It seems I am one of the few amateur web writers out there who is dating an editor. Some of my stuff gets more scrutiny than much of the writing out there. I am lucky because most of my grammatical mistakes get caught before they are published. This saves me from much discomfort and embarrassment. Sort of like etiquette lessons would, I guess.
It seems a lot of people haven’t read those books. And apparently not everyone was taught basic grammar in school. For those of us who are perplexed and annoyed by a very particular abuse of the structure of the English language, there is a website to sympathize with us.