By Anonymous - 21/03/2013 10:43 - United States - Kalamazoo
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Pfew, that didn't go well. But Grammarnazi is a word that gets used a lot. And you didn't knew she was jewish. Yeah, FYL
Then she obviously has no sense of humour. There's no better revenge than taking a derogatory term and turning it around.
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The term itself isn't derogatory against Jews. "Grammar Nazi" is not an ethnic/religious slur, therefore what is there to take back? It's ignorant to assume that someone doesn't have a sense of humor just because they don't laugh at a "joke" you find hilarious. Anyway, where is the joke in this FML?! If a Jewish person -or ANY person- doesn't identify with the phrase (which is truly heavy handed), why should they change their beliefs to satisfy your holier-than-thou, cynical opinion? If you want to call yourself a nazi, fine. But remember, they were wrong and they lost. My grandparents are Holocaust survivors. I am named after two dead children who were killed by nazi bastards. So sue me if I'd never call myself a fucking nazi. NEVER FORGET.
Way to overreact on her part. Grammar nazi is a common saying and it's been more than 65 years... time to get over it. My grandpa was a POW, but come on...
No. There's no good reason to be "PC". Political correctness is the nice way of saying "I'm not going to say anything remotely off-colour for fear I might offend someone." Fuck that. People need to learn to lighten up and laugh at their own weaknesses. I have plenty of faults and failures, but I don't let them bother me. I laugh at them, learn from them, and move on.
I dunno, I think it's good to be reasonably PC. Though if you're a nice person then you shouldn't really consider it 'PC', it should just be 'normal'. I don't think saying 'grammar nazi' is non-pc though - it's too commonly used nowadays, it's like when old people get mad when you say 'crap' because they think it's a swear word when no-one thinks that now.
Thats why I said RELATIVELY. I avoid making jokes about racism, homophobia and sexism. That shouldn't be considered a bad thing, you're a bunch of idiots if you think being polite is negative. and for the record I curse like a fucking sailor but bigotry isn't cool nor funny.
There's no way you could've known she was Jewish. Don't feel too bad. She needs to lighten up.
So what, if she cannot take a joke why bother, humour is one of the last thing we have in the world that is ours!
PrincessPesa, I think you're taking this 'name calling' a bit too seriously. There is a vast difference between an actual Nazi and a Grammar Nazi. It's just a name, nothing intentionally offensive about it so I think you just need to let it go over your head a little...