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Santa’s communications consultant, take 2!

One of my favorite special jobs as the Graceful Grammarian was serving as Santa’s communications consultant in December of 2014. Santa asked me to help English speakers all over the world to communicate their requests to him clearly. Last December, he didn’t call me in for duty because I was very busy and feeling quite queasy.


This December, I’m back on duty! Santa has once again granted me the esteemed title of “Honorary Elf.” My task this month is to help the elves themselves communicate clearly and effectively. Santa has noticed that the elves’ sloppiness in English usage has had a deleterious effect on their planning for his travels on Christmas Eve. I agree with Santa: clear communication can lead to a very happy holiday! So, I packed our bags, and my little elf and I made our way to the North Pole earlier this week.


Junior Honorary Elf

Junior Honorary Elf


Now that we have acclimated ourselves to our chilly surroundings, I would like to share with you some of the work I’ll be doing with the elves this year. Stick with me to vicariously enjoy a vacation in the coolest place on earth!


bitstrips elf



Santa’s Communications Consultant

bitstrips santa

Even Santa Claus has Christmas wishes. Last year, he noticed quite a few errors in the letters he received from both children and adults. This year, Santa wishes to receive error-free letters. So, he has given the Graceful Grammarian the esteemed title of “Honorary Elf.” My assignment is to help all believers to learn proper usage of English in order to avoid some common mistakes in their letters.


From now through December 23, you’ll see my chronicle of how Santa and I are working together to bring the gift of clear expression to English speakers all over the world. I’ll post about some of the errors that I frequently encounter and how to avoid them. This way, by the time we arrive at Christmas Eve, you’ll be able to edit your letters according to Santa’s specifications.


Let’s work together to make this the merriest Christmas for Santa!