Bad Grammar Will Be the Death of Me

Why one woman is losing it over politicians use of grammar.

I’m Losing It

Death By Grammar

The smartest people in the world can’t even speak their own language?

-Megan Southwick

political speakerFor more than eight years now, I’ve listened to our president continually ABUSE the English language, which, as an English major and editor, strikes the deepest blow into my heart. No, really! I think a little piece of it dies every time someone says, “Where are you going to be at?” or writes, “Their going to use you’re money to buy it.”

It’s murder by grammar, my friends.

Imagine my shock upon first hearing the soon-to-be leader of the free world unable to speak his own language! And boy, did he EVER abuse that language.

Ain’t ain’t a word and neither is nucular.

Eventually I got used to the constant misuse. And when the current candidates started on the trail, I became hopeful. Both seemed very well spoken, seemed to have a decent grasp on their own language.

And then they brought Sarah Palin into the picture, and I was a little excited, even though I don’t want her to be VP. Here was an opportunity to show the world how incredibly smart and well-spoken women can be. After all, we are supposed to be the more communicative sex.

And then, she dropped the bomb: Nucular.

I’ve had it! Can’t someone teach these people to speak? Give them a cheat sheet! Quarterbacks have them! They have whole TEAMS at their disposal. TEACH THEM TO SPEAK THEIR LANGUAGE!


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