Grammando: someone who frequently corrects the grammar mistakes of others.

I just discovered this word in a series I am watching on Wondrium (formerly known as the Great Courses).  The series, if you are interested, is English Grammar Boot Camp.   The fact that I am watching it likely qualifies me for grammando status.

Happy to know this portmanteau word exists.  Thanks to grammando, a combination of grammar and commando, we can all retire the term Grammar Nazi… which I hate.

Nazi is the shortened form of the German Nationalsozialist, meaning “national socialist”.  To call someone a Grammar Nazi, or any kind of Nazi, seems highly offensive and inappropriate to me, considering what the National Socialists did during World War 2.

Let’s leave the Nazi’s out of this.  Grammando is a great alternative.


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