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Netizens hit man’s ‘ironic’ tweet on wrong grammar

“Weren’t you offended several times and became really defensive and sarcastic when people corrected your grammar? Oh, the duality of man!”

In his tweet last October 27, Homer Yulo said, “Why do people get offended when they’re being corrected for grammar mistakes?”

“Soc med is also a place to learn and improve communication skills. Embrace it. It’s not just a place to insult people you don’t agree with,” he added.

But instead of gaining sympathy, netizens took time to point out his hypocrisy as Homer himself got offended a few months back when someone pointed out his grammatical errors.

According to several netizens, Homer should practice what he is preaching.

Some of them posted a screenshot of Homer’s conversation on Twitter last August with a certain Niels Nable, who criticized him for his alleged bad grammar.

Niels wrote: “Ayusin mo muna grammar mo (Homer) bago ka makipag-usap.”

Reacting to it, Homer said: “Oh. Hitting my grammar. How mature.”

Here’s what some tweeps are saying about Homer’s latest post:

“The duality of Homer Yulo.”

“Bakit ba lahat ng sinasabi mo contradicting?”

“Weren’t you offended several times and became really defensive and sarcastic when people corrected your grammar? Oh, the duality of man! I hope you live up to this tweet and embrace redirections when people point out your grammar mistakes moving forward.”

“Last August lang nagreklamo ka because people were criticizing your grammar… ngayon biglang nagbago ihip ng hangin!? Social media is a place for consistency; people will eventually know your hypocrisy at some point.”

Are people who correct grammar jerks?

A recent study showed that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have less agreeable and less sociable personalities than those who just let them slide.

According to a study done by the University of Michigan published in PLOS One, people who correct typos are jerks and are conceited in thinking they are doing you a favor.

A total of 83 people participated in this research.

Each participant had to read an email and then complete a 10-item evaluation scale for each message.

The email deliberately had some major spelling mistakes including “teh” instead of “the” and grammar errors like “its” instead of “it’s”.

After participants read through the emails, they were asked to judge the sender on their “perceived intelligence, friendliness, and other attributes.”

Results from the data collected showed that introverts judged making grammatical errors more harshly in comparison to extroverts who let typos slide.

Also, the less agreeable ones got more upset by grammatical errors.

This study comes after the increasing prevalence of social media means that we often encounter written language stylistic variations and errors.

Researchers believed it is possible to trace your typo-obsessed behavior all the way back to specific personality traits.

So “grammar police” beware: Your actions do speak louder than words.

Written by Angelle De Leon

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