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5 Grammar Nerds You Should Follow On Twitter

Posted on September 2, 2014 in Lists, Specials

By Ashesha Mehrotra:

If you thought that Weird Al’s ‘Word Crimes’ is all that there is to English grammar, think again; for the professional spoofer’s epic video is just the tip of the iceberg (not literally, I mean figuratively). And grammar Nazis across the globe could not be more eager to share their knowledge with us lesser mortals. So, the next time you log onto twitter, follow these logophiles (or Google its meaning first) to make the world a more grammar-friendly place to live in:

1. GrammarGirl

The founder of Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing, Mignon Fogarty, not only tweets words and their meanings but also provides her followers with their appropriate usage in a sentence.

2. Language Bandit

Does grammar/language-talk work as a sleeping pill for you? Well, not anymore. This human factopedia shoots the most mind-blowing language facts for his TTs (Twitter Terrestrials) which make word-learning a whole lot more fun.

3. Ben Zimmer

He is a Wall Street Journal columnist and the Executive Producer of Need we say more?

4. Bryan. A Garner

For someone whose bio says: ‘Fall in love with language & it will love you back,’ what’s not to like? But it is his Garner’s Usage Tip of the Day which is an in-depth description of the word or phrase in line with the usage that has us glued to his Twitter account.

5. Mitch Fraas
Find a generous helping of rare book knowledge with some word trivia thrown in. The curator’s writing acumen can be sized up from this recent tweet:

Pedants (old and new) can thank me later.