While it’s not yet proven whether Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) would be the best king for Westeros on “Game of Thrones,” he at least would put effort into developing a good education department. It turns out the Lord of Light’s chosen leader is something of a grammar aficionado.
I kneel for Stannis Baratheon, grammar pedant.
— kateyrich (@kateyrich) May 11, 2015
Stannis Baratheon, first of his name: King of the Grammar. #GameOfThrones
— Jess (@HaymakerHattie) May 11, 2015
Omg THANK YOU, Stannis. You should be king just for your grammar chops. #GameofThrones
— Rose David (@TheRoseDavid) May 11, 2015
STANNIS CORRECTING HIS GRAMMAR LIKE A HOT TEACHER
— mads (@lannisterlionn) May 11, 2015
Stannis cannot stop correcting everyone’s grammar, no matter how dire the situation. #GameofThrones
— sistersingeek (@sistersingeek) May 11, 2015
For some people, this marked a turning point in their appreciation of the character.
I had no real opinion on Stannis Barathean until he corrected a fewer/less grammar mistake. Now he is my #GoT hero.
— Jessica Welman (@jesswelman) May 11, 2015
I didn’t like Stannis at first, but tonight when he corrected someone’s grammar under his breath… I became a fan. #GameofThrones
— Jacob Givens (@jacobgivens) May 11, 2015
Fans took note that this isn’t the first time Stannis felt inclined to say something about “less” versus “fewer.” In fact, he corrected his second-in-command Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) back in Season 2.
Davos still didn’t pick up on the mistake this time around, though.
That also was cause for some “Game of Thrones” fans’ appreciation.
stannis’ quiet grammar mutterings bring me life. the fact davos still doesn’t get that one three seasons later
— queen caitlin (@cerseilannistr) May 11, 2015
Some people still aren’t on board with Stannis, and feel maybe he was focusing on the wrong thing with the grammar correction.
Stannis is the Grammar Police, too? Man, he’s the worst. #DemThrones
— Ty’Quan Lannister (@AndrewKam) May 11, 2015
“Fewer” King Stannis is so OCD, correcting grammar…. #gameofthrones
— Cary Bass-Deschenes (@bastique) May 11, 2015
Why you gotta be a grammar nazi Stannis? At a time like this? #GameofThrones
— Emi (@undercover_emi) May 11, 2015
Gonna be a ton of executions because of poor grammar under King Stannis, I guess.
— Zach Low (@ZGLow) May 11, 2015
Jon’s men are arguing, and Stannis stops to correct the guy’s grammar. #lessvsfew
— Osha (@OshaTheWildling) May 11, 2015
But others consider this to be the high point of all of “Game of Thrones.”
Stannis correcting grammar under his breath, then being nonplussed to explain it is easily the best thing that’s ever happened on GOT.
— Brandon Stroud (@MrBrandonStroud) May 11, 2015
Stannis’ grammar nazi moment in Thrones this week is the best moment, by far, in every season.
— Mitch Dyer (@MitchyD) May 11, 2015
LOL, Stannis is me. Correcting grammar in the midst of a debate. #GameofThrones
— TheFrightenedTatiana (@MyrcellasEar) May 11, 2015
— Mariano Patrucco (@mariano_12) May 11, 2015
Long live Stannis Baratheon, One True King of Grammar.