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Stannis Baratheon: Protector of Grammar in Westeros

While Stannis Baratheon moves forward in his claim to take the Iron Throne at King’s Landing, he makes sure to correct the grammar of illiterates along the way.

Over the course of nearly 5 seasons on Game of Thrones, Stannis has taken the opportunity to clarify the difference between “less” and “fewer” on two occasions. The brief dialogue happens so quick that you might not notice it.

I almost feel like we’re getting a “wink, wink” from the show’s writers here, and I love it.

Here’s the first clip from Season 2.

And a clip from Season 5.

When and if Stannis take the Iron Throne, you better believe his subjects will know how to diagram a sentence.

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  1. hahahaha i never realized! is this for real?

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    May 27, 2015
  2. uju #

    Lol I noticed it. Funny 😀 And I love how the show writers are developing the Stannis character.

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    May 27, 2015
    • I agree. He’s definitely more interesting than he was early in the show.

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      May 27, 2015
  3. Is it wrong to support his cause based on this alone? I hope not…

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    May 27, 2015
  4. Reblogged this on oshriradhekrishnabole.

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    May 27, 2015
  5. Aren’t you observant! I did notice that Stannis wants everything to be just so and he speaks with precision himself, but I didn’t see these two things. Very funny!

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    May 27, 2015
    • Ha, you give me too much credit! I saw it on another site. Didn’t actually notice it while watching the episodes.

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      May 28, 2015
  6. Reblogged this on Redhead Uncorked and commented:
    Stannis: Grammar King of Westeros

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    May 27, 2015
  7. Reblogged this on blacklightmafia.

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    May 27, 2015
  8. My boyfriend and I spotted this. He’s started calling me Stannis now 😦

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    May 27, 2015
  9. Guess this is why Stannis never seems to have any fun.

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    May 27, 2015
  10. Reblogged this on wasam101.

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    May 28, 2015
  11. I love when he does this. It’s a great, subtle, little piece of character – blink and you’ll miss it unless you’re a grammar guru.

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    May 28, 2015
  12. Light-induced-Lygophilia #

    Just goes to show that the Grammar Nazis have taken over all the different worlds.

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    May 29, 2015
  13. Reblogged this on dinhiscience.

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    May 29, 2015
  14. sylviemarieheroux #

    Thanks! I love it! That was my laugh for the day.

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    May 29, 2015
  15. Stannis is a bit of a stick-in-the-mud character and thus it tracks that he’d be a bit of a grammar fanatic. There are few things as annoying as someone who can’t resist correcting other people’s grammar, which they seem to do regardless of the venue, timing, or even taking into account the potential embarrassment of the other person. I find it good discipline for myself to bite my tongue in such situations and only lend a correcting comment if I’m certain I’ll not discomfit a friend.

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    May 30, 2015
  16. rachml #

    Somehow I missed it in Season 2, but this weekend when I finally caught up on Season 5 and saw Stannis’s scene I decided I don’t hate him nearly as much as I used to!

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    June 2, 2015
  17. Reblogged this on culture and other.

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    June 8, 2015

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