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Friday Funnies: Comforting a Grammar Nazi

Today's Friday Funny combines one of my biggest pet peeves with one of my all time favorite comic strips.

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This particular homophone issue has been handled previously in fandom_grammar by melayneseahawk in another Friday Funny and chiroho in a Blast From the Past about a year ago, as well as green_grrl's article from 2008.

I do want to point out that there are some countries where the use of "Nazi" would not be prudent, so usually said person would be called a "Grammar Fiend" or some other variation on that.

I don't know about any other grammarians, but this one is tied with your/you're and to/two/too for a grammar-related issue that can set my blood to boiling instantly when I see it. It's also one of my big reasons to advocate for a beta, because spellcheck doesn't always catch these issues. And don't get me started on that period that should actually be a comma, or the missing period at the end of the phrase.

So what do you do to make sure you don't confuse these homophones?
Tags: !comics, author:ariestess, word choice:homophones
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