Just something I thought was awesome for reals …
A caller today said a relative criticized the quotation on an aunt’s tombstone because it split an infinitive. Really, people? REALLY?
— Mignon Fogarty (@GrammarGirl) August 26, 2013
This tweet makes a good point: While it’s important to use good grammar, it’s even more important not to be, you know, a dick—especially when the “rule” being cited is something every writer who has graduated fifth grade know it’s OK to break.
The point for today’s Internet Win goes to Mignon Fogarty, aka @GrammarGirl, aka someone who understands under what conditions it is appropriate to point out a grammatical error. And to the relative referenced in the tweet:
No, it’s not during the funeral itself.