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19th Feb '17 8:57:13 PM Kartoonkid95
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* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'': In "And I'm Joyce Kinney", the local pastor banishes Lois from the church because she "made a porn" years ago. Lois interrupts her own objection to tell him that it's either "You made porn" or "You made a porno".
9th Feb '17 10:28:36 AM Jeduthun
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Compare YouMakeMeSic. See ArtisticLicenseLinguistics, TheBigListOfBooboosAndBlunders, RougeAnglesOfSatin, WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma, and HowDoIUsedTense for errors that are likely to invoke Grammar Nazis' wrath. If you want to make a Grammar Nazi really upset, add an AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter to something they wrote. If there's an error ''everyone'' can see, it may be a TyopOnTheCover. The Grammar Nazi is the sworn enemy of the {{Malaproper}}. May overlap with CausticCritic and AccentuateTheNegative.

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Compare YouMakeMeSic. See ArtisticLicenseLinguistics, TheBigListOfBooboosAndBlunders, RougeAnglesOfSatin, WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma, and HowDoIUsedTense for errors that are likely to invoke Grammar Nazis' wrath. If you want to make a Grammar Nazi really upset, add an AcquiredErrorAtThePrinter to something they wrote. If there's an error ''everyone'' can see, it may be a TyopOnTheCover. The Grammar Nazi is the sworn enemy of the {{Malaproper}}. May overlap with CausticCritic and AccentuateTheNegative.
AccentuateTheNegative. Usually a form of SingleIssueWonk.
2nd Feb '17 10:15:58 AM MasterofGalaxies4628
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''Note:'' If you feel the urge to correct grammar on ThisVeryWiki, the preferred approach is Administrivia/RepairDontRespond. After all, [[LetsSeeYouDoBetter we all make mistakes sometimes]] and we have the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment to remember.

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''Note:'' If you feel the urge to correct grammar on ThisVeryWiki, the preferred approach is Administrivia/RepairDontRespond. After all, [[LetsSeeYouDoBetter we all make mistakes sometimes]] sometimes]], and we have the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment to remember.
30th Jan '17 1:52:41 PM TheCuza
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* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'', when rescuing Shaundi from her simulation, you end up in a rematch with [[VideoGame/SaintsRow2 DJ Veteran Child]], who after being "killed" like in his original appearance [[DoppelgangerAttack makes dozens of copies of himself to attack you]]. When the Boss remarks, "that's a lot of Veteran Children", Kinzie interrupts to correct the Boss that, since it's his name, the correct plural would be "Veteran ''Childs''".
29th Jan '17 10:34:31 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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No relation to ThoseWackyNazis-- well, except for [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/06/03/nazi_grammar_tweet_american_nazi_party_recommends_careful_spelling_and_punctuation.html certain ironic cases]]. If GodwinsLaw [[DudeNotFunny becomes an issue]], "Grammar Police" is another accepted term.

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No relation to ThoseWackyNazis-- well, except for [[http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2014/06/03/nazi_grammar_tweet_american_nazi_party_recommends_careful_spelling_and_punctuation.html certain ironic cases]]. cases]], or [[RacistGrandma grandma Nazis.]] If GodwinsLaw [[DudeNotFunny becomes an issue]], "Grammar Police" is another accepted term.
27th Jan '17 8:23:09 PM TheCuza
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* Ross Scott was invaded by these over the title of his review show ''WebVideo/RosssGameDungeon'', with complaints that there should not be an S after the apostrophe. His response is as follows:
-->'''Ross:''' Well, let me tell you, Grammar Nazis; the Grammar SS would have had you sent to the Grammar Russian Front for overstepping your authority! I've had this my whole life. It's '''''Ross's Game Dungeon'''''. Not '''''Ross'''' Game Dungeon''. Because that sounds sort of like what a caveman would say. But, moreover, it's the possessive form of a ''proper name''. ''The Chicago Manual of Style'' and ''The New York Public Library Guide to Style'' agree with me. I'm really ''not'' a grammar expert, but I do know this '''''one''''' particular rule. See, this is why the Grammar Nazis lost Grammar World War II.
20th Jan '17 2:12:15 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has this exchange between King Stannis Baratheon, PrinciplesZealot extraordinaire, and his former smuggler advisor Davos Seaworth:

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** There is
this exchange between King Stannis Baratheon, PrinciplesZealot extraordinaire, and his former smuggler advisor Davos Seaworth:



** This becomes a BrickJoke in Season 5 when he corrects someone, again.

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** *** This becomes a BrickJoke in Season 5 when a Night's Watch member makes the same error and he corrects someone, again. him again.
** Tyrion corrects Cersei's word usage several times. "Plots" and "schemes" are the same thing!
** Tywin deduces that Arya is a highborn girl when she calls him "my lord" instead of "m'lord." She quickly covers by claiming her mother was a handmaiden who taught her to speak "proper... properly!"
5th Jan '17 2:09:29 AM StFan
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** [[TheSpock Vaarsuvius]] frequently corrects grammatical errors done by other characters. He, in a ''Dragon Magazine'' strip, breaks the protection spell that was making them invisible to a pair of wights to admonish them for ending every sentence with a preposition.

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** [[TheSpock Vaarsuvius]] frequently corrects grammatical errors done by other characters. He, in In a ''Dragon Magazine'' strip, V breaks the protection spell that was making them invisible to a pair of wights to admonish them for ending every sentence with a preposition.



** Charlotte can also be one, though in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2173 this]] comic she changes her mind on the issue of "begging the question" after deciding that the common use is more useful.

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** Charlotte can also be one, though in [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=2173 this]] comic one comic]] she changes her mind on the issue of "begging the question" after deciding that the common use is more useful.



* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0324.html the use of contractions calls for abuse.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', [[http://danielscreations.for Joyelle (a LawfulEvil Devil) [http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0324.html the use of contractions calls for abuse.]]



* Jane in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' is one of these. Her friends often tease her about it.
* In ''{{XWhy}}'', one character in this [[http://mrburkemath.blogspot.com/2013/07/sound-bite.html strip]] corrects another's mistake ... even though the error was ''spoken'' and not written.

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* Jane in ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' is one of these. Her friends often tease her about it.
* In ''{{XWhy}}'', ''Webcomic/XWhy'', one character in this [[http://mrburkemath.blogspot.com/2013/07/sound-bite.html strip]] corrects another's mistake ...mistake]]... even though the error was ''spoken'' and not written.
31st Dec '16 11:55:37 AM StarSword
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* ''Webcomic/{{XKCD}}'': [[http://xkcd.com/1771/ Luke starts critiquing Palpatine's grammar and then he and Vader start arguing about it.]]
24th Dec '16 7:27:34 PM RyanofTinellb
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** Examples like that are part of ''why'' linguists avoid prescriptivism. There is no English dialect in which "Am going the store to I" is grammatical, and everyone can tell that immediately. On the other hand, correcting the use of double negatives by an AAVE[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_American_Vernacular_English]] speaker can possibly fall under UnfortunateImplications, with the idea that a standard dialect is inherently superior to all others.
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