Pretentious people on the internet frequently abuse this mechanic to make themselves look smart.

Proper grammar IS NOT a gauge of intelligence. Why don't more people use perfect grammar on the internet? Becuase they aren't writing academic papers online; they're writing in colloquialisms which other people understand. Many smart people talk colloquially because THEY ARE PEOPLE WHO GREW UP IN SOCIETY.

And if you find the need to prowl around the internet, fixing people's grammatical errors to make yourself feel good then...you don't recognize that ultimately, the English language is meant to be used as a form of communication, and not a way to make yourself look smart.

tl;dr : people rnt complete dumbshits just bcuz they type like this so stop being such a grammar nazi
Person A: Your wrong. Your argument is compltely flawed because of A, B, and C.

Grammar Nazi: IT'S "YOU'RE", NOT "YOUR" AND YOU SPELLED "COMPLETELY" WRONG. Therefore I have proven that your level of intellegence is so far below mine that it would be a waste of time arguing with a Neanderthal like you. No, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT AD HOMINEM IS.
by Samsar.a December 22, 2011
1: A concept which is implemented in every modern langauge today. Each different group has it's own rules. People on the internet however, don't.

2: The last name of actor Kelsey Grammer that starred in the series Frasier and Cheers. Only the speech is writing is slightly different in a way that you would spell 'Basterds' in a movie title to get more hits.
1: Hay guys, yesterday i watch a movie that was too good ever.
2: Dude, your grammar sucks.
1: Last night that what you're mom said.

2: That doesn't even make sense.
by casdebom April 25, 2010
(1) To a linguist, grammar is the structure of a language (as opposed to its lexicon, its words). Contrary to popular opinion, grammar is not something enforced by language academies, but it exists necessarily in all languages.

(2) To a non-linguist, grammar usually refers to various pre-scientific notions of "correct" usage.
Chinese grammar is very different from English.
by dattdso January 01, 2011
Something that is hardly ever used anymore.
It's something that should be a life skill.

Most teenagers don't know any grammar.
Should be taught in english instead of Shakespeare.
It makes you look more professional.
" Like, OMFG, idk wht 2 do"

" Use some grammar.
by raaay.123 March 16, 2010
1. n. something the vast majority of authors who post on this site fail at

2. n. the way to properly speak or write in the English language
"Joe's grammar is absolutely atrocious; he can't spell, nor can he put words in their proper places. He has total disregard for properly writing and speaking in the English language.
by Ghettostarrchild November 12, 2009
1. a universally accepted form of writing or speaking that appropriately conveys a person's thoughts so that others may understand it.

2. a dying art.

3. not something that is readily experienced while surfing the Internet.

4. something that 99% of people in the world have no concept of.

5. a form of writing or speaking which is hard to learn and hence is ignored by the general populous.

6. a knowledge which is deeply rewarding, although not deemed important or crucial by small people.
'They're dog ways alot.' - bad grammar
by Severian_ November 23, 2006
The difference between knowing your shit and knowing you're shit.
10 year old : Your a faggot!
16 year old:*you're
12 year old: Staph correct his grammar, asshole!
by Mike The CSGO Trader January 04, 2015
The difference between knowing your shit, and knowing you're shit.
Daquan: yo, r u goin to skool tom?
Chris: Do you even grammar bro?
by Suag26 August 01, 2014

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