- You read your friend’s blog and wonder at her way with words.
- You write a heart-warming note to your friend, and she marks necessary corrections in red pen and returns it to you for a revision.
- Your friend uses the word “pedagogy” rather than simply saying “teaching theory.”
- Your friend not only corrects the grammar on television commercials and billboards but mutters that the TV/billboard writers are morons under her breath.
- Your friend’s bookshelves are lined with books that have the word “writing” or “style” in the titles.
- You routinely receive grammatically correct text or instant messages from your friend.
- Your friend belongs to the Fans of the Serial Comma and Good Grammar Is Hot groups on Facebook.
- When you greet your friend with her name, she corrects you: “No, it’s Master Sarah.”
- Your friend is wearing a pompous-looking, cape-type garment lined in white.
- Your friend is Sarah Austin!
“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” — Albert Einstein