Grammar Nazis Rejoice: Celebrities Ranked By Twitter Grammar

Ever get absolutely panned for a grammar slip up? Don’t answer that question, it was rhetorical.

Grammar nazis are alive and well, and with proofreading app Grammarly you too can become the social asshole you love to hate. Gonna be completely honest… I’m guilty of cross checking people on their grammar from time to time, but mainly when it comes to the various forms of “your” and “their.”

That said, the lads from Grammarly released a report that ranked some of the biggest names on Twitter. Naturally, they got ranked based on how grammatically correct their tweets are. Analysts reviews 150 tweets from 50 of the most followed accounts, using misspelled words, incorrect of missing punctuation and other grammar nazi tactics to discern who the greatest grammar champion is.

Proofreaders then double checked the offenses and made sure to exclude slang, acronyms and missing punctuation at the end of tweets. Grammarly marketing manager Michael Mager told Quartz that the ranking is supposed to be ” a hat-tip to celebrities with exemplary writing skills.”

Conan O’Brien tops the list while Cristiano Ronaldo, whose first language isn’t even English, is in the middle of the pack. Kanye and Kim are also somewhere in the middle (27 and 23 respectively) while Daniel Tosh is dead last.

You can see the list in its entirety below.


Rank Celebrity Followers in millions Mistakes per 100 words
1 @ConanOBrien 19.9 0.21
2 @BillGates 27.1 0.22
3 @BarackObama 69.8 0.26
4 @TheEllenShow 54 0.29
5 @jimmyfallon 35.5 0.3
6 @shakira 36.8 0.84
7 @narendramodi 17.9 0.94
8 @selenagomez 38.9 0.98
9 @jtimberlake 52 1
10 @khloekardashian 18.8 1.18
11 @ActuallyNPH 22.2 1.21
12 @JLo 34.8 1.24
13 @kourtneykardash 18.1 1.29
14 @britneyspears 44.1 1.4
15 @NICKMINAJ 20.4 1.63
16 @KAKA 24.2 1.79
17 @pitbull 21.8 1.83
18 @Harry_Styles 27.2 1.85
19 @justinbieber 75.2 2
20 @taylorswift13 71 2.01
21 @Eminem 20 2.14
22 @Pink 27.6 2.14
23 @KimKardashian 40.3 2.32
24 @Oprah 31.2 2.49
25 @KevinHart4real 25.8 2.92
26 @katyperry 82.5 2.93
27 @kanyewest 18.6 2.96
28 @Cristiano 40.4 3.33
29 @aliciakeys 23 3.48
30 @EmWatson 20.9 3.53
31 @neymarjr 21.1 4.06
32 @AvrilLavigne 19.8 4.06
33 @LilTunechi 25.9 4.08
34 @ddlovato 34 4.21
35 @KingJames 27.8 4.5
36 @rihanna 55.9 4.69
37 @davidguetta 19.5 4.89
38 @Drake 28.9 5.46
39 @Adele 25.1 5.5
40 @wizkhalifa 23.8 5.54
41 @ladygaga 55.6 5.94
42 @SrBachchan 19.3 6.28
43 @NiallOfficial 24.5 7.16
44 @MileyCyrus 26.6 7.47
45 @BrunoMars 24.5 9.39
46 @iamsrk 17.9 9.83
47 @Louis_Tomlinson 21.6 12.2
48 @Real_Liam_Payne 22.1 12.62
49 @ArianaGrande 36.4 15.14
50 @danieltosh 21.5 17.58

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