I don't consider myself a "grammarian," but I appreciate good grammar and I try to cultivate it. I'll admit that I bought and read Eats, Shoots, and Leaves; thoroughly enjoyed Tim O'Brien's Tomcat in Love; and even peruse Strunk & White when I get bored. (Grammarians will note that I broke up the parallelism. I think parallelism is a style issue rather than a grammar issue. I want to emphasize that while I read and enjoyed the first two books (past tense), I continue to read and enjoy the third (present tense). My stylistic choice has been made, grammar be damned.) So I will take it as a personal birthday present that my 25th birthday has been proclaimed National Grammar Day by the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar.
So, between you and
I me, let's talk right speak properly.