grammar Nazi


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grammar Nazi

Someone who insists on correcting or criticizing others for errors in spelling, grammar, and syntax, especially to a pedantic or self-righteous degree. Potentially offensive due to its reference to the fascist National Socialist German Workers' Party, which was brought to power in 1933 under Adolf Hitler. It irritates me to no end when people use "good" as an adverb, but I try not to be a grammar Nazi about it.
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On social media, so-called 'grammar nazis' are almost always on the loose, checking and crossing out grammatical errors in comments and messages posted by just about anyone.
Beloved of both grammar Nazis and actual Nazis, whom the owners keep threatening to kick out, but hardly ever do.
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The latter often refer to prescristivists as peevers, language police, and grammar Nazis.
Nazis seem to be the world's favourite creatures for comparison: certain people particular about grammar like to refer to themselves as ' grammar Nazis'; a Chinese director branded his critics as ' cultural Nazis' this week; and the Congress can't come up with any other term to throw at opponents ( except, perhaps, fascist).
GRAMMAR Nazis have objected to the irritating lack of an apostrophe in Bobs Worth.
in the early times, but if He could talk right now, would he condemn grammar Nazis for their arrogance?