Friday, June 19, 2015

Them Grammar Statistics Ain't Right, Is They?

Hello, peeps. I am very busy trying to move out of state (from IL to FL), so I'm dealing with buying and selling, the realtor, the banker, the inspectors, inspectors, inspectors, and all of the fun things involved with moving. Thus, my dear blog has been somewhat silent lately. I hate to ignore my poor blog, so today, being a true blue word nerd, I decided to post an infographic provided by Grammarly.

What do you think of the profile? Does anything stand out to you?

Anatomy of a Grammar Nerd Infographic
Everyday Underwear readers, the thing that stood out to me was the way the statistic about grammar enthusiasts' marital statuses was worded, "50% of grammar enthusiasts are single." Think about that for a moment. My brain immediately went through that statement and pulled out the thought that a high percentage of grammar nerds are single! But that isn't what it says. As many grammar nerds are married as are single, apparently, but the fact that the word single is the only one mentioned makes it stand out and makes your brain think that it's a majority. At least, mine did. I'm curious, did yours do the same thing?