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avatar juicy_orange
Level 49 : Master Pony
blogpostbyjopngHello PMC, today I'd like to talk about an issue that bothers me in different ways. Grammar.
I'm sure we all know people who use bad grammar, as well as people on the other side of the grammar... "line" (sorry that was terrible xD) - the grammar nazis. But today I would like to talk about both sides.
I myself talk in semi-good grammar. In my blogs I probably seem more formal and well grammared, but when you get to know me in chat and stuff, I don't always use the best of grammar :3, however, I know people who constantly use good grammar (*cough*kiwi*cough*), and I know people who don't use the best grammar at all times. I want to ask you, is grammar everything?
I used to be a grammar nazi, but then I took 9 words to the knee (lolwut). I said to one of my friends "Couldn't you use commas, your sentences really confuse me D:." A few minutes later in skype, she explained why. "I never learned proper grammer in school i dont even know if its spelled grammar or grammer dont judge come on i mean scavy just taught me how to do your and you're"
I never knew this and I have to say, it really did make me feel bad. She then went on to say:
"pfft if you have a problem o:< you help fix it"
This phrase really made me think. From the moment I saw this, I haven't been nearly as harsh about bad grammar.
What I want this blog to teach you grammar nazis is that if you have a problem with someone's grammar, you help fix it. Don't just comment "you're* your* I'm*" etc. Tell them how to use grammar. Tell them what things mean, as opposed to putting them down by commenting on bad grammar.
On my latest art, someone commented about how they could "probably do better". Smanrt then stood up for me saying how it was just a different style to how I usually do and he liked it. Said grammar troll went on about how "bad art was a style, just like bad grammar is a style he doesn't understand". This made me quite angry, as not only was he saying my art was bad and not giving any constructive comments on how to make it better, but he was insulting one of my friends about his bad grammar. One thing I can't stand is people being horrible to my friends, and it is not always someone's fault if they have bad grammar. Some people don't get taught grammar in school and/or don't understand it. If you have a problem, you help fix it.
Thank you for reading this blog, I know it was a bit random but it was a subject I felt I just had to get out. I will leave you with this message: If you have a problem with someone's grammar, don't just correct it and move on, help fix it.
P.S. Kiwi is my best friend and she wuvs grammar :3
CreditTrexinfiniti for being an amazing friend c:

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  • Betty bacon
  • Level 24
  • Expert Unicorn
  • December 5, 2012, 9:14 pm
Yay! Grammar Nazi's unite!
Grammical Nazi salute.

Yeah, Nazi is with a capital "N" because it's a group. :)
  • DasDuriel
  • Level 56
  • Grandmaster Pegasus
  • October 3, 2012, 3:19 am
>make post about grammar
>dont have any break's
Apostrophes are used to show possession or as a shortening for "x is". For example, if the cat belonging to Jeff ate, it would be "Jeff's cat ate," the apostrophe showing possession. Another example: if jeff is buying food, you could say "Jeff's buying food," the apostrophe acting as a shortening for "Jeff is." Apostrophes are never used for making things plural.
True. Duriel, gg.
And btw didn't oliverfrenchie write a huge blog about always using good grammar?
You just dropped the grammatic bomb on the grammatical Hiroshima... Thanks for ending grammar war 2!
  • a-b
  • Level 38
  • Artisan Artist
  • October 2, 2012, 1:44 pm
Thanks for the insightful blog! :D
I'm still a grammar Nazi though... I don't rage at people like scary grammar troll you mentioned... O_o I understand that people have their own problems. As you so wonderfully pointed out, learn it yourself! :D
  • solemnote
  • Level 29
  • Expert Skinner
  • October 2, 2012, 1:12 pm
UGH! The title says "Grammer"....ITS "GRAMMAR"!
Hence the rubber rubbing out the "e" :I
  • solemnote
  • Level 29
  • Expert Skinner
  • October 2, 2012, 1:18 pm
Ah, I get it now... :P
no offence but do you level up because of your blogs?
How is that offensive xD
well its just that you maily level up cos of blogs... i post txture pcks and no-one gives a s***
well I got into writing blogs cause I have always liked writing, but I also tried makin skins, texture packs an even a mo, so I suggest you just keep on trying and exlire all parts of pmc, maybe texturing just isn't your thing :)
  • Chatt3rBoy
  • Level 25
  • Expert Geek
  • October 2, 2012, 11:56 am
Fantastico! Bravo, bravo!
  • Aximili
  • Level 74
  • Legendary Snark
  • October 2, 2012, 11:51 am
HEY! This ain't school.
The only thing needed to say is that great grammar might make you a better and more popular blogger.
  • Mr_Pwnz0r
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pirate
  • October 2, 2012, 1:00 pm
It's actually "Hey this *isn't school!" Grammar for the win. 'Nuff said.
  • WaffleDude33
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Artist
  • October 2, 2012, 10:58 am
*ohes nos* Another grammar Nazi XD Jk, I usually try to use my best grammar possible, but I let the occasional meme or derp spelling slide along. If you want people to spell better, It's called google chrome :D
  • ryanhamshire
  • Level 2
  • Apprentice Miner
  • October 2, 2012, 8:14 am
I solved grief with the Grief Prevention plugin, crowding with the Population Density plugin, Tekkit with the Tekkit Customizer plugin, Hard Mode with the Extra Hard Mode plugin, and cheating with the Anti-X-Ray plugin.

