How could anyone rationalize always using he or his when their gender is unspecified? Some people misspell words due to things like dyslexia not because they lack intelligence. And plenty of people can communicate fine without having every error corrected. Strike while the lion is hot, and correct that grammar! Even official signs can fall foul of the grammar police. Although proper usage is what I preach inside the classroom and I often correct mistakes on grammar, spelling, punctuation, usage, and syntax, among other things. If you are a grammar nazi, then you need to seriously get over yourself. If you live in a third-world country and your English is faultless, chances are you were privileged enough to go to a better school or you grew up surrounded by people with Californian-like speech patterns.
How well a person expresses himself is a good indicator of that person's intelligence and ability to think clearly. Now all of his hard work is finally beginning to pay off, but he is always going to be a terrible speller. The writer had to come up with the idea, break it down, research it, and formulate it into a cohesive story. And I am not handing in my badge because, while knowledge of our glorious language's conventions and flux behooves all its users, this isn't realistic a lot of the time. And these are not towards the celebrity I mentioned. I also study foreign languages where I also have to be concerned with grammar. The sentence fragments they complain about get me the most.
I aim to speak edifying words to people, but I fail more often than I succeed. I wonder what would happen if France or Spain have an equivalent to our Urban Dictionary? You could only tell your friend about an author of which you'd heard, look around at the party for the person with whom you'd come, or point out on which road to turn. They are only offensive if a person makes them offensive. Here are some reasons why people are grammar Nazis: 1. Am I ready for the responsibility of spell checking, proof reading, and correcting every single day of my Grammar Nazi career? I am willing to concede though that I was probably a little to harsh in my original post because I was putting the con argument, not the pro argument. But they will waste their time leaving a nasty comment. It's only annoying if that is the only reason they commented or they are condescending while making the correction.
These were written by everyday people towards other everyday people — whether be it a person they dislike, a person they have a crush on, a teacher, a colleague, a classmate, a friend on their Facebook. It's sad to see that most of the time people who have the best grammar are learning English as a second or third or fourth language. The unspecified person could just as easily be a woman. But some really do want to help. It must be ever-so-slightly funny.
This sign on London's underground attacted their ire fo showing a rogue apostrophe in the name of Madam Tussauds. To think that such large portions of our language and it's rules can be dictated by as little as one individual makes arguing about those rules rather redundant. . In a few hundred years, kids could be adopting Nazi styles in much the same kind of way as they have identified themselves as goths. English is older than America so doesn't our spelling supersede American spellings? It's not the worst fix, for the time being—and, as Ursula K. But some really do want to help.
Two of the most well known events in the fights for equality had nothing to do with the written word, except as a way to share the news after the fact. Just for background, I was called a grammar Nazi before making this post. We all suspected it, but now we finaly have the empiricial proof — grammar nazis are assholes. I try not to correct the grammar of people on the Internet. If grammar nazis are trying to correct you when you are using this technique properly, then maybe they're just idiots with too much time on their hands. People like you are annoying on your high horse. If they really are so outraged, they can blame the editor.
The company is trying to provoke thought to inspire change. Here are some reasons why people are grammar Nazis: 1. There are those people who correct every sentence, use of tense, use of phrase and other grammar aspects of everything, including punctuation. Those people who struggle with writing and who constantly need feedback from others to improve their work don't usually speak well. After a while you want to kick something.
I don't know why certain mistakes do not annoy me, either. It may be annoying, at best, but in no way is it as offensive as you feel it is. The point is that omitting punctuation marks or using them incorrectly changes the meaning of the sentence, and while the writer or speaker thinks that they have imparted the meaning they wanted to, the listener or reader generates a completely different meaning. Most grammar Nazis are not that extreme. Let that one sink in a little. Being offended is not an argument.