Happy National Grammar Day!
In honor of this glorious day I’d like to introduce you to the recipients of the 2008 SPOGG Awards. (SPOGG stands for The Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar, started by Martha Brockenbrough.)
So, without further ado… direct from the National Grammar Day website:
The 2008 SPOGG Awards
March 4 is National Grammar Day, and as part of our festivities, the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar is handing out SPOGG Awards to the U.S. city and to the U.S. celebrity with the worst grammar.
The City with the Worst Grammar in the U.S.
This year, the award goes to Columbia, South Carolina, where spelling is monumentally bad—at least in one particular cemetery. SPOGG member Chris Cole sent in the winning photo, which won by a substantial margin.
The mayor of Columbia, Bob Coble, had no comment. Read more…
The Celebrity with the Worst Grammar in the U.S.
This year, the award goes to President George W. Bush, who does not realize the plural of “child” is “children,” not “childrens.”
He beat Paris Hilton, who produced T-shirts that say “THATS HOT” without the apostrophe, and Courtney Love, who generates so many errors per inch of text on her blog that even the best instruments known to grammar scientists have failed to record them all. (See the contestants in their full glory.)
SPOGG thanks its members for their submissions and votes. SPOGG would also like to note that this contest is completely unscientific, and that the SPOGG Awards have a cash value of less than 1/20th of a cent.
Till next year…