posted on Feb, 22 2013 @ 02:03 PM
You probably know someone who is a walking English teacher. These people have a condition which is like grammar Nazism and trolling combined. They
can't stop correcting others, even though their corrections are irrelevant and there is no fixed standard.
Why are they like trolls? They focus on insubstantial issues by adhering to their own paradigm of ''correctness''. They are LIKE trolls, but they
aren't real-life trolls, because they truly believe in what they are doing.
People who do the above are often rigid in all areas of their lives.
If you get carried away, the gist of the conversation is no longer the most important part, but whether your grammar/pronunciation/what have you is
It is one thing to teach someone English, but it is another to extend that umbrella over everyone you meet.
Funnily enough, people with enormous linguistic knowledge rarely, if ever, feel the need to correct anyone because they understand language is a
malleable mechanism, plus they don't have to show how proficient they are. It is self-evident.
In essence, the eternal correctors are trying to show how smart they are; what they are really showing is ineptness and self-esteem issues. Perhaps
they lack an internal sense of security and predictable language patters give them just that. Your guess is as good as mine.
These individuals exist in all shapes and sizes, but the English language is so widespread that eternal English teachers just can't resist the