grammar Nazi: a person who habitually corrects or criticizes the language usage of others, especially in situations where it is unnecessary e.g. an informal conversation.
argh: what a pirate says to express annoyance, dismay, embarrassment or frustration.
grammARGH Nazis!: what a pirate says to express annoyance, dismay, embarrassment or frustration about grammar Nazis.
"grammARGH Nazis!" - says a pirate
Those who seek to have correct English written online. They are not opponents of free speech, or 1337. They merely wish that the fundamentals of English are withheld. They will correct bad Grammar and Spelling, and flame the use of ridiculous, Chav, MSN inspired abbreviations such as 'wuu2'. They are in full support of 1337, and support net slang.
Grammar Police are NOT in affiliation with Grammar Nazis.
-Comments on a youtube video-
Idiot1: man that video sucked! Your such a n00b!
GrammarPoliceDude: Correction, 'You're such a n00b'. You just referred to his 'such a n00b', and btw, the video did suck.
-On a forum-
Idiot2:Woah, I just saw Aliens outside my window! There just hovering above my garden!
GrammarPoliceDude17:'They're hovering', and no they bloody well aren't, you're just a lame 12 yr old, with nothing better to do than spam the internet.
Examples of Grammar Police
an elitist who gets off on correcting others' grammar and spelling because it makes him feel superior.
grammar nazis often misidentify grammar as the primary determinant of one's intelligence and the most important element of expression.
this belief stems from the grammar nazi's insecurity, which leads him to learn the simplest thing in the whole fucking world to learn and impose it on others, earning self-gratification in the process. realizing how easy but effective it is, the nazi continues this ego masturbation until he can no longer separate the truth from the lie: grammar's not that important, no one gives a shit, and no one likes you.
grammar nazis don't realize that in actuality, grammar is too ambiguous to have a rigid standard, and that though basic grammar is necessary, most grammar rules are not, and can restrict good expression.
Shakespeare: What a piece of work is man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty!
grammar nazi: Speak in complete sentences.
Shakespeare: the ability to communicate both colorfully and effectively is way more admirable then perfect grammar so stop sucking Webster's dick, you grammar nazi.
The art of worshipping words. Grammar-Nazis commonly do this among others typically found trolling the higher echelons of discussion forums.
Grammatolatry dictates that all sentences should be coherent with correct punctuation and grammar.
Person #1: OMG I LURVE JOHNY DEP! LOLOLL!1!!11!
Person #2: Johnny Depp is the most deliciously scrumptious pirate sailing my seven seas.
|5.||Grammar Nazi Handbook|
Another word for a dictionary, often used by inexperienced Grammar Nazis who haven't already memorized the damn thing.
random guy: Hey dude, just because I don't know how to spell illiturut doesn't mean i'm stupid
Novice Grammar Nazi: HOW THE HELL COULD YOU MISSPELL ILLIT-...er......hang on let me check me check my Grammar Nazi Handbook for a second...ILLITERATE!?!? HOW THE FUCK COULD YOU NOT GET THAT RIGHT DUMBASS?!??
random guy: what the fuck.....
A word that was created to irritate the grammar nazis
Man she was so peeved that I used peev. Stupid grammar nazis.
Yeah, Don't feed the trolls.
noun (pl. -s)more...
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.
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.
4. To correct the grammar of (a person's speech, a piece of writing, etc.); to edit for grammar and spelling; to proofread.