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Grammar Nazi (a.k.a. Grammar Police) refers to someone who believes it is his/her duty to amend any grammar and/or spelling mistakes made by others in conversation. In most cases, the term carries a negative connotation of either being a buzzkiller who ruins a good joke by getting too technical or a n00b that’s fallen into the Grammar Trap, an intentional practice of using incorrect grammar for the purpose of spotting a Grammar Nazi.
Usage in Trolling
According to Encyclopedia Dramatica, Grammar Nazis are susceptible to certain trolling techniques such as:
After a particularly pretentious Grammar Nazi…has posted something entirely tl;dr, a simple comment that states “grammatical errors: 5” will induce abject hysteria as the author attempts to locate and justify the alleged errors. This will invariably bring the author’s Grammar Nazi friends and enemies into the fracas, and many long hours will be spent on overly grandiloquent name-calling and heated arguments about what’s merely a non-standard but acceptable usage and [isn’t].
Trap: Godwin’s Law
When participating in active discussions, accusing someone of being a Grammar Nazi can be seen a critical mistake, since by definition, it would result in an automatic invocation of Godwin’s Law.
Enforcement of Proper Grammar
Hitler gets humiliated by his Grammar Nazi generals:
Hitler finds out about typos on his job application:
Smosh is out on the streets to regulate bad grammar:
Stupid Comments Readings #3: A Single Argument:
Newgrounds Animation “The Textinator”: