Few things grate me as much as the phrase, “Where’s that at?” It’s bad when you’re speaking, but it strikes me as fifteen times worse when reading those words, as you may do while on the Twitter.
@totallycooltweeter may tweet: “OMG! If you’re near Big Park, come check out the hot air balloon show!” and in reply, @badgrammar may tweet: “Where’s that at?”
Oh @badgrammar, do you remember nothing from English 101? You don’t end phrases in prepositions. Mr. Sally J had a bad habit of doing this until I pointed out the proper way to ask that question, which is SO SIMPLE, doesn’t offend grammatically, and actually takes up fewer characters when you tweet it (honest! It’s true).
Are you ready?
Instead of tweeting (or speaking aloud), “Where’s that at?” , you simply ask, “Where’s that?”
There you go. You instantly sound more educated and you’ve save two precious characters of the 140 limit in one fell swoop.