Who would have thought a Twitter account could gain nearly 8,000 followers in 60 tweets over 3 days - just by correcting one piece of poor grammar over and over?
That's what happened to @yourinamerica, an account entirely devoted to naming, shaming and correcting every tweet that contains the hideously illiterate statement "your [sic] in America." Invariably, what follows that phrase is the ironic admonition: "learn English."
That user deleted his original tweet - as often appears to be the case with @yourinamerica's victims.
Nobody knows the masked linguistic avenger behind the suddenly popular account (its avatar: a mug with Captain America on it). But whatever its true identity, we're betting thousands of English teachers are grateful for its presence.
Indeed, given the highly publicized gaffe in a Mitt Romney app earlier this year - which promised "a better Amercia [sic]" - perhaps we should be grateful that those Twitter users at least knew how to spell the name of their country.
What language mistakes would you like to see corrected every time they pop up on social media? Let us know in the comments.
--Courtesy of mashable.com