They are helping the world become grammatically correct, one tweet at a time. Grammar Fail, Grammar Hero, GrammarCop are some of the vigilantes who spend time policing the grammar of celebrities — on Twitter.
Considering that celebs are role models for millions, these watchdogs mind celeb twetiquettes and have sent scolding notes to offenders, including actress Denise Richard and popstar Justin Beiber.
We asked some young twitter users on if the watchdogs had to catch an Indian celeb faltering on language, who shall it be and the choice was unanimous - Salman Khan.
“Ever since Salman Khan has joined twitter, he has been posting silly tweets with loads of spelling and grammar errors. It’s really bad,” says Ankur, a DU student.
“Salman should learn from Shah Rukh Khan on how to tweet sensibly and intelligently,” says Diksha, an artist. MeharnaC, another of Salman’s followers, feels, "Though Salman’s tweets have his inherent character of being in a bindaas tapori language, his grammar is atrocious. He is an icon, especially for kids, and his language could be very quickly adopted by them.”
Anumeet Chabbra, a media professional says, “ Salman spells almost all the words wrong...he spelt phone as pnone and sugar as suggar. He even got posts from his followers correcting him.”
The actor who has 97,390 followers on Twitter, is guilty of language massacre most of the time. Sample some of his gems and you’ll know why.