On February 18, 1790, the Patron Saint of Grammar Nazis took his place looking over the shoulder of God. Thomas de Mahy, the Marquis de Favras, was sentenced to death by hanging during the French Revolution for treason against the people. When he read through his death warrant sentence, he told his executioner, “I see that you have made three spelling mistakes.” It was the last words he ever spoke as he was immediately hanged. I have to respect that. He was a grammar troll to his last breath.
It would be funny if they had also misspelled things on his tombstone. Of course, that might make him come back as a ghost and haunt them for it. Share Twisted-History, if you think it would’ve been worth the risk.