Behold the Grammar Nazi Scourge of ‘Teh Interwebz’

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Grammar Nazi Bomber

… and an explanation in case you didn’t already know.

Grammar Nazi noun (pl. -s)
1. A person who uses proper grammar at all times, esp. online in emails, chatrooms, instant messages and webboard posts; a proponent of grammatical correctness. Often one who spells correctly as well.
2. a – A person who believes proper grammar (and spelling) should be used by everyone whenever possible. b – One who attempts to persuade or force others to use proper grammar and spelling. c – One who uses proper grammar and spelling to subtly mock or deride those who do not; an exhibitor of grammatical superiority. d – One who advocates linguistic clarity; an opponent of 1337-speak. e – One who corrects others’ grammar; the spelling police.
proper noun
3. A nickname, pseudonym or handle for a well-known grammar nazi (defs. 1 and 2) within a particular social circle, used to show either great respect or great contempt for his or her abilities.
verb (transitive)
4. To correct the grammar of (a person’s speech, a piece of writing, etc.); to edit for grammar and spelling; to proofread.

1. A grammar nazi knows the difference between “there,” “their” and “they’re.”
2. Teh grammar nazis haev invadd r formu.
3. Grammar Nazi, help me with my English homework please.
4. He totally grammar nazied my article, replacing pronouns and rewriting clauses.

definition via: urbandictionary.com

2 Comments

  1. Mich De Lorme August 31, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    Behold the Grammar Nazi Scourge of ‘Teh Interwebz’ http://t.co/dr3t3QY

  2. Ralph Tegtmeier August 31, 2011 at 12:26 am #

    RT @MichDe: Behold the Grammar Nazi Scourge of ‘Teh Interwebz’ http://t.co/QTWuJ9m

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