Happy National Grammar Day!
Yes, it’s a thing.
In honor of this most hallowed of days, survey site YouGov asked Americans how much of a stickler for proper grammar they are. About 9% said that they correct the grammar of their friends and loved ones EVERY TIME they make a mistake.
Spoiler: If you can’t think of anyone in your friend group that does that, the grammar Nazi is probably you.
Other numbers of note: 41% said sometimes, 31% said rarely, 15% said never and 4% didn’t answer.
Men are almost twice as likely to be grammar Nazis, as 12% said they always correct people, compared to 7% of women.
Breaking it down by age, young people are three times more likely to be grammar Nazis than older Americans are. Of those in their late teens and early 20s, 15% said they always correct people’s grammar. Only 5% of people over 55 said the same.
If you need help with your grammar skills, check out the Nerdist’s “Grammar Slam” with former WWE Superstar CM Punk.
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