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Grammar Libertarians Unite!

I was arguing with a moron on Twitter earlier. He kept using There/Their/They’re and Too/To wrong, couldn’t spell, and didn’t know how commas worked (including at one point when he ended up accidentally calling himself a gay moron) so I started correcting him so he’d get all rage-sputtery. He called me a grammar nazi. My response was “I’m more of a grammar libertarian. You’re a grammar rapist.”

Because I freely admit to violating the rules all the time, I’m hereby proclaiming the existence of Grammar Libertarians. So I believe in freedom of grammar, but I also believe in the Non-Aggression Principle of Grammar, which requires you not to be a complete friggin’ idiot with your spelling and punctuation.

So now we have a middle ground between the hated Grammar Nazis and the incoherent Grammar Rapists.You are welcome, internet.

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I posted that on Facebook yesterday, but decided it needs to go on the blog too. I think this is brilliant. For too long there hasn’t been a middle ground! I make my living by communicating with written words, yet I despise the statist Grammar Nazis nearly as much as I loathe the incoherent babbling of Grammar Rapists. I’ve long wanted to mock them, without becoming them.

Normally when I’m arguing on the internet there are two types of grammar extremists. The people who are so incredibly stupid that you wonder how they are actually capable of operating a computer. You might find yourself saying: How are his clumsy ape thumbs able to tweet? Is English his first language? Were his parents first cousins? Your stupidity is making my eyes bleed. If so, those are the Grammar Rapists.

On the other hand there are the Grammar Nazis, who would immediately point out that I used a colon incorrectly in the paragraph above. These are the annoying types who will look at your 10,000 word, well researched, essay which totally debunks their position, and they’ll dismiss the whole thing because you had a dangling participle.

Nobody gives a shit about dangling participles.

Since the Dawn of the Internet the non-psychotic masses have been forced to read exchanges that go something like this:

GR: you’re mom is fat moron. their isnt a reason. racist. Bushs fault

Normal Person: I can’t even read that.

GR: U now what i meant GRAMMER NAZI!

or something like this:

Normal Person: So you can see from the giant post above and  the fourteen different links to respected sources I provided that everything you said is factually incorrect. I’ve included all of my math and calculations for peer review. I’ve documented your mistakes, and even used footnotes. You are definately incorrect.

GN: You spelled “definitely” wrong. DISMISS!

NO LONGER!

From now on I am a Grammar Libertarian!

I am not bound by every petty rule of grammar. I have the freedom to screw with the English language to make a point. I have the right to dangle my participles. I have the right to keep and bear colloquialisms and hyperbole. I don’t know how semi-colons work and I don’t care!

Yet at the same time I vow to obey the Non-Aggression Principle of Grammar. My grammar should not infringe on other people’s grammar rights. I alone am responsible for any grammar crimes I commit. If I commit acts of grammar rape I should be held accountable and make restitution to those who I have wronged.

So the next time a Grammar Nazi corrects some nitpick I will proudly proclaim my Grammar Libertarian status. But if a Grammar Rapist assaults me with his bizarre sentence structure and extra apostrophes I am allowed to defend myself. There is now a middle path for the masses who can actually spell and string words together into coherent sentences, but who don’t masturbate to Strunk & White.

Who will join me?

You may take our contractions but you will never take our FREEDOM!

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warpcordova
Guest

You timed this for “Talk Like A Pirate Day” on purpose, didn’t you?

Abby Goldsmith
Guest

I’m a Grammar Libertarian!!! Love it. Much better than calling myself a Grammar Nazi.

Wes S.
Guest

Sounds great to me, at least in theory…although I suspect that the “right to keep and bear colloquialisms and hyperbole” will last here just as long as it takes somebody to call a gun magazine a “clip” and no longer.

😛

Patrick
Guest

You just made me snort coffee on my keyboard! That HURTS!

Dave H
Guest

Why would someone call Guns & Ammo or American Rifleman a “clip”?

Grayson
Guest

Perhaps, because they are completely and utterly ignorant about any topic related to firearms, and terrified of someone finding out about their ignorance – and then giving a Correia-grade fisking to said ignorant people.

In addition, The Intenational Lord of Hate now has my undying ‘Thanks’ for giving me (and the rest of the world) a new and delightfully powerful weapon with which to chastise illiterate morons and doofi (plural of doofus) who think themselves “empowered.”

