I had never heard of the term “Grammar Nazi”until I return online last year. A lot had changed in my five years of absence. Someone sent me an article about it so, yes I researched it. LOL! I was surprised to find the American Psychology Association had written an article on it. I thought it was simply something chic floating around the internet as things have a tendency to do. I didn’t know when excessively it is considered a compulsive disorder. Sort of like the people who counts the cracks in the sidewalk or have straighten everything they see lying or hanging crooked. According their report introverts are most likely to become Grammar Nazis than extroverts.
It said that most Grammar Nazis are difficult to please and can be unpleasant people. Well….I thought all Nazis were unpleasant people.
But seriously thus, I think there’s a big different in correcting someone respectfully than making a grandstand about their short comings. There’s a way to bring an issue to anyone’s attention.
Being correct doesn’t always one right. There’s a big difference between the two.