Results for - Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome

2,337 voters participated in this survey
Some people think those who go around correcting other people's grammar are annoying. There is evidence they are actually suffering from a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder/oppositional defiant disorder (OCD/ODD). Researchers are calling it Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome, or GPS. Have you heard of GPS?

1. Some people think those who go around correcting other people's grammar are annoying. There is evidence they are actually suffering from a type of obsessive-compulsive disorder/oppositional defiant disorder (OCD/ODD). Researchers are calling it Grammatical Pedantry Syndrome, or GPS. Have you heard of GPS?

Yes
11%
250 votes
No
89%
2,087 votes

2. Bob Lowth, founder and president of the Society for the Propagation of Pure English (SPoPE), strongly objects to this kind of medicalization of grammatical correction. "It's bad English that's sick, not correcting it," Lowth complained. Do you agree with Mr. Lowth?

Yes
32%
746 votes
No
22%
503 votes
Undecided
31%
732 votes
Not Applicable
15%
356 votes

3. Do you ever feel the compulsion to correct other people's grammar?

Yes
43%
1,015 votes
No
34%
797 votes
Undecided
11%
249 votes
Not Applicable
12%
276 votes
06/25/2014 Living 2337 64 By: Bboopy13
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