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7th Dec '16 4:04:32 PM DrFraud
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* ''[[http://ficwad.com/story/111073 Snorkacks: Redux]]'':
-->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.
27th Nov '16 9:08:29 AM Valiona
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* Meta example: try talking about ''Manga/FairyTail'' on a message board without someone telling you it's spelled T-A-L-E.

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* Meta example: try talking about ''Manga/FairyTail'' on a message board without someone telling you it's spelled T-A-L-E.[[note]]For context, the eponymous guild is named because of the ongoing question as to whether fairies have tails, "an eternal mystery and an eternal adventure," so the "Tail" spelling is deliberate.[[/note]]



** In another case, she objects to Jason playing ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' due to it teaching things including incredible violence and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking spelling "combat" with a "K"]]. Jason's response is that he ''knows'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne "combat" isn't spelled with a "K"]].

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** In another case, she objects to Jason playing ''VideoGame/MortalKombat'' due to it teaching things including incredible unhealthy lessons, such as violence being entertainment, that winners should show no mercy to their enemies and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking spelling "combat" with a "K"]]. Jason's response is that he ''knows'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne "combat" isn't spelled with a "K"]].
15th Oct '16 8:57:20 PM nombretomado
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* Inversion: a minor [[{{Fark}} Fark.com]] joke started when a user known as "rotsky" attempted to correct the spelling of a submitted article about Music/BritneySpears losing custody of her children, but in the process wound up spelling a word ''wrong''. The full story of the meme's origin can be read [[http://www.freewebs.com/rotsky/thestoryofrotsky.htm here.]]

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* Inversion: a minor [[{{Fark}} [[Website/{{Fark}} Fark.com]] joke started when a user known as "rotsky" attempted to correct the spelling of a submitted article about Music/BritneySpears losing custody of her children, but in the process wound up spelling a word ''wrong''. The full story of the meme's origin can be read [[http://www.freewebs.com/rotsky/thestoryofrotsky.htm here.]]
8th Oct '16 5:56:55 PM Hopperski
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* Before being crowned the German Emperor, Wilhelm II had sent a series of letters to his mother, Empress Victoria, describing, among other things, his desire to be the only man to ever kiss her hands. The reply was his own letter with grammar and spelling mistakes marked with red.

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* Before being crowned the German Emperor, Wilhelm II had sent a series of letters to his mother, mother-in-law, Empress Victoria, describing, among other things, his desire to be the only man to ever kiss her hands. The reply was his own letter with grammar and spelling mistakes marked with red.
30th Sep '16 8:53:12 PM xXNoMoreXsXx
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*** 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.
21st Sep '16 12:54:01 PM StFan
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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]].
**
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.



-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8 "Domus?? Nominative???"]]
* From the Marx Brothers' ''AnimalCrackers'':
-->Zeppo (as Jamison, taking diction from Groucho): "Gentlemen. Question mark."
-->Groucho (as Captain Spaulding): "Gentlemen, question MARK?! Put it on the penultimate, not on the dipthonic! You should brush up on your Greek, Jamison. Well, get a Greek and brush up on him."
* In ''Film/CanadianBacon'', the protagonists spray "Canada sucks!" and other anti-Canadian insults on the side of their truck and are pulled over by a member of the Ontario Provincial Police who then, because Canada is officially bi-lingual, forces them to also spray it in French.

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-->[[https://www.-->'''Centurion:''' [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8 "Domus?? Nominative???"]]
Domus?? Nominative???]]
* From the Marx Brothers' ''AnimalCrackers'':
-->Zeppo (as
''Theatre/AnimalCrackers'':
-->'''Zeppo:''' ''[as
Jamison, taking diction from Groucho): "Gentlemen.Groucho]'' Gentlemen. Question mark."
-->Groucho (as
\\
'''Groucho:''' ''[as
Captain Spaulding): "Gentlemen, Spaulding]'' Gentlemen, question MARK?! Put it on the penultimate, not on the dipthonic! You should brush up on your Greek, Jamison. Well, get a Greek and brush up on him."
him.
* In ''Film/CanadianBacon'', the ''Film/CanadianBacon'':
** The
protagonists spray "Canada sucks!" and other anti-Canadian insults on the side of their truck and are pulled over by a member of the Ontario Provincial Police who then, because Canada is officially bi-lingual, forces them to also spray it in French.



* ''Film/FindingForrester''

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* ''Film/FindingForrester''''Film/FindingForrester'':



* While Doctor Claw is interrogating Film/InspectorGadget he gets irritated when the Inspector incorrectly conjugates a Spanish verb and corrects him.

