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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2013, 04:06:52 PM »
... Because I'm dyslexic and I'm tired of watching them try to make me feel bad about myself.

You missed a comma after "dyslexic."

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2013, 04:24:34 PM »
Hear Here, Moraline.  Dyslexia is actually the reason I contain my insane grammar nazi tendencies.  And Bravo to you for being awesome enough to be on  basically a literary site with Dyslexia.

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2013, 04:36:07 PM »
But for reals now, there are actually lots of excellent writers who are dyslexic or have similar challenges to overcome. A lot of them work hard enough at it that one would never know unless they told you (Moraline is obviously one of these).

There are other reasons to restrain the extremes of grammar-Nazidom, not least that not everybody on the Internets is writing in their first language. Better to be a grammar Phalangist; I try to restrain my full nitpicky wrath for occasions when I know someone can do better, but just can't be arsed to try (on account of they think l33tsp34k is going to be the next great lingua franca, or have recently learned about Prescriptivism vs. Descriptivism and think they're sticking it to The Man, or some other such daftness).

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2013, 05:08:38 PM »
Hear Here, Moraline.  Dyslexia is actually the reason I contain my insane grammar nazi tendencies.  And Bravo to you for being awesome enough to be on  basically a literary site with Dyslexia.

There are a lot of lazy writers hiding behind the 'zamg IR dyslexia, ppl, kut meh sum slack, jeez'.  I know a dyslectic writer who'd you never guess is fighting this from hir work.

But for reals now, there are actually lots of excellent writers who are dyslexic or have similar challenges to overcome. A lot of them work hard enough at it that one would never know unless they told you (Moraline is obviously one of these).

There are other reasons to restrain the extremes of grammar-Nazidom, not least that not everybody on the Internets is writing in their first language. Better to be a grammar Phalangist; I try to restrain my full nitpicky wrath for occasions when I know someone can do better, but just can't be arsed to try (on account of they think l33tsp34k is going to be the next great lingua franca, or have recently learned about Prescriptivism vs. Descriptivism and think they're sticking it to The Man, or some other such daftness).

Amen, man. Amen.


tldr ; you better work it, man. Lazy writers; use the back door.

Offline NaiahTopic starter

Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #29 on: March 28, 2013, 07:28:22 PM »
There are a lot of lazy writers hiding behind the 'zamg IR dyslexia, ppl, kut meh sum slack, jeez'.  I know a dyslectic writer who'd you never guess is fighting this from hir work.

Amen, man. Amen.


tldr ; you better work it, man. Lazy writers; use the back door.

You mean anal? *Giggles and runs away*

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2013, 07:34:59 PM »
You missed a comma after "dyslexic."

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But commas are ungoogolable! *nods to the Swedish Language Council*

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2013, 08:00:14 PM »
You mean anal? *Giggles and runs away*

I do like anal, yes, thank you~ *looks perfectly innocent*

Offline NaiahTopic starter

Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2013, 08:07:07 PM »
So does that mean you want all the lazy writers to use your back door then? *Gives him an innocent look back*

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2013, 08:10:29 PM »
So does that mean you want all the lazy writers to use your back door then? *Gives him an innocent look back*

Only the cute, male ones. OBVIOUSLY!
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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2013, 08:12:29 PM »
Interesting, but then again, not much time to write when.. well you know.. *Smirks*

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2013, 08:14:55 PM »
'Here, we speak the language of love sex' ?
*laughs*

Offline NaiahTopic starter

Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2013, 08:16:26 PM »
You know people might learn better grammar if it was done with sex, just saying..

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #37 on: March 28, 2013, 08:16:55 PM »
'Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women.  And in that endeavor, laziness will not do.' - Robin Williams, Dead Poets' Society. 

Substitute appropriate genders.  ;)

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #38 on: March 28, 2013, 08:28:43 PM »
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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #39 on: March 28, 2013, 08:29:23 PM »
'Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women.  And in that endeavor, laziness will not do.' - Robin Williams, Dead Poets' Society. 

Substitute appropriate genders.  ;)


Offline NaiahTopic starter

Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #40 on: March 28, 2013, 08:36:39 PM »
Impeccable spelling and correct grammar will only get you so far, you also have to have the ability to use those words in a way that will sweep me off my feet :P

My nemesis:


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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #41 on: March 28, 2013, 10:26:48 PM »
OK, I'm here.  Where's my daily hug?

'Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women.  And in that endeavor, laziness will not do.' - Robin Williams, Dead Poets' Society. 

Substitute appropriate genders.  ;)
Hate to break it to you, but most guys that I've known don't honestly care if the girl can even speak the same language, Oniya.

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #42 on: March 28, 2013, 10:32:27 PM »
*Hugz Chris*

Many guys may not care, shame though as you can seriously knock a girl off her feet if you choose the right words ;)

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #43 on: March 28, 2013, 11:04:49 PM »
I must say it irks me some that supermarkets have a 12 Items or Less section

Its 12 items or FEWER
Not pedantic or nothing. (see what I did there?)

As my supervisor at work said its just semantics and wars have been fought over semantics
I replied  and anti semantics too

Offline NaiahTopic starter

Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2013, 11:11:55 PM »
Ok, why is it fewer and not less?  ???

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #46 on: March 29, 2013, 10:48:01 AM »
OK, I'm here.  Where's my daily hug?
Hate to break it to you, but most guys that I've known don't honestly care if the girl can even speak the same language, Oniya.

*Hugz Chris*

Many guys may not care, shame though as you can seriously knock a girl off her feet if you choose the right words ;)


Which was actually the point the character was making.  There's a difference between 'He was very tired', and 'He was exhausted.'  Similarly, there's a difference between 'He was very happy', and 'He was elated.' 

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2013, 02:32:46 PM »
The thread might have become too serious for this...

"Grammar-Nazi" by College Humor

Offline NaiahTopic starter

Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #48 on: March 29, 2013, 02:59:35 PM »
It is in reference to a group of individual items, not the concept of "items" as a thing.

Hmm I would know which to use in those circumstances, I just wouldn't know why :P

The thread might have become too serious for this...

"Grammar-Nazi" by College Humor

Nowai, we definitely aren't serious! Ok the grammar Nazi's might be :P And that clip is funny.

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Re: Have you hugged a grammar Nazi today?
« Reply #49 on: March 29, 2013, 10:58:51 PM »
Ok, why is it fewer and not less?  ???

If the numeral is in the beginning of the sentence it is then fewer than.

The way i remember learning it was,
It's less than twelve
It's twelve or fewer
The correct grammatical  structure is when a number is at the start of a sentence it should be written as fewer than and numbers should be written in word form, in the case of supermarkets it's okay to use the 12 but the grammar of the sentence rule should still apply

Also as previously mention the use of the word items as a plural also means the correct use is fewer than.

"Weird Al" Yankovic - grammar lesson
« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 11:13:08 PM by despickable »