Happy birthday, Grammar Party!

I’m rather excited today because January 10, 2012, is Grammar Party’s first birthday. Like any proper one year old, Grammar Party will spend the day eating lots of birthday cake and promptly throwing it up all over itself.

So before I get on with cleaning sick up, I wanted to share with you some of the blog’s most popular posts of its first year, in case you happened to miss them or you just loved them so much that you wanted another look.

Baseball slang is in my wheelhouse

Yo mama’s so fat a hyperbole couldn’t even exaggerate her weight

A guide to mass nouns

The dos and don’ts of “dos and don’ts”

Than versus Then

Frequently misused words: irony, ironic, ironically

Ye old mispronunciation: the long forgotten letter “thorn”

Like, is this the return of Valspeak?

Portmanteaus: they’re a bash!

Eggcorns and nauseum: the hilarious effects of turns of phrase

And to make sure Grammar Party’s year two (and beyond) brings you more of the super awesome language posts you love, I would really appreciate it if you could take this poll. I want to know what you like best about Grammar Party and what you don’t like so much. Feel free to choose more than one option, and if you want to share what you’d like to see less of, I welcome your comments.


Thanks so much for making year one such a wonderful experience. I’d love to give you all a big smooch on the cheek, but my face is already covered in cake.

Your friendly word nerd,



9 thoughts on “Happy birthday, Grammar Party!

  1. Congratulations, Erin, on the success of your first year. Here’s a tip o’ the glass to an even more successful second year!!!


  2. Hi. I’ve chosen you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was chosen (http://writeorrevisedaily.wordpress.com/2012/01/11/versatile-blogger-award/) and, in turn, you are one of my chosen 15. Congratulations and keep up the great work on your blog!
    The rules of this nomination are as follows:
    1. Thank the award-giver and link back to them in your post.
    2. Share 7 things about yourself.
    3. Pass this award along to 15 others.
    4. Contact your chosen bloggers to let them know about the award.


  3. I’ve only been hanging around getting to know some of the bloggers for about four months, and been.putting out my own for two. I finally noticed your site listed on Hotspur’s blogroll and had to have a look. I see several similar sites listed on your blogroll that I need to visit. You and your friends may be above my level of construction, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t weep at the drek in the dictionary.com discussion threads. I will be back!


  4. Hi Erin! Can you comment on the use of “that that” as in this text: “Each time a team scores a goal, it becomes somewhat more likely that that team is the better team.”


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