Do you know how hard it is to interview someone who you know will be assessing every sentence that comes out of your mouth?
I hadn’t been so self-conscious since I interviewd William F. Buckley, but it turns out, Mignon Fogarty was much nicer than what I’d feared. When I talked with her some ten years ago about her books and podcast, she was nothing but cordial. And forgiving.
Since 2006 Mignon Fogarty has produced and hosted the “Grammar Girl” podcast. Who would’ve guessed that the nation was full of people so enchanted by .. grammar.
Indeed, proper language usage means a lot to many people. If uyou doubt me, mjust make a usage mistake on Facebook and watch how many of your “friends” will correct you…