Thescourgeof bad grammar on the internet often begins with the people with the most visibility. From Rihanna to Miley Cyrus, misspelled words, slang and general grammar mistakes are more or less the norm — but one Brazilian English language school is seeking to change that.
The English school Red Balloon, which has schools all over Brazil, is encouraging its young students to reach out to their idols on Twitter, correcting their grammar and spelling. Tweets like “@danielradcliffeHi Harry Potter, I’m Gabriel from Brazil. Your tweet has 2 mistakes in it: “It has been” and “amazing” are often accompanied by photos of the kids looking as adorable as the entire endeavor is.
Whether anyone is actually going to pay attention to spelling and grammar on Twitter, of course, remains to be seen. Until then, the #celebgrammarcops are at it, though they have yet to get any celeb replies (and celebrities have yet to take the grammar lesson to heart. Clearly.)