It's teacher appreciation week, so I feel good about posting this.
You know, it's not like my speech and grammar are perfect, but as a teacher, I am known to tell the students, "I hope you can go to the bathroom!" when they ask me if they "can" go to the bathroom. I am also guilty of taking off points when kids don't put a period at the end of their sentences.
It's not that I believe that I get joy out of correcting them, it's just that I don't want to enable the downhill slide of a somewhat educated society. In other words, I just don't want the world to get any dumber.
Also, as someone who has always been a self-professed nerd, I will always love the musical stylings of Weird Al Yankovich.