Grammar Nazi. Good or bad?

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Brigister
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August 30th, 2011 at 05:30am
What do you think of the so-called Grammar Nazis? Personally, I think I am one. Sometimes I correct people when they write incorrectly and I often get this kind of answer: "o mai god your a grmar nazi pleez stop bitchign about how i wright!!!111". Seeing people writing like that really hurts my brain. The sad fact is that I'm Italian and sometimes I happen to correct people who speak english everyday. So that's basically why I think "Grammar Nazis" are good.
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August 30th, 2011 at 05:59am
Online, I only correct people who ought to know better - i.e. pretentious English student friends who try to catch me out with spelling/grammar/typos whenever I commit them, or my brother as part of his improved English education.

I try only to correct people who want correcting, like if they've asked if everything reads well spelling- and grammar-wise in an email etc. It's just a bit pernickety to always correct people.

Also, should this be in Discussion?
Brigister
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August 30th, 2011 at 07:19am
I must admit I definitely am pernickety.

BETHANY COSENTINO.:
Also, should this be in Discussion?


What do you mean with that?
St. Dude
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August 30th, 2011 at 08:48am
i try to keep to myself even though people should know the differences between the "your's" and "there's." some people do it because it's "easier." i mean, really? No admittedly, i did use "ur" and "your" in replace of "you're" when i was 13-14 lol

Brigister:
What do you mean with that?


she meant should this be in the Specific Discussion forum
Raymond
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August 30th, 2011 at 09:28am
I only correct people I don't like.

Does this make me a horrible person?
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Mibba
August 30th, 2011 at 09:42am
i am a grammer nazi Smile
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August 30th, 2011 at 10:33am
I used to be, like I would correct my friends and they would think i was an arrogant bitch, when I thought I was doing them a favour..

I keep mixing British English with American English/grammar though, because I mainly taught myself english on this website, lol..

Anyway, my friends weren't very happy, so now I only correct people if its something important or permanent, and not a text, email, casual conversation etc Con
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August 30th, 2011 at 01:03pm
Have to admit I can be a Grammar Nazi at times, but do try to control myself. The only things that really bothers me are the "your / you're" thing and apostrophes where they are not supposes to be. I tend to bite my tongue and let it go though, because lots of people are not great at English, but still have some great ideas and brilliant things to say.

Oh and I REALLY HATE "txt spk", it's lazy and unnecessary.
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August 30th, 2011 at 01:04pm
txt spk is well fun, n00b.

nah, I only use it on here when I'm being ironic.
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August 31st, 2011 at 02:03pm
i don't understand why people care so much about everyone's spelling and grammar abilities. it is not you who can't spell so why do you care. people are so concerned about other people and i just find it obnoxious. i can find better things to do than correct people.
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September 1st, 2011 at 02:50am
I only really do it seriously when you get people who go too far with it. Like the teenage girls WhoOOOo Typee;;; lik dIsss. I mean seriously.
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September 1st, 2011 at 12:39pm
Interestingly, I raised the issue of how people type on Yahoo Answers. I recieved a reply, and since, I have accepted how different people type. I prefer typing, and reading, proper typed stuff but no longer take issue with those who don't.
Don't get me wrong, I never was huge opposed to it, but just prefered proper typed stuff. Anyway, I asked a question on there about it and recieved a reply about how people have difficulty spelling.
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September 3rd, 2011 at 01:06pm
Still, fifteen year old girls shouldn't be typnggg lyk disss; <3 (: txt ittt!

I'm sure they have no difficulty spelling at all, they just choose to look obnoxious for whatever reason; attention, to fit in, what have you.
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September 3rd, 2011 at 01:37pm
when i was thirteen i typed like that. i didn't do it to be obnoxious i just did it because it was faster to do at the time. like i understand it is annoying, but i don't get why it bothers people so much.
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September 3rd, 2011 at 02:41pm
I sometimes typed a certain way when I texted with my friends, because that was how they texted, but I always felt so awkward doing it, like I felt so silly about it
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September 4th, 2011 at 09:32am
JESSE EISENBERG.:
when i was thirteen i typed like that. i didn't do it to be obnoxious i just did it because it was faster to do at the time. like i understand it is annoying, but i don't get why it bothers people so much.
Lol I had an argument with a girl over facebook about this once. How can it be faster if you're typing more keys than necessary? omgno
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September 4th, 2011 at 01:11pm
I didn't type more keys than necessary. I typed like this: u, r, lyk, dis, luv
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September 7th, 2011 at 07:28pm
JESSE EISENBERG.:
when i was thirteen i typed like that. i didn't do it to be obnoxious i just did it because it was faster to do at the time. like i understand it is annoying, but i don't get why it bothers people so much.

It bothers people so much because it's extremely unnecessary to do. In all honesty, it probably takes longer to type like that than it does to just do it regularly. Not only is it unnecessary, it's difficult to read. Sometimes Ijust have honestly no idea what they're saying anyway.
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September 7th, 2011 at 07:51pm
Nah, what Dean was talking about it pe0pleeee wh0 tyyyyyyp lyyykk disss n addddd lootz uv unnnnessecccarrry lttrrrrrrz.

Which not only makes you look very unintelligent, its also much harder than spelling out a legit word. Text speak has a time and a place, I think. but adding additional letters is useless.
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September 7th, 2011 at 10:35pm
Yeah it's annoying and unnecessary I agree, but like people over react about it. Again like I said people are always so concerned about others and it's stupid. Why can't people type like they want without other people bitching about it?
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