Who Are "grammar Nazi"

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Who Are "grammar Nazi"
Who Are "grammar Nazi"

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On the Internet, on forums, blogs, etc. there are often spelling disputes. Those who follow or try to follow all the spelling and punctuation rules on the Internet are called "grammar nazi". Their aggression does not leave indifferent other fans of Internet communication.

Grammar Nazi symbol in Russia
Grammar Nazi symbol in Russia

The emergence of the concept

Since the advent of the Internet in Russia, Internet resources and network communication have been available only to a few. But, since the mid-2000s, the Internet has become generally available, the cost of access to the network is falling, which is why people of all ages appear on the Internet. Forums, chats, social networks and other Internet resources are actively developing, where people of different generations can freely communicate on any topic.

Internet slang appears, which is becoming fashionable among young people. It is characterized by such features as a special spelling distortion ("preved", "cho", "malyffka", etc.), as well as a tendency to shorten words ("norms", "ATP", etc.). Internet users were divided into those who believe that one should be literate both on the Internet and in life (such people on the Internet were nicknamed "grammar nazi" or grammar nazi) and those who do not consider it important to adhere to the rules of the Russian language …

Common features

It is necessary to distinguish the concept of a literate person from the concept of grammar nazi. As a rule, ordinary literate people do not boast of their literacy on the Internet and do not try to teach the surrounding participants of forums and chats on spelling. The opposite applies to representatives of this Internet movement. They try to point out to everyone their blunders in spelling, punctuation and even stylistics. Such people often succumb to provocations from other participants in forums and chats, which makes them angry, and communication descends to mutual insults.

A related "grammar nazi" movement is called purism. Its participants oppose the presence of words borrowed from other languages ​​in their native language.

The situation with the Ukrainian language

In Ukraine, more than half of the population speaks Russian. But the spelling is often poor. Due to the close integration of the Russian and Ukrainian sectors of the Internet on the Internet, there are often bickering between the Russian-speaking population, for whom Russian is the main language, and Ukrainians, for whom Russian is not. Therefore, "grammar nazi" can appear from both Russians and Ukrainians.

A classic example of the mixing of languages ​​is the so-called surzhik, which is a mixture of Russian and Ukrainian linguistic norms. It is typical for the eastern parts of Ukraine and the western regions of Russia.

Tendency to join the "grammar nazi"

As a rule, “grammar nazi” are people from 20 to 30 years old, for whom the Internet is more of a business than an entertainment role. They can create their own forums, social media groups and blog communities. There they communicate, argue about the rules of the Russian language, organize meetings of participants, etc. Particularly aggressive groups can agree on a coordinated attack on any forum, chat room, group in social networks, whose members, from the point of view of the "grammar nazi", are not sensitive enough to their native language.

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