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12th Nov '17 6:47:58 AM Wynauttica
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A gag where a character corrects another's spelling or [[GrammarNazi grammar]] in a context where you wouldn't usually expect it. A common setup is when a note (either of [[ObliviousToLove love]] or [[DoWrongRight insult]]) is sent to someone, only to have it come back with all the spelling mistakes highlighted, or for extra hubris, notes like "See me" as if from a teacher, as this is the inevitable result [[HotForTeacher whenever a student attempts to write a love note to their teacher]].

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A gag where a character corrects another's spelling or [[GrammarNazi grammar]] in a context where you wouldn't usually expect it. A common setup is when a note (either of [[ObliviousToLove love]] or [[DoWrongRight insult]]) is sent to someone, only to have it come back with all the spelling mistakes highlighted, or for extra hubris, notes like "See me" as if from a teacher, as this is the inevitable result [[HotForTeacher [[TeacherStudentRomance whenever a student attempts to write a love note to their teacher]].



-->Again, Snape had tried to take points but Harry silently handed his wand to [=McGonagall=]. She performed ‘Priori Incantatum’ and discovered the last three spells he’d performed were a levitation spell, a mouth freshening charm, and an erasing charm with the words ‘Foulmouth the Great, led the gorblin rebellion of 1185…’ Smirking, she returned the wand and suggested a spelling tutor.

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-->Again, Snape had tried to take points but Harry silently handed his wand to [=McGonagall=]. She performed ‘Priori Incantatum’ ‘Priori IncantatumÂ’ and discovered the last three spells he’d heÂ’d performed were a levitation spell, a mouth freshening charm, and an erasing charm with the words ‘Foulmouth ‘Foulmouth the Great, led the gorblin rebellion of 1185…’ 1185Â…Â’ Smirking, she returned the wand and suggested a spelling tutor.



--> "But we don't ''want'' to teach 'em," replied the Badger. "We want to ''learn'' 'em — learn 'em, learn 'em! And what's more, we're going to ''do'' it, too!"

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--> "But we don't ''want'' to teach 'em," replied the Badger. "We want to ''learn'' 'em — learn 'em, learn 'em! And what's more, we're going to ''do'' it, too!"



* At the Council of Constance (1412–23), one of the Cardinals had corrected an error of UsefulNotes/{{Holy Roman|Empire}} Emperor Sigismund's Latin grammar, to which he replied: "Ego sum rex romanis et supra grammaticam" ([[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem I am the king of the Romans and above grammar]]).[[note]]Double irony, because it's also wrong, the correct Latin expression should have been "Ego sum rex Romanorum..." and so on. Then again, [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem refer to his comment]].[[/note]]

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* At the Council of Constance (1412–23), (1412–23), one of the Cardinals had corrected an error of UsefulNotes/{{Holy Roman|Empire}} Emperor Sigismund's Latin grammar, to which he replied: "Ego sum rex romanis et supra grammaticam" ([[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem I am the king of the Romans and above grammar]]).[[note]]Double irony, because it's also wrong, the correct Latin expression should have been "Ego sum rex Romanorum..." and so on. Then again, [[ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem refer to his comment]].[[/note]]
3rd Nov '17 4:46:31 AM WillyFourEyes
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* Is a RunningGag throughout ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', with Kenshin writing down important notes to his comrades during important battle intermissions, but his friends always comment on his poor handwriting first. The first time it shows up in the manga, Kaoru [[BreakingTheFourthWall says Kenshin's handwriting]] [[TakeThatMe is as bad as]] [[Creator/NobuhiroWatsuki Watsuki's]].

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* Is a RunningGag throughout ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'', with Kenshin writing down important notes to his comrades during important battle intermissions, but his friends always comment on his poor handwriting first. The first time it shows up in the manga, Kaoru [[BreakingTheFourthWall says Kenshin's handwriting]] [[TakeThatMe [[SelfDeprecation is as bad as]] [[Creator/NobuhiroWatsuki Watsuki's]].



** Also on several occasions, when a villain would call Spider-Man "bug" or "insect", Spider-Man would reply, "Please, spiders are arachnids!"

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** Also on several occasions, when a villain would call Spider-Man [[PitifulWorms "bug" or "insect", "insect"]], Spider-Man would reply, "Please, spiders are arachnids!"
27th Oct '17 2:53:31 AM foxley
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* ''Series/{{Endeavour}}'': In "Rocket", Morse tells a protestor wielding a placard that he does not doubt his sincerity, but that he might get more respect if he spelled 'Levellers' correctly.
25th Sep '17 7:58:00 PM PaulA
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* "Be Prepared" by Music/TomLehrer admonishes Boy Scouts: "Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell."