I shall pass on this outstanding development to my circle of minions during the next meeting of P.O.E.T.S. corner at the local pub.

Thank you, Sir.

Shadowdancer Duskstar / Cutelildrow
Guest

…*mournfully* My …tea…!

Monitors do not appreciate tea, my good man!

Tomyironmane
Guest

Hey, speak for yourself, some folks LIKE the Garand.

Bill in Lexington,NC
Guest

That’s correct. Clip != magazine: semi-auto != assault rifle: bolt action != sniper rifle.

As this is a libertarian post, I am allowed to use Unix negation.
:~)

Griz
Guest

Argh! Make grammar rapists walk the plank!

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Grey
Guest

THANK YOU!! I was raised with a mechanical typewriter and “Elements of Style” on my home desk, but I love to throw a pointless Ellipsis into things just to annoy the obsessives… You know how they can be sometimes… No humor… No flexibility…

I love walking up to those sorts and whispering “irregardless” over and over till their heads explode.

Weird Al gets a pass however, If he ever wants to grammar Nazi me I’m ok with that. (“Word Crimes” was awesome!)

Kristophr
Guest

I’ll misuse an elipses once in a while … but I draw the line at making my paragraphs look like a 12 gauge patterning target.

Kel
Guest

Every time you use “irregardless” unironically, a kitten cries. Please… save the kittens.

But rock on using (abusing?) the ellipses. 😉

Grey
Guest

“Irregardless” is only used to attempt to re-enact the scene from Scanners. 😉 That and to make my wife punch me in the arm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjnZO5ZgWE8

John
Guest

You, sir, have won today’s interwebz.

Austin
Guest

You know, I did actually break out the popcorn for Mr. “Doesn’t-Get-the-Irony-of-his-own-Avatar” even though you told me it wasn’t worth it. The opportunity was too good to pass up.

Austin
Guest

And in case anyone doesn’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the guy’s Twitter avatar:
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Shadowdancer Duskstar / Cutelildrow
Guest

I know someone who’s really regretting typing waaaay too much in his attempts at one-upmanship. *cackle*

Keith Glass
Guest

So, you’re a cis-comma grammar-normative fascist TOO, Larry ???

Bethany
Guest

“…cis-comma grammar-normative fascist…”

Ok, that is now one of my favorite phrases. I have to find a way to work it into casual conversation.

Shadowdancer Duskstar / Cutelildrow
Guest

😀

Wes S.
Guest

*claps*

LittleRed1
Guest

*joins applause* I am so borrowing that. With attribution (footnote, parenthetical citation, or endnote as appropriate).

Brian Marshall
Guest

I would love to join you but I am atrocious at spelling. I tend to write words so badly that auto correct can not help. 🙁

Kristophr
Guest

If you were born after 1965, it is not your fault. The useless toads hopping around grade schools decided spelling wasn’t important enough to teach.

Brian Marshall
Guest

Fair enough. I did score high 90’s on sats but it said bottom 5% of the nation on spelling 🙂

Achillea
Guest
Hey, I was born in 1966, and my spelling is fine. Then again, both of my parents were big readers and my father was a librarian. I grew up in a house where over half the walls were covered in books. That said, I learned long ago that if I stressed out over and tried to correct every grammar/spelling/punctuation abomination on the net, I’d need hard-core pharmaceuticals and never get anything else done. These days, I confine myself to correcting (or mocking, if I don’t like the individual) things that are the reverse of what was obviously intended — proscribe/prescribe,… Read more »
Bill in Lexington,NC
Guest

I HAVE hard core pharmaceuticals, seldom get anything done and the internet is STILL a mess.

Really, I don’t think there is much hope for it because too many people believe that the burden of communication resides with the listener / reader. They are thus under no compulsion to express themselves clearly because any failure to communicate resides solely with the person unfortunate enough to have stumbled across their sialorrhea.

hrrathul
Guest

Born in ’68, but my parents bought me the hooked on phonics records (yes, records!) I remember they weren’t your standard black vinyl, they were yellow, blue, etc., really cool.

Mike in KY
Guest

I am so in this club. Put me down for a lifetime membership. On one hunting forum I frequent, the homonym abuse sometimes borders on a hate crime.

miscellaneoussoup
Guest

I don’t really like the phrase “Grammar R*pist” (I’m censoring myself), but I am amused by this. I enjoy good grammar.

