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Calque of Finnish pilkunnussija, equivalent to comma +‎ fucker.



commafucker (plural commafuckers)

  1. (Internet slang, vulgar, derogatory) A person who is pedantic about grammar.
    Synonyms: grammar Nazi, nitpicker, pedant
    • 1998 May 3, H Gilmer, “spring haiku (any haiku lovers here?)”, in rec.arts.poems[1] (Usenet), retrieved 2022-02-04:
      I'm not a big fan of government-binding syntactic theory in its extremes, but I still don't see why Chomsky is filed under prescriptivism. He is not a prescriptivist, or even a lousy commafucker (that last phrase courtesy of Fred Landman, formerly of Cornell University).
    • 2001 August 11, Martijn Benders, “Devil Worship, a Christian view”, in alt.arts.poetry.comments[2] (Usenet), retrieved 2022-02-04:
      There are far worse beings hanging around here, commafuckers whose souls are like dark paperclips - not a glint of hope for salvation.
    • 2002 November 1, Maja, “depression”, in[3] (Usenet), retrieved 2022-02-04:
      As a colleague commafucker though I would say that it's often better to restrain yourself :-)