History Quotes / GrammarNazi

30th Mar '16 6:27:46 AM Eievie
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->''[[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith Never use a preposition to end a sentence]] [[HypocriticalHumor with]].''

to:

->''[[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith Never use a preposition to end a sentence]] [[HypocriticalHumor with]].''with.]]''



''But if it's supposed to be a contraction, then it's I-T-apostrophe-S...''\\

to:

''But if it's supposed to be a contraction, then it's I-T-apostrophe-S...''\\I-T-apostrophe-S…''\\



->'''Henry:''' You see [[TheHero Simon]], there's [[RuleOfThree three]] kinds of "there". There's "there", t-h-e-r-e: "There are the donuts." Then there's "their", t-h-e-i-r, which is the possessive: "It is their donut." Then finally, there's "they're", t-h-e-y-apostrophe-r-e. A contraction meaning: "They're... they're the donut people." Got it?

to:

->'''Henry:''' You see [[TheHero Simon]], there's [[RuleOfThree three]] kinds of "there". There's "there", t-h-e-r-e: "There are the donuts." Then there's "their", t-h-e-i-r, which is the possessive: "It is their donut." Then finally, there's "they're", t-h-e-y-apostrophe-r-e. A contraction meaning: "They're... "They're… they're the donut people." Got it?



->'''Homer:''' Linguo...dead?!\\
'''Linguo the Grammar Robot:''' Linguo...'''IS'''...deeeeeaaaaad... ''(dies)''

to:

->'''Homer:''' Linguo...Linguo… dead?!\\
'''Linguo the Grammar Robot:''' Linguo...'''IS'''...deeeeeaaaaad... Linguo… '''IS'''… deeeeeaaaaad… ''(dies)''



->''Whoever killed her...also murdered the English language.''

to:

->''Whoever killed her...her… also murdered the English language.''



'''Agent Flemming:''' Bork! You are a federal agent. You represent the United States Government...never end a sentence with a preposition. Try again.\\
'''Agent Bork:''' Oh, ah...you know that guy in whose camper they...I mean that guy off in whose camper they were whacking?\\

to:

'''Agent Flemming:''' Bork! You are a federal agent. You represent the United States Government...Government… never end a sentence with a preposition. Try again.\\
'''Agent Bork:''' Oh, ah...ah… you know that guy in whose camper they...they… I mean that guy off in whose camper they were whacking?\\



->'''Prisoner in Belarus:''' She's always gettin' at me, saying I weren't a real man...\\

to:

->'''Prisoner in Belarus:''' She's always gettin' at me, saying I weren't a real man...\\man…\\



'''Sherlock Holmes:''' It's not "weren't", it's "wasn't".\\
'''Prisoner:''' ...Oh.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes:''' Go on.\\
'''Prisoner:''' Well, I don't know how it happened, but suddenly there's a knife in my hands, and me old man was a butcher, so I know how to handle knives, he learnt us how to cut up a beast...\\
'''Sherlock Holmes:''' Taught.\\

to:

'''Sherlock Holmes:''' '''Sherlock:''' It's not "weren't", it's "wasn't".\\
'''Prisoner:''' ...Oh.'''Prisoner:''' …oh.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes:''' '''Sherlock:''' Go on.\\
'''Prisoner:''' Well, I don't know how it happened, but suddenly there's a knife in my hands, and me old man was a butcher, so I know how to handle knives, he learnt us how to cut up a beast...\\
'''Sherlock Holmes:'''
beast…\\
'''Sherlock:'''
Taught.\\



'''Sherlock Holmes:''' ''Taught'' you how to cut up a beast.\\

to:

'''Sherlock Holmes:''' '''Sherlock:''' ''Taught'' you how to cut up a beast.\\



'''Sherlock Holmes:''' Did it.\\
'''Prisoner:''' ''(annoyed)'' Did it! STABBED HER! Over, and over, and over, and I looked down and she weren't... ''(Sherlock just sighs)'' ...''wasn't''...moving no more... ''(Sherlock rolls his eyes)'' ...''anymore''. ''(calmer)'' God help me, I don't know how it happened, it was an accident, I swear! ''(Sherlock gets up to leave)'' Hey, you gotta help me, Mr. Holmes! Everyone says you're the best. Without you...I'll get hung for this.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes:''' No, no, Mr. Bewick, not at all. ''(beat)'' ''Hanged'', yes.

