Speak in Complete Sentences Day
Speak in Complete Sentences Day is observed next on Wednesday, May 31st, 2023 (249 days from today).
Speak in Complete Sentences Day is specifically designed to communicate with proper sentence structure. It would be nice to have a day that encourages us to use our knowledge and understand the grace and elegance of language.
Why Speak in Complete Sentences Day?
Especially today, when social media pushes us to reduce our words to snippets, it is essential that we recognize the beauty of language. If words are like beads, then sentences will become beautiful ornaments that adorn our words.
From punctuation to short forms, the sooner the better, LOL Laughing Out Loud and OMG Oh My God, at least for a day, be it talking or even texting. Without “u” and “k”, the difference one sees in language can be very noticeable.
We've been used to using acronyms for every word since the advent of texting culture.
In addition to acronyms, we have ceased to care about proper punctuation and sentence structure. This messaging culture has influenced our formal writing. We are so used to pronouncing some things that we accidentally use the short form even when we write it by hand.
We must respect the structure of languages and understand their intricacies, as Speak in Complete Sentences Day has taught us to do.
Interesting Facts on Speak in Complete Sentences Day
- Half the world is bilingual, and half of the people in the world speak one of the 23 languages.
- One of the oldest written languages dating back to 3,500 BC is Sumerian, much older than Chinese.
- The Papuan language has only 11 letters that make up all of its words, making it the shortest set of letters.
- English is the most popular language and it dominates in our world.
- The only language in the world that has no connection to any other language is called Basque, and it is spoken by people living in the mountains between Spain and France. Another that affects most other languages.
- Italian is not its national language. A dialect of Italian called Florentin that created a received pedagogical variant, called la pronuncia fiorentina emendata was officially prescribed as the national language of the Kingdom of Italy, when it was established in 1861.
History of Speak in Complete Sentences Day
Unfortunately, there is no information on the history of Speak in Complete Sentences Day. However, some research and references show that it was first established in 2004. Many bloggers believe that it was probably started by a publishing company or a dictionary production company.
Speaking of language, it is estimated to be 150,000 years old. All linguistic evidence goes back to about 6000 years ago, after writing originated.
Some researchers suggest that the development of proto-language-like systems 2.3 million years ago, and the development of language consistent with Homo sapiens, is now estimated to be less than 200,000 years old.
Due to globalization and many other reasons like civilization, some really old languages are being used less and less. We need to start thinking more about the importance of languages and developing them, protecting the heritage boats for our future generations.
Celebrating Speak in Complete Sentences Day
- One of the best ways to celebrate Speak in Complete Sentences Day is to learn the grammar rules that still confuse you, or clear doubts from online tutorials and videos to ensure that the language and grammar are correct. Yours is correct, at least from this date onwards. It would be great to get in touch with your teacher and relive some classes!
- If you are bilingual and use English as a secondary language, pat yourself on the back and congratulate your colleagues on their achievements. Learning a language is hard enough; fluent two is quite impressive!
- Take this opportunity to message everyone, even people you haven't talked to in a while, and make sure to write in full sentences, without acronyms, and using correct grammar. Email, text or even mail, they can get a breath of fresh air when you send them a completely different message from our everyday vocabulary.
- Share your knowledge through #NationalSpeakinSentencesDay and #SpeakInSentencesDay.
ObservedSpeak in Complete Sentences Day has been observed annually on May 31st.
Monday, May 31st, 2021
Tuesday, May 31st, 2022
Wednesday, May 31st, 2023
Friday, May 31st, 2024
Saturday, May 31st, 2025