Did you think today was just another Monday? No way! Today is National Grammar Day, the day when grammarians nationwide dress up as the famous lexicographer Samuel Johnson, author of the first widely-accepted comprehensive English dictionary published in 1755.
Okay, so maybe we don’t actually dress up as Samuel Johnson…some of us prefer to don costumes of the fifteenth century printing press inventor, Johannes Gutenberg. Okay, okay, so that’s not true either. Most of us just celebrate by telling unsuspecting bystanders that today is National Grammar Day. And then we crack open a fresh pack of red pens.
To make the day even more memorable, Illinoisans (or at least Illinois children) are celebrating Casimir Pulaski Day. Pulaski was a Revolutionary War hero who has bestowed a day off school to children in the Chicago area since 1977. Granted, Pulaski Day is not as thrilling as National Grammar Day—although, all of the kids playing at home right now instead of sitting at school may disagree with me.
Now, don’t flip your Samuel Johnson wig, but today is also the first anniversary of my blog. Thank you for reading and please let me know if you would like me to cover a specific topic.
Happy Grammar Pulaski Blog Anniversary Day, my friends!