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To incorrectly correct someone else's post's spelling or grammar.

Named for a poster on Fark who made the error given in the example.
rotsky:

Britney could (struck through)lose(struck through) LOOSE her children

Sorry. Pet peeve.

Another_Poster:
Nice rotsky there, spelling nazi.
by Clever Neologism September 17, 2007
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Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A β€œSecond String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
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the act of condescendingly correcting someone else's correct grammar and/or spelling, thus making yourself look like an asshat.
Will Britney <strike>lose</strike> loose custody of her boys today?

Sorry. Pet peeve.

The corrector has just committed a rotsky!
by caffietinefiend September 17, 2007
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v. 1. To make a grammatical correction when no correction is needed.

2. To attract attention to one's self through ignorant actions.
a--"Regardless, the internet is generally safe for teenagers."
rotsky--"Dude, that's *irregardless*. Pet peeve."
a--"Hah, you just rotskied me, you bonehead."
by Moses242 September 19, 2007
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To make a fool of one's self by pompously "fixing" a grammatical error, replacing correct usage with the incorrect one.
The original rotsky:

submitter: Will Britney lose^H^H^H^Hloose custody of her boys today?

Sorry. Pet peeve.
by Some other farker September 17, 2007
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An attempt by a person to correct the spelling of a word that is already spelled correctly, particularly if that correction is attempted in a haughty manner.
<b>rotsky:</b> <i>submitter: Will Britney <strike>lose</strike> loose custody of her boys today?

Sorry. Pet peeve.</i>

by DragoonBoy September 18, 2007
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To "correct" someone in a very smug, self-righteous way while providing wrong information yourself. Originated by Fark user of the same name with such gems as:

rotsky: Uhh. First, check your math. 150 gallons (of water) = 15,000 lbs.
Bob: I'm going their tomorrow.
John: You jackass. It's "I'm going they're tomorrow."
Rick: John, you magificent bastard. You rotsky every person you talk to, don't you?
by jghiloni October 14, 2007
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