Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Memphis is Number 1 ... in Sports Grammar

Posted By on Tue, Dec 15, 2015 at 3:55 PM

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USA Today has a website — or something — called Grammarly, which rates the online comments of the nation's professional sports franchises. Why this exists, I cannot tell you. How someone gets paid for doing this stuff, is an even bigger mystery.

But, Grammarly exists ... and, get this, Grammarly says Memphis Grizzlies fans are the most grammatically correct in America. Number one out of 42 sports cities. Fewer typos, better punctuation! We're Number One!

And to make it all the sweeter, guess who's dead frickin' last. Yep, Nashville. Those Titans fans are some uneducated hicks, I tell you. Read it all here.

UPDATE: Here's a note I received from Karen Hertzberg of Grammarly, explaining more about what the organization is all about. My apologies for the snark. bv

Hi Bruce,

Thanks for covering Grammarly's 2015 sports study in the Memphis Flyer. We were happy that you mentioned us!

The article includes some misleading information, so I wonder if you'd make a correction. You wrote:

USA Today has a website — or something — called Grammarly, which rates the online comments of the nation's professional sports franchises. Why this exists, I cannot tell you. How someone gets paid for doing this stuff, is an even bigger mystery. ​

Grammarly is not affiliated with USA Today. (They're among the many press outlets that regularly cover our studies.) We're the company behind the popular writing app of the same name. We exist to help people write better! Our studies are something we do to call attention to the importance of good grammar, spelling, and punctuation in a fun and entertaining way. ​Here's the press brief we distributed with the study results. It contains all the relevant data, plus some information on Grammarly.

Would you please update your article so your readers have accurate information? I'd also be grateful if you'd add a link to https://www.grammarly.com/grammar-check so they can learn more about who we are and what we do.

All the best,

Karen

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