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10th Nov '17 8:49:24 PM Mei-may
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* In VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition's ''Fanfic/WalkingInCircles'', when they finally get to Skyhold and she has become the Inquisitor, Evelyn tries to persuade Solas to forget about “preserving her reputation” and just move in with her by talking in Elvish which she learned from hearing him speaking it for two years. He’s definitely moved by it and agrees, but still tries pointing out she used the wrong verb.
13th Oct '17 3:19:21 PM Jeduthun
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Animaniacs}}'': A "Pinky and the Brain" short spoofs the Orson Welles example above, with Brain re-creating verbatim Welles's tirade about the poor writing in a frozen peas commercial. (The speech is a favorite of voice actor Creator/MauriceLaMarche.) However, it's given the twist that when Brain storms out of the studio at the end, he's confronted by a waiting room full of other actors ready to read for the role, and, chastened, dashes back to the studio to record his lines as written.
27th Sep '17 9:26:58 PM TheKaizerreich
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->''...Heil dem Bindestrich!''

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->''... Heil dem Bindestrich!''
21st Sep '17 1:59:25 PM Josef5678
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* Used as a gag in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheOldBlood''. Blazkowicz finds a Nazi mook who insists on correcting his friend's poor German. A ''literal'' Grammar Nazi.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein}}'':
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Used as a gag in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheOldBlood''. Blazkowicz finds a Nazi mook who insists on correcting his friend's poor German. A ''literal'' Grammar Nazi.
19th Sep '17 10:21:12 AM MaddKossack115
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** Also used as a gag in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinIITheNewColossus'': a German Nazi is sizing up two [[TheKlan Klansmen]], and tests their ability to speak German. HilarityEnsues when the two Klansmen can't even say the German phrase of "thank you" right, and the Nazi quickly losing his patience:
--->'''Soldier:''' Have you taken your German lessons?\\
'''Jeb:''' Oh, yessir. Mm-hmm.\\
'''Soldier:''' Good. You -- how do you say "thank you" in German?\\
'''Wayne:''' Oh. O' course, sir. Lessee, it's, um...\\
'''Soldier:''' Yes?\\
'''Wayne:''' Dank... dank...\\
'''Soldier:''' ''Yes?!'' Out with it.\\
'''Wayne:''' Dank... dankey!\\
'''Soldier:''' ''(laughing)'' Mein Gott...\\
'''Jeb:''' ''(hopefully)'' Was that alright?\\
'''Soldier:''' No, that was terrible! You're butchering my beautiful language! It's "Danke Schön", verdamnt -- say it!\\
'''Wayne:''' Uh, Danke Shoon?\\
'''Soldier:''' Incorrect! ''Danke Schön''!\\
'''Wayne:''' ...Dankey... ''Shaun''?
17th Sep '17 1:28:27 PM nombretomado
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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. Usually a form of SingleIssueWonk.

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Compare YouMakeMeSic. See ArtisticLicenseLinguistics, TheBigListOfBooboosAndBlunders, RougeAnglesOfSatin, WantonCrueltyToTheCommonComma, and HowDoIUsedTense UsefulNotes/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. Usually a form of SingleIssueWonk.
16th Aug '17 10:52:56 AM ChronoLegion
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* Addressed in ''Series/AdamRuinsEverything'' (of course), where he schools a schoolteacher on those "sacred rules" she holds so dear. As he demonstrates, many famous British and American writers have been known to use what is now considered incorrect English. Even the usage of "literally" to mean "figuratively" goes back quite a long time.
16th Aug '17 10:49:41 AM ChronoLegion
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* After losing his job as a police consultant, Series/{{Monk}} applies for work to a magazine. While waiting, he picks up one of their past issues and proofreads it in his spare time. Then he shows it to his interviewer. He gets the job, although one of his corrections is no longer valid. The word "decimate" may have started out as "reduce by 1/10th", it's far wider usage of "destroy completely" has officially been entered into dictionaries as the second meaning.
16th Aug '17 10:35:54 AM ChronoLegion
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* A non-comedic example in ''Film/FindingForrester'', where Jamal shows up an English professor in front of the class by correcting his usage of "farther" (measure of distance) to "further" (a wider usage). The professor gets him back for this.
7th Aug '17 11:00:03 AM magmablock
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*** This becomes a BrickJoke in Season 5 when a Night's Watch member makes the same error and he corrects him 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 him again.him, and again when Davos corrects Jon Snow in Season 7.
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