Earlier this week—or was it last week?—I held a give-away that asked readers to leave a comment explaining why grammar was important, and the winner would receive a copy of the next New York Times bestseller, Missed Periods and Other Grammar Scares. (The New York Times bestseller The Secret told me that if I just put that out into the universe it would happen, so bestseller, bestseller, bestseller.)
I received many wonderful responses, and when it came time to pick a winner, I simply couldn’t decide. I’m horrible at making decisions, and it started to stress me out, and I’m trying to avoid stress at all costs because I heard it gives you wrinkles. So I asked my librarian to choose his top three, which he did, and then I thought I would present them to you and let you choose the winner by including your selection in the comments section.
I, hereby, present to you the finalists of the Why Grammar Is Important Contest:
Proper grammar is as important as pure air, clean water, and cute shoes. Without proper grammar, the world tilts ever so slightly off its axis, rendering everything else out of kilter.
B. Felt Family
Proper grammar is important because it gives the writer/speaker credibility. Without it, they are just incredible. No … wait …that doesn’t sound right.
C. Talli Roland
It’s important so you can identify a man who knows how to spell, since the ability to spell correctly is also linked to dexterity in the bedroom.
Oh, and then I added this one:
D. Stephen T. McCarthy
Proper grammar is important because Jenny Baranick says so.
Let the games begin!