An April Fools' Day Story

Will you laugh or just be annoyed? Only time will tell. 

Mignon Fogarty
1-minute read

A grammer story

It's April Fool's Day, so I wanted to share a story with you. Have I peaked you're interest? Irregardless, I'll procede. I was conversating with a friend the other day about his sister who thinks grammer doesn't matter. I know...shocking! He tried to tell me a joke about a panda, but I stopped him short. God, how I hate that panda and his frickin' shoots and leaves. But I digress. So the sister writes a personal add, because, you know, she's lonely. She said she "likes to exorcise", is looking for the "rite man", and hopes to "illicit a response". As you can imagine, she learned that grammer actually does matter. (And why I don't write jokes for a living.)

At this point in time, I must note that if you write to me to complain about my bad grammar like people did last year (and that's a whole nother story!), I will for all intensive purposes ignore you because you should of known this was a joke. :-)

And truly, no joke, the correct spelling is April Fools' Day because it's the day of all the fools—not just one.



What was the most annoying part of the story? Tell us in the comments!

  • I wanted to
  • Peaked you're
  • Irregardless
  • Procede
  • Conversating
  • Grammer
  • Personal add
  • You know
  • Improper punctuation
  • Turn out good
  • At this point in time
  • A whole nother
  • Intensive purposes
  • Should of
  • The stupidity of the joke in general
  • Other

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About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.

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