Some years ago, when I was working in an organisation that shall remain nameless, I was surrounded by illiterates. I started to publish a weekly bulletin on the company's intranet - the precursor to today's blogs, I now see. In order to get people actually to read my little educational articles, I framed them as tiny comic dialogues, each week between a different pair of well-known fictional or historical characters.
Happily, I have moved on from that very toxic employer, yet the problem remains. So many people with whom I come into contact cannot write a coherent sentence of English. Therefore, I feel there's a market for my little bulletins still, and I have pulled them together into a little book, Grammar Without Tears, which will soon be published on Amazon and Smashwords as an e-book, and hopefully, down the track, in hardcopy.
Now back when I was originally writing these dialogues, I used to get fan mail from all over the company, and people would send me requests about their favourite "pet peeves". I'm still open to this. You can email me through the email link on my website. Please feel free, if you have an issue of grammar, punctuation or inappropriate word choice that really irritates you when people do it, to let me know about it. I'll try to include your suggestion before I go to press, or if not, perhaps in a later edition.
READER'S REVIEW: TABITHA ORMISTON-SMITH NAILS SIMPLE GRAMMAR WITH HUMOR, CREATIVITY AND
EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND LANGUAGE. A WITTY AND INSTRUCTIONAL READ THAT WILL
ENTERTAIN THE READERS WHILE THEY LEARN! LMHansford