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Grammar Nazis - Are you one?
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Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

(OP)
Go on admit it. smile

ACSS - SME
General Geek

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Oh yes. smile

Chris.

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Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
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RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Often, but I do try to have some context. If it is a hopeless situation, I do not go Nazi. However, I do question the use of "Nazi".




Oooops.

Gerry

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Not as such but usage of the incorrect variant ( your & you're there, their they're etc.) of a word does grate on my nerves quite a bit

not because I particularly care about spelling errors (I make far to many of them myself) but because it throws my brain into a flat spin 7 I have to re-read the sentence correcting for context.

Where I can become at total Nazi is when people who should know better (because they have seen it ) spell my name incorrectly

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RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

I are not an grammar Nazi. I ain't German so not into Nationalsozialismus.

djj
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RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Unfortunately I tried to forget all the grammar rules when they were taught to me at a young age, thus I struggle sometimes to make a sentence grammatically correct and also I try to avoid run sentences, kinda like this one smile

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

I believe I'm more of a vocabulary disciplinarian than a grammar Nazi.

The term "Nazi" is a bit harsh. I've never sent a semi-literate person to the "showers".

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Quote:

I've never sent a semi-literate person to the "showers"

Me neither, but sometimes, ... just sometimes .....

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
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RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

(OP)
Blame the internets for the "Nazi" bit.

ACSS - SME
General Geek

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Nazi.

Grammar.

Can't you see it in your mind's eye? The gates of Stalag 13 swing open and through the portals comes a black touring car. The attaché jumps out and opens the door. Out comes Major Hochstetter: grey jodhpurs, black riding boots, riding crop, black attaché case.

Colonel Klink has already appeared on the porch and Hochstetter commands him, "Klink, line up za prisoners!"

Klink says, Schultz, line up the prisoners!"

So Schultz gets the prisoners to shuffle into a semblance of a column.

Major Hochstetter barks out the orders: "All za prisoners, ven marching from za barracks to za mess hall must go 'tic toc, tic toc'" as he cocked his head left, right, left, right. "Is zis UNDERSTOOD?"

So Schultz, get the prisoners going to the mess hall, and they're all cocking their heads left and right in time with "tic toc," except for....

yeah, it was Newkirk, doing "tic tic tic tic."

Hochstetter sees Newkirk, points with his riding crop and commands, "Zis prisoner come here!"

Newkirk shuffles around to face the major.

"Vas ist Los! Did you not hear za orders at ven marching from za barracks to za mess hall za prisoners are to go 'tic toc tic toc.'"

Newkirk replies, "Well you see sir, I've got this tic in my neck so I can't do toc."

Hochstetter slaps his riding crop on his big black riding boots, squints his eyes and declares in a slow threatening voice, "In za SS, ve have vays to make you TOC!"

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Good story, Skip. Bad pun! purpleface
I'm thinking more along the lines of Grammar Police.
The King of Id, however, is more of a Word Bandit.

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

I admit that I am a bit of a stickler with grammar. Not that I will recognize wrongly used tenses every time but if I hear things like " I could have did that" then I will open my mouth and correct people.
Funny enough I have only heard these awful things from people that are native English speakers around here. I am not, my native tongue is German, LOL.

Joe W.

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RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

I don't like mistakes in casual correspondence (but accept them) however, I am amazed at how many people would design an official document (such as a sales agreement) and not have the sense to have it proofread. There is no excuse for the misuse of grammar, typing errors or poor spelling within product documentation or contracts. You don't need to go full-on legalese, but the proper use of your/you're, to/too, and other common mistakes (including typos) is a minimum. Having your front line workers be grammatically correct when dealing with customers is a really good idea too.

So, yeah, I guess I've got a bit of Nazi blood in me.

Qz

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Agree with Ozwsa. There are way too many people relying on Spell Checker and Grammar rather than actually proofreading it, or better yet, someone else - a second set of eyes. I have seen things that have caused me to think WTF. Yes; Wed, Thur, Fri. Or Sunday if you prefer. I still have a copy of a NY Daily News (Sunday edition) with both a grammer error and a typo ON THE FRONT PAGE in the headline.

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RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

and ain't that the pot calling the kettle black? as I failed to proof my post sleeping2

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The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was - Steven Wright


RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

How would you do on this test?

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

non-offended??? how terrible is that!

It should be an unoffended person ... ...

wink

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
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RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

AARRRGGG! The moved the location of the test to here!

James P. Cottingham
I'm number 1,229!
I'm number 1,229!

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

(OP)
AARRRGGG! They moved the location of the test to here!

Whoever "they" are?

ACSS - SME
General Geek

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

(OP)
smarty

ACSS - SME
General Geek

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

Saw a byline on a post recently that summed it up for me......
Grammar is the difference between knowing your sh!t and knowing you're sh!t.

Summed it up for me!

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

The Godwin Principle:

"The longer a debate goes on, the higher the probability someone will compare someone to Hitler".

I think a better term would perhaps be "Grammar Lawyer". But maybe Nazi is a softer term. :)

Best Regards,
Scott
ATS, CDCE

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler."hammer

RE: Grammar Nazis - Are you one?

For the old timers who remember when tobacco companies were allowed to advertise:

"Winston tastes good like a cigarette should"

That alogan annoyed more grammar police than health department officials.

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