Sunday, December 05, 2010

Grammar Nazi: Or why I don't have friends

I'm a Nazi. A grammar Nazi. When I see a missing apostrophe, a they're/their/there identity crisis or too many dots in an ellipsis (it has three, is that too hard people?), I have a minor heart attack. Unfortunately Facebook is the worst place for grammatical accuracy known to mankind. And also, unfortunately for me, I have the ability to write an obnoxious comment back.

Alas, this unhealthy compulsion isn't restricted to the internet. When I overheard someone say, 'Is brutalness a word?' to a friend, I had to bite my tongue not to turn around and say, 'No, it's brutality you're looking for.' I believe this one of the plethora of reasons that I don't have any friends.

Who'd have known this picture would have come in so handy?

And by the way, the plural of status is statuses, not stati. The same goes for virus.

Quick Questions
  1. Which misuse of the English language annoys you the most?
  2. Do you have any other pet peeves?
  3. Can you be my friend?

1 comment:

  1. 1)People who can't spell 'definitely'. IT HAS NO 'A'!!
    2)Yes... but I can't be bothered to list them...
    3)I can STILL be your friend :o)