The Twelve Days of Poor Grammar

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Celebrate the true spirit of article writing, language, and good grammar by checking out the “The Twelve Days of Poor Grammar” lyrics below the video and sing along!

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The Twelve Days of Poor Grammar

On the first day of submission,
my article came back to me
with one spelling error, oh gee!

On the second day of submission,
my article came back to me
with two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the third day of submission,
my article came back to me
with three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the fourth day of submission,
my article came back to me
with four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the fifth day of submission,
my article came back to me
with five run-on sentences,
four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the sixth day of submission,
my article came back to me
with six confusing contractions,
five run-on sentences,
four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the seventh day of submission,
my article came back to me
with seven comma splices,
six confusing contractions,
five run-on sentences,
four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the eighth day of submission,
my article came back to me
with eight double negatives,
seven comma splices,
six confusing contractions,
five run-on sentences,
four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and another spelling error, oh gee!

On the ninth day of submission,
my article came back to me
with nine malfunctioned conjunctions,
eight double negatives,
seven comma splices,
six confusing contractions,
five run-on sentences,
four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the tenth day of submission,
my article came back to me
with ten incomplete sentences,
nine malfunctioned conjunctions,
eight double negatives,
seven comma splices,
six confusing contractions,
five run-on sentences,
four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the eleventh day of submission,
my article came back to me
with eleven split infinitives,
ten incomplete sentences,
nine malfunctioned conjunctions,
eight double negatives,
seven comma splices,
six confusing contractions,
five run-on sentences,
four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

On the twelfth day of submission,
my article came back to me
with twelve dangling modifiers,
eleven split infinitives,
ten incomplete sentences,
nine malfunctioned conjunctions,
eight double negatives,
seven comma splices,
six confusing contractions,
five run-on sentences,
four poorly possessive apostrophes,
three texting texts,
two misused words,
and one spelling error, oh gee!

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30 Comments »


1

That is adorable. Thank you. And I am considering writing about 12 days of relationship problems.

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 10:57 AM

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Shirley Slick writes:

This video is WONDERFUL! So funny, but so right on. Watching the video is more beneficial than reading the text because of the examples scrolling by. I hope everyone will take the time to carefully watch those examples–they occur toooooooo frequently.

It was nice to have the grammar/spelling reminders done in a way that doesn’t make the reader feel stupid or uneducated.

I loved it!

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 11:39 AM

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Shirley Slick writes:

I don’t mean to attack anyone specifically, but I lately I have read many articles by the same highly respected Diamond author. His articles are full of run on sentences, misplaced or missing commas, and sentences that simply make no sense. He is obviously not proofreading his own work, but the editors don’t seem to be reading these articles either. It seems that his articles just get approved because they are his. I hope that is not the case; but it does make us all look bad when a Diamond author is pumping out such bad examples of good writing. High level topics lose their impact when the grammar is so horrid.

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 11:48 AM

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Joe Sabah writes:

U GUYS R TUHRRIFIC

I mean you guys and gals MADE MY DAY BRIGHTER!

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 12:10 PM

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Sing on EzineArticles staff!

Probably what would help the world – whether submitting an article or not – is to take a refresher course in grammar.

Your song has alerted me to check out the tenth and eleventh day of submission myself!

Have a wonderful holiday everyone.

MJ

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM

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Errol writes:

Lol! 5 Run on Sentences! That is hilarious!
Great job with this video guys.

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 12:37 PM

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Doyle Self writes:

Ya’ll having too much fun!!!

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 3:57 PM

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Todd Gragg writes:

That was great!

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 4:15 PM

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Nice post

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 4:36 PM

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Oloyede Dayo writes:

That is funny. But I love the creative way you guys employed in passing your message across. Keep it up guys!

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 5:37 PM

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Evelyn writes:

This is absolutely charming. Thank You for taking the time and talent for doing this video.

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 8:15 PM

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Salihu S Dikko writes:

I have not watched the video, but I gained a lot from the little read I did.Thanks.
Generally, grammars are just like brooms, they have to be bundled together, before you can enjoy sweeping. A single broom can not sweep. As such, when one is told to
take up a correction, he or she should take heart and do it. At the end of the day, one goes home smiling as an expert author, one would love to be called or called.

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 8:19 PM

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Gracious Store writes:

It is embarrassing to have to correct an article for grammatical errors” several times. Unfortunately these errors are unintended, but surely articles should be grammatically correct. So even if one has to do it over and over, it is worth taking the time.

Thanks to the review team that detect these errors

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM

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Gracious Store writes:

On a lighter mood. These folks in this videos should go and contest for American Idols or American got talents, I’m sure you guys will win the contest

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 10:31 PM

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Randall Magwood writes:

That’s funny. I need to clean up on my grammar lol.

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 10:37 PM

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James smith writes:

It’s a great awareness to write articles without poor grammar. Finally, we all of us who are poor in grammar must have to join EzineArticles to improve your writing skills i.e., it’s a one of the best platforms for improving your writing skills.

Comment provided December 21, 2012 at 11:39 PM

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Mishael Witty writes:

Love it! Sharing with all my writer friends! :-)

Comment provided December 22, 2012 at 3:30 AM

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Bashir Ahmed writes:

Hi,

Worth reading post! We should avoid poor grammar and misused words in our articles. Video is funny :)

Thank you!

Comment provided December 22, 2012 at 4:51 AM

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Bev Hodgson writes:

Thank you, that made me chuckle. Merry Christmas to all.

Comment provided December 23, 2012 at 9:28 AM

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Bev writes:

Thanks, love you guys!

Comment provided December 26, 2012 at 2:36 PM

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Jane Maya writes:

Really make me found my gut to sing more. The song is lovely.

Comment provided December 26, 2012 at 7:48 PM

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Love it!

Comment provided December 27, 2012 at 2:25 AM

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Perfect Homes writes:

I love it. Well done…

Comment provided December 27, 2012 at 11:17 PM

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JeRust writes:

I found myself actually singing to the tune of 12 days of Christmas, that’s a whole lot of fun, especially that I got to experience the same thing! KUDOS

Comment provided December 28, 2012 at 12:20 AM

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Samuel Bani Dauda writes:

waoo! funny guys. But that is instructive enough. That was the spirit of xmas & new year celebration, thanks.

Comment provided December 28, 2012 at 3:28 AM

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Lee Davis writes:

Heh, heh;
“four poorly possessive apostrophes”
+1

Comment provided December 29, 2012 at 12:54 AM

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John Wright writes:

A few years ago I wanted to do a grammar refreshing course but could not find one. It has been awhile since I did English in school and sometimes you just do not know what is right and what is wrong.

Comment provided December 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM

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Eileen Parker writes:

Is it at all possible for you to post your videos on teacher tube as well as you tube? I ask because you tube is blocked in our school district, and I find your videos helpful but not accessible from school.

Although it means extra work for you, I hope you will consider this.

Thanking you in advance,
Eileen Fernandez-Parker
High School English Teacher

Comment provided January 2, 2013 at 12:05 PM

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Eileen,

You’ll also find our videos posted here: http://ezinearticles.com/videos/ – perhaps you’ll have access to this page.

Marc

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