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ACES 2014 National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku Contest entries


Here are the entries in the National Grammar Day Tweeted Haiku contest. If you don’t see your entry here, be assured it was considered if it had the hashtag #grammarday, but cutting and pasting is imperfect. Let us know and we’ll add it. Most of the entries also  can be found on the Storify page here: http://storify.com/copyeditors/aces-national-grammar-day-tweeted-haiku-contest @MiltownBucky One tiny mistake,Published where no one will see?Wrong! Thousands of comments.#grammarday #seewhatIdidthere — Mandi Lindner (@MandiMLindner) March 3, 2014
Oxford’s weather showsThe loveliness of damp prose:Comma-splattered lines.#grammarday — Tina Ray (@raytinamu) March 3, 2014
Awl of my tweets ourFilled with grammatical airLet’s keep it that weigh#grammarday #haiku — William (@MiltownBucky) March 3, 2014
I can’t punctuate. My mind’s filled with tales. An editor saves. #grammarday #haikuchallenge — Shawn Jones (@CaptainDucttape) March 3, 2014
Punctuation predicate & subject a simple sentence #grammarday #haiku — Eric C Poncho (@MdrnPetroglyphs) March 3, 2014
Adjectives Adverbs Magical descriptive words metaphor builders #grammarday #haiku — Eric C Poncho (@MdrnPetroglyphs) March 3, 2014
Punctuation predicate & subject a simple sentence #grammarday #haiku — Eric C Poncho (@MdrnPetroglyphs) March 3, 2014
You made a mistake in your tweet about grammar. Is that irony? #grammarday #haiku — Jill Golden (@_goldengrams) March 3, 2014
Contractions endure as they did in a bygone year — your you’re of yore. #grammarday — John Hausman (@JohnSHausman) March 3, 2014
Sociolinguist Deep In wild wordy woods of Decay and rebirth #grammarday #haiku — Robert Keim (@RobKeim) March 3, 2014
spel cheks dont matter 4get da rulz of grammar one forty spaces #grammarday #haiku — Eric C Poncho (@MdrnPetroglyphs) March 3, 2014
Everybody knows the pronoun is singular but they just don’t care. #grammarday — Ray Vallese (@RayVallese) March 3, 2014
Infinitive split / Some doubt ‘to’ is part of you / Sometimes you are bare #GrammarDay — Agnieszka Karch (@5minutelanguage) March 3, 2014
Oxford comma you see / before ‘and’ to well / meaning gauge, and be clear #GrammarDay — Agnieszka Karch (@5minutelanguage) March 3, 2014
#GrammarDay haikus must follow the rules, or else— “too long, didn’t read.” — Jill Golden (@_goldengrams) March 3, 2014
Sentences and me: we don’t mind getting complex, but don’t make us run. #grammarday #haiku — Holly Ashworth (@ActuallyHolly) March 3, 2014
Oh semicolon\You are so the Jar Jar Binks\ of punctuation. #grammarday — Rachel Menard (@MissusM) March 3, 2014
#grammarday That “word” ANYWAYS should not end with that damn ‘S’. The plural’s in ANY !! — Mark Hanson (@MHanson62) March 3, 2014
This is just to say I have truncated the verse That you were probab #grammarday — Ranjit Bhatnagar (@ranjit) March 3, 2014
PEOPLE CAN DEBATE OXFORD COMMA, BUT HULK KNOW AP STYLE RULES! #GRAMMARDAY #HAIKU #HULKU — AP STYLE HULK (@APSTYLEHULK) March 3, 2014
In honor of #grammarday, here is my traditional Japanese haiku: rain drops drip / dots on the window pane: / punctuation — Michelle Corbin (@michellecorbin) March 3, 2014
WORDS AND HULKS CHANGE FORM TO EXPRESS TENSE, MOOD AND VOICE! WHEN WORDS CRASH, HULK SMASH! #GRAMMARDAY #HAIKU #HULKU — AP STYLE HULK (@APSTYLEHULK) March 3, 2014
Writing the haiku / the dangling participle / sits there awkwardly #GrammarDay #Haiku (Retweet) — William Reagan (@WilliamReagan) March 3, 2014
Readers stayed away. Did your headline have a verb? I didn’t think so. #grammarday — Chris Smith (@cswriter) March 3, 2014
#grammarday #haiku grammar conundrum / people learn half-truths as facts / then insist they’re done — William Reagan (@WilliamReagan) March 3, 2014
I’m deeply jealous. The copy editors are meeting in Vegas. http://t.co/bXz7uBKqwX #GrammarDay — Julie Linden (@julieatlife) March 3, 2014
love the ellipsis the period’s too final noncommittal end… #grammarday — sarah lockhart long (@iamsarahbeth) March 3, 2014
Ed felt tense when he thought of words he can’t finish— he knew his limits. #grammarday — Jill Golden (@_goldengrams) March 3, 2014
A superhero called Ed can transport most words from present to past. #grammarday — Jill Golden (@_goldengrams) March 3, 2014
Ah, “were” versus “was” When to use the subjunctive? Hypotheticals #grammarday — Lex Hex (@Tingwall) March 3, 2014
