I am absolutely in favor of this.
Certainly nothing brutal, but some form of forced remedial grammar education camp, where you can’t leave until you can punctuate accurately, identify objects and subjects, and realize that really, the word “impact” is not a verb. (It’s not!)
I like Stewie’s idea so much I am instituting the Stewie Griffin Law of Irritating Phrases and Words. Violators will be sought out and sent to camp. (Maybe WordCamp? Oh, wait, wrong Word…)
This started as a Tweet, in which I express my hatred for the phrase “I love him/her to death.” Granted, there’s nothing inherently grammatically incorrect about that phrase. It just bugs me.
Official List of Irritating Words, Phrases, and Grammar Mistakes:
“A whole nother”
“I love him (or her) to death”
“Could of” and “Would of”
Using “impact” as a verb
“At the end of the day…”
Using “peaked” instead of “piqued”
“On the contrary…”
“Here, here” (it’s “Hear, hear!”)
What words and phrases would force you to send someone to the Grammar Work Camp?