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Should We Insist on Proper Grammar?

Hi folks!  Erin from Matters of Grammar here, and this is my very first Matters of Grammar video so – hey! And thanks for watching.

So I’ll admit, sometimes when I’m wasting time, scrolling through the internet, I’ll come across a grammar error.  Maybe it’ll say your awesome – YOUR.  Or maybe it’ll be the dreaded “I seen."  And when I come across those things, my first reaction is to cringe because I know it’s, well, wrong.

And as someone who lives and breathes the English language, I’ll also often get tagged in those grammar shaming articles that find people’s spelling mistakes and then rip them apart. 

But here’s the thing – insisting on picture-perfect grammar and spelling is a result of privilege.  And it’s not okay.

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