Verboticism: Gramminatrix

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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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Created by: Jamagra

Pronunciation: gram/i/nay/tricks

Sentence: "Oh, Gerund, my love" said the gramminatrix, "you have been so very naughty! You have split infinitives as if they were made of bamboo. You have dangled your participles for all the world to see. You have modified some of my articles without permission. You are forever asking questions: which one? what kind? how many? Gerund, I am the one who asks questions. When I ask you "Why?" do not change my "Why?" to "I" and try to add your friend Ed to my plans! I am adverbse to a third person's point of view. It is obvious your grammar needs discipline and now it is time to teach you that lesson!"

Etymology: grammar + dominatrix

Points: 731

Comments: Gramminatrix

stache - 2008-03-26: 11:23:00
Can't wait for your sentence on this one.

purpleartichokes - 2008-03-26: 12:25:00
Maybe she's busy beating improper pronouns outta someone. Great word tho!

Jamagra - 2008-03-26: 12:30:00
Dang kids keep interfering with my Verbotomy time!!! Stupid spring break! heh.

stache - 2008-03-26: 12:52:00
Well worth the wait. Gerund is such a bad boy.

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-26: 17:31:00
Gerund may need a tongue lashing at the "House of the Subjunctive"