Verboticism: Grammarauder

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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: doseydotes

Pronunciation: ˈgra-mər-ˈä-dər

Sentence: Jacob turned to his dad. “Me and Jim are going to the mall . . .” “Jim’s not mean,” Tim interrupted. “What?” Jacob asked. “Jim’s not mean. You said he was mean,” replied his dad. “Oh, DAD. JIM AND I are going to the mall,” said Jacob, exasperated. “Your dad is such a grammarauder,” whispered Jim. “TELL me about it,” grumbled Jacob.

Etymology: From the Greek, gram, meaning "really old lady with really good cookies"; from the Neptune, mer, meaning "handsome eunich water sprite"; from the Shyamalan, aud, meaning "strangeness bordering on scariness which is somehow still lucrative"; and from the Irish, er, a place-holder in speech which prevents others from talking while one thinks of something else to say.

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Comments: Grammarauder

stache - 2008-03-26: 10:58:00
Sounds somehow familiar. And the obscure etymological sources from whence your creations spring never cease to amaze.

Jabberwocky - 2008-03-26: 11:41:00
marauder could be someone who goes in search of blunder

OZZIEBOB - 2008-03-26: 17:10:00
Grammatical Error - When Grandma screws up. Interesting blend. (Johnny Hart, The Book of Phrases - BC Comic Strip)

Tigger - 2008-03-26: 23:01:00
Oh, that's my #1 pet peeve — when people say 'me and ' where they should say ' and I'.

Tigger - 2008-03-26: 23:03:00
That didn't show up right. I meant — when people say 'me and [so-and-so]' where they should say '[so-and-so] and I'.