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'Man, you loving bestest ever!'

DEFINITION: n. A person who constantly corrects other people's grammar. v. To habitually correct the grammar of everyone with whom you speak regardless of the social context or the minuteness the perceived error.

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Strictax

Created by: Kirubeza

Pronunciation: Strikt - acks

Sentence: Kevin's grasp of grammar was not what one would call the best and while his feeble attempt to verbalize how he felt about Jodie would perhaps have come across as cute to someone else, it was not in her nature as a strictax to allow such atrocities go unpunished and she brutally (yet somewhat suggestively) corrected his many grievous errors.

Etymology: A combination of STRICT - Exactly correct - and SYNTAX - The grammatical arrangement of words in a sentence.

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Converseditor

GlobalGallery

Created by: GlobalGallery

Pronunciation: Kon-ver-sedit-ta

Sentence: Mike was annoyed by the continual corrective interjections of his fiance Tanya every time he spoke. He called off the wedding because her incessant conversediting had become unbearable.

Etymology: 1.Conversation - informal interchange of thoughts by spoken words. 2.Editor - one who edits material for publication.

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Syntaxassessor

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: sin taks as ses sor

Sentence: Comma Chameleon found her mark in her new boyfriend, Colon. Although he came from good parenttheses, was very dashing, earned a high income bracket and had a hyphenated name, his English skills were dreadful. Although his Grammar had taught him well, Comma found she had to edit everything he said. She became his syntaxassessor and if it were not for the fact that he had a cute asterisk and was great at the old interrobang, she would have put a bullet beside his name before now. It did not hurt that he punctuated his wedding proposal with a large caret diamond ring...

Etymology: Syntax ( the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences) & Wordplay on Tax Assessor (an official who evaluates property for the purpose of taxing it)

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Tagmemicrectificationophile

Created by: CanadianAndyCapp

Pronunciation: Tag-mem-ic-rect-if-i-Kay-shun-o-file

Sentence: Verbosity and gramatic eloquence cannot singularly direct the attentive comprehension of the average individual through auditory reception; without the proper corrective parameters being established by a fully qualified tagmemicrectificationophile!

Etymology: Tagmemic (Words) Rectification (Correction) Phile (To admire or be devoted to)

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COMMENTS:

indubitably, a singularly meritoreous and commendable candidate, no component occluded. - stache, 2008-03-26: 11:38:00

Alas, I lament my reiteration of your expression, "singularly." - stache, 2008-03-26: 11:43:00

Albeit unheeding, and contextually distinguishable. - stache, 2008-03-26: 11:45:00

One for "The Dictionary of Longest Verboticisms" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-26: 17:46:00

A preeminently jocular submission, (although hard to say in one breath). - Tigger, 2008-03-26: 22:16:00

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Correctolingweenie

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: cur-RECT-ALL-linguine

Sentence: Maxine and Clem were deeply in like. Clem was always sanguine and adored Maxine's crimson clothing and gutsy attitude. Maxine had moxie, but she was constantly irritated by Clem's use of the word "less" instead of "fewer". Maxine flew into a rage when she heard someone say "podiums" instead of the correct plural form, "podia"...Yes, Clem may have been an unsophisticated proto-boor, but Maxine was an unbearable CORRECTOLINGWEENIE -and an unwanted voluntary proofreader for all the world's bad grammar. When they inevitably broke up, Maxine found that she had less friends than before, and Clem had fewer fun, despite shaving off his sideburns and growing a unibrow.

Etymology: Okay, try to bear with me on this one..........CORRECTOL+LINGuist+WEENIE= CORRECTOLINGWEENIE...CORRECT:to make or set right,to amend,to alter or adjust so as to bring to some standard,to point out usually for amendment the errors or faults,to punish (as a child) with a view to reforming or improving; Middle English, from Latin correctus, past participle of corrigere, from com- + regere to lead straight...ALL:the whole amount, quantity or extent of,as much as possible; Middle English all, al, from Old English eall; akin to Old High German all...CORRECTOL: The Woman's Gentle Laxative." Its slogan: "For Gentle, Dependable overnight relief”...LINGUIST:a person who believes they are accomplished in languages;Latin lingua language, tongue...LINGUINE: a hot Italian dish, tasty and hard to resist;Italian, plural of linguina, diminutive of lingua tongue, from Latin...WEENIE:alteration of wienie, Informal. A wiener; Slang. A person who is regarded as being dorklike yet not subject to ordinary social inhibitions (tweaked).

