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Gary Shannon wrote:
> On Mon, May 25, 2009 at 5:50 PM, And Rosta <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Gary Shannon, On 20/05/2009 03:47:
>>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 1:13 PM, Jörg Rhiemeier <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
> .....
>>>> Concurred, though your use of the word "Nazi" raises a bullshit flag
>>>> in me.  Such usage is disrespectful towards the victims of the *real*
>>>> Nazis.
>>> No disrespect intended. This is said in the spirit of Seinfeld's "Soup
>>> Nazi", <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soup_Nazi> and in keeping with
>>> the common usage on many, if not most, English-language
>>> non-linguistics forums and mailing lists where the term "Grammar Nazi"
>>> (as defined here
>>> <http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Grammar%20Nazi>)
>>> is used without any intended reference to anything connected with or
>>> relating to real-world Nazis.
>> I think the objection is not that any user of the term is intending
>> disrespect, but rather that the term 'grammar nazi' dilutes Nazism or
>> Naziness to something merely resembling bossiness (rather than, say,
>> industrialized murderousness), and furthermore, less seriously but still
>> important to me,.
> 
> Granted. I see your point. As a practical matter, however, the terms
> "soup nazi" and "grammar nazi" have passed into common usage, for
> better or for worse, and the matter is out of our hands.

We use "pool nazi" at a local pool hall to refer to the girl at the 
counter.  She's known for being ridiculously overzealous about 
tracking the time.