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24 March 2004 @ 03:53 pm
That's "Gramper Fuhrer" To You!  
Grammar Fuhrer
You are the grammar Fuhrer. All bow to your
authority. You will crush all the inferior
people under the soles of your jackboots, and
any who question your motives will be
eliminated. Your punishment is being the bane
of every other person's existence, because
you're constantly contradicting stupidity.
Everyone will be gunning for you. Your dreams
of a master race of spellers and grammarians
frighten the masses. You must always watch your
back. If only your power could be used for good
instead of evil.

What is your grammar aptitude?
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The ironic thing here is that question 5 had no correct answer - I picked the lesser of evils and got this result anyway. I'll have to see what I get if I pick one of the other bad answers.
Current Mood: pleasedpedantic
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on March 24th, 2004 12:58 pm (UTC)
Just as I suspected. It was a trick question. No matter which answer I picked it didn't affect the outcome of the test.

FilkerDavefilkerdave on March 24th, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC)
It somewhat discomfits me to be Godwinned like this, though.
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on March 24th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
I suppose it means that any discussion has to end before it can even start.

Does Godwin's Law apply to LiveJournal? This would be approximately a third- or fourth- order effect based on its technology distance from Usenet, wouldn't it?
Phil Parkertigertoy on March 24th, 2004 02:14 pm (UTC)
"Godwinned"? Say what?

A stupid quiz to equate knowing something about grammar with being obnoxious about it, and offensive to use the image of Hitler for a 'grammar Nazi'.
Bill Suttonbedlamhouse on March 24th, 2004 08:32 pm (UTC)
Godwin's Law:

"As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one." (The Jargon File)
FilkerDavefilkerdave on March 25th, 2004 05:49 am (UTC)
Indeed. And Quizilla loses for doing so!
cflutecflute on March 24th, 2004 05:06 pm (UTC)
Which one was question five? I'm too tired to keep track.

I got the same rating. Pretty easy quiz, if you ask me.

But I agree with the comment about it being unfair and wrong to equate the ability to choose and use correct grammar, with rigidity in imposing one's grammar knowledge on others.
Keriskeristor on March 25th, 2004 09:33 am (UTC)
It told me that it contained content unsuitable for people under 18. What, under 18 months?

Oh, and I got the same result. Pretty easy questions...
Phil Parkertigertoy on March 25th, 2004 10:45 am (UTC)
well, considering that it calls you Hitler if you get them all right (which I think is more offensive than being shown a picture of a naked woman), it might well call you something even worse (or something that people would get more hinky about, anyway) if you don't do as well.
Keriskeristor on March 25th, 2004 01:55 pm (UTC)
It didn't call me 'Hitler', it called me 'Leader' (well, it would have done had it put the umlaut in 'Führer' properly). When I worked in Germany our group leader was called a 'gruppenführer' (the project leader was a 'projektleiter', I gather that 'führer' is a "higher leader"). And you don't get much more anti-Nazi than modern German government.

I've seen the terms 'Nazi' and 'fascist' used too many times on newsgroups to take offence, and especially about those who are obnoxious in correcting others' grammar, spelling etc. In as much as I take any umbrage at this quiz, it's at the assumption that everyone who knows good grammer is obnoxious about it in public, not about the (incorrect) usage of a foreign word.