Are you a grammar nazi?

@chiwasaki (4661)
Philippines
November 9, 2016 7:56pm CST
Grammar nazi is often used to the people who always correct the spelling and grammar of other people. A perfect example is the use of your and you're. I noticed some grammar and spelling lapses at times, but I don't really mind. It happens to me as well specially when I'm typing in a hurry. Are you comfortable reading post with incorrect grammar or spelling?
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@Raine38 (9029)
• United States
10 Nov 16
Unless I am proofreading our group paper before submitting to the professor, I do not mind it at all. I do have one friend who will ask me to check her grammar and sentence structure first before she post it on Facebook and I admire her for seeking help in something that she is not comfortable about. Personally, I wouldn't mind being corrected as well - just not in public for everyone to see and make fun of and especially if the correction was done in a very demeaning manner.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Making fun of mistakes is not funny if the person is already offended.
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Some people believe it's their entitled to correct some one's words in social media. Sometimes I appreciate it.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I also appreciate it as long as it is not rude.
@Ayuriny (5178)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
10 Nov 16
English is not my first language. I'm sure I commit so many grammar mistakes. I hope others can understand that.
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@Ayuriny (5178)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
10 Nov 16
@HAPPSINGH Your English is better than me..
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I'm sure people here are open minded. They will understand our lapses.
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• Pamplona, Spain
10 Nov 16
English is my first Language and I can make a real hash of it too so I in Spanish I come out with somethings that no one has never heard of either sometimes but I can laugh at myself so its a good job.
@Shavkat (56701)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I do this when teaching online.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Yes that is required. Correcting spelling and grammar is important when teaching.
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@Shavkat (56701)
• Philippines
11 Nov 16
@chiwasaki Yes, it is.
@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Nov 16
a lot more comfortabole than getting chewed on by a seof rigyteus grajjar j azi;
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I read my one discussion and there are some incorrect spelling. I was sleepy when I did that probably hehe.
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Nov 16
@chiwasaki yes that would do it lol
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@parpande (674)
• Bangalore, India
10 Nov 16
@chiwasaki well , I would say typos are pretty obvious , as many as 10 words I type I predict that I use backspace 4 to 5 times. But if that is not a typo , I get pissed off sometimes as people could sometimes misspell the word that is perceived of a different/double meaning that the intention.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Incorrect spelling may also provide different meaning, totally different.
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I had one acquaintance who's like that. I sometimes do get irritated seeing spellings messed up but hey, nobody's perfect. English grammar can't be expected from someone whose English is not their primary language.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
My friends in the office always do that but are correcting each other for fun and for improvement. No offense taken as we know each other for quite some time.
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• Philippines
10 Nov 16
@chiwasaki Nothing's wrong with correcting each other as long as you don't belittle the one committing the mistake. Others are making fun, if not sarcastic about other people's mistake. Good that you are having fun improving your English.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
@rachz_kisses yes, we are handling business letters as well hence correcting one another is indeed helpful.
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10 Nov 16
I do not bother me at all specially here in mylot.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
That's why I love this community. People don't focus with our mistakes and make us feel bad.
@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
@HAPPSINGH people here are nice and helpful.
@sharon6345 (118395)
• United States
10 Nov 16
That example and when and whan are my biggest mishaps. I often forget the time to use them. Sometimes I wil catch it and correct others I don't notice. I am also typing fast too.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
It happens to me if I'm typing fast as well.
@sharon6345 (118395)
• United States
10 Nov 16
@chiwasaki I understand.
@nanette64 (17114)
• Fairfield, Texas
10 Nov 16
As a previous Editor, it does bother me on some things; like (you and you're) and similar instances @chiwasaki . A lot of the words misspelled or grammar usage was taught in grade school so there is no reason for the mistakes.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I understand specially in business conversation, interchanging your and you're is not an excuse hehe.
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@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
10 Nov 16
How dare I correct others when I am still learning how to construct proper sentences myself. I view those with grammatical errors as more original from the writer which sometimes excites me to respond compared to a perfect write-ups copied from an established writer.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I don't correct other people's mistakes in spelling here in mylot as they maybe in a hurry when typing.
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@ms1864 (6995)
• Bangalore, India
10 Nov 16
I don't mind it really. As long as the point is communicated.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Yes, as long as we understand each other.
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• Guangzhou, China
10 Nov 16
I guess it's a problem for the Enlishlearner, a little tough
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Obvious typo are okay. I experienced that when I am sleepy already hehe.
@Nihil90 (358)
• Indore, India
10 Nov 16
I make errors while typing(and realize it many times after I've responded). I believe that a language is serving its purpose so long as it is effective at communicating what we are trying to express. So I don't mind when I read posts that have mis-spelled words or grammar mistakes.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
As long as we are understanding each other, that's fine.
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@spaceseed (2893)
• India
10 Nov 16
I like the term "Grammar nazi" lol
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I saw it in some sites. Grammar nazi lol hehe.
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
10 Nov 16
I notice it, but many people are posting here who don't have English as a first language. I know I would have a lot of mistakes if I were trying to post in another language, so I don't let it bother me. I notice I make my share of typing mistakes here too.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I agree. We all came from different parts of the world.
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@crossbones27 (18555)
• Redlands, California
10 Nov 16
I love this post. Do not mind a nice correction, but when people make you feel stupid. I just tell them I use Firefox and that shuts them up.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
Yes, I don't mind an honest and good correction for my improvement unless that person wants to make me feel like a dumb person for petty mistake.
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@ilocosboy (34344)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
I was never a grammar nazi, but maybe I'm one of the people who often commit mistake in grammar, he he.
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@chiwasaki (4661)
• Philippines
10 Nov 16
It happens and I also don't mind reading incorrect spelling.
@sulynsi (2838)
• Canada
7 Oct
This is a very interesting and tricky thing. Like many issues, it's not so much the what is done but why and how. Spelling and grammar errors tend to jump off the page for me. It's not that I 'mind', but I can't help but notice. Years ago, a friend complained that none of his English speaking friends would correct him. I explained that in our culture, it would be considered rude, unless invited to do so. Most people are delighted to help as requested, but shy to comment. Done respectfully, I can't see how it's wrong. It's like letting someone know, discreetly, that they have spinach in their teeth or toilet paper stuck to their shoe. The idea is to help prevent them from being embarrassed in a wider audience. I think the average person can tell the difference between someone trying to be helpful and a 'grammar nazi', which suggests the idea is to demonstrate what they feel to be their superiority.
@rubyriaz007 (3045)
• India
7 Oct
Yes I am a grammar nazi. I correct spelling and grammar of others, if it is not right. But I don't think there is any problem in doing it. We must correct them and tell them what is correct ,or they will repeat the same mistake again.