National Grammar Day is marked annually on March 4 to encourage everyone to use it correctly in both verbal and written language.
The day was established in 2008 by author Martha Brockenbrough, who is also the founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar.
“Language is something to be celebrated, and March 4 is the perfect day to do it. It’s not only a date, it’s an imperative: March forth on March 4 to speak well, write well, and help others do the same!” the National Grammar Day website states.
Here are some funny quotes, courtesy Good Reads, to share on this day:
1. “I might not use capital letters. But I would definitely use an apostrophe…and probably a period. I’m a huge fan of punctuation.” ― Rainbow Rowell
2. “Frankly, I wonder who Frank was, and why he has an adverb all to himself.” ― Jodi Picoult
3. “Ill-fitting grammar are like ill-fitting shoes. You can get used to it for a bit, but then one day your toes fall off and you can't walk to the bathroom.” ― Jasper Fforde
4. “The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.” ― Lex Martin
5. “Punctuation marks are like road signs; without them we just may get lost...” ― Nanette L. Avery
6. “Yes yes yes, we'll get the grammar police onto her first thing. Do they have actual powers of arrest, do you think? Or will they just hang her from the nearest participle?” ― Mick Herron
7. “Use exclamation points sparingly, you don’t want to give someone a heart attack!” ― Nanette L. Avery
8. “I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.”
― Gertrude Stein