You can’t be alright / no matter how great things are / all right? All is right. #grammarday — Kathleen Bethell (@katbethell) March 3, 2014
There it sits in doubt Upon the edge it dangles A modifier -Because what is a dangling modifier if not grammatical suicide? #GrammarDay — Robyn Roopchan (@RobynRoopchan) March 3, 2014
what happens to word selected by a head in DGs? It depends! #grammarday — Zac Smith (@ZacTheLinguist) March 3, 2014
I have a grievance / I yearn for fewer crows here / and for them, less food. #grammarday — Kathleen Bethell (@katbethell) March 3, 2014
Writer, don’t stet me Your ego gets in the way Let’s work together #grammarday #grammarday — Lex Hex (@Tingwall) March 3, 2014
Whom shall I follow? To whom shall I reply? Who is calling me? #grammarday — Kathleen Bethell (@katbethell) March 3, 2014
Autocorrect I snot your friend. Embrace meant soon follows. #grammarday — Jennifer Leung (@jleung10) March 3, 2014
Correct their grammar? Some verbatim written quotes Still make me feel sic. #grammarday — Chris Smith (@cswriter) March 3, 2014
The semi-colon / Only used by graduates / And who wish they were #GrammarDay — Nick McRae (@Nick_McRae_) March 3, 2014
Neutral third-person singular pronoun: I hope someday we’ll find them. #GrammarDay #haiku — Rachel Kamins (@MsKFlax) March 3, 2014
Editors are right And we think you’re kind of dumb Seems we can’t help it #grammarday — Lex Hex (@Tingwall) March 3, 2014
@Mazarkis_W Also, do not use prophesy (verb) when you mean prophecy (noun). That one drives me nuts. #grammarday — Elspeth Cooper (@ElspethCooper) March 3, 2014
Some punctuation looks angry in texts, said Tom periodically. #GrammarDay #haiku — Rachel Kamins (@MsKFlax) March 3, 2014
Language changes But “healthy” versus “healthful” I cannot abide #grammarday — Lex Hex (@Tingwall) March 3, 2014
The ultimate truth / the comma is optional / periods are not #GrammarDay — Nick McRae (@Nick_McRae_) March 3, 2014
AP style is wrong No serial comma! What? Always follow Chicago #grammarday — Lex Hex (@Tingwall) March 3, 2014
Ok, here’s my final grammar day haiku: Grammar mistakes are fine / if you are an editor and / rely on them for a living #GrammarDay — Amanda (@operarose) March 3, 2014
The mighty em-dash— It’s 6–8 times bolder Than the hyphen. #grammarday #haiku — Ranjit Bhatnagar (@ranjit) March 3, 2014
In dark moments when we’re anti-grammar, you and I are still pro-nouns. #grammarday #haiku — Holly Ashworth (@ActuallyHolly) March 3, 2014
For attorneys @BryanAGarner is god Write in plain English #grammarday — Lex Hex (@Tingwall) March 3, 2014
The ultimate truth / the comma is optional / two times out of three #GrammarDay — Nick McRae (@Nick_McRae_) March 3, 2014
@EditorMark @VisualThesaurus #grammarday Using em dashes can cause an interesting juxtaposition — Winking Owl Writing (@The_Winking_Owl) March 3, 2014
there is a word / they are often misspelling / in their English sentences #grammarday #GrammarHaiku — Amanda (@operarose) March 3, 2014
Grocer has gone mad His sign says apples own all Unnecessary #grammarday — Alison (@mitzy247) March 3, 2014
Oh you passive voice Strunk and White were black and white But sometimes you fit #grammarday — Lex Hex (@Tingwall) March 3, 2014
The usage of yore / would heighten the confusion / of one great problem #GrammarDay — Nick McRae (@Nick_McRae_) March 3, 2014
@EditorMark @MandiMLindner Oh, I see that your excepting tweets in honor of grammar heirs, ha #grammarday — William (@MiltownBucky) March 3, 2014
Style is a ‘mine’ field: You may have your grammar views, But I prefer mine. #grammarday — Brendan O’Brien (@Brendano7) March 3, 2014
Oxford comma / Do not let them destroy you / you help me out #grammarday #GrammarHaiku — Amanda (@operarose) March 3, 2014
The English add ‘u’ in ‘colour’ — but how do they explain ‘manoeuvre’? #GrammarDay #spelling — Larry Kunz (@larry_kunz) March 3, 2014
#grammarday It’s “pundit,” stupid Not political “pundant” “Accepted,” my ass! @EditorMark #haiku #NationalGrammarDay — Consolidated News (@ConsolidatedNws) March 3, 2014
Do not hyphenate -ly adverbs because it is so very wrong! #grammarday — Lex Hex (@Tingwall) March 3, 2014
.@EditorMark @GrammarGirl Prepositions are Flexible, which some people Must come to terms with. #grammarday #haiku — Anna Fruen (@Thiefree) March 3, 2014
@EditorMark Bring back the hyphen Is it old school-teacher Or old-school teacher #grammarday — leslie (@crookedstamper) March 3, 2014
