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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.
14th Aug '16 1:20:50 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/principal-sunset-park-school-denies-cheating-letter-full-grammatical-errors-article-1.1087098 Principal writes memo full of typos - parents & teachers give him an 'F']].
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic, as demonstrated by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgTsF1ZCuRc exhibit A]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGWiTvYZR_w exhibit B]].

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* [[http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/principal-sunset-park-school-denies-cheating-letter-full-grammatical-errors-article-1.1087098 Principal writes memo full of typos - parents & teachers give him an 'F']].
'F'.]]
* Music/WeirdAlYankovic, as demonstrated by [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgTsF1ZCuRc exhibit A]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGWiTvYZR_w exhibit B]].B.]]



* [[http://happyplace.someecards.com/cry-for-help/best-obnoxious-responses-to-misspellings-on-facebook/ The Best Obnoxious Responses to Misspellings on Facebook]].
* At the Council of Constance (141223), 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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* [[http://happyplace.someecards.com/cry-for-help/best-obnoxious-responses-to-misspellings-on-facebook/ The Best Obnoxious Responses to Misspellings on Facebook]].
Facebook.]]
* At the Council of Constance (141223), 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 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]].[[/note]]
14th Aug '16 1:20:03 PM WillKeaton
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* The entire point of Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc Word Crimes]].
* 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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* The entire point of Music/WeirdAlYankovic's song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc Word Crimes]].
Crimes.]]
* Music/Nujabes collaboried with Shing02 [=Shing02=] to make a series of songs, titled Luv [sic]. Nujabes unfortunate death left half of the songs unfinished, so Shing02 [=Shing02=] had to complete the last 3 by himself, with only the beats found on Nujabes phone.
14th Aug '16 1:18:58 PM WillKeaton
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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}} 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]].here.]]
14th Aug '16 1:18:30 PM WillKeaton
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* [[http://failblog.org/2010/01/08/sexy-chat-win/ Sexy Chat Win]]. Ironically, he himself misspells the word "sentence" while correcting the other person's grammar.
* [[http://www.google.com/search?q=shcool This Google search]]: apparently, spelling "school" is hard to do. Especially on a school lane.
* The website ''Website/ActsOfGord'' claims that "The Gord" does this whenever someone gives him a bad CV. [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Annoy/chapter11.php An example (about halfway down)]].
* ''Website/TheOnion'' writes about [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30157 bad spelling and grammar in suicide notes]], naturally ComicallyMissingThePoint.

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* [[http://failblog.org/2010/01/08/sexy-chat-win/ Sexy Chat Win]]. Win.]] Ironically, he himself misspells the word "sentence" while correcting the other person's grammar.
* [[http://www.google.com/search?q=shcool This Google search]]: search:]] apparently, spelling "school" is hard to do. Especially on a school lane.
* The website ''Website/ActsOfGord'' claims that "The Gord" does this whenever someone gives him a bad CV. [[http://www.actsofgord.com/Annoy/chapter11.php An example (about halfway down)]].
down).]]
* ''Website/TheOnion'' writes about [[http://www.theonion.com/content/node/30157 bad spelling and grammar in suicide notes]], notes,]] naturally ComicallyMissingThePoint.



* ''WebVideo/{{Jacksfilms}}'' "[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA6687CF25DE17420 Your Grammar Sucks]]" series on YouTube takes actual user comments from YouTube, Facebook, and other sites and reads them phonetically for the humor value. Sometimes he attempts to "helpfully" correct a particularly awful bit of grammar.

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* ''WebVideo/{{Jacksfilms}}'' "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA6687CF25DE17420 Your "Your Grammar Sucks]]" Sucks"]] series on YouTube takes actual user comments from YouTube, Facebook, and other sites and reads them phonetically for the humor value. Sometimes he attempts to "helpfully" correct a particularly awful bit of grammar.



** Sister site ''Not Always Friendly'' [[http://notalwaysfriendly.com/theyd-had-a-friendship-of-note/33560 has this story]], where the submitter annoys an ex-friend by correcting a poorly-written, insulting note.

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** Sister site ''Not Always Friendly'' [[http://notalwaysfriendly.com/theyd-had-a-friendship-of-note/33560 has this story]], story,]] where the submitter annoys an ex-friend by correcting a poorly-written, insulting note.
14th Aug '16 1:15:16 PM WillKeaton
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-->"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8 Domus?? Nominative???]]"

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-->"[[https://www.-->[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIAdHEwiAy8 Domus?? Nominative???]]""Domus?? Nominative???"]]
14th Aug '16 1:14:05 PM WillKeaton
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On the flipside of showing intelligence, this trope can also be used to show that someone is ComicallyMissingThePoint. Also, fairly often, the "grammatical error" will be more of a point of style that's [[ArtisticLicenseLinguistics not actually considered incorrect grammar]] by anyone ''but'' pedants (such as that prepositions are bad things [[HypocriticalHumor to end sentences with]].[[note]]This is the sort of nonsense up with which we will not put![[/note]]) -- writers who really want to [[ShownTheirWork Show Their Work]] may have the corrected party reply [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_prescriptivism to that effect]]. Less often, the "error" might actually be technically correct, but this will only be known to really hardcore grammarians.[[note]]For example, "that'll learn 'em" actually comes from an archaic meaning of the verb "to learn" which means "to teach".[[/note]]

Do this on a forum and the comeback is likely to be "GrammarNazi". Or "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin grammer nazee]]", as the case may be. Or perhaps, "[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Grammar Gestapo]]", if you will. Responding that you were correcting their spelling and not their grammar is [[SchmuckBait just asking for it]].

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On the flipside of showing intelligence, this trope can also be used to show that someone is ComicallyMissingThePoint. Also, fairly often, the "grammatical error" will be more of a point of style that's [[ArtisticLicenseLinguistics not actually considered incorrect grammar]] by anyone ''but'' pedants (such as that prepositions are bad things [[HypocriticalHumor to end sentences with]].[[note]]This is the sort of nonsense up with which we will not put![[/note]]) -- writers who really want to [[ShownTheirWork Show Their Work]] may have the corrected party reply [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linguistic_prescriptivism to that effect]]. effect.]] Less often, the "error" might actually be technically correct, but this will only be known to really hardcore grammarians.[[note]]For example, "that'll learn 'em" actually comes from an archaic meaning of the verb "to learn" which means "to teach".[[/note]]

Do this on a forum and the comeback is likely to be "GrammarNazi". Or "[[RougeAnglesOfSatin grammer nazee]]", nazee,]]" as the case may be. Or perhaps, "[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Grammar Gestapo]]", Gestapo,]]" if you will. Responding that you were correcting their spelling and not their grammar is [[SchmuckBait just asking for it]].
11th Aug '16 7:30:25 PM Odacon_Spy
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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]]]].

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* Played for drama in the GrandFinale of WesternAnimation/GravityFalls ''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]]]].
11th Aug '16 10:44:48 AM 59Efra
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* ''Series/AquiNoHayQuienViva'': Juan Cuesta, as a teacher, is shown to be obsessed with ortography. He once reduced the grade of a student in a exam because the kid spelled his own name wrong, and got arrested because a policeman caught him ''correcting the typos of a graffiti''.
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