Grammar Gripers! People Who Troll Your Grammar Are Jerks

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Ah, the Grammar Police.

They have the best intentions. Or do they??

A study out of the University of Michigan shows people who are constantly bothered by grammatical errors have 'less agreeable' personalities than those of us who let the errors slide.

Folks who are more grammar-sensitive are also more likely to judge you for your mistakes. So, in other words, they are what we thought they were.

Jerks.

Researchers also found people who judged grammar violators harshly were likely to be introverts.

This is the first study to show that personality traits of readers have an effect on the interpretation of language.

Or is is affect?

Nope. Effect.

Affect is a verb, effect is a noun!

So whether you wanna use 'introvert,' 'jerk,' or 'punk' to describe the grammar jury in your life, just know that according to this study, you're probably right.


Today's Daily Poll Question:
Do you correct other people's grammar online?

1-How else are they gonna learn?
2-I just ignore it
3-I usually don't realize it's wrong

Text your answer to 330033.


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