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COMMENTS:

metrohumanx http://drminz.com/v4/random4.html - metrohumanx, 2009-01-16: 01:41:00

metrohumanx SAY IT! Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat. - metrohumanx, 2009-01-16: 08:03:00

Your etymology is logical, Mr. Spock! - Nosila, 2009-01-16: 20:50:00

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Grammestapo

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: graməstäpō

Sentence: The Grammestapo is always vigilant when it comes to the spoken or written word. Texting just about drives them crazy. One good ”your (or yur) gr8” can send them into apoplexy.

Etymology: grammar (the whole system and structure of a language or of languages in general) + Gestapo (the German secret police under Nazi rule)

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Pricktionary

Created by: rikboyee

Pronunciation: prik-shun-air-ee

Sentence: as soon as i sent the email 'i'll see you their at 8pm', i knew that pricktionary would be on my case

Etymology: prick, dictionary

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COMMENTS:

Just something about this word that I like. - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-26: 17:41:00

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Linguweenie

Created by: Stevenson0

Pronunciation: lin/guwee/nie

Sentence: Rocco was definitely a gifted person, but he was so annoying because he always corrected everybody's language. He was definitely a linguweenie.

Etymology: linguist + weenie

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COMMENTS:

Hilarious. For some reason, though, it makes me hungry for Italian food. - stache, 2008-03-26: 10:40:00

he was probably adamant about the pasta tense - Jabberwocky, 2008-03-26: 11:04:00

Love it! I can not wait until I can use the sentence, "Don't be such a linguweenie!" - arrrteest, 2008-03-26: 11:58:00

Bravo! - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-26: 17:05:00

Bellissimo (or is it We'll eat some more) - Nosila, 2008-03-26: 22:43:00

No wonder they say that Rocco is such a wet noodle. Funny word. - Tigger, 2008-03-26: 22:47:00

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Speakrighter

Created by: purpleartichokes

Pronunciation: speek-rite-ur

Sentence: It's, like, impossible to talk at Mary. Always correcting me, she is. She's a speakrighter determined to make me speak righter.

Etymology: speak, right, speech writer

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COMMENTS:

Dylan Thomas said, 'British broadcasters speak as if they had Elgin's marbles in their mouth," - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-26: 17:36:00

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Gramstapo

Created by: arrrteest

Pronunciation: Gram-stop-oh

Sentence: Maude was a good wife. She tollerated and suffered throught many of her pet peeves about Larry, but the one she couldn't pass up was his poor language. He constantly spewed out mixed tenses as often as he mixed metaphors, and noun-verb agreement would always get lost somewhere in a sentence. Larry paid as much attention to what he said as much as she how much she corrected him. He just laughed it off as he called her his little "Gramstapo."

Etymology: Gram -from grammar + gestap - the Nazi secret police

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COMMENTS:

gestapo, that is. (Consider this a preemptive correction for the missing "o" to avoid any wannabe gramstapos out there from pouncing on me. lol - arrrteest, 2008-03-26: 12:42:00

Or, would it be called "gramstapoes?" - arrrteest, 2008-03-26: 12:42:00

or "gramstopi?" - stache, 2008-03-26: 12:55:00

Larry should not forget, "We ask the questions!" - OZZIEBOB, 2008-03-26: 17:34:00

Ja, gutes wort (yes, good word). Did you realize that you can 'Edit' your entry arrrteest? - Tigger, 2008-03-26: 22:54:00

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-26: 00:01:00
Today's definition was suggested by stache. Thank you stache. ~ James

stache - 2008-03-26: 09:16:00
You're welcome, JG. Very worthy submissions today

doseydotes - 2008-03-26: 09:22:00
I'm afraid stache's definition is in reference to yours truly. I looked at the suggested words and I'm floored. I might as well give up right now. Great job, everybody.

doseydotes - 2008-03-26: 10:53:00
And I gotta add, "Man, you loving bestest ever!" to my repertoire.

stache - 2008-03-26: 11:47:00
That'd be hoovy of you, 'dotes.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2008-03-26: 22:49:00
Yes, there are lots of gramudgeons and linguweenies here. Apparently, they're the bestest! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-06-02: 00:00:00
Today's definition was suggested by stache. Thank you stache. ~ James

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