Grammar correction in older fiction?
May 17, 2012 6:46 AM Subscribe
Correcting the grammar of other people. How long has this been a part of popular culture?
posted by teraspawn to writing & language (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I can't think of a lot of older books I've read that have included this, but it seems to be quite commonplace nowadays in films and TV shows (Big Bang Theory, Sherlock and Castle all spring to mind). And of course the internet is rife with it.
Did it coincide with comprehensive education? The internet?
What's the oldest book or story you know of that includes it?