James the Wanderer
Guest

But-but-but-
The reason for precise language is to avoid misunderstandings, like when “eats shoots and leaves” turns into “eats, shoots and leaves” (the Murderous Panda problem). If we don’t insist on precision, then the likelihood of ambiguity leading to communications failure increases to …
Ahhh, screw it. Grammar Libertarianism rocks!

Tarl
Guest

The Grammar Nazi said Larry was a moron.
The Grammar Nazi, said Larry, was a moron.

Eh, they’re both the same. =)

Kristophr
Guest

What is so bad about “Sipping a Mojito, I watched the full moon set over the ocean.” ?

You get both beautiful imagery, and giggles at the thought of the Moon sipping a planetary-sized cocktail.

jic
Guest

Actually, you messed up there by making the order of events too clear. It’s obviously you drinking the cocktail, not the Moon. You should have written ‘I watched the full moon set over the ocean while sipping a Mojito.’

Phillip McCollum
Guest

I’d bet dollars to donuts that 50% of Larry’s posts for the rest of the year will begin with, “I was arguing with a moron on Twitter earlier.”

Joat
Guest

I hope not, I don’t want Larry wasting his time on twitter, I need more books to read.

David MacKinnon
Guest

+1

Khazlek
Guest

Larry needs recharge time, just like the rest of us. If he chooses to use it in a way that generates amusing commentary for us to read, that’s a bonus.

Albert
Guest

That, plus . . . it’s not _that_ hard, physically, to do 10-15K words a week. (Physically, note. Mentally is clearly another matter entirely.) It’s less than 4 hours of keyboard time every day, assuming you do it 5-6 days a week. Leaves a lot of time in the day for whatever ideation rituals one has to employ.

celebran
Guest

Hopefully it get him in the mood to write more dialog for Earl or Agent Franks 😉

James the Wanderer
Guest

But-but-but-
The reason for precise language is to avoid misunderstandings. If you fail to maintain discipline in written form, the opportunities for communication failure increase immensely, and you risk not getting your point across to ….
Ahhh, screw it. Grammar Libertarianism rocks!

Julie Frost (@JulieCFrost)
Guest

Put me down as a Grammar Libertarian. My current Thing has a fifty-word sentence because my protag babbles. Whoever does the audiobook on this one (knock wood) is going to haaaaate me.

michaelzwilliamson
Guest

Grammar Nazis use the schwastika.

sabrinachase
Guest

groan….yellow flag, cruel and unusual punning. Your agonizer, Mr. Williamson.

Tarl
Guest

Their Bible:

Mein Kampf mit Schlecter Stil, Wilhelm von Strunk und E. B. Weiss

Achillea
Guest

*groans … but still steals*

Dr. Mauser
Guest

Lately I’ve been referring to the Grammar Feminazis, you know the ones who not only use those cutesy misspelled words, but who have successfully gotten us to throw out number agreement in pronouns because saying “To each his own” offends them mightily.

(If they really hate the use of the male pronoun as the gender neutral one and still wish to be grammatically correct, they should say “To all their own,” but for Grammar Feminazis, correct grammar is not as important as stomping out male pronouns and -man words.)

Tomyironmane
Guest

I think you mean “Grammar Femmunists.” All that appealing to the proletariat to throw off the shackles of the bourgeoisie language! Women of the world UNITE!

Shawna Buchanan
Guest

Sounds good to me.

sabrinachase
Guest

As my respected colleague warpcordova states, er, *as me matey warpcordova sez*, there are days in which we carefully parse the tangled prose, but TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY! I will be a Grammar Pirate. I will take what I please, to use as I please, to say what I please, *and I will wear a really cool hat while doing it!*

And if any man jack o’ ye say me nay, well, to the de’il wi’ ye and say I sent thee thither!

Wesley Nichols
Guest

Literally stood up and politely applauded.

Draven
Guest

And we will hoist the black sail and split infinitives!

pancakeloach
Guest

Please tell me that “who” instead of “whom” was DELIBERATE. Because it’s way more hilarious that way.

Is there a 12-step program for Grammar Nazis who would like to become Grammar Libertarians? XD

Tarl
Guest

Grammar Communists are the ones obsessed, like V. I. Lenin, with the question Who? Whom?

=)

Wesley Nichols
Guest

Dr. who? (Couldn’t stop myself)

pax
Guest

love it.