to:

'''Sherlock Holmes:''' '''Sherlock:''' Did it.\\
'''Prisoner:''' ''(annoyed)'' Did it! STABBED HER! Over, and over, and over, and I looked down and she weren't... weren't… ''(Sherlock just sighs)'' ...''wasn't''...sighs)'' …''wasn't''… moving no more... more… ''(Sherlock rolls his eyes)'' ...''anymore''.eyes)'' …''anymore''. ''(calmer)'' God help me, I don't know how it happened, it was an accident, I swear! ''(Sherlock gets up to leave)'' Hey, you gotta help me, Mr. Holmes! Everyone says you're the best. Without you...you… I'll get hung for this.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes:''' '''Sherlock:''' No, no, Mr. Bewick, not at all. ''(beat)'' ''Hanged'', '''Hanged''', yes.



->''There is a busybody on your staff who devotes a lot of time to chasing split infinitives...I call for the immediate dismissal of this pedant. It is of no consequence whether he decides to go quickly or to quickly go or quickly to go. The important thing is that he should go at once.''

to:

->''There is a busybody on your staff who devotes a lot of time to chasing split infinitives...infinitives… I call for the immediate dismissal of this pedant. It is of no consequence whether he decides to go quickly or to quickly go or quickly to go. The important thing is that he should go at once.''



'''Becker:''' OK, nothinG. [=NothinG=]. NOTHIIIIIIIIING. 'K, you happy?\\

to:

'''Becker:''' OK, Ok, nothinG. [=NothinG=]. NOTHIIIIIIIIING. 'K, you happy?\\



'''Becker:''' Sorry. I don't know ANY York.

to:

'''Becker:''' Sorry. I don't know ANY ''any'' York.



->''Alright, if you say "You laughed so hard you literally pooped your pants", there better be actual poop in your actual pants...or literally you're a little illiterate.''

to:

->''Alright, if you say "You laughed so hard you literally pooped your pants", there better be actual poop in your actual pants...pants… or literally you're a little illiterate.''


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->'''Emma:''' If he's who he says he is, then why don't he know the first thing about loops--or even what year he's in? Go on, ask him!\\
'''Miss Peregrine:''' Why ''doesn't'' he know. And the only person whom I'll be subjecting to questioning is you, tomorrow afternoon, regarding the proper use of grammatical tenses!
-->-- ''Literature/MissPeregrinesHomeForPeculiarChildren''
20th Mar '16 1:43:13 PM FallenDelf
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'''Prisoner:''' ''(annoyed)'' Did it! STOP THAT! Over, and over, and over, and I looked down and she weren't... ''(Sherlock just sighs)'' ...''wasn't''...moving no more... ''(Sherlock rolls his eyes)'' ...''anymore''. ''(calmer)'' God help me, I don't know how it happened, it was an accident, I swear! ''(Sherlock gets up to leave)'' Hey, you gotta help me, Mr. Holmes! Everyone says you're the best. Without you...I'll get hung for this.\\

to:

'''Prisoner:''' ''(annoyed)'' Did it! STOP THAT! STABBED HER! Over, and over, and over, and I looked down and she weren't... ''(Sherlock just sighs)'' ...''wasn't''...moving no more... ''(Sherlock rolls his eyes)'' ...''anymore''. ''(calmer)'' God help me, I don't know how it happened, it was an accident, I swear! ''(Sherlock gets up to leave)'' Hey, you gotta help me, Mr. Holmes! Everyone says you're the best. Without you...I'll get hung for this.\\
7th Mar '16 11:31:06 AM Burmazepame6147
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->''The English language is being treated nowadays exactly...as [[GodwinsLaw the inmates of concentration camps were dealt with by their Nazi jailers]].''
-->--'''John Simon''', film and theater critic

