To be or not to be…. the question of the ages has been answered–by Facebook. The social network is dropping the word “is” from that status bar, making you not “to be” anymore. Now before you have an existential dilemma, realize that you can always add “is” when you fill out your status (i.e. “is reading PSFK”). The change came after a group called “Petition to Get Rid of “is” from Facebook Status Update” caught their attention when it amassed over 170,000 members. We bet there was a good deal of cross-pollination with the group “I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar.” Members were likely having meltdowns when statuses like “Allison is is happy” or “Piers is hates his iPhone” popped up in their newsfeeds. Now the grammarians have prevailed!

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