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A Little Problem

Discussion in 'Groups' started by Sir_Walter, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. Sir_Walter

    Sir_Walter Ballista Bolt Thrower Staff Alumni Tester

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    So, today I have a small problem for you grammar nazis. I have changed my IGN to Grammar Gangster, as it is my irl nickname (and I think it is hilarious). However, I have an internal conflict as to how to spell it. If I spell it "Grammar Gangster" it is grammatically correct, but I feel like it lacks "pizazz". If I spell it "Gramma Gangsta" it feels more "hip" and "kewl" (lol), but it is grammatically incorrect, making me seem very hypocritical and undermining all that I stand for. What do you suggest?

    Also, feel free to correct any grammar or usage errors I may have made.
     
  2. FuzzyBlueBaron

    FuzzyBlueBaron Warm, Caring, Benign, Good and Kind Philanthrope Global Moderator Forum Moderator Donator Tester
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    Purpose & audience -- i.e. consider the context you're using the name. I'd suggest that "Gangsta" is appropriate given that it is a spelling/pronunciation in-line with gangster culture. :wink:
     
  3. Sir_Walter

    Sir_Walter Ballista Bolt Thrower Staff Alumni Tester

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    So "Grammar Gangsta"? Seems a little inconsistent.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014
  4. FuzzyBlueBaron

    FuzzyBlueBaron Warm, Caring, Benign, Good and Kind Philanthrope Global Moderator Forum Moderator Donator Tester
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    Well, "Grammar Gangsta", yes.

    And yes, it does seem inconsistent at first glance, but that's only because you're deliberately using the misspelling as a reference to to gangster linguistic culture. ::D:

    Basically, if people try to call you our tell them you're correctly applying purpose & audience by spelling gangster as a gangster would spell it. ::P:
     
  5. Sir_Walter

    Sir_Walter Ballista Bolt Thrower Staff Alumni Tester

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    ::):
    Will do. Although I suppose it doesn't really matter what my name is, as they won't be seeing me long before they die. :QQ::sword::B):