While my solutions actually solve the problems they set out to solve, yours just makes you sound judgmental, egotistical, and self-important. It's a very common internet problem - when you're not an expert in an area, you don't know enough about the area to realize that you're ignorant, and so you act like an expert and end up embarrassing yourself. Case in point - if everybody knows what you mean, it's effective communication. Grammar can be situation-ally important, but most of the time it isn't.
I'm not trying to say you should use proper grammar, I'm saying that to the people going around and telling people they have bad grammar should help fix the bad grammar rather than just going "you're* what* you* haha you have bad grammar" :3
  • Bleyd
  • Level 15
  • Journeyman Pirate
  • October 2, 2012, 2:55 am
If typing in legible and educated sentences makes you a grammar nazi, brushing your teeth makes you a hygiene nazi.
  • PkGamer
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Spelunker
  • October 2, 2012, 7:56 am
I shall never sleep again since that makes me a......sleeping nazi!!!
  • Mr_Pwnz0r
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pirate
  • October 2, 2012, 1:01 pm
Don't even get me started on breathing Nazis..
My heart is a beating nazi x3
  • Mr_Pwnz0r
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pirate
  • October 2, 2012, 1:09 pm
I subbed you, btw! ;]
*warning: holiday is not acutelyral
Thank ouuuuuu ;3
Sorry my typing is so bad, my iPod is lagging incredibly ;v I will finish typing this ligiavly tomorrow x3
  • Mr_Pwnz0r
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pirate
  • October 2, 2012, 1:19 pm
Ur very welcome! I just got my 30th sub [Nothing compared to 200 but you know how it is..] from MissMarifire.. Congratulations! , make sure you remember me when your famo- or..er..famouser? x3
  • Mr_Pwnz0r
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pirate
  • October 2, 2012, 1:08 pm
Eheh! I'm a pie Nazi as well. ^-^
  • iMac999
  • Level 29
  • Expert Skinner
  • October 1, 2012, 3:17 pm
Also, in titles, you're supposed to capitalize almost every word besides: the, and, etc. When I was younger i use to not understand why English was the hardest language to learn in the world, but now we can all agree why, GRAMMAR LOL. Im American and everything and we were taught grammar but i usually dont use such proper grammar on the internet like with apostrophes, etc. Really great blog also :D
  • iMac999
  • Level 29
  • Expert Skinner
  • October 1, 2012, 3:04 pm
I have a friend from Minecraft whos Spanish but he's still learning English grammar so i help him out but obv i tell him correct stuff instead of youre i tell him you're :3
  • OMGChase
  • Level 22
  • Expert Skinner
  • October 1, 2012, 11:31 pm
  • Jego
  • Level 1
  • New Explorer
  • October 2, 2012, 12:04 am
hey, its gud dat u halp da OP wid getin experiance puints by postin much coments! :D
  • Evanchi
  • Level 26
  • Expert Network
  • October 1, 2012, 2:25 pm
I'm a grammar Nazi, but I don't criticize my friends when they make grammatical errors. Really only when I'm in a heated conversation, but I like your point that many people may not have gotten the chance to have a proper education in terms of English. Diamond! :D
  • OMGChase
  • Level 22
  • Expert Skinner
  • October 1, 2012, 11:32 pm
  • Evanchi
  • Level 26
  • Expert Network
  • October 2, 2012, 6:08 am
Crap, thanks! It's not that I'm necessarily good at grammar always, but when I'm not, I go crazy!
  • Mr_Pwnz0r
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Pirate
  • October 2, 2012, 1:05 pm
Long time no see, eh Evanchi? How goes the terraforming? Still obliterating the system with your epic powers that you don't even realize you have, but still demand feedback and practice even though you don't need it?? Grammar Nazis ftw.
  • Evanchi
  • Level 26
  • Expert Network
  • October 2, 2012, 1:20 pm
Well, there are very few people that ever leave comments, fewer that are positive feedback, and eve fewer diamonds on those posts. I feel like I need more feedback on what sort of media I shall turn my account into a load of. :)
Well I guess the criticism is on your craftsmanship. It's a matter of personal choice how much craftsmanship you want to put into your work, but it would be pretentious to say your work is very well done, or took a lot of skill.
  • Nick_
  • Level 5
  • Apprentice Crafter
  • October 1, 2012, 2:09 pm
I am a Grammar Nazi but I don't usually tell my friends what's wrong with their grammar, I tried that once and my friend just stopped talking to me. It's not really their fault, it's the teachers who should be blamed for it. Teachers don't actually correct grammar that much.

