The bounds of civility seem to be eroding faster than a sandcastle in a tsunami. Nowhere is this more evident than in social media.
Any public forum in which readers can comment on another’s posting has become fertile grounds for nit-picking, tongue-lashings, biting sarcasm and just plain rudeness and more frequently, grammar bashing.
In Ghana, the latest to fall victim to these “grammar monsters” is the deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Microfinance and Small Loans Company (MASLOC), Madam Afia Akoto.
Her recent post which was intended to toast popular Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari for keeping her four children away from the public view ended up infuriating scholars of the queen’s language who slammed her mercilessly on social media.
The Aburi Girls Old student, according to report, wrote on her Facebook page, “She (Nadia Buari) won my admission again”, and confused “knew” and “new”.
A good Samaritan has since prompted the beautiful deputy CEO whose post now reads:
“She won my admiration once again. We all knew of her twins, though we never seen their faces . She also never made her marriage a public event, like others, and these seem not enough. we only woke up with the biggest surprise ???????????????? today. Nadia Buari is a Mother of 4 in 3 yrs. #NadiaBuari wow! Congrats”
But the screenshot of grammar mistake has since gone viral thanks to opposition NDC social media users.
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