Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon on Game of ThronesWhile 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.

In the fifth episode of Season 5, “Kill The Boy,” a member of the Night’s Watch named Othell Yarwyck is arguing against Jon Snow’s push to travel north and warn the Wildlings of the dangers coming their way. “Let them die! Less enemies for us,” Yarwyck says.
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Cut to Stannis, who mutters “fewer” under his breath as a correction.
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When asked about why Stannis can’t help his compulsion to correct improper grammar, writer Bryan Cogman tells Zap2it, “[It’s] just a character trait.”
Fans were quick to champion this small, funny moment in the episode.







For some people, this marked a turning point in their appreciation of the character.



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. 

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That also was cause for some “Game of Thrones” fans’ appreciation.



Some people still aren’t on board with Stannis, and feel maybe he was focusing on the wrong thing with the grammar correction.







But others consider this to be the high point of all of “Game of Thrones.”







Long live Stannis Baratheon, One True King of Grammar.
Posted by:Terri Schwartz