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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 1 year ago

    So it must be a perfectly cromulent word.

  2. samfran60

    samfran60 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Like I said before,I could not talk to her. She is not interested in the topic of the conversation, just her superiority of her grammar.

  3. emjaycee

    emjaycee GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Why is today’s strip in black and white (okay, shades of grey)?

  4. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, about 1 year ago

    @samfran60

    Maybe she finds the topic as boring as you find the correct usage of grammar.

  5. RanaRavens

    RanaRavens said, about 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    You know what? I’m an editor. Paying attention to grammar is my job, and I appreciate a well-turned sentence.

    This sort of grammar policing, on the other hand, is INCREDIBLY ANNOYING.

    It’s like a cook who can’t eat a single meal without nit-picking it to death, a movie critic who has to dissect every scene out loud, a nutritionist who scolds everyone who eats even a single cookie or candy bar. It’s like being the parent who, when their child brings them a homemade Valentine, immediately launches into a critique of why the glitter is the wrong color and how the crayon could have been applied more neatly.

    There is a time and a place for everything, and being An Expert Nitpicker in social situations is not okay. It just isn’t. It’s rude, because what it says is that you consider yourself superior to other people and that correcting them and tearing them down is more important to you than having a normal relationship with them.

    I will be very glad when this particular arc is over.

  6. Tue Elung-Jensen

    Tue Elung-Jensen said, about 1 year ago

    She seems to forget that if she is the minority in how words are being used she is also the part who is wrong. Considering the language is ever evolving.

  7. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @RanaRavens

    Well said!

  8. Ray C

    Ray C said, about 1 year ago

    @RanaRavens

    I agree, but it’s still good to read it (if not funny). I consider myself well-trained in English, but still I have learned a thing or two from her in the past. This arc is a repeating one, by the way. She’ll be back in a few months with new corrections. I wonder what she would have to say about the subject of verbing nouns…I think it’s good for the language. What’s your opinion?

  9. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Considering how hard Blacks had to fight – and die – to GET an education, and how poorly most people speak today, I’m with her. My mother did the same to me; drove me nuts, but being well-spoken made me seem a lot smarter than I really am.

  10. ewalnut

    ewalnut said, about 1 year ago

    It looks like she’s only interested in talking about grammar. But it’s possible she just doesn’t want to hear about politics, which is why she’s forcing a change of subject.

  11. Dani Rice

    Dani Rice GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @ewalnut

    Most of us don’t want to hear about politcis, either.

  12. wakeangel2001

    wakeangel2001 said, about 1 year ago

    I’m pretty sure the dictionary has accepted “lol” or is that only websters?

  13. Davepostmp

    Davepostmp said, about 1 year ago

    @RanaRavens

    How about correcting spelling in these comments for people who are too lazy to look up words or are in to much of a hurry to care? How am I to take their comment seriously when they don’t care enough to state it correctly?

  14. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, about 1 year ago

    @RanaRavens

    Your critique of Expert Nitpickers is well done.

  15. arlandolpho

    arlandolpho said, about 1 year ago

    @simpsonfan2

    You excited my contrafribularites with this word usage.

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