Reblogging from Write Well Me:
I don’t have much to say on this topic except the following:
• March 4 also happens to be my daughter’s birthday. Anastasia and grammar will be forever linked.
• They’ll make a day out of anything
• National Grammar Day gives plenty of fodder for those of who care about such things. Read this and this. (Case in point: this very blog post you’re reading.)
For more information, visit the National Grammar Day website. Yes, there’s an entire website as well as a whole day devoted to grammar.
The discussion between the Baltimore Sun editor and Language Log’s Geoffrey Pullum, referenced above, is quite interesting to follow. I can see both sides of the that vs. which in relative clauses debate pretty clearly. Having supported myself as a copy editor, I’m glad to hear that Language Log doesn’t hate my kind. I don’t want to sound clichéd, but I would like editors and linguists to work together; I don’t see why they’re divided. Maybe that’s just me, editor and wannabe linguist.
Where do you place yourself in this debate?