Shane
Guest

Can we get Weird Al to join?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Gv0H-vPoDc

JackCrow
Guest

One of the best things Wierd Al has ever done!
Long live grammer libertarianism!
Conjugational freedom at last! 😀

JackCrow
Guest

Now I just need to brush up on my spelling.

Patrick Mathews
Guest

“used a colon incorrectly in the paragraph above”

Wait I always thought a colon was used in digestion……

Shadowdancer Duskstar / Cutelildrow
Guest

Well, I reckon the spelling was shite anyway…

Dave
Guest

That colon wasn’t used incorrectly. If what follows the colon can stand alone as a sentence a colon is appropriate.

Tommy
Guest

larry, you *must* post this on arfcom as well.

Tommy
Guest

Yay proof reading. Yay proof reading. Didn’t mean to fail to capitalize your name, though the irony is striking.

junior
Guest
An e-mail list that I used to be a part of had a guy with the following issues – 1.) English was his second language. 2.) He’d write huge posts with no paragraph indentations or line skips to break things up. 3.) He used no punctuation whatsoever. Item #1 complicated things somewhat, but overall it was one of those things that you just get used to dealing with in this day and age. If someone isn’t a native English speaker, then you shrug your shoulders and try to figure out what they really meant to say. But when combined with… Read more »
Lady Xiansa
Guest
My personal pet peeve is long paragraphs or no paragraphs. It makes my eyes cross, and my concentration plummets. I am kind of obsessive when I post on that point when I update my own blog now that I see how horrible it is to read. But I am certainly no grammar nazi. I’m thinking Larry meant something more along the lines of what used to be called more politely “prescriptive grammar” and “descriptive grammar.” I’ve always fallen into the latter camp. Pinkert’s Practical Grammar and all. Years ago when I took a class on the history of the English… Read more »
Andrew VanOrden
Guest

You have my sword, sir.

Sjonnar
Guest

And my axe. Actually, both axes.
Diplomacy and Tact are yours to command.

Kristophr
Guest

I am completely in favor of the deliberate humorous use of dangling participles.

“Hopping briskly through the vegetable garden, John saw a toad.”

Top of the Chain
Guest

It’s totally in the realm of possiibility to Godwin oneself gramatically, but wouldn’t a Grammar Libertarians be more apt to Gillespie themself?

Achillea
Guest

That would be himself. Or herself, depending on dangly bits.

Ish
Guest

I prefer to label myself a “grammar minarchist.” To borrow from Heinlien:

I will accept any grammatical rules that you feel necessary to your comprehension of my writing. I am free, no matter what style guides surround me. If I find their impact on my writing tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally and intellectually responsible for everything I write.

John Cunningham
Guest

I have two comments– 1. where do I enlist in the Grammar Liberation Brigade? 2. I got your dangling participle right here!

Joe in PNG
Guest

We also need a Society for the Promotion of Shift Key Use, to promote awareness that there is a middle ground between ALL CAPS and no caps.

TRX
Guest

I’m not so much a grammar Nazi as a spelling Nazi. Almost anything capable of internet access has a built-in spayul chequer, yet not only do they ignore or override it, they spell the same word *differently* wrong six times in the same message…

For some reason, such people get upset when I reply to them in correct, grammatical Klingon. I’m even polite enough to send it in English characters since they probabl;y don’t have Klingon fonts installed. But alas, they seem to be illiterate in Klingon as well.

Kel
Guest

Spell checkers are for the weak… and often come with automatic grammar abominations that perform horrificly unatural rituals on otherwise sane sentence structure.

Shadowdancer Duskstar / Cutelildrow
Guest

*laughing* Sometimes, one hears about weird reactions to words, and your comment reminded me of one.

My housemate does tech support, and recounted how a woman called up, wanting to have the computer returned. There was nothing actually wrong with it, but there was something there called an ‘installation wizard’ and the woman didn’t want anything to do with ‘evil magic.’ She flatly refused to listen to the explanation that it had nothing to do with magic, but was just a funny name.

Utterly gobsmacked, housemate blurted “I take it you don’t like the spell checker either?”

(The refund was issued anyway.)

Shadowdancer Duskstar / Cutelildrow
Guest

May I ask for an example, please? (I’ll have to see if I can get Klingon installed tomorrow)

Kevin P.
Guest

You, sir, are a genius.

