Grammar Rules. Even in the kitchen.

Hi, Word Nerd here. You know, the type who cringes wildly every time she receives a pitch promising “A Great Story Idea For Mom’s Everywhere.” I’m also a little anal about the its/it’s issues on my children’s homework, so you can imagine how excited I am about this line of grammar police dishware.

Lie vs Lay mug from Grammar Rules



The may/can plates from Grammar Rules are so perfect for kids, giving you the perfect opportunity to explain that “yes, everyone can have ice cream for breakfast but no, you may not.” (Or at least that’s the example I might use.)

Grammar Rules plates | Cool Mom Picks

They’re such fun gifts for teachers, or writers like me. And if the plates aren’t up your alley, then at least check out the coffee mugs. Like the adverb mug that reads along the back: Yesterday, I very slowly drank down my extremely hot venti caramel mocha nonfat latte with a shot of amaretto and real whipped cream.

Grammar Rules adverb mug | Cool Mom Picks

I guess even grammarians aren’t above a dig at today’s insane coffee orders. Provided they’re ordered correctly. (That’s an adverb too.)

Find these awesome gramatically correct dishes online at Grammar Stuff


Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.


  • Reply October 1, 2013


    Hooray for you for sticking up for good grammar!! CMP, you just got even cooler in my book. :)

  • Reply December 18, 2013

    Lois McNamee

    Now we need a plate that directs us to either bring something home or take something to grandma house. And how about the constant irritant of ending sentences with the word “at.” These are great but can one gift them to grammar illiterates politely?

    Eds: We’d love the bring/take one too; terrific idea. We’d suggest you give them to fellow members of the grammar police. We’d say passive-aggressive gifts tend to breach good etiquette, unless you have a good friend with a great sense of humor about her frequent misuse of a term.

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