I think I've mentioned before how I'm kind of a nerd.
I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism with a minor in English from WWU, where I worked as a copy editor for our campus newspaper and as managing editor of the school's quarterly magazine. Upon graduating, I worked as a reporter for two different newspapers before shifting career paths. But I'm still a "journa-nerd," and I devour books like it's going out of style.
Reading is my very favorite hobby.
I can probably still quote things out of the AP Stylebook, and I consult a dictionary or thesaurus on the daily.
I proofread every single thing I read — emails, blogs, Facebook status updates, billboards, office memos, text messages. As I read, I silently judge and mentally redline each and every word.
I am a huge Grammar Nerd.
So I found it amusing when I recently received an email from someone at Grammarly about their new study profiling five million of my fellow Grammar Nerds.
I think at least some of you may find the results of this study as interesting as I did...
I am a college-educated woman, but I'm older than the 18-24 year old range, I'm not single, and I don't work in the education, library, or healthcare fields. But I do live in an area that houses the largest percentage of Grammar Nerds in the country.
I hate the word "irregardless," but I love the proper use of a semi-color in modern writing. However, I can't tell you how much I loathe the Oxford comma. It just needs to die.
So maybe I'm not as much of a Grammar Nerd as I originally thought. How about you?
Do you fit the anatomy of a Grammar Nerd?