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->''The English language is being treated nowadays exactly...as [[GodwinsLaw ->'''Henry:''' You see [[TheHero Simon]], there's [[RuleOfThree three]] kinds of "there". There's "there", t-h-e-r-e: "There are the inmates of concentration camps were dealt with by donuts." Then there's "their", t-h-e-i-r, which is the possessive: "It is their Nazi jailers]].''
-->--'''John Simon''', film and theater critic
donut." Then finally, there's "they're", t-h-e-y-apostrophe-r-e. A contraction meaning: "They're... they're the donut people." Got it?
-->--'''Henry Fool'''
29th Aug '15 7:21:44 AM DoctorNemesis
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-->--'''Robert Webb''', calling out Creator/DavidMitchell[[note]]who, for the unaware, is his longtime comedy partner, meaning that at least some of the proceeding was tongue-in-cheek at least slightly.[[/note]] and, by extension, others for this trope

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-->--'''Robert Webb''', calling out Creator/DavidMitchell[[note]]who, for the unaware, is his longtime comedy partner, meaning that at least some of the proceeding was tongue-in-cheek at least slightly.tongue-in-cheek.[[/note]] and, by extension, others for this trope
2nd Aug '15 8:56:46 AM MAI742
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-->--[[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] '''Winston Churchill'''[[note]] [[DontExplainTheJoke yes, this apocryphal communique in which he dismisses civil servants' fixation upon proper grammar]] [[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith ends with a preposition[[/note]]

to:

-->--[[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] '''Winston Churchill'''[[note]] [[DontExplainTheJoke yes, this apocryphal communique in which he dismisses civil servants' fixation upon proper grammar]] [[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith ends with a preposition[[/note]]
preposition]][[/note]]
2nd Aug '15 8:56:27 AM MAI742
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-->--[[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] '''Winston Churchill'''[[note]] [[Don'tExplainTheJoke yes, the apocryphal communique dismissing civil service concerns over proper grammar]] [[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith ends with a preposition[[/note]]

to:

-->--[[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] '''Winston Churchill'''[[note]] [[Don'tExplainTheJoke [[DontExplainTheJoke yes, the this apocryphal communique dismissing in which he dismisses civil service concerns over servants' fixation upon proper grammar]] [[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith ends with a preposition[[/note]]
2nd Aug '15 8:55:38 AM MAI742
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-->--[[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] '''Winston Churchill'''[[note]]rejecting the rule against ending a sentence with a preposition[[/note]]

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-->--[[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] '''Winston Churchill'''[[note]]rejecting Churchill'''[[note]] [[Don'tExplainTheJoke yes, the rule against ending a sentence apocryphal communique dismissing civil service concerns over proper grammar]] [[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith ends with a preposition[[/note]]
20th Jul '15 2:43:48 PM MrDeath
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->''I was standing in the lobby of this hotel just minding my own business and this guy came up to me and said, "Sir, could you please move? You're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't going to run. If you are flammable and have legs, you are'' never ''blocking a fire exit...unless you're a table.''
-->--'''Mitch Hedburg'''
15th Jun '15 5:12:05 AM LongLiveHumour
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->''By the way, would you convey my compliments to the purist who reads your proofs and tell him or her that I write in a sort of broken-down patois which is something like the way a Swiss-waiter talks, and that when I split an infinitive, God damn it, I split it so it will remain split, and when I interrupt the velvety smoothness of my more or less literate syntax with a few sudden words of barroom vernacular, this is done with the eyes wide open and the mind relaxed and attentive. The method may not be perfect, but it is all I have.''
-->--'''Creator/RaymondChandler''' on a proofreader who changed his split infinitives
4th Jun '15 12:25:30 AM 102372
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->''[[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith Never use a preposition to end a sentence]] [[HypocriticalHumor with.]]''
--> -- '''Anonymous'''

->If you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.

to:

->''[[PrepositionsAreNotToEndSentencesWith Never use a preposition to end a sentence]] [[HypocriticalHumor with.]]''
--> -- '''Anonymous'''

->If
with]].''
-->--'''Anonymous'''

->''If
you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written.''



