December 21st, 2012

regina apple -- from miz_tith

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.


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?