Since my university life is getting pretty busy, I decided to leave you with another episode of, “Your Grammar Sucks” by Jacksfilms. These never fail to make me laugh, and push me to be extra aware of what I post online. I’m hoping these videos are encouraging all people to double- check what they post. Nobody is required to have perfect grammar online, but it should be readable, and it shouldn’t make myself and others cringe.
I hope everyone is having a good week, and to remember to take breaks from their busy schedules!
Throughout my university experience, we have been taught the importance of grammar in our writing. I have came across a series of youtube videos that combines grammar and people who do not really know how to use it on the internet. The series is called “Your Grammar Sucks”, by the youtube channel JacksFilms. Jack Douglass is a youtuber and comedian, who has over 1.3 million subscribers on his youtube channel. On “Your Grammar Sucks” he gets his viewers to send in grammar mistakes, or people who post content on the internet with poor grammar, that comes out funny and entertaining. Although the entries he receives makes me lose faith in humanity at times, it is worth checking out, and it will definitely make you facepalm and laugh at the same time.
This show is extremely entertaining, and he hopes to make people more aware of what they post, and to spread the message that you should have decent grammar skills before you post something on the internet.
Below I linked a video of one of his videos, in this one he gets other youtubers to read some of the bad grammar entries. I would highly recommend checking him out, he also makes funny parody videos!
I realize this is the third time I’ve made a blog post about John Green, but I think what he talks about fits well with my interests! He recently posted a video on a YouTube channel he shares with his brother Hank Green, called vlogbrothers. The video is named, “18 Great Books You Probably Haven’t Read.” In the video he names of 18 books that aren’t famous or best sellers, but he thinks deserve more attention. John finds books from many different genres including fiction, sports, and comedy.
I think more people should make blog posts or videos also sharing their favourite books. I want to encourage everyone reading this to do this themselves, so we can spread books that we might not think of reading otherwise. Next week I am going to get a list together to share on this blog!
If you’d like make a blog post, or comment some of your favourite books that you think everyone should read!
“The Fault in Our Stars”, by John Green is a book about a teenage girl named Hazel who has been diagnosed with lung cancer. She is hesitant to go to a support group, but decided it would be good for her. She finds herself meeting a boy named Augustus, and goes through many experiences with him. This is all I’m going to say about this book, because it is absolutely brilliant and it is a must read. John Green found a way to write an emotional book that tugs at your heart, but at the same time writes with incredible witt and humor.
Last summer I attended an event in California called Vidcon, which is a convention for the YouTube community to come together and meet and watch their favourite YouTube stars in person. John Green, and his brother Hank Green organize this event, and are also famous and respected YouTubers. I had the opportunity to go to a meetup where John and Hank talked about their career and experiences, as well as answered questions from audience members. John Green is not only a very talented author, but also a positive role model for many people.
This book is also being made into a movie, and is expected to be released in the summer 2014. If you ever get a chance to read this book, or go to a meetup with John Green, I would highly recommend it!
Green, John. The Fault in Our Stars. New York: Penguin Group, 2012. Print.