Friday, August 24, 2012

You Be the Judge


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:

A.      Shelly

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!


18 comments:

E.J. Wesley said...

I cast my vote for Shelly, 'cause shoes are very important. :)

Shelly said...

Too cool! I vote for Nancy (Felt Family)-

Emily said...

"My librarian." This post makes me sad :(

Emily said...

Oh, and I vote for Stephen.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Have to vote for D. I think you secretly want him to win anyway!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Yeah I like Shelly's comment which I think describes it best.

DiscConnected said...

I cast my vote for that McCarthy character.

Talli Roland said...

Haha! Yay! My comment made it in! Come on, people, we all know we want a man with dexterity in the bedroom. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Talli's comment made me laugh out loud! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I vote for the bedroom!

J.L. Campbell said...

Hi,
I laughed at Felt Family's response. Talli's was cute too.

vawriter said...

Do I get a free book if I say "D"? And does the ? go inside or out of the "?

Wendy Ramer, Author said...

I vote for "B", and I realize that by doing so, I am not making your job any easier....sorry.

anthony stemke said...

I've always been a champion speller and that other thing, so I cast for "C'. But I think "D" has a good chance as he knows how to kiss up.

Ruth Schiffmann said...

Fun contest! I vote for B.

Lynda R Young said...

A first, D second ;)
(I can't vote for just one either)

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I really want to win the free book, but if I'm eligible to vote (despite being one of the contestants), I vote for "B". I think "B" is the best (even though "D" may be the truest).

~ D-FensDogg
'Loyal American Underground'

Jo Antareau said...

B was just.... incredible!