Have you noticed that bad grammar has become the norm? For example, got is used in place of have, gonna rather than going to, done has replaced finished or completed, and so forth. We learned good vocabulary in school, we studied, were drilled and took tests to speak properly. However, over the years the good vocabulary has made its way to bad grammar. People often do not even use the proper tense. I saw an old “Leave it to Beaver” show that was the epitome of bad grammar. Their words were partially slang and they spoke as if they were totally uneducated. It had a nice plot but a poor example of speaking properly to the young person. Even in adult TV shows people speak as if they never passed the fifth grade. It’s a shame as it leads the viewers to believe that their speaking is correct. I even had a person with a Ph.D in English edit my book “Misplaced Trust.” I paid good money for this work only to discover that she was not as skilled as she led me to believe. I had to make my daughter review it again so that it can be ready next month. With young children as adults we always correct their vocabulary. There is no slang or bad grammar in the Good Gus series. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books will be ready next week! Please consider adding “The Special Gift” as a new Christmas tradition.