A memorable conversation I had with a co-worker, many years ago:
Co-worker: he keeps using made up words!
Me: all words are made up, David.
Co-worker: Yeah, but he’s got the grammar of a 3rd-grader. How did this guy become CEO?
Me: Good grammar doesn’t correlate with intelligence; it just means you took time to learn a set of rules. Like knitting.
Co-worker: I think grammar’s more important than knitting.
Me: Depends on how cold you are.