National Word Nerd Day
Word nerds, grammar geeks and language lovers all come together! It’s National Word Nerd Day! This day is for those who constantly correct someone’s pronunciation, or use big words that no-one understands. It is a day to celebrate and appreciate these skills! Words are the building blocks in language. No one knows the exact date and place of language’s development because they can’t write it down. The Linguistic Society of Paris banned historians from discussing the origins of language in 1866. This ban remained in force for many years. Even today, researchers are prone to wide-ranging disagreements. However, certain people love words, even though no one knows how they got there. They might even be called word nerds. Most people have a friend that enjoys etymology and lexicology. Maybe it is a colleague who offers grammar corrections or suggestions on email spelling. There are also those who love a pun or playing on words more than most people. These characteristics can be used to identify someone as a word geek. National Word Nerd Day celebrates word geeks and those who love words. These are some ideas to get you started. National Word Nerd Day is a great day to celebrate by giving a gift. You can get them a dictionary, thesaurus or any other book that they have been looking for at the bookstore. A set of word magnets, which allow them to create everyday poetry right on their refrigerator, might make a fun gift. You know who it is: a word nerd! In honor of National Word Nerd Day take a moment and show your appreciation to a word nerd who has helped you proofread, edit, and make the rest of the world look better in writing.