A few weeks ago at the office my boss and I were going over a mailer he was about to send out–making corrections, discussing grammar, and making sure it was 100% professional.
“I know this is super nit-picky,” I said, “but Internet should have a capital ‘I,’ because it is a proper noun. It describes a specific place.”
“Really?” He replied.
“Yeah. I am certain on this because it just so happened to be the topic of the grammar podcast I listened to this morning.”
Note to self: do not admit to listening to grammar podcasts. I’m still living it down.
Grammar Girl was just finishing up her segment yesterday when she gave a shout-out to Mr. Manners. A had a fleeting moment of glee. A manners podcast? Right-on! Now, I’m no Emily Post or anything (and as the maid-of-honor to Stephanie’s upcoming wedding she can certainly attest to this) but I am all about etiquette. I think somewhere it falls in line with that whole Catholic/drum corps/gets excited about APA style books/wants to be a nun/librarian-in-training thing. I like knowing that there is a proper way of doing things and as much as I don’t like being told what to do, I sure do like knowing that someone else has things in control.
Mr. Manners and I–we’re going to be good friends.