Grammar Girl Is Hot

| July 28, 2008

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Any Internet Marketer worth his/her salt, or aspiring marketer for that matter. Knows about the wealth of information that can be found in Google Trends. Today when I checked trends the #1, hot trend was a familiar name. The one and only Mignon Fogarty known as Grammar Girl. Yes I have talked about her in previous posts.

Apparently she is on a book signing tour for her new book; Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Writing. You can also download her podcast of the same name for free on iTunes. I was an early fan of Grammar Girl, and I hope to play a game of Scrabulous with her some time.

Her most frequently asked questions are the following:

Who VS Whom : Use “whom” anytime you could answer the question with “him.” This is easy to remember because both words end with “m.” Example: Whom do you love? I love him. Who stepped on Squiggly? He stepped on squiqqly.

Lay VS Lie : People lie and objects lay. Examples; I like down on the couch. I lay the book on the table.

Affect VS Effect : Affect is a verb, Effect is a noun. The arrows affected the aardvark. The effect was eye-popping.

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  1. Emma says:

    Hey all, I figured out why she was all over the net today. She was on an Oprah episode that ran today. Oprah really does have power.

  2. James says:

    Not to be too picky, but ‘affect’ can also be a noun, as in

    affect |ˈafekt; əˈfekt|
    noun Psychology
    emotion or desire, esp. as influencing behavior or action.

    Love the site – keep up the good work! 🙂

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  3. LA Blog says:

    I love grammar girl, though now that she’s in cahoots with Oprah I fear she won’t speak to me anymore..

  4. Kelly says:

    Oh, yes, Grammar Girl is very hot, and i like her work. I will definitely check her new book.

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  5. Emma says:

    Just to clarify guys I wasn’t talking about hot looking. Because she was on Oprah she was the Hot trend on Google trends. 🙂

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  6. qubic says:

    As long as her grammar is hot, thats all that matters!!!

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  7. Matt says:

    Those sticky little grammar questions still haunt me. Another one is the split infinitive. Obviously I’m not alone.

    Looks like she’s really cornered a huge niche market there. Get something specific that millions of people need information on, promote it well and you’ve got it made!