When The Left knows you’re correct, they will call you names instead of:
- Admitting they were wrong, or
- Presenting an opposing argument
This is true of everybody who would rather do as little as possible instead of bettering themselves. (As I said, The Left.)
This is true of everybody who mocks others who prefer clear communication. Instead of improving basic communication skills, they call those who communicate well this name: Grammar Nazis.
People who call others Grammar Nazis are leftists to some degree or another. They use the excuse they have their own “style” to justify their inability to communicate properly on a most basic level.
Two can play their game. Not only will I correct them, show where they’re wrong, but I’ll also use their own tactics against them and call them names: They are Grammar Not See’s.
The #1 Easiest Way to Communicate Better is Grammar
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Those of you who refuse to master fundamental grammar – your own native tongue for goodness sake! – should never be writing anything. (I’d prefer it if you didn’t speak either. You embarrass yourself every time you open your mouth.) You’re lazy at best and probably stupid. You can’t prove otherwise until you learn the most basic tenets of communication.
You think you communicate and you assume you’re special and don’t have to use somewhat-correct grammar?
Grammar is communication!
Grammar is how I clearly communicate the following simple truth even to you. You are stupid.
If You Want to Communicate, Why Not Communicate?
Typos aren’t your problem. We all get typos. Typos can be fixed. Lazy and stupid often can’t.
Grammar is your problem.
I hate seeing fundamental mistakes when someone expects me to read what they wrote. It’s why Leftists, including several friends of mine, call me Grammar Nazi and why I call them Grammar Not Sees.
A Grammar Not See is nothing more than this: lazy.
The basic rules of grammar aren’t difficult. Even if you’re a victim of the public schools, and therefore you were never taught how to read or write, there’s help for the hopeless. I overcame 12 years of government training; you can too.
Well, you can overcome 12 years of government schools if you’re not a Leftist: lazy and stupid.
With Google everywhere, and with Google Now not requiring that you even be able to type, you come close to sinning when you simply guess at grammar.
Don’t guess. Don’t make up your own rules! You aren’t bright enough to guess, but on the slim chance you are, you’re too lazy to guess properly.
You Can Quote Me on Quotation Marks
Oh, how I hate seeing this: the use of single quotation marks when a character speaks, ‘like this.’
I realize it takes a valiant physical effort to press your Shift key for regular quotation marks, but trust me, it’s worth it. By making the extraordinary exertion to press Shift before pressing that quote mark key, you will type quotation marks properly, “like this.”
Your Own Punctuation Rules
Oh, lazy and probably stupid Grammar Not See, you can just use funny (# ha-ha) punctuation characters ~~~ all of a sudden !!! when there’s no rhyme or *reason* to do so::::->! And you can just arbitrarily underline and boldface and italicize when you want to make ^words^ and parts of words really sing!!!!! !!!! !!!!
Alas, to do so is wrong.
Less is more.
When writing, the more you accent your writing with superfluous and incorrect stuff, the less impact your writing has. As I’ve written before, the light use of italics, for example, makes the times you do use italics far more powerful.
I Repeat for the Lazy and Stupid Grammar Not Sees
Less is more.
Accurate and less is more more.