There are two types of people in this world. People who don’t write and people who are bloggers/writers/authors. Most of you reading this, save a few belong to the second category. We all write because we have something to say. Or maybe, a lot to say. We have an opinion on everything. Some of us think alike, while others may have contrasting views. But what really differentiates each of us from the other are our writing styles.
The content that we churn out each day is a combination of our thought process and the command over the language in which we write. The point is how well we can put our thoughts on paper. Now, most of the bloggers I know and read are creative people and have a lot of ideas and thoughts and opinions about anything and everything under the sun. But. The similarity ends there. There are a lot of people I read who have a lot of grammar issues. And quite frankly for me, all the beauty of your thoughts takes a walk because wrong grammar just kills the whole essence. It’s like one of those “Mata ke bhajans” that are sung on popular Bollywood numbers. Good intention but bad presentation.
This debate has long been to death. And I have also heard a lot of people say that writing should not be held by barriers of language or grammar. Creativity is all that matters. They might be right in their own way. But for me, wrong grammar makes “Let’s eat, grandpa” into “Let’s eat grandpa”. And I don’t like grammar killing the grandpa 😉
Am I a grammar Nazi? I think yes. I am also one of those girls who are completely put off by wrong grammar. I am also one of those girls who silently corrects people’s grammar while reading and talking !!
By the way, did you know that March 4 is celebrated as National Grammar Day? How lame! Pretty much like celebrating Woman’s day once a year. Occasions defniitely worth celebrating every single day of our lives…isn’t it?