๐Ÿ‘3๏ธโƒฃ๐Ÿˆ‚๏ธ’๐Ÿ’ฒ ๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿ…ฑ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ค G๐Ÿโ“‚๏ธ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธยฎ๏ธ.

๐Ÿ†”๐Ÿ…พ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ ย G๐Ÿโ“‚๏ธ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธยฎ๏ธ ย โ“‚๏ธ๐Ÿ…ฐ๏ธ๐Ÿˆ‚๏ธ๐Ÿˆ‚๏ธ3๏ธโƒฃยฎ๏ธ ย โ™’๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ3๏ธโƒฃโœ… ย ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ…พ๏ธโ™‰๏ธ’ยฎ๏ธ3๏ธโƒฃ ย โ™’๏ธยฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡นโ„น๏ธโœ…G ย ๐Ÿ…พ๏ธโœ…ใ€ฐโ“

I’m sorry. Did you hate that as much as I did?

Let’s start again

Let’s talk about grammar.

Does grammar matter when you’re writing online?

No, I don’t think it does

You may have noticed that I’ve stopped using periods at the end of some of my sentences, or that I’ve been (trying to) separating my sentences into short one liners.

If you spend enough time talking on the internet, this should be familiar to you.

The internet is a treacherous place for grammarians like me, full of dangling modifiers, run-on sentences and *gasp*ย no Oxford commas. Sometimes reading an online post is a nightmare of errors.

bad grammar

But what’s interesting about the internet is that some of these syntactical faux pas are actually a facet of the internet’s own set of grammatical rules. For instance, me being asked, “How are you?” and me responding with “Fine.” conveys a completely different tone and message than me responding with “fine”

But what does this mean for us as communicators on social media? Do we use our to’s and too’s and two’s and 2’s properly like we’ve been taught since elementary school, or do we throw all caution to the wind and embrace the established internet vernacular?

Honestly, it depends on the context that you’re using social media in. If you’re trying to come across as informed and professional, then you’ll probably want to hang on to your capitals and apostrophe’s. But if you’re not worried about that sort of thing, then why not take a page from Carrie Fisher’s book?

If Carrie Fisher could write and publish a bestseller even after trading in all the grammar rules for emoji’s, then maybe there’s hope for the rest of us.

(I’ll pass on that trade and keep my proper grammar though, thank you).

Sources (images):

http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3ol99g

 

 

 

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  1. I did a double-take at your title after I first saw it. It was jarring but effective, it made me read the blog post if that was your goal.

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