only last 24 hours, but i think it deserves an entire week…or at least a few days. to continue in the fun started on sunday, i’ve rounded up some of the fun grammar resources that have popped around the web.
online universities did us all a favor and collected 100 fun and informative blog posts that every grammar geek should bookmark. they are even categorized into handy groups: parts of speech, punctuation, word choice, style, usage, myth-busting, word origins, and just for fun. great browsing for anyone who cares about using the English language properly.
if you prefer your grammar in 140 character bites, check out these popular twitter grammarians:
@grammarmonster—lots of factoids about our lovely language.
@apstylebook—the essential style guide remains the best place to take specific style questions.
@copyblogger—great resource for any writer who wants to continually improve.
@grammarsnark—laugh at this bad grammar and “drunken proofreading” in professional writing.
i love interactive tools, and Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary is one of my favorites. more than just an addictive vocabulary builder, the active and colorful display shows words’ relationship to other words and concepts both in part of speech and in meaning. awesome sauce!
you know this language junkie couldn’t let today pass without recognition. while i’ll be spending my day at the marked event, there will be more celebration of grammar to come on okieOLIO this week. let the grammar fun below tide you over until then. (wait, i’m the only one giddy about this?)
Baltimore writer and editor John McIntyre of the “You Don’t Say” blog continues his tradition of writing a grammarnoir series to commemorate National Grammar Day.
NEW for 2012: Grammarnoir 4: Final Edition
other great national grammar day articles:
Celebrating the Orderly Flow of Words in Our Lives by Alan Headbloom
A Tongue-in-Cheek National Grammar Day Quiz by Dennis Baron
5 Easy Ways to Learn Grammar with The New York Times by Katherine Schulten
and grammar cartoons, of course: