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Can you handle the grammar?

By John E. McIntyre

The Baltimore Sun

2:28 PM EST, February 28, 2013

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Monday, March 4, is National Grammar Day. Are you ready?

Grammar Girl, the estimable Mignon Fogarty, has set up a National Grammar Day page with links to various events and activities. 

At Poynter.org, the magisterial Roy Peter Clark will be conducting a webinar, This Ain't Your Grandma's Grammar

On Twitter, @EditorMark, the indefatigable Mark Allen, is conducting another National Grammar Day haiku contest, and the deadline for entries is Saturday. (Check out the panel of distinguished judges.) 

So far, my favorite Grammar Day haiku is from @Fritinancy, the inspired Nancy Friedman, who shows she knows both her William Carlos Williams and her Noam Chomsky:

"So much depends on / colorless green ideas / sleeping furiously." 

The hashtag is #GrammarDay, if you would like to check out the entries. Append it to your own.

And, of course, you will surely be returning here Monday for the thrilling conclusion of Grammarnoir 5: The Shame of the Prose.

And please, no peeving.