If you know me, you know that I have no reserve with keeping things real. Sometimes things just need to be said, and well, it’s about that time to drop another truth bomb. The topic for today? Grammar Nazis.
One thing I cannot stand in this world is bullying. Especially when the bullies are grown adults.
Whenever I see someone bullying another, I can’t help but stand up and do something about it.
The bullying problem needs to end, and it’s going to have to start with adults. Where else are these kids picking up these terrible habits?
This is me, taking a stand against a form of (adult) internet bullying.
Let’s Talk About Grammar Nazis
I can’t stand grammar nazis. I think they’re narcissists who have nothing better to do with their time than to pick on someone else in an attempt to make themselves look smarter.
I mean, don’t get me wrong. I fully understand that when you have strength in one area (such as grammar) it can be a pet peeve to see someone else doing it all wrong.
However, it’s one thing to keep these pet peeves to yourself and move on with your life. It’s quite another to take the time to call someone out publicly on their poor grammar or spelling.
Are you a grammar nazi? If so, you especially need to keep reading.
Noone is Perfect
I know someone who is extremely intelligent. At one point in time, they were even ranked in the top 5% of the country.
Even though this person was insanely smart, they were not so great at spelling. That alone goes to show that even some of the smartest people still are not perfect and will struggle with something, and that’s okay.
I myself make grammar and spelling mistakes constantly. Mistakes that I actually know better than to make.
For example, I type very fast, and usually, my brain is going a mile a minute (thanks, anxiety). Sometimes my brain and my fingers doing the typing aren’t on the same page when I’m writing.
Moral of the story here – no one is perfect. Yep, even you, grammar nazis.
Even the smartest person in the world will still struggle in some areas of their life. Including you.
Grammar Nazi = Internet Bully
I’m just going to say it.
Grammar Nazi’s are a form of internet bullying.
Think about it – perhaps someone struggled badly in school when it came to grammar and spelling. Maybe it’s an insecurity they struggle with and it embarrasses them?
For many, being called out on their poor grammar could be a depression trigger. Yet, these grammar Nazi’s feel like it’s perfectly okay to rudely point out another’s imperfections on a public platform.
Last I checked, the self-proclaimed grammar police probably wouldn’t appreciate it if their biggest insecurities were publicly put on blast. That’s on an equal level of someone criticizing your nose, hair, style, etc to your face while standing in a crowd of listening ears.
Newsflash grammar nazis: most people really don’t care if they’re using poor grammar or what others (especially you) think of them! Let that one sink in a little.
Quit Gloating and Get a Hobby
My favorite grammar nazi’s (insert a massive amount of sarcasm here) are the ones who gloat about how they’re so good and all-knowing when it comes to proper spelling and grammar.
Often they’ll quote the dictionary, pretending to “educate” someone on how to write something the correct way.
This is extremely obnoxious.
Good for you – you can read and copy/paste from the dictionary! CONGRATULATIONS! (more sarcasm).
Does picking on others and pointing out their flaws make you feel better as a person? Can you walk around town with your nose held high and your chest puffed out because you think you’re smarter than someone else at spelling and vocabulary?
Don’t you have anything better to do than to mock someone’s grammar online and frown down on them?
Last I checked, grammar nazis are not smarter or any more special than anyone else.
If you are a grammar nazi, then you need to seriously get over yourself. The next time you see someone using poor grammar, feel free to keep your rude comments to yourself.
Have you ever had to deal with a grammar nazi? If so, how did it make you feel? I invite you to share below in the comments.