Although Abraham Lincoln considered his formal education to be defective, from an early age, he compensated by devoting intense effort to self-education through reading. In his twenties, while serving as New Salem postmaster and a member of the Illinois state assembly, Lincoln studied the law and taught himself surveying. After mastering Kirkham’s Grammar, he gave his copy to Ann Rutledge, inscribing it: “Ann M. Rutledge is now learning grammer [sic].” Ann’s tragic death a short time later from typhoid fever ended the couple’s plans for the future.
(From Library of Congress)
Just got an email with the headline: “Your AOL! Account Termination Request.” The exclamation point looked phishy. Sure enough, it turns out that unnecessary exclamations–along with misspellings and bad grammar– are one
of the best indicators of a scam. Hats off to all you grammar teachers out there! (Exclamation intended.)
How to Spot an Email Phishing Scam / AOL