-> Ego sum rex romanus et supra grammaticam.\\
Translated as: I am the King of Rome, and above grammar.

to:

-> Ego ->''Ego sum rex romanus et supra grammaticam.\\
''\\
Translated as: I ''I am the King of Rome, and above grammar.''



->Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays.

to:

->Correct ->''Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays.''



->This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.
-->--'''Attributed to Winston Churchill''' ''(rejecting the rule against ending a sentence with a preposition)''

->Arguments over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.

to:

->This ->''This is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which I will not put.
-->--'''Attributed to Winston Churchill''' ''(rejecting
put.''
-->--[[BeamMeUpScotty Attributed to]] '''Winston Churchill'''[[note]]rejecting
the rule against ending a sentence with a preposition)''

->Arguments
preposition[[/note]]

->''Arguments
over grammar and style are often as fierce as those over IBM versus Mac, and as fruitless as Coke versus Pepsi and boxers versus briefs.''



->I was standing in the lobby of this hotel just minding my own business and this guy came up to me and said, 'Sir, could you please move? You're blocking a fire exit.' As though if there was a fire, I wasn't going to run. If you are flammable and have legs, you are'' never ''blocking a fire exit...Unless you're a table.
-->-- '''Mitch Hedburg'''

->'''Avery''': What are you, some kind of grammar nazi?\\
'''Millie''': Yep. I've just invaded Grammar Czechoslovakia and duped Grammar Neville Chamberlain, and now it's off to Grammar Poland and Grammar World Conquest!!\\
-->-- '''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'''

->''The English language is being treated nowadays exactly... as [[GodwinsLaw the inmates of concentration camps were dealt with by their Nazi jailers.]]''
-->-- John Simon, film and theater critic

->And I loved her even more than Marlon Brando loved soufflé\\

to:

->I ->''I was standing in the lobby of this hotel just minding my own business and this guy came up to me and said, 'Sir, "Sir, could you please move? You're blocking a fire exit.' " As though if there was a fire, I wasn't going to run. If you are flammable and have legs, you are'' never ''blocking a fire exit...Unless unless you're a table.
-->-- '''Mitch
table.''
-->--'''Mitch
Hedburg'''

->'''Avery''': ->'''Avery:''' What are you, some kind of grammar nazi?\\
'''Millie''': '''Millie:''' Yep. I've just invaded Grammar Czechoslovakia and duped Grammar Neville Chamberlain, and now it's off to Grammar Poland and Grammar World Conquest!!\\
-->-- '''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie'''

Conquest!!
-->--''Webcomic/OzyAndMillie''

->''The English language is being treated nowadays exactly... as [[GodwinsLaw the inmates of concentration camps were dealt with by their Nazi jailers.]]''
-->-- John Simon,
jailers]].''
-->--'''John Simon''',
film and theater critic

->And ->''And I loved her even more than Marlon Brando loved soufflé\\



And I know some guys would put up with that kind of thing, but frankly, I can't imagine why
-->-- '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''', "Close but No Cigar"

to:

And I know some guys would put up with that kind of thing, but frankly, I can't imagine why
-->-- '''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''',
why''
-->--'''Music/WeirdAlYankovic''',
"Close but No Cigar"



'''Linguo the Grammar Robot:''' Linguo...'''IS'''...deeeeeaaaaad...(dies)
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', episode "Trilogy of Error"

->"Whoever killed her...also murdered the English language."
-->-- '''[[Series/{{Castle}} Rick Castle]]''', ''who later goes on to correct who/whom and the improper use of the word [[{{Irony}} ironic]].''