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* While Doctor Claw is interrogating Film/InspectorGadget Film/InspectorGadget, he gets irritated when the Inspector incorrectly conjugates a Spanish verb and corrects him.



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* ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' once did a column spoofing the columnist Keith Waterhouse (a noted GrammarNazi). In it he described seeing an incredibly offensive piece of graffiti "Down with wimmin, there all tarts" which so offended him that he had to paint over it... to change the "there" to "they're".
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[[folder:Print Media]]
* ''Magazine/PrivateEye'' once did a column spoofing the columnist Keith Waterhouse (a noted GrammarNazi). In it he described seeing an incredibly offensive piece of graffiti "Down with wimmin, there all tarts" which so offended him that he had to paint over it... to change the "there" to "they're".
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* Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' visually did this during the "mailbag showdown" where the emails that appeared on screen were corrected as they were read (including one instance of "See Me [After Class]").
** Yahtzee has also been known to do this when reviewing games with "imaginatively" spelled titles, most recently in his review of Ryse: Son of Rome.

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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'':
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Yahtzee of ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'' visually did this during the "mailbag showdown" where the emails that appeared on screen were corrected as they were read (including one instance of "See Me [After Class]").
** Yahtzee has also been known to do this when reviewing games with "imaginatively" spelled titles, most recently in his review of Ryse: ''Ryse: Son of Rome.Rome''.



--> '''Strong Bad:''' Okay, so until next time, keep sending me your questions, and I will keep making fun of your punctuation and spelling... I mean, answer them.

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--> '''Strong -->'''Strong Bad:''' Okay, so until next time, keep sending me your questions, and I will keep making fun of your punctuation and spelling... I mean, answer them.



* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':



-->'''Riff:''' This isn't good.\\

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-->'''Riff:''' --->'''Riff:''' This isn't good.\\



-->'''Zapp:''' These would be great with some gway-ka-mole.
-->'''Lrr:''' ''STOP EATING OUR YOUNG!'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne And it's pronounced "guacamole"!]]

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-->'''Zapp:''' --->'''Zapp:''' These would be great with some gway-ka-mole.
-->'''Lrr:'''
gway-ka-mole.\\
'''Lrr:'''
''STOP EATING OUR YOUNG!'' [[ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne And it's pronounced "guacamole"!]]



-->'''Lrr:''' This concept of "wuv" confuses and ''infuriates'' us!

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-->'''Lrr:''' --->'''Lrr:''' This concept of "wuv" confuses and ''infuriates'' us!



-->'''Joey Mousepad:''' But what if management proves intragnizant?\\

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-->'''Joey --->'''Joey Mousepad:''' But what if management proves intragnizant?\\



* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':



-->'''Martin:''' The preferred spelling of "wiener" is W-I-E-N-E-R. Although E-I is an acceptable ethnic variant.

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-->'''Martin:''' --->'''Martin:''' The preferred spelling of "wiener" is W-I-E-N-E-R. Although E-I is an acceptable ethnic variant.



-->'''Dr. Pryor:''' You know, you misspelled "confession".

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-->'''Dr.--->'''Dr. Pryor:''' You know, you misspelled "confession".



-->'''Homer:''' Linguo dead?
-->'''Linguo:''' "Linguo IS dead."
** When Mr Burn's son applies for Yale, he does poorly to the point that, for Yale to accept him, Mr Burns would have to donate the equivalent of a private airport. Where did it start?
-->He spelled "Yale" [[UpToEleven with a 6]].

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-->'''Homer:''' --->'''Homer:''' Linguo dead?
-->'''Linguo:'''
dead?\\
'''Linguo:'''
"Linguo IS dead."
** When Mr Mr. Burn's son applies for Yale, he does poorly to the point that, for Yale to accept him, Mr Mr. Burns would have to donate the equivalent of a private airport. Where did it start?
-->He --->'''Burns:''' He spelled "Yale" [[UpToEleven with a 6]].



'''Donna:''' (''scolding'') Language!\\

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'''Donna:''' (''scolding'') ''[scolding]'' Language!\\



** Later in the same episode, Cleveland refers to "that time I helped that homeless person." [[CutawayGag Cut]] to Cleveland correcting the spelling on a homeless man's cardboard sign.

