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Grammar Police Sanctuary grand opening!! All are welcome!

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Pleb1969 Wed 27-Jul-11 13:52:59

Purely out of the kindness of my heart, I am hereby opening a safe haven for those who develop a facial tic at some posts on MN. You may have noticed that I am deliberately NOT USING PARAGRAPHS in my post. I am also going to Randomly use Capitals in my sentence, spell something incorrectly and use a correct spelling in the wrong context. Just to give you something to get your teeth into. Feel free to post, whether you may be a member of the GP, or a poster who has inadvertantly suffered there wrath.... (did you see what I did their?)

ShowOfHands Wed 27-Jul-11 13:54:30

I'm a joint member of both the Grammar Police and also the Appropriate Posting Board. This should be in Pedants' Corner.

filthyfunkproject Wed 27-Jul-11 13:57:02

Your name should be Plebeian1969 - pleb is tres common -,

EdithWeston Wed 27-Jul-11 13:57:27

ShowofHands beat me to it - Pedants' Corner.

Erebus Wed 27-Jul-11 13:59:13

And for the purposes of this OP, should it not be 'Grammer Police'? Mm?

Up your game forthwith, Pleb!!

Pleb1969 Wed 27-Jul-11 14:00:38

I say, you ARE all getting into the spirit of it, well done wink. Must apologise re the Pedants' Corner, I wasn't aware of its existence until just now. I hang my head in shame.

Erebus Wed 27-Jul-11 14:02:45

OK, consider that your First Strike...

AbsDuCroissant Wed 27-Jul-11 14:03:56

I was just going to post what Erebus posted - it's "grammer police".

I saw your "there" and I am not rising to the bait <<bites knuckles>>

Pleb1969 Wed 27-Jul-11 14:06:02

I know tis common filthy, I blame my younger sister for saddling me with the nickname (Deb the Pleb). We are a close family, honest. Her nickname was Bimbo so shouldn't complain really.

munstersmum Wed 27-Jul-11 14:11:48

Less a facial tic more a jabbing finger.....leading to typos of one's own blush

Pleb1969 Wed 27-Jul-11 14:14:51

I'm most upset nobody picked up that I spelt inadvertently incorrectly. (which was deliberate, btw)

nickelbabe Wed 27-Jul-11 14:22:18

maybe you could report your post to MNHQ, and they could move you to Pedants' Corner?

TobyLerone Wed 27-Jul-11 14:27:09

I would post, but my face is twitching far too much...

Pleb1969 Wed 27-Jul-11 14:28:22

I have done just that, nickelbabe, hopefully the powers that be will help me to correct the error of my ways. wink

Erebus Wed 27-Jul-11 14:28:41

Pleb we all recognise 'beyond help' when we see it....

Pleb1969 Wed 27-Jul-11 15:02:19

Aha! This has now been moved to the correct home! My First Strike has been eradicated!

nickelbabe Wed 27-Jul-11 15:07:31

lovely, well done!

It's better form to discuss grammAr issues on the correct board.

that way, we're only mumbling amongst ourselves and not causing upset to others. smile

Pleb1969 Wed 27-Jul-11 15:15:16

Now we're in the right place, how is Grammer Police correct? I always thought it was spelt Grammar...

technotronic Wed 27-Jul-11 15:24:39





screaming quietly into a cushion

BitOfFun Wed 27-Jul-11 15:25:57

Oh, it's a very funny story. You had to be there.

BitOfFun Wed 27-Jul-11 15:36:04

I can't find the thread- it must have been in Chat. Basically, a bunch of Bounty forum members showed up here and started a txt-spk fight, during the corse of which they became steadily more irate, and introduced to the MN lexicon the phrase "WHO THE FUCKING HELL ARE YOU- THE GRAMMER POLICE?" smile

It was sublime.

ShowOfHands Wed 27-Jul-11 16:02:16

Oh that thread should have been moved to classics. I suppose the fact that it was an inter-forum punch up means that it doesn't count.


Oh it was good.

Pleb1969 Wed 27-Jul-11 22:24:52

darn it, wish I'd been an active member then... I joined MN last year but got boringly caught up in RL. Now realise how much fun is to be had on here, especially when DH and DS insist on watching the boring shite they will insist on watching (SO should have got Sky multiroom, hindsight is a wonderful thing.)

hairylights Thu 28-Jul-11 19:30:39

Aaaaarrrrgh. "i was sat". NO! You were sitting!

EdithWeston Thu 28-Jul-11 19:40:08

Nice to see this thread in its new home!

Can I confess that I've just hidden a thread because I knew its title would grate on me every time it appeared in Active Convos?

You might have seen it - "disinterest" not lack of interest, and "peak" not "pique".

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