Monday, February 4, 2008

Quickie Post: More Grammar in the News

I haven’t posted a “Grammar in the News” list in weeks. Imagine my delight at immediately finding a recent piece from Minnesota Public Radio about collective nouns and team names that meshed so well with my recent post about collective nouns in general.

Then I discovered Grammar Girl’s post on gender-neutral slang pronouns. While I cannot believe that “yo” will replace “him or her” as the ambiguous singular pronoun of choice, the article covers some interesting ground.

Jeremy G. Burton has an article in today’s Scranton, Pennsylvania Times-Tribune about non-traditional grammar and writing instruction.