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Correcting people's grammar in public. I mostly manage to only do it in private these days.

Date: 2012-02-27 06:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] akienm.livejournal.com
Bravo. :) For me it was coaching unasked.

Date: 2012-02-27 08:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] hot-turkey.livejournal.com
I'm not sure I'd say that's a *bad* habit, necessarily, unless of course it's overdone. I cringe, many times each day, at other people's grammar.

Date: 2012-02-28 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvvexation.livejournal.com
I cringe too, but embarrassing people is not the best way to win friends, it turns out.

Date: 2012-02-28 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] flwyd.livejournal.com
Asking for clarification, and using that as an opportunity to demonstrate a better grammatical choice: good habit.
Being a dick about your prescriptivist grammar: bad habit.

There's also the active learner case: I'm usually appreciative when someone corrects my grammar in a language I'm not fluent in.

Date: 2012-02-28 06:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vvvexation.livejournal.com
Hmmm. So do you think directly correcting people is always dickish?

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