I’m currently in the throes of writing a first draft for my final Grammar & Language essay. The assignment is to write a long paper on a particular use of the English language, making a claim and defending it using the grammar rules we have learned throughout the semester.
My essay is on the way hashtags have made the jump from Twitter to everyday conversations. For example, a friend came up to me and said, “I’m like hashtag blessed all the time”. Why is this a thing? How do statements like these work grammatically? I’m determined to find out.
I’m enjoying the assignment immensely, but that’s mostly because I get to watch things like this for school
For the paper, though, I’d love some public opinions about the usage of verbal hashtags. Are they appropriate? If so, when? If not, why? Let me know in the comments! Opinions are deeply appreciated!