Great blog, diamonds for you.
  • Hawkflight
  • Level 26
  • Expert Geek
  • October 1, 2012, 1:56 pm
This is one of the only comment threads that is filled with good grammar! XD
Wat r u taking bout? x3
  • hugaboostar26
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Explorer
  • October 1, 2012, 1:41 pm
this. is, great

I see no problem with my grammar :D I mean, look at that sentence! Am sure i could fix it, if i wasn't lazy.
  • plyr
  • Level 58
  • Grandmaster Pyro
  • October 1, 2012, 12:42 pm
I used to be a grammar nazi myself, but then I took a Giraffestock to the chat and became a giraffe watcher. :P (giraffe would get that xD)

but yeah nice blog though juicy ^-^
  • smanrt
  • Level 50
  • Grandmaster Batman
  • October 1, 2012, 12:14 pm
Im bad at grammar you should have put me in the blog saying this is a person that needs help xD. Nice blog btw :)
  • shinysword
  • Level 30
  • Artisan Spider Rider
  • October 1, 2012, 11:54 am
I Agree

Ps: Going With The Flow.
  • 11volt11
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Creeper
  • October 1, 2012, 11:02 am
But one thing we all can agree on is hate for peoplez hoo tak liek dis!!!111!!
And People Who Start Every Word With A Capital Letter, That Is Also Really Annoying And It's Really Hard To Type Like This xD
and peeple wo writ lik dis and dont capititze wordz
  • Nithin121
  • Level 18
  • Journeyman Cake
  • October 1, 2012, 11:19 am
I used to do that XD Great blog
  • 11volt11
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Creeper
  • October 1, 2012, 11:14 am
Oh My Gosh. I hate that so much! I don't even understand how/why they do that! Their excuse is that they do it naturally, but how?
  • Hawkflight
  • Level 26
  • Expert Geek
  • October 1, 2012, 1:55 pm
Yeah. How do you do that naturally?
  • iMac999
  • Level 29
  • Expert Skinner
  • October 1, 2012, 3:06 pm
I wonder... xD
  • 11volt11
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Creeper
  • October 1, 2012, 11:01 am
In the second to last paragraph, you paired singular noun "someone" with a plural pronoun "they."
Incorrect noun/pronoun agreement. The sentence should have been:
"it is not always someone's fault if he/she has bad grammar"

Oh, btw nice blog!
  • Somedude1324
  • Level 3
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • October 2, 2012, 12:29 am
XD Grammer Nazi
  • Hawkflight
  • Level 26
  • Expert Geek
  • October 1, 2012, 1:56 pm
Sometimes, it is correct to say 'they' if you don't want to specify if he/she is a boy or a girl.
  • 11volt11
  • Level 37
  • Artisan Creeper
  • October 1, 2012, 2:54 pm
In common usage, yes, but in 100% correct grammar, you would have to say "he/she" in order to agree with the noun. And when I say "he/she," I mean that you would actually say "he or she" when talking, unless you just say "he" and simply assume masculinity, which has become traditional in patriarchal society.
  • Hawkflight
  • Level 26
  • Expert Geek
  • October 2, 2012, 11:42 am
Ok :P
Good blog! Some people really don't get the education they deserve in grammar. It's not their fault, so we should all help them instead.

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