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''Grammar Nazis'' by kevinbolk ''Grammar Nazis'' by kevinbolk
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I've never been terribly fond of this term. It's just....

...wait...did she just grammar-check a word balloon? O_o
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icypoolthewarrior Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a conversation me an my friend had. She was Grammar Hitler and I was a Grammar Rebel. I have also converted my whole class into being Grammar Rebels! GRAMMAR SHALL DIE! xD
Rbade Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015
Obviously, she is a mindreader and saw how you did it in youre head will you were speaking.
bluessaurus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Should someone can be a grammar communist? ;)
Erica-Sakura Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why would someone admit they're a Grammar Nazi anyway? Nobody likes a Nazi, no matter what kind! (Unless they're also a Nazi.)
Gargomon251 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Why would anyone call THEMSELF a grammar "nazi"?
ladybug114 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I suppose I am one, but I prefer the term "grammar freak"
ThatCanuckToonNerd Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know one grammar nazi here on dA who, IRONICALLY, cannot spell "straight" properly even after having been corrected once by someone else who saw his comments...
Rainbow-Sorbet-69 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I saw a grammar Nazi on YouTube....they didn't even spell 'Nazi' right.
MagicMilkshake1 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm a "Grammar Nazi"... -_- lolz ^^
DarkFireHeart62 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Artist
I'm pretty sure the term "grammar Nazi" is from the Montypython movie Life of brian.
MagicMilkshake1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm a proud grammar Nazi too. :3
ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013

Gotcha! Back to the camp, Anne. (Or was that part of your plan... Bait for grammar Nazis...)

Anyway, I have a question. Are you published in any newspapers? Because absolutely all the comic strips I see in newspapers are far inferior to yours, and I mean far.
elessal Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student
happy yo have meet your comics before I died!
KyleElykIsMe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Good thing I have Schindler's Grammar Check.
Chameleon-Veil Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's weird, because grammar 'nazi' is actually totally an unfitting term... We're not really persecuting people with spelling/grammar issues so much as trying to help (or force, depending on the individual) others improve their grammar......?

...On the other hand, I suppose you could say we seek purity of the languagepool.
CureLovelyWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
when people say "nazi" they don't mean they persecute them... it's just an exxaggerated way of saying people that go around being the "grammar police" and are a total pain about something that barely matters.
somercet Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Hahahaha! Stop and think, folks!
Spirit-creator-Katie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so long as it's readable i'm fine with it!
BigDream64 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I can lack apostrpohes in comments if I want to!
TheLastNaturalist Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
When Grammar Nazis correct you, I believe they are sending you to Ouch-witz.

I'm going to hell for this, aren't I?
amroadknight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Like it honestly matters...geez...
sugar-otter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012

Yeah, not a fortunate word. Also they can get a bit annyoing. Yes, I am kind of one too, but not when someone is missing an apostrophe due to hastiness OR MISPELL A GODDAMN WORD BY ACCIDENT ITS NOT GRAMMAR DAMMIT
RoninZylle Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sugar-otter Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Irony anyone?
IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Anne Frankly, as Hitlerious as Nazi jokes are, I think they should be saved only for camp
Anni-kun Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Well, you don't know if it's wrong or not with that sentence yet. It could continue with "This time its theme is such-and-such", in which case an apostrophe would be completely and totally wrong.

But yes agreed on the hate for that term. Especially much so when in most cases (like this one), people apply it to spelling instead of grammar... Which makes even less sense, because how can you be so strict about spelling/grammar if you don't even know what constitutes grammar?

I'm one of these people and I'd call myself more of a spelling nitpick :>
ArcFlayer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Let's eat Grandpa.
Let's eat, Grandpa.

Proper grammar can save lives.
IllegalSympathy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Help your Uncle Jack off the horse
Help your uncle jack off the horse

It can also stop traumatising animals
robotlover2234 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
my friends one.she just corrects the way you phrase it not the spelling junk.
Substitute101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
can't stand grammar nazis...i've never actually encountered one,but they're still annoying.i mean,it's the internet,not a spelling test!(unfortunately,my computer is programmed to act like one.just never count it as such^^;)'re art style is really cute
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One lady, back when I worked for Borders, called me a Book Nazi, out of the blue, in front of her kids. I should have done this.
Kakity Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's like your hair evolved into a majestic beast
SpupahBouncyMaddie83 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
...But punctuation has nothing to do with grammar .__.
JasperKahn Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I suspect the term was coined by the one on the receiving end of a grammar tutorial they did not care to hear, and it stuck. And in time became used by the people themselves. Grammar police brings to mind the idea of "thought police" from 1984 by George Orwell who commented on totalitarian rule...
ajUlzzang Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i personally like the grammar police.
NekoAmine Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know and like the term "ayatollah de la grammaire" ^^
Queen-Soulia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, people love us who suck at English. We should try harder instead of being bad at spelling.
Vivalahomestar Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
I prefer to be called a Grammar Fascist.
mannycrusher Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i love you
Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And this is why grammar Nazis can kiss my Yiddish ass, lol.
Animebot25 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Technically, the proper term for her would be the word; "pedant", which means "someone who insists on following the petty details of grammar, ect." Well, she does have a true gift if she can correct the punctuation in a word balloon. But yeah, I get the joke. :D
PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Artist
Me neither. Don't call me a Nazi unless I've killed more than 6 million people for having "inferior" genes.
Calvero Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student
* 12 million.
PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Artist
I didn't look it up, just in case the accurate number got me depressed or angry at Austrians.
Calvero Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student
6 million is how many Jews were killed. 12 million is the total.

Why Austrians specifically?
PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Artist
Yeah, I should've done research first. I admit I can be lazy sometimes.
I guess that's unfair. Austria's not to blame. They didn't know.
theawesum246 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so funny. I'm such a Grammar Nazi too, only problem is I'm part Jewish...
Gileum Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Random question, and maybe I'll save this for MAGfest if i forget/dont get a response.

But how do you handle drawing glasses?

I know that you dont often draw yourself with glasses, despite actually wearing them in person. I have a hard time drawing them on my cartoon versions of myself and others. They get in the way of my expressions and such, unless the glasses are really big and have a thick, defined frame.

Do you have any tricks or tips on getting around that? And is that also why you rarely draw yourself with them/draw them partially under your eyes?
kevinbolk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
That's why I o I draw eyes so big that glasses either have to be enormous or minimally represented in order to keep them from cutting through the eyes or making the face too busy . That's really a stylistic choice though, you have to experiment until you find something that's pleasing to you.
Gileum Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gotcha. I always fall into this idea that the eyes have to fit behind the glasses like mine really do. But it's a cartoon. You only really need to keep as much realism as you choose.

I dont like to go with the "solid lense" schtick unless I think it fits the purpose. Kinda like how my DA icon is super cartoony, as though my glasses ARE my eyes. But in other instances, I have difficulty keeping the face from being busy as you mentioned.

I'm sure I'll find a good solution somehow. Thanks for the protip~ See you at MAGfest!
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