As someone who has worked as a proofreader and copyeditor, I’m very particular about grammar, spelling, and punctuation. And for better or worse, this fastidiousness has extended from the formal write-ups that I deal with in a professional capacity to the everyday conversations I participate in with my friends, including the ones on messaging apps like iMessage. It’s not unusual for me, then, to point out errors, however slight, in my friends’ messages.
Makes you wonder how I manage to still have friends, doesn’t it? But here’s something that should cause little wonder: the release of an app that lets me quickly and easily exercise editorial control, as it were, over my friends’ errant messages.
The app is aptly called Grammar Snob. If you’re a “grammar snob” like me, you’d do well to get it as your aid in upholding the utmost propriety in syntax, morphology, and whatnot when chatting with your friends on iMessage.
Stickers for sticklers
Grammar Snob has a substantial selection of stickers to help you fix typos or common mistakes in grammar, spelling, or punctuation. “Its” vs. “it’s.” “Lose” vs. “loose.” “Their” vs. there.” “Figuratively,” as opposed to the often misused “literally.” “Couldn’t care less,” not “could.” These and many — not “much” — more, including ready-to-use scribbles, Xs, ovals, arrows, punctuation marks, and highlights. There are also hashtag stickers saying “#grammared” and “grammarsnob” for when you’re feeling teasingly triumphant.
As with other sticker packs from other iMessage apps, you can send stickers from Grammar Snob on their own. Just tap a sticker and tap the send button. Perfect for quickly sending “fewer” in response to an incorrect use of “less.”
Grammar Snob stickers can also be affixed to messages. Just tap and hold a sticker to peel it off and stick it on just the right spot, e.g. “you’re” on top of an erroneous “your.”
Download Grammar Snob
Grammar Snob is an iMessage-only app.
Get Grammar Snob now and start calling out your friends for their “word crimes” in style. Just be sure not to run into Muphry’s (sic) Law while you’re at it.