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Grammar Snobs Can Now Correct People's iOS Text Messages

Pedants, rejoice!

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If you're someone who hates misused apostrophes in text messages, someone has made an iPhone app for you: Grammar Snob lets you overlay corrections on top of people's texts and send them back.

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The app's developer, John Haney, based in St Louis, has already tweeted that the next update will include a correction for "Hows you".

@johnhaney The phrase “hows you” is popular here. Can I request am `’re` correction for that? 🙂

@lewisdorigo sure! it’ll be in the next update :-)

Haney told BuzzFeed News he originally planned to let people use stickers to fix autocorrect mistakes, but decided to change it to grammar fixes instead.

"I decided on the name Grammar Snob because I hope people view this sticker pack as playful and don't necessarily take it so seriously," he said.

"The reaction has been amazing. My tweet announcing Grammar Snob has been retweeted and liked so many times, my Watch and iPhone are almost constantly beeping and buzzing with Twitter notifications."

Patrick Smith is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Patrick Smith at patrick.smith@buzzfeed.com.

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