We all suspected it, but now we finaly have the empiricial proof – grammar nazis are assholes.
Researchers at the university of michigan have drilled down into the minds of the obnoxious pedants whom feel the need to correct everyones grammar all the time.
As part of their study they asked 83 people to analyse an email full, of erors and then evaluated their personality traits.
The results were frankly unsurprising to.
Gramar police scored low on levels of agreeability and openmindedness, and high on levels of neuroticism and conscientiousness.
Ugh. Screw thoes guys.
The study also found that extraverts are more likely to overlook typos when judging a person, while introverts would negatively evaluate someones character if they’re email was full of mistakes.
Heres a handy guide to when and when you should and shouldnt correct peoples grammr or typoes:
Are you an English teacher, marking a students paper? Strike while the lion is hot, and correct that grammar!
Are you on Facebook? No, dont correkt that grammar – thats what assholes do! Fade into Bolivian.
Are you an asshole? Sure correct, that grammar! Upset that apple tart!
Are you an English teacher on Facebook? No, dont correct that gramar – social media is designed for efficient not correct communication. Quoth the raisin: “Nevermore”.
(Actually though, grammar is kind of important – you should check out Grammar Girl who has the best explanation of common and tricky grammar dilemma that are really quite fun.)