I have learned more about spelling, English grammar and punctuation on everything2 in nine months than in eighteen years of public and private schooling.* My vocabulary has leaped forward, my ability to create complex sentences that are interesting and easy to read has developed quickly; I am a better writer and more eloquent speaker for no other reason than hanging out here. I would say that you could learn a thing or two around here if you keep your ears open. **

* I was taught to read by my mother and continued on to educate myself in the literary arts. I read far more on my own than I ever did at school. Keep your children well supplied with books and burn your TV.
** Results may vary. Please consult your doctor.