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* "Be Prepared" by Music/TomLehrer Music/TomLehrer, from ''Music/SongsByTomLehrer'', admonishes Boy Scouts: "Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell."
25th Sep '17 11:30:41 AM Malady
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* Music/Nujabes collaboried with [=Shing02=] to make a series of songs, titled Luv [sic]. Nujabes unfortunate death left half of the songs unfinished, so [=Shing02=] had to complete the last 3 by himself, with only the beats found on Nujabes phone.

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* Music/Nujabes collaboried Music/{{Nujabes}} collaborated with [=Shing02=] to make a series of songs, titled Luv [sic]. Nujabes Nujabes' unfortunate death left half of the songs unfinished, so [=Shing02=] had to complete the last 3 by himself, with only the beats found on Nujabes phone.
6th Sep '17 3:49:10 PM LentilSandEater
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** Except it's not. Old sources, such as Shakespeare and the King James Bible, are pretty unreliable when it comes to grammar, but any deliberate differentiation between 'thy' and 'thine' falls into two categories: Either they correspond to 'my' and 'mine', or they correspond to 'a' and 'an'. Unless the bad guy drops his h's like a cockney (so that 'heart' begins with a vowel sound), 'thine' is, if anything, less correct than 'thy'.
*** In older English, "m/thy" and "m/thine" worked like "a" and "an" except that "an" was used before H's even if you say them. "Thine heart" is the only correct way to say it.
4th Aug '17 3:19:00 AM Milarqui
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* Inverted in the fanfic ''This Means War'', Hermione (and Ron when he finds out) takes it upon herself to write Harry's homework, because he is busy with the fight against Voldemort. However, as Snape puts it, while she manages to imitate Harry's handwriting and style perfectly, she does not dumb her writing down enough - apparently, Harry has never used the word 'whom' in his essays, and would not use 'discombobulate' when 'confuse' was also available.
17th Jul '17 1:54:14 AM bfunc
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* As shown in the page image, use of American English spelling conventions - in Britain - can be a BerserkButton to many Brits. Going to buy a donut at a McDonalds drive-thru can provoke a very colorful, sorry, ''colourful'', response, by those to whom American spellings are like fingernails down a blackboard, or who perceive a threat to established British social and cultural values. Quite sulfurous, perhaps, if you're a chemist who doesn't see why we should adopt the wrong spelling of the word "sulphur" and its derivatives, save for American convenience. And then there's that final letter of the alphabet...

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* As shown in the page image, use of American English spelling conventions - in Britain - can be a BerserkButton to many Brits. Going to buy a donut at a McDonalds drive-thru can provoke a very colorful, sorry, ''colourful'', response, by those to whom American spellings are like fingernails down a blackboard, or who perceive a threat to established British social and cultural values. Quite sulfurous, perhaps, if you're a chemist who doesn't see why we should adopt the wrong spelling of the word "sulphur" and its derivatives, save for American convenience. [[note]]Hey, if ''we'' have to take the junior ''and incorrect'' name "aluminium", ''you'' can put up with "sulfur". Note for non-chemists: the definitive IUPAC spellings for the elements in question are "aluminium" and "sulfur". And "caesium", though that one's at least justified by the Latin root.[[/note]] And then there's that final letter of the alphabet...
1st Jul '17 12:42:33 PM TheJayman49
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:: Good thing Randall's not [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cretin British]] or [[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cretin French,]] or [[BilingualBonus Mike would look like an idiot]]. To the British, the above is hilariously funny, and could make them think the "creetin" thing was done on purpose to make Mike look like an idiot.

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:: ** Good thing Randall's not [[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cretin British]] or [[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/cretin French,]] or [[BilingualBonus Mike would look like an idiot]]. To the British, the above is hilariously funny, and could make them think the "creetin" thing was done on purpose to make Mike look like an idiot.
3rd Jun '17 9:58:08 AM AFP
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-->'''President Bartlet'': First, let's clear up a couple of things. [[DeadpanSnarker "Unfunded mandate" is two words, not one big word.]]

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-->'''President Bartlet'': Bartlet''': First, let's clear up a couple of things. [[DeadpanSnarker "Unfunded mandate" is two words, not one big word.]]
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