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Say what you like about the grammar police, this is funny. A retired English teacher has put US President Donald Trump back in his place by correcting the many, many grammatical mistakes in a letter she received from the White House.
Yvonne Mason got her red pen out (okay, it's blue), and set about marking his letter, pointing out all the clangers.
She posted a picture of the edited paper on Facebook for the world to piss themselves about before sending it back to the White House.
Although it's unlikely that Donald penned the letter himself, and it was probably a staff member, Yvonne's got a good point that you'd expect basic grammar to be correct from such an important office.
At the top of the piece of paper, she's written "Have y'all tried grammar & style check?" and she's signed off with "OMG this is WRONG!"
She's even gone to the effort of writing down the web address of the U.S. government's plain language guide, which you think the White House would be familiar with. Someone is getting a bollocking in the morning.
Yvonne has described it as "stylistically appalling" and said if it was a high school-level piece of work she'd have given it a D. Ouch. At the same time, bet she's fun at parties...
There are 11 examples of incorrect capitalisation, on words like "state" and "nation".
Mason, who lives in Atlanta, worked as an English teacher for 17 years, and originally wrote to the president about the Valentine's Day school shooting in Florida.
The reply is a copy-and-paste job that doesn't actually refer back to any of the points she made in her original letter.
She's compared it to correspondence from the state's Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, which are apparently much more personal.
Love or hate it when people play at being the grammar police, we can all get on board with it in this case.
It's obviously not the first time Trump's been called up for his bad spelling and grammar. His Twitter feed is a mess of misspelled names (remember when he got his own wife's name wrong?) and typos. But it sure is nice to see him being told off by a teacher.
This is the most perfect bit of passive aggression we've seen in ages. Can we also just take a minute to appreciate Trump's signature?
Words: Daisy Jackson
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