Pete Sheppard
Guest

Poor spelling are huge peeves of mine–especially text ‘shorthand’. Except when typing colloquial speech for humor or to make a point, I try hard to use correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
While correctness and clarity is essential to communication, creative errors can make it more INTERESTING and ENTERTAINING!
Apologies for caps, but italics are not possible here.
Thanks for posting your thoughts; they are informative and as much fun as your ‘regular’ writing!

Achillea
Guest

Apologies for caps, but italics are not possible here.

Au contraire. 😉

Some html tags work here, including i. As a serial italics abuser, I was very happy to discover that.

Pete Sheppard
Guest

Thanks Achillea. 🙂 I don’t think my smart phone is that smart…but then sometimes I wonder about myself! :p

caohaoim
Guest

Can I talk about the errors in Strunk and White? Yes, there are things in it that I disagree with. So why does is sit on the shelf next to my desk? Because it is USUALLY a reasonable guide. I also have a 1970 edition of the handbook of Chemistry and Physicsit is considered obsolete. If you follow both intelligently you can communicate effectively and rebuild the world.

Fruitbat44
Guest

Attributed to Winston Churchill, when faced with a report which was grammatically perfect, but incomprehensible: “This is the sort of pedantry up with which I will not put.”

Fail Burton
Guest

I think that was Yoda. Understandable seeing as how they look alike.

Khazlek
Guest

Which shows that one can go to far to avoid ending a sentence with a preposition.

wyldewoody
Guest

I AM WITH YOUUUUUU (running out of the frat house door waiting for the others to follow, especially after the great speech about the German’s bombing Pearl Harbor)

Achillea
Guest

Now reaching for those Knight-Defender spurs …

Khazlek
Guest

What is the difference between a grammar libertarian and a grammar centrist. It sounds to me like you are espousing grammar centrism. I’m not sure what grammar libertarianism suggests. Is there a Pournelle two-axis chart for grammar?

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STW
Guest

So, how do we get this movement over to the PC language police?

Kel
Guest

Quietly, and by simply adopting the usage when approriate. If it’s amusing enough, more like minded people will…

Ah, hell… just troll the appropriatly incoherent locations until you can vindictively correct their “Grammar Nazi!” cries. That’ll be faster.

David
Guest

“. . .make restitution to those who I have wronged.”

Objective case. Whom. (Said as though I GARA. ;-))

*heh*

Captain Comic
Guest

It’s…it’s…
It’s just so beautiful!

*Quietly knuckles away a tear.*

SSumner
Guest

Yay for a middle ground! 😀

A. M. Freeman
Guest

Hear hear! I am now a grammar libertarian!

tariencole
Guest

I SPIT on Strunk and White. The idea that anyone can think it a useful grammar guide when it fails to identify the Passive Voice correctly in 3 of its 4 stated ‘examples’ baffles me to this day. S&W is the Budweiser of grammar guides: the triumph of marketing and ‘standardization’ over quality.

Andrew
Guest

These are complex issues that can even lead to litigation. I have a training program for your university or government contractor that can aid in navigating these sensitive issues and train your personnel to respect our diverse grammar paradigms….for a modest fee.

Stephen Rider
Guest

“Dammit Correia!” *throws cup*

Great, now I have this mental image of a copy of Strunk and White with all the pages stuck together….

Bob (II)
Guest

My only reservation is….Look, I used to work in a welding shop. A major part of my job was turning the shop notes from the floor into parts lists and billing statements. Although the majority of welders get into welding early because they don’t like school work, they should have some ability to not have grammar to make a textbook bleed, or spelling so bad it nearly made me aphasic with the written word.

Daddy Warpig
Guest

Time to rename Grammar Nazis as “Comma Fuckers”? 😛

Andrew
Guest

Comma Folkers, yes?

Wesley Nichols
Guest

Does anyone kinda miss indenting?

Shadowdancer Duskstar / Cutelildrow
Guest

*raises hand*

Kel
Guest

Not really. I always thought it made a page of prose look sloppy… unless you were writing calligraphy and leaving the space for a small illumination, but I think that’s probably both off topic and a bit esoteric for about 99% of anyone on the intarwebs.

Now indenting in code, on the other hand…

Ish
Guest

I can deal with nonindented work, if they include a line break between paragraphs. When they don’t, yeesh…

Dr. Mauser
Guest

The one problem I have with OpenOffice is as far as I can tell, there’s no good way to convert between the two formats. I can’t even search and replace double returns.

Back when I worked for Apple/Claris, I wrote a reformatting wizard that could do that, and even unwrap 80-column formatted text files intelligently.

