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Nazis. I hate these guys


nazis-i-hate-these-guys1Today’s video comes complete with a rant.
A very short rant.

I hate those individuals that proudly proclaim their being “Grammar Nazis”.
First – and it’s a purely ideological thing – I find anything, but anything, coupled with “Nazi” and then displayed proudly to be highly offensive.
Secondly, I find these characters’ obsession with grammar, synthax and phrase morphology (whatever that is) a poor excuse for the fact that they are as creative as gnats, but more self-centerd.
And it’s interesting to discover (see link down below) that the term originally referred to those that make mistakes, not those that correct them!

But enough of this.
Here’s a very fun, and highly intelligent video, featuring Stephen Fry‘s voice and opinions (which I undersign fully).


Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

2 thoughts on “Nazis. I hate these guys

  1. That video is like a cup of fresh water in a desert ai hign noon. Thank you.


  2. Reblogged this on Stark Writing Crazy and commented:
    Not only is this a brilliant monologue, the animation is hypnotic. Living overseas and probably causing the grand poets of Italian and Japanese to roll over in their graves as I strung their beautiful words together in a way that, at least, made sense to me, allowed me to free myself somewhat from the scourge of pedantry, but I still have a long way to go.


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