Are he kidding us?

It’s almost too perfect to be a troll:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: Is their any other free website like Grammarly?

If you’re not familiar with the subject:

Grammarly is an English language writing-enhancement platform developed by Grammarly, Inc., and launched in 2009. Grammarly’s proofreading and plagiarism-detection resources check more than 250 grammar rules.

Grammarly is available as an online text editor or free browser extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

Now, of course, I’m wondering why he needs an alternative all of a sudden.


  1. fillyjonk »

    2 September 2017 · 7:55 am

    Someone was so awful online that Grammarly blocked them ?!?!

  2. McG »

    2 September 2017 · 10:31 am

    I’m thinking maybe “plagiarism-detection” came into play.

  3. fillyjonk »

    2 September 2017 · 3:37 pm

    Yeah, that could definitely be it.

  4. John Salmon »

    2 September 2017 · 3:46 pm

    Six months ago I oudnnt spell grammerly, now i one of there famoose graduatres.

  5. Rob O'Hara »

    2 September 2017 · 5:43 pm

    Grammarly contacted me in 2014 about placing an in-text advertisement on a single article on my website. $100 for the year, which covered my hosting costs at the time. I agreed, and a year later, in 2015, I removed the ad.

    In 2017 I was contacted by Grammarly and informed that an unapproved link to their website from my site was affecting their SEO ratings, and politely asked me to remove it. I searched my entire site and ultimately resorted to using the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine to find which page had the link. As I thought, I had removed the link in 2015. After a few emails back and forth, they dropped it.

    According to my records, they emailed me twice when placing the ad, and four times trying to get it removed (2 1/2 years after I had already removed it). While their record keeping is suspect, I will say that I don’t remember any typos in any of their emails.

  6. CGHill »

    3 September 2017 · 1:25 pm

    I guess we have to give them that much.

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