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** :: Later in the same episode, Cleveland refers to "that time I helped that homeless person." [[CutawayGag Cut]] to Cleveland correcting the spelling on a homeless man's cardboard sign.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return of Harmony (part 1)]]'':
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Cool, if you were actually victoryful at somethin'.
-->'''Sweetie Belle:''' That's not a word!
-->'''Scootaloo:''' What are you, a dictionary?
* Played for drama in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' - in the middle of [[spoiler: a ritual to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Ford]] corrects Stanley's use of "him and me", punctuating it with a very condescending ''"Grammar, Stanley"''. Stan is so angry he [[spoiler: jumps Ford, interrupting the ritual, and allowing most of the cast to be captured by [[BigBad Bill]]]]. It should be mentioned that Stan [[spoiler:''didn't even finish high-school'' due to being kicked out by their parents]], so it was a particularly low blow.
--> '''Stanley:''' I'll 'grammar Stanley' you, you stuck up son of a gun!

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E1TheReturnOfHarmonyPart1 The Return of Harmony (part 1)]]'':
1)]]":
-->'''Apple Bloom:''' Cool, if you were actually victoryful at somethin'.
-->'''Sweetie
somethin'.\\
'''Sweetie
Belle:''' That's not a word!
-->'''Scootaloo:'''
word!\\
'''Scootaloo:'''
What are you, a dictionary?
* Played for drama in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' - -- in the middle of [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a ritual to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Ford]] corrects Stanley's use of "him and me", punctuating it with a very condescending ''"Grammar, Stanley"''. Stan is so angry he [[spoiler: jumps [[spoiler:jumps Ford, interrupting the ritual, and allowing most of the cast to be captured by [[BigBad Bill]]]]. It should be mentioned that Stan [[spoiler:''didn't even finish high-school'' due to being kicked out by their parents]], so it was a particularly low blow.
--> '''Stanley:''' -->'''Stanley:''' I'll 'grammar Stanley' "grammar Stanley" you, you stuck up son of a gun!
gun!
18th Sep '16 6:05:45 PM thatother1dude
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* Played for drama in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' - in the middle of [[spoiler: a ritual to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Ford]] corrects Stanley's use of "him and me", punctuating it with a very condescending ''"Grammar, Stanley"''. Stan is so angry he [[spoiler: jumps Ford, interrupting the ritual, and allowing most of the cast to be captured by [[BigBad Bill]]]].
--> '''Stanley:''' ''I'll grammar Stanley you, you stuck up son of a gun!''
** It should be mentioned that Stan [[spoiler:''didn't even finish high-school'' due to being kicked out by their parents]], so it was a particularly low blow.

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* Played for drama in the GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' - in the middle of [[spoiler: a ritual to stop TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, Ford]] corrects Stanley's use of "him and me", punctuating it with a very condescending ''"Grammar, Stanley"''. Stan is so angry he [[spoiler: jumps Ford, interrupting the ritual, and allowing most of the cast to be captured by [[BigBad Bill]]]].
--> '''Stanley:''' ''I'll grammar Stanley you, you stuck up son of a gun!''
**
Bill]]]]. It should be mentioned that Stan [[spoiler:''didn't even finish high-school'' due to being kicked out by their parents]], so it was a particularly low blow.
--> '''Stanley:''' I'll 'grammar Stanley' you, you stuck up son of a gun!
11th Sep '16 8:10:53 PM CountDorku
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* In the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' novel "Flight of the Eisenstein", while Garro's ship is attempting to desert the Warmaster's fleet and BringNewsBack, an [[AmbitionIsEvil ambitious comms officer]] insists that it's [[TheMutiny an act of mutiny]]. The captain's sole reaction is to correct him: it's not mutiny, it's barratry, because it's the captain doing it.
20th Aug '16 10:50:35 PM TheCuza
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* Over on ''Series/CornerGas'', the local newspaper, the ''Dog River Howler'', is a frequent offender of this and WorstNewsJudgementEver- take for instance the headline "Hank is phycic", and Brent then notes the story is "contunied" on page 30.

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* Over on On ''Series/CornerGas'', the local newspaper, the ''Dog River Howler'', is a frequent offender of this and WorstNewsJudgementEver- take WorstNewsJudgementEver. Take for instance the headline "Hank is phycic", and Brent then notes "HANK IS [[PsychicPowers PHYCIC]]".
-->'''Wanda:''' "Phycic"? Honestly, how much does a spellcheck program cost? What's
the story is "contunied" say?\\
'''Brent:''' I don't know, I haven't finished reading it yet. I started to read it but then it was "contunied
on page 30.30".
17th Aug '16 10:43:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* It is common practice for a commenter on Website/FundiesSayTheDarndestThings to correct the poor spelling, grammar, and word usage of truly hysterical fundies, in addition to (or sometimes, instead of) mocking the factual inaccuracies of their posts.
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