Why word nerds should follow @yourinamerica on Twitter

The grammar police has arrived on Twitter. Its goal: To rid the world of linguistic errors.

To wit:

Although these mistakes are like visual nails on a chalkboard to me, a self-proclaimed grammar nerd, I cut them some slack, because, well, these people aren’t proclaiming to be bastions of grammar and punctuation.

But woe to anyone who poses as an expert and then screws up—especially on Twitter.

Such was the case for one Twitter user who posted a message to foreign language speakers that read:

“your in america … speak english.”

Better advice: Learn your own language before you cast the first stone.

What followed was the creation of a Twitter account @yourinamerica, to right the grammar wrongs in the world. The post shot back:

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