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Slobodan Blagojevic

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #940 on: November 10, 2019, 12:23:36 am »

How many grammar Nazis does it take to change a lightbulb ? Too.

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #941 on: November 10, 2019, 06:39:06 am »

How many grammar Nazis does it take to change a lightbulb ? Too.


Absolutely...: )

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #942 on: November 10, 2019, 07:23:59 am »

How many grammar Nazis does it take to change a lightbulb ? Too.
I had to google "Grammar Nazi"...
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #943 on: November 10, 2019, 12:22:23 pm »

Your write on, Slobodan!
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #944 on: November 16, 2019, 04:37:56 pm »

I had to google "Grammar Nazi"...

A better term is "grammar nanny."
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #945 on: November 16, 2019, 04:43:15 pm »

A better term is "grammar nanny."

Way too polite for what it is...

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #946 on: November 16, 2019, 05:04:38 pm »

Way too polite for what it is...

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Associating people who are grammar fuss-budgets with a regime that murdered millions seems wrong.
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #947 on: November 16, 2019, 05:54:52 pm »

Associating people who are grammar fuss-budgets with a regime that murdered millions seems wrong.

The Nazi regime was without a doubt a blight upon humanity. You are right Peter.

Peter
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #948 on: November 16, 2019, 06:06:09 pm »

I think the inspiration for the term "Grammar Nazi" was not directly the original Nasty Nazis, but rather the character on the Seinfeld TV program known as the Soup Nazi, who insisted that everybody follow his rules to the letter.
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #949 on: November 16, 2019, 07:33:51 pm »

I think the inspiration for the term "Grammar Nazi" was not directly the original Nasty Nazis, but rather the character on the Seinfeld TV program known as the Soup Nazi, who insisted that everybody follow his rules to the letter.

Yes indeed!!

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #950 on: November 17, 2019, 03:56:22 am »

Entertaining though the discussion of the term grammar nazi might be, the problem with the original joke is that it confuses a spelling mistake with a grammatical error.

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #951 on: November 17, 2019, 04:12:51 am »

Entertaining though the discussion of the term grammar nazi might be, the problem with the original joke is that it confuses a spelling mistake with a grammatical error.

Jeremy

This is also a joke, isn't it?  :)
One should be always wary of "british humour"
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #952 on: November 17, 2019, 04:35:29 am »

I think the inspiration for the term "Grammar Nazi" was not directly the original Nasty Nazis, but rather the character on the Seinfeld TV program known as the Soup Nazi, who insisted that everybody follow his rules to the letter.

I just didn't understand the term in that context.
As with many catchwords, it can have different meanings to different persons or cultures.
As for the word "nazi", it is IMO just a extremely negative term used to disqualify others, just that.
E.g. translate "fkng bstrd" to other languages. It sounds childish at most, not a real invective  ;)
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #953 on: November 17, 2019, 05:10:59 am »

I think the inspiration for the term "Grammar Nazi" was not directly the original Nasty Nazis, but rather the character on the Seinfeld TV program known as the Soup Nazi, who insisted that everybody follow his rules to the letter.

Alphabet soup, then.

Rob

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #954 on: November 17, 2019, 01:33:09 pm »

This is also a joke, isn't it?  :)

Not really, no; it's a pedantic but perfectly valid point. "Grammar" and "spelling" are not the same, and a mistake in one doesn't necessarily mean (and doesn't mean in the example) that the other is also wrong. It was still mildly amusing, though, I concede.

Jeremy
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #955 on: November 17, 2019, 01:35:33 pm »

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #956 on: November 19, 2019, 08:53:07 pm »

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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #957 on: November 29, 2019, 05:05:42 pm »

President Calvin Coolidge and Mrs. Coolidge were making a presidental visit to a farm. While viewing the chicken pens, Mrs. Coolidge asked the farmer "How many times a day does the rooster copulate?" The farmer replied "Many times a day." Mrs. Coolidge said "Please tell that to the president."

Later the president came by the pens and was told about the rooster. He asked the farmer "With the same hen every time?" The farmer replied "Oh no, a different hen each time." The president said "Please tell that to Mrs. Coolidge."
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #958 on: December 14, 2019, 03:40:17 pm »

Found my ugly sweater for the season. 
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Re: A touch of humor
« Reply #959 on: December 16, 2019, 08:35:14 am »

Ha!

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