Of course, it also allowed you to force double spaces after sentence-ending punctuation, which apparently isn’t done anymore.

caohaoim
Guest

In LibreOffice much like Open Office go to format then paragraph. That will give uou indents and spacing.

Dr. Mauser
Guest

Paragraph formatting isn’t the problem, it’s eliminating double returns.

Joel Salomon
Guest

Miss indenting? Why, it isn’t lost.
   Granted, it isn’t used much on the Web, but it’s not entirely gone even there. There’s something about the web page format that makes space-separated paragraphs easier to read, but books—even well-formatted ebooks—still use it.
   And even here, indenting remains an option.

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Nick Gardner
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“English does not borrow woods from other languages. It follows them down allys, knocks them on the head and rides through their pockets for loose syntax.”
My favorite comment on language.

Kristophr
Guest

Rifles, not rides.

You have to knock out a giant in order to ride through his pockets.

Joe
Guest
I was having a rational discussion with a liberal friend (that I actually consider a friend, because we have actual conversations using facts and things) when one of his GN cohorts pointed out I had dropped the ‘ from use of the word “they’re”, so of course my entire conversation was instantly invalid. I replied that dropping a punctuation might make him feel all superior, and able to call me an idiot and all that, or it might be that the prebiopia and typing on the stupid mini keypad on my phone was just too difficult at the time. Anyway,… Read more »
Old NFO
Guest

Works for me… 🙂

Glenfilthie
Guest

It has always been my scholarly opinion that if you can’t write, you can’t think. That is not to imply that those that can write can also think; many writers are fully capable of elementary writing but aren’t worth the time of day to read.
Also, you will never win an argument with an idiot regardless of your position or how well thought out it may be. I will not empower my enemies by caring what they think.

Achillea
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I think it comes down to being able to organize your thoughts in some kind of coherent structure in order to put them down on paper (or pixels, as the case may be) in a comprehensible form. A disturbing number of people (particularly on the left side of the spectrum), seem to be completely unable to do that, because they’ve never learned to think logically. There’s nothing in their heads but a tangle of fallacies and emotional responses, so when they try to write that’s what gets barfed up onto the page. Note that I don’t include people in the… Read more »
RoadRunner
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For me, it depends on the circumstances. When I see atrocious writing on a blog site or a comments section, I just think, “Must be an Obama voter,” and press on. But when it’s a professional writer (newspaper writer, professional blogger, etc.), I’m a lot less lenient, especially when there are also editors involved. Not knowing the difference between “to,” “too,” and “two” or “your” and “you’re” should be a firing offense. I know mistakes happen, and I’m willing to grant an occasional exception, but if doctors, nuclear reactor engineers, and bridge builders have to suffer for their mistakes, professional… Read more »
Pugmak
Guest

Thank you, sir.

Commas frighten me. I’m never sure where to put them. If I don’t use enough commas, the offended punctuation coalition might have me brought up before the EEOC Inquisition. If I use to many commas, then I’ve got the Comma Union to worry about.

As to dangling participles, those can be very dangerous. They might get snagged on something. That’s why I wear tighty whities.

Achillea
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I run a play-by-post rpg online. One of the players is actually a professional author, the rest of us just love to write. There’s a huge PBP gaming community online, and periodically people in it will see one of my ads and come apply to play. Most are adequate to exceptional writers, but some of them … lord love a duck. Capitalization, spelling, grammar, punctuation, these are all foreign concepts to them, and it baffles me. PBP games aren’t video games. You can’t just wiggle a joystick or mash a button, you have to write. And yet this hobby they’re… Read more »
squawkbox
Guest

I tried to be a grammar nazi, but gave up when I found I didn’t get a cool black uniform.

Bruce
Guest

I’d like to make a motion that The Evil League of Evil adopt Grammar Libertarianism as a foundational principle.

Karl Maier
Guest

I want it fully understood that as a Grammar Libertarian acronyms such as LOL, OMG, and TNSTAAFL are legitimate uses of Grammar.

DRAHCIR NAI SDLONYER
Guest

As someone whose grammar sucks, I blame it on growing up in the hollers of WV, i now feel a little better about myself. Love to read just about anything new or old. Do not ask me to write with out spell check.

GRAMMAR LIBERTARIANS RULE. 🙂

OH Almost misspelled grammaaar twice

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Bill in Lexington,NC
Guest

Erm … “Women of the world, untie!”

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