Placing inspirational quotes on posters in your classroom is a pre-eminent way to pump some positivity into the kids. Funny quotes, however, are even more popular with students. This helps to create a cheerful atmosphere among students.
Grammar, in many ways, is the foundation of our language. Learning the language is the building block for speaking and writing in a way that is universally understood. From elementary school itself, children begin learning grammar.
However, the way we use language in our daily life and the change of modes of communication can weaken the understanding of grammar in students. But, there are a plethora of ways to bring back that zeal and vigor in the students. One of them is Quotes!
In this post, we will dig deeper into 50 quotes that will motivate and encourage the little learners to revitalize their grammatical skills.
Funny quotes about the grammar use
1. “I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.” – Carl Sandburg
2. “Our language is funny – a ‘fat chance’ and a ‘slim chance’ are the same thing.” – J. Gustav White
3. “If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.” -Doug Larson
4. “I might not use capital letters. But I would definitely use an apostrophe…and probably a period. I’m a huge fan of punctuation.” ― Rainbow Rowell
5. “I speak two languages: Body and English.” – Mae West
6. “ A man’s grammar, like Caesar’s wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity. – Edgar Allan Poe
7. “Frankly, I wonder who Frank was, and why he has an adverb all to himself.” ― Jodi Picoult
8. “I like the word ‘indolence.’ It makes my laziness seem classy.” – Bern Williams
9. “The two most beautiful words in the English language are ‘check enclosed.’” – Dorothy Parker
10. “If the English language made any sense, a catastrophe would be an apostrophe with fur.” – Doug Larson
11. “‘I am’ is reportedly the shortest sentence in the English language. Could it be that ‘I do’ is the longest sentence?” – George Carlin
12. ” The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.” – Anonymous
13. “English grammar is so complex and confusing for the one very simple reason that its rules and terminology are based on Latin, a language with which it has precious little in common.” – Bill Bryson
14. “Making English grammar conform to Latin rules is like asking people to play baseball using the rules of football.” – Bill Bryson
15. “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” – Ronald Reagan
16. “In my sentences I go where no man has gone before… I am a boon to the English language.” – George W. Bush
17. “And all dared to brave unknown terrors, to do mighty deeds, to boldly split infinitives that no man had split before–and thus was the Empire forged.” ― Douglas Adams.
18. “Introducing ‘Lite’ – The new way to spell ‘Light’, but with twenty percent fewer letters.”- Jerry Seinfeld
19. “England and America are two countries separated by a common language.” -George Bernard Shaw
20. “Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.” -Robert Benchley
21. “When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly, I think any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.”– Henry David Thoreau
22. “Ill-fitting grammar are like ill-fitting shoes. You can get used to it for a bit, but then one day your toes fall off and you can’t walk to the bathroom.” ― Jasper Fforde
23. “I really do not know that anything has ever been more exciting than diagramming sentences.” ― Gertrude Stein
24. “The English language has a deceptive air of simplicity; so have some little frocks; but they are both not the kind of thing you can run up in half an hour with a machine.” – Dorothy L. Sayers
25. ” My wife is funny. And I dabble in it. So being funny is big around our house. But what’s surprised me is my daughter can do an English accent. I don’t know how she learned this. “-Jerry Seinfeld
26. “Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian.” – H. L. Mencken
27. “Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know another language.”– H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
28. “There’s a fine line between funny and annoying – and it’s exactly the width of a quotation mark.” ― Martha Brockenbrough
29. “Whom” may indeed be on the way out, but so is Venice, and we still like to go there.” ― Mary Norris.
30. “Some writers write to forget. Some forget to write.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana
31. “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach; those who can’t teach, police grammar on the Internet.” ― Ruadhán J. McElroy
32. “And I think because of the passion of every English player and every English supporter, and every English journalist for the game, most of the game is played with passion, love for football and instinct, but in football you also have to think.”- Jose Marhino
33. “Despite centuries of English literature, the most famous split infinitive in all of history comes from Star Trek.” ― R. Curtis Venture
34. “Even though being a good speller has lost its ranking in school, we can hope there is one group of artisans that still finds spelling important…the tattoo artist” ― Nanette L. Avery
35. “Punctuation marks are like road signs; without them we just may get lost…” ― Nanette L. Avery
37.“Let’s eat grandma! Let’s eat, grandma! Punctuation saves life.” – Anonymous
37. “Use exclamation points sparingly, you don’t want to give someone a heart attack!” ― Nanette L. Avery
38. “All right.” Kitty took a breath. “To whoever–” “You mean whomever.” Kitty’s eyes narrowed. “Whatever.” ― Allie Ray
39. “Q: Why should you never date an apostrophe? A: They’re too possessive” – anonymous
40. “Saying ‘I’m sorry’ is the same as saying ‘I apologize’. Except at a funeral.” —Demetri Martin
41. “I invented a new word! Plagiarism.”- Anonymous
42.”When I was young there was only 25 letters in the Alphabet? Nobody knew why”- Anonymous
43. Q: What should you say to comfort a grammar nazi?A: “There, their, they’re.” – Anonymous
44. Q: What do you call Santa’s little helpers? A: Subordinate clauses – Anonymous
45. “And while we’re on the subject of ducks, which we plainly are, the story, ‘The Ugly Duckling’ ought to be banned as the central character wasn’t a duckling or he wouldn’t have grown up into a swan. He was a cygnet.”― Russell Brand
46. “Thurber was asked by a correspondent: “Why did you have a comma in the sentence, ‘After dinner, the men went into the living-room’?” And his answer was probably one of the loveliest things ever said about punctuation. “This particular comma,” Thurber explained, “was Ross’s way of giving the men time to push back their chairs and stand up.” – Lynne Truss
47. A comma is the difference between “What is this thing called love?” and “What is this thing called love?” – Anonymous
48. “English is a funny language; that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway.” – Author Unknown
49. “What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don’t forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication.” – Anonymous
50. “Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” – E. B. White
Can quotes help us realize the gravity of grammar?
A student’s journey towards realizing the importance of grammar is enhanced by quotes in various ways.
- Creates a positive environment: Creating a positive environment in the classroom is achieved by using quotes. Grammar lessons become more interesting to students and their engagement in the class discussions increases. It changes their perspective on grammar as they realize how it lays the foundation for their language skills.
- Small details: The importance of grammar rules is emphasized with quotes. It also pinpoints specific grammatical errors such as punctuation. As they read, grammar rules are reinforced, but at the same time, they are inspired. It also shows how deep-rooted grammar is.
- Express themselves better: By connecting to the quotes, students are able to express themselves more effectively. They are more aware of their strengths and weaknesses pertaining to the language and are able to take it into consideration. Having that insight helps them improve. Their hesitation to participate in grammar group discussions also disappears.
Do you relate to these grammar quotes? Teachers can share such quotes with the children to see how much they relate to them. When they feel low about studying grammar, such quotes will make them laugh and, at the same time, make studying grammar look much easier. It boosts their confidence and gives them strong morale. Teachers and educators can get these quotes printed and stick them to the wall of the classes, or each student in the class can read one quote so that each of the students pays attention to all of them. Quotes can be looked at as words of wisdom, as just in a few words, they convey their message so strongly that it casts an impression in the minds of an individual forever.