I am on Mignon Fogarty’s email list and I love the tips and tricks about grammar that I receive in my inbox on a daily basis. If you are a writer or lover of language I recommend that you sign up for her emails — they are entertaining and informative and every so often I learn something I really didn’t know. For example, today is National Grammar Day. Check out the National Grammar Day Blog to find out which city in America and which celebrity has received the SPOOG Award for the Worst Grammar of 2008.
I guessed the celebrity and I bet you can too. Just in case you are at a loss, here is a hint:
“They misunderestimated me”
June 26, 2008 01:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Celebrated ”Grammar Girl” Mignon Fogarty Offers Quick and Dirty Tips for Writers on Suite101.com
VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Suite101.com, the general-interest online magazine with over eight million monthly visitors, features award-winning podcaster and author Mignon Fogarty as the latest Suite101.com Celebrity Writer.
Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, is best known for her weekly podcasts tackling common writing and punctuation challenges. These popular podcasts have reached #2 on iTunes and were the inspiration for her book, Quick & Dirty Tips for Better Writing, published by Macmillan.
“Grammar Girl is a refreshing champion for language-lovers everywhere. Her trademark humour gives writers and readers the straight goods when it comes to crossing ‘T’s and dotting ‘I’s,” said Suite101’s Editor-in-chief, Joy Gugeler. “With a welcome lack of snobbery she explains grammatical principles and provides memorable examples. Every writer needs a quick refresher when language is always evolving.”
In a Web-exclusive excerpt on Suite101.com Fogarty tackles the subject of how to use “however” in a sentence and challenges the advice given by esteemed grammarians Strunk and White. She also talks with Suite101’s Writing & Publishing Editor Julie Burtinshaw in an exclusive interview about writing techniques and her most preferred punctuation mark: “The interobang. It’s a combination of both the exclamation mark and the question mark. It looks like a ‘P’ with dot at the bottom. It’s not universally accepted, but it’s my favourite.”
Suite101 features Celebrity Writers each month who publish original articles on burning questions in their field and take part in interviews offering candid advice to freelance writers.
About Suite101.com Media
Suite101.com Media Inc. is a Canadian company based in Vancouver, British Columbia with an office in Berlin. It has been a successful consumer internet venture for over 10 years and has an international full-time staff of 15. Suite101 Media Inc operates Suite101.com and Suite101.de, two general interest online magazines. For curious readers these sites offer authoritative articles, reviews, and expert commentary written by professional writers. For freelance writers they provide a new publishing venue delivering an audience of eight million visitors a month. http://www.suite101.com