->'''Agent Bork''': Chief, you know that guy whose camper they were whacking off in?\\
'''Agent Flemming''': Bork! You are a federal agent. You represent the United States Government... Never end a sentence with a preposition. Try again.\\
'''Agent Bork''': Oh, ah... You know that guy in whose camper they... I mean that guy off in whose camper they were whacking?\\
'''Agent Flemming''': That's better. Yes?
-->--''BeavisAndButthead Do America''

->"Y-O-U-R. Y-O-U-Apostrophe-R-E. They're as different as night and day. Don't you think that night and day are different? What's wrong with you?"
-->--'''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]'''

->"We must invade the Bureau and bring them under our control! They WILL correct this typo!"

to:

'''Linguo the Grammar Robot:''' Linguo...'''IS'''...deeeeeaaaaad...(dies)
-->-- ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', episode
''(dies)''
-->--''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'',
"Trilogy of Error"

->"Whoever ->''Whoever killed her...also murdered the English language."
-->-- '''[[Series/{{Castle}}
''
-->--'''[[Series/{{Castle}}
Rick Castle]]''', ''who who later goes on to correct corrects who/whom and the improper use of the word [[{{Irony}} ironic]].''

"[[{{Irony}} ironic]]"

->'''Agent Bork''': Bork:''' Chief, you know that guy whose camper they were whacking off in?\\
'''Agent Flemming''': Flemming:''' Bork! You are a federal agent. You represent the United States Government... Never never end a sentence with a preposition. Try again.\\
'''Agent Bork''': Bork:''' Oh, ah... You ah...you know that guy in whose camper they... they...I mean that guy off in whose camper they were whacking?\\
'''Agent Flemming''': Flemming:''' That's better. Yes?
-->--''BeavisAndButthead Do America''

->"Y-O-U-R.
-->--''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButtheadDoAmerica''

->''Y-O-U-R.
Y-O-U-Apostrophe-R-E. They're as different as night and day. Don't you think that night and day are different? What's wrong with you?"
-->--'''[[WebAnimation/HomestarRunner Strong Bad]]'''

->"We
you?''
-->--'''Strong Bad''', ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''

->''We
must invade the Bureau and bring them under our control! They WILL correct this typo!"typo!''



-->-- ''ASofterWorld''

-> ''"Yes, they're the sort of dribbling unpardonable cretins that use "party" as a verb and, when I'm in charge and have established my Reich, those people are going to be punished."''
-->-- '''CharlieBrooker''', ''Series/{{Newswipe}}''

->'''Her'ak''': No matter what you have endured, you have never experienced the likes of what Anubis is capable of. \\
'''O'Neill''': You ended that sentence with a preposition! Bastard!"
-->-- ''Series/StargateSG1''

->'''Prisoner in Belarus''': She's always gettin' at me, saying I weren't a real man...\\
'''Franchise/SherlockHolmes''': Wasn't a real man.\\
'''Prisoner''': What?\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': It's not "weren't", it's "wasn't".\\
'''Prisoner''': ...Oh.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': Go on.\\
'''Prisoner''': Well, I don't know how it happened, but suddenly there's a knife in my hands, and me old man was a butcher, so I know how to handle knives, he learnt us how to cut up a beast...\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': Taught.\\
'''Prisoner''': What?\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': ''Taught'' you how to cut up a beast.\\
'''Prisoner''': Yeh, well, and I done it.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': Did it.\\
'''Prisoner''': ''(annoyed)'' Did it! STOP THAT! Over, and over, and over, and I looked down and she weren't... ''(Sherlock just sighs)'' ...''Wasn't''... moving no more... ''(Sherlock rolls his eyes)'' ...''anymore''. ''(calmer)'' God help me, I don't know how it happened, it was an accident, I swear! ''(Sherlock gets up to leave)'' Hey, you gotta help me, Mr. Holmes! Everyone says you're the best. Without you... I'll get hung for this.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': No, no, Mr. Bewick, not at all. ''(beat)'' ''Hanged'', yes.
-->-- ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''

->''There is a busybody on your staff who devotes a lot of time to chasing split infinitives... I call for the immediate dismissal of this pedant. It is of no consequence whether he decides to go quickly or to quickly go or quickly to go. The important thing is that he should go at once.''
-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw''', letter to the ''Times'' of London

to:

-->-- ''ASofterWorld''

-> ''"Yes,
-->--''Webcomic/ASofterWorld''

->''Yes,
they're the sort of dribbling unpardonable cretins that use "party" as a verb and, when I'm in charge and have established my Reich, those people are going to be punished."''
-->-- '''CharlieBrooker''',
''
-->--'''Creator/CharlieBrooker''',
''Series/{{Newswipe}}''

->'''Her'ak''': ->'''Her'ak:''' No matter what you have endured, you have never experienced the likes of what Anubis is capable of. \\
'''O'Neill''': You ended that sentence with a preposition! Bastard!"
-->-- ''Series/StargateSG1''

->'''Prisoner in Belarus''': She's always gettin' at me, saying I weren't a real man...
of.\\
'''Franchise/SherlockHolmes''': Wasn't '''O'Neill:''' You ended that sentence with a preposition! Bastard!
-->--''Series/StargateSG1''

->'''Prisoner in Belarus:''' She's always gettin' at me, saying I weren't
a real man.man...\\
'''Prisoner''': What?\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': It's not "weren't", it's "wasn't".
'''Franchise/SherlockHolmes:''' Wasn't a real man.\\
'''Prisoner''': ...'''Prisoner:''' What?\\
'''Sherlock Holmes:''' It's not "weren't", it's "wasn't".\\
'''Prisoner:''' ...
Oh.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': Holmes:''' Go on.\\
'''Prisoner''': '''Prisoner:''' Well, I don't know how it happened, but suddenly there's a knife in my hands, and me old man was a butcher, so I know how to handle knives, he learnt us how to cut up a beast...\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': Holmes:''' Taught.\\
'''Prisoner''': '''Prisoner:''' What?\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': Holmes:''' ''Taught'' you how to cut up a beast.\\
'''Prisoner''': '''Prisoner:''' Yeh, well, and I done it.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': Holmes:''' Did it.\\
'''Prisoner''': '''Prisoner:''' ''(annoyed)'' Did it! STOP THAT! Over, and over, and over, and I looked down and she weren't... ''(Sherlock just sighs)'' ...''Wasn't''... ''wasn't''...moving no more... ''(Sherlock rolls his eyes)'' ...''anymore''. ''(calmer)'' God help me, I don't know how it happened, it was an accident, I swear! ''(Sherlock gets up to leave)'' Hey, you gotta help me, Mr. Holmes! Everyone says you're the best. Without you... I'll get hung for this.\\
'''Sherlock Holmes''': Holmes:''' No, no, Mr. Bewick, not at all. ''(beat)'' ''Hanged'', yes.
-->-- ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''

-->--''Series/{{Sherlock}}''

->''There is a busybody on your staff who devotes a lot of time to chasing split infinitives... I call for the immediate dismissal of this pedant. It is of no consequence whether he decides to go quickly or to quickly go or quickly to go. The important thing is that he should go at once.''
-->-- '''Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw''', -->--'''Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw''', letter to the ''Times'' of London



-->-- '''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'''

->'''Becker:''' Whoa whoa whoa, I don't know nothin', I didn't see nothin', I didn't say nothin'.\\

to:

-->-- '''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'''

-->--''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''

->'''Becker:''' Whoa whoa Whoa, whoa, whoa. I don't know nothin', I didn't see nothin', I didn't say nothin'.\\



->Alright, if you say 'You laughed so hard you literally pooped your pants', there better be actual poop in your actual pants... or literally you're a little illiterate.
-->-- GloveAndBoots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJ2SHSg5rIY

->''When you're insulting someone's intelligence on the internet, one should be mindful of their own spelling and grammar. In other words, don't call someone a retard when ''you'' spell like a retard''.
-->-- '''Adam Buckley''', WebOriginal/ADoseOfBuckley

