Mar 042010
 

March 4 is National Grammar Day! Hooray!

Unfortunately, I don’t have time to do a hilarious hagiography like I did last year, or much of anything really, being too busy correcting grammar for a living. So here’s the next best thing: What would a grammar holiday be without some rousing choruses of Schoolhouse Rock? Bet you won’t be able to get them out of your head all day now!


The Tale Of Mr Morton

“Interjections!”

Rufus Xavier Sarsparilla

Conjunction Junction (What’s Your Function?)


Here’s a bonus, a ridiculously catchy song from “The Electric Company” about adverbs– written by none other than Tom Lehrer. As a side note, why don’t we get musicians of this caliber writing songs for our kids today? Just think; there was a time when they could commission Philip Glass to write music for Sesame Street… but I suppose that rant could wait for national music education day. (When is that?)

Anyway, many happy returns of the day! Pass around a participle and maybe even split open an infinitive. (No, really, it’s OK.) March forth to the National Grammar Day website for many more ways to celebrate. Don’t miss the “Songwriting Hall of Shame” and “Grammar Noir”…

  • This is cute! I remember School House Rock from many years ago.