.@EditorMark @GrammarGirl Prepositions are Flexible, which some people Must come to terms with. #grammarday #haiku — Anna Fruen (@Thiefree) March 3, 2014
#grammarday Haiku: Oh, Apostrophe Why do they misuse you so? You are possessive. @EditorMark @GrammarGirl — Tim Johnson (@TimRelates) March 3, 2014
Do not use effect When you mean to use affect It is contagious #grammarday — Mazarkis Williams (@Mazarkis_W) March 3, 2014
Coma and comma. / One might signify the end, / the other a pause. #grammarday — Karen S. Conlin (@GramrgednAngel) March 3, 2014
A flurry of words, swirling, then coating the page— Compact, pure, fleeting. #grammarday — Jill Golden (@_goldengrams) March 3, 2014
grammar is very/important in all our lives/their, there, they’re, people!! #grammarday @MichLampinen — Maura McLaughlin (@distressingdame) March 3, 2014
@EditorMark @GrammarGirl #grammarday haiku: Twitter should exempt // the Oxford comma from all // character limits — Jessica (@JessicaGoldstei) March 3, 2014
Some punctuation looks angry in texts, said Tom periodically. — @MsKFlax #GrammarDay #haiku #tomswifty http://t.co/1hZCEdbTLI — Mark Allen (@FakeEditorMark) March 3, 2014
The Alphabet King Was composed only of glyphs — A man of letters. #GrammarDay — Mededitor (@Mededitor) March 3, 2014
“Chester drawer’s for sell. Can sale with matching armwore.” Craigslist makes me cringe. #grammarday #haiku — Shauna (@shaunarum) March 3, 2014
Punctuation needs To be more important than The Kardashians #GrammarDay @copyeditors — marducey (@marducey) March 3, 2014
Ignored, forsaken, she deserves better. All hail the apostrophe! #grammarday — Sara Rosinsky (@SaraRosinsky) March 3, 2014
You can call me Al, But please omit me when you Think ‘publically’. #grammarday — Brendan O’Brien (@Brendano7) March 3, 2014
The comma splice, it’s Not all wrong, never stopping Lacks composure though #GrammarDay #haiku — Ed Latham (@EdLatham) March 3, 2014
Classy I will be Staying, signed by the world’s most Intransitive man #grammarday — Vince Tuss (@vtuss) March 3, 2014
Serial comma Hyphen, em dash or en Grammar unites us #GrammarDay — Gramar Guy (@gramarguy) March 3, 2014
I wrote #haiku for my biggest #grammar pet peeves in honor of National #GrammarDay: http://t.co/bf7Ucn28CX — Jennifer Barbour (@anotherjenb) March 3, 2014
Writing speaks volumes Without uttering a word Read before you send #GrammarDay — Nancy Kniskern (@nanidesigns) March 3, 2014
My words, like branches, Fall as I prune my own prose: #GrammarDay selfie — Gord Roberts (@GordinaryWords) March 3, 2014
commatose writer in last colon cancer stage comes to his full stop. #GrammarDay — Houda Andalus Cheikh (@andaluslouisa) March 3, 2014
Use of Comic Sans You cannot be serious The font should be banned #grammarday #haiku — Jennifer Barbour (@anotherjenb) March 2, 2014
Exclamation points How excited can you be? Just one should suffice #grammarday #haiku — Jennifer Barbour (@anotherjenb) March 2, 2014
No typewriters here One space after period Is the way to go #grammarday #haiku — Jennifer Barbour (@anotherjenb) March 2, 2014
A million retweets Ellen wins the Internet. Whither the subjunctive? #grammarday #haiku #Oscars https://t.co/xNgqVWiSha — Mark Allen (@EditorMark) March 2, 2014
If I were in a subjunctive mood, I would wish I were in Bali. #grammarday #haiku #sickofwinter — Shauna (@shaunarum) March 2, 2014
Sociolinguist – / Deep In wild wordy woods of / Decay and rebirth #grammarday #haiku — Robert Keim (@RobKeim) March 2, 2014
Editors around the world have many more than forty words for “Phew!” #grammarday #haiku — Stan Carey (@StanCarey) March 3, 2014
An ode to grammar i before e except when spell check is broke #grammarday — Gramar Guy (@gramarguy) March 3, 2014
#GrammarDay #haiku / tweeted after noon Eastern / missed the deadline. Whoosh. http://t.co/4tnKuuAlQg #NodToDouglasAdams — Dawn McIlvain Stahl (@PurplePenning) March 3, 2014
“Kiss my assonance” Vowel mouthed, but Consonant Kept calm and kicked it. #grammarday — J. Tullius (@BearingFardels) March 2, 2014
Use “lie,” “lay?” just grab an object and “lay” away #grammarday — Ann McClure (@AnnMcC) March 2, 2014
dangling from a thread she screamed as the spider dropped landing on her head #haiku #proseperils #grammarday — madbeyond (@madbeyond) March 2, 2014
Pedantry? Not so! Revel in silliness through Punctiliousness #grammarday. — Lucia M. Flevares (@Lucia_Flevares) March 2, 2014
Write it right, rewrite, Wring its rot, and