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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday August 29, 2012

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in Fun stuff.



1. Rachel - August 29, 2012

I’m a huge fan of XKCD! But is it bad that the first thing I noticed was that the word “foreign” is misspelled? (Yes, I did remember to chuckle at the effect/affect joke afterwards.)

2. Susanne Aldridge III - August 29, 2012

Uhmm, maybe I am missing the point (or the joke), but “foriegn”?

3. Gintautas Kaminskas - August 29, 2012

Why “grammar Nazis”? Why not “grammar Bolsheviks”? Why “little Hitler”? Why not “little Stalin”?

Jill (@bonnjill) - August 29, 2012

Gintautas, it’s just a standard turn of phrase in English. It even has its own entry in the Urban Dictionary and a Tumblr account.

4. (Who Is) John Galt - September 1, 2012

I think the point is that the Grammar Nazi gets so caught up in the “effect or affect” debate that he/she manages to completely miss the misspelled word.

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