Every last Twitter user has bungled a post, delivering some awful grammar in 140 characters or less. A group of second graders decided to fix the issue with tweets from some NFL players.
Deadspin brings you some of the best corrections coming from second graders. School is in session, and the students of Elmwood Franklin School are bringing the spelling game hard.
Here is the Facebook page featuring three corrections to tweets from some big names in football. The description offers all you need to know about the impetus behind the exercise:
Second graders are serious fans of football—and grammar! Elmwood Franklin School's second grade students applied their lessons in proper sentence structure, noun and verb usage, spelling, and punctuation to correct the tweets of professional football players. The students partnered in groups and together found several mistakes in these tweets, including the incorrect spelling of "a lot."
If you are going to teach kids about mistakes peppered around sentences, Twitter is the perfect place to house the lesson.
One day, these marvelous young students will grow up and learn to drop letters and punctuation just like every last Twitter user does.
I am just as guilty of spelling laziness when trying to fit my self-professed genius into 140 characters.
For the moment, we appreciate every adorable spelling know-it-all who wants to offer their corrections.
Here are some of the tweets, followed by their corrections. The first comes from the most vilified player in the league at the moment, Chris Culliver.
Titus Young takes time griping about getting the ball to offer this tweet.
Wes Welker doesn't get away with dropping one crucial letter.
Wes Welker @WesWelker
Merry Christmas to everyone. My God bless you all!12/25/2012, 5:29:47 PM
Before you send out that next tweet, maybe get a second grader to proofread it for you first. It may save you some humiliation later.
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