->A couple of weeks ago I was interested -- [[TakeThat in the loosest possible sense of that word]] -- to watch [an episode of ''Creator/{{David Mitchell}}'s Soapbox''] about Gallic, in which David proclaimed his lack of sympathy for the plight of the dying Gallic language. "Who needs it?" fumed the red-shirted [[Literature/HardTimes Mr. Gradgrind]]. "Language is about communication, it's not about maintaining a secret code for the few." Which, I suppose, is fair enough -- if a little bloody bleak. Until, that is, you [[{{Hypocrite}} compare it to the desperate huffing and puffing that went on a few weeks earlier]]. The one about spelling, where David's own little secret code was under discussion. Suddenly, upholding arcane language rules was ''tremendously'' important and everyone else was told very sternly to pull their socks up and knuckle down to learning where the apostrophe goes just like he had to. No worries about a secret code now, no observation that ''communication'' was key. No, now people who were communicating perfectly well -- and more other, in the organic evolving way which people have ''always'' used language to communicate -- they were suddenly not trying hard enough and made to feel bad for not using a certain set of tools to which they may or may not have access or even need. Well, I say ''that's rubbish'', and it's far more valuable to spend time, energy and even money on preserving an entire language than getting all red in the face because someone's put an extra 'u' in 'manoeuvre' at precisely no expense to either meaning or poetry. David, you are an arse. Thanks for listening.
-->--'''Robert Webb''', calling out Creator/DavidMitchell[[note]]who, for the unaware, is his long time comedy partner, meaning that at least some of the proceeding was tongue-in-cheek at least slightly.[[/note]] and by extension others for this trope.

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->Alright, ->''Alright, if you say 'You "You laughed so hard you literally pooped your pants', pants", there better be actual poop in your actual pants... pants...or literally you're a little illiterate.
-->-- GloveAndBoots https://www.
illiterate.''
-->--''WebVideo/GloveAndBoots'', [[https://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=IJ2SHSg5rIY

com/watch?v=IJ2SHSg5rIY "Fix Your Grammar"]]

->''When you're insulting someone's intelligence on the internet, one should be mindful of their own spelling and grammar. In other words, don't call someone a retard when ''you'' spell like a retard''.
-->-- '''Adam
retard.''
-->--'''Adam
Buckley''', WebOriginal/ADoseOfBuckley

->A
''WebVideo/ADoseOfBuckley''

->''A
couple of weeks ago ago, I was interested -- [[TakeThat interested--[[TakeThat in the loosest possible sense of that word]] -- to word]]--to watch [an episode of ''Creator/{{David Mitchell}}'s ''Creator/DavidMitchell's Soapbox''] about Gallic, in which David proclaimed his lack of sympathy for the plight of the dying Gallic language. "Who needs it?" fumed the red-shirted [[Literature/HardTimes Mr. Gradgrind]]. "Language is about communication, communication; it's not about maintaining a secret code for the few." Which, I suppose, is fair enough -- if enough--if a little bloody bleak. Until, that is, you [[{{Hypocrite}} compare it to the desperate huffing and puffing that went on a few weeks earlier]]. The one about spelling, where David's own little secret code was under discussion. Suddenly, upholding arcane language rules was ''tremendously'' important and everyone else was told very sternly to pull their socks up and knuckle down to learning where the apostrophe goes just like he had to. No worries about a secret code now, no observation that ''communication'' was key. No, now people who were communicating perfectly well -- and well--and more other, in the organic evolving way which people have ''always'' used language to communicate -- they communicate--they were suddenly not trying hard enough and made to feel bad for not using a certain set of tools to which they may or may not have access or even need. Well, I say ''that's rubbish'', and it's far more valuable to spend time, energy and even money on preserving an entire language than getting all red in the face because someone's put an extra 'u' in 'manoeuvre' at precisely no expense to either meaning or poetry. David, you are an arse. Thanks for listening.
listening.''
-->--'''Robert Webb''', calling out Creator/DavidMitchell[[note]]who, for the unaware, is his long time longtime comedy partner, meaning that at least some of the proceeding was tongue-in-cheek at least slightly.[[/note]] and and, by extension extension, others for this trope. trope
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