OK, this is my first rant!

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Mastur, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Mastur

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    How is it possible that adult, educated people (with English as first or only language) don't seem to know the difference between the words 'then' and 'than'?!
    And don't even get me started on those apparently linguistic toffees like: 'their/they're/there',
    'to/too',
    'of/off' etc.
    (please note the correct spelling... NOT ect.)
    It would seem like most are experts when it comes to anything homo, except homophones...
     
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    Are you talking about people from the USA? I'm sure their not sure what there talking about over they're.
     
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    For Brits (really don't know how it is for other english speaking nations) we have a huge, i mean HUGE texting culture where we deliberately cut short/mis-spell words for convenience. This is easily carried over without noticing when writing letters and such.

    And then some peeps are dxylsexic...
     
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    I Like you're post's i bet your a great righter in the threads that we reed on ear.. ;)
     
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    As annoying as it may seem, you must understand that grammar is not everyones strong point. You can be a genius and not be able to tie your shoes. It really says nothing about your intelligence.

    I see alot of people sound really smart when they arent saying anything worth reading. They try so hard to use words most people have never seen or be so verbose you lose the thought of what they are saying midway through the sentence.

    As long as i understand what the person is trying to say, it doesnt matter unless i've seen them try to sound so damn book smart.
     
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    Haha, i noticed you're mistake!



    You spelt it wrong, you meant 's h o r e' did'nt you! :biggrin1::biggrin1::biggrin1:
     
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    LOL @ responses.

    I think people also type as quickly as possible on here, and it's a bit of a pain in the arse to have to proof read everything before posting (that's my excuse, anyway).

    That's how I see it, too. :)
     
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    Oops my bad sorry. I shore did :redface:
     
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    There you go, i'm qualified for a job as a poof reader!
     
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    I agree, i am a lazy speller etc on here, this is my downtime, i do reports all day long and have to double proof read before printing, i like to be lazy in my own time. I am good in bed though so i its okay, i would like to be excused. :biggrin1:
     
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    I am an editor. You'd be surprised how many excellent and talented storytellers do not know basic grammar. It keeps me busy, but it's a sort of busy I like. It also keeps me from tearing a chunk out of everyone else on every list I frequent.
     
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    Thats better ^ :rolleyes: hehe
     
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    Ok, but clear the table after ya. :wink:
     
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    okay, once you get off me on it i will. :biggrin1:
     
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    LOL! :eek: hahaha
     
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    Lol sorry matey, could not resist, i will behave.:redface:
     
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    Answering your rant seriously this time it really does not bother me but it used to.

    I know some very clever and interesting people who could not spell to save their lives. I also know some not so academic people who have a great wealth of common sense and are worldly wise but not good with grammar and spelling.

    A friend of mine stopped posting as much as he did on a forum some time back. I was talking to him one day and asked him why. It turns out there had been some threads and posts about spelling and grammar berating people.

    He was very popular on that forum but it killed his confidence as his English is not strong. Great shame as he has a lot to offer. That episode changed my opinion. Now I really don't care about other people's spelling and grammar. It's what they are saying that is important.
     
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    Seriously, i can relate to that, i had a poster who kept correcting me for a while, i became nervous of posting in certain threads if he had posted in them, sometimes it can knock confidence Bigtime.
     
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    I think I've shared this story before... I was on the subway and I heard two girls talking and one of them said..."She made fun of me because I don't talk as good as her." and said to her..."I think what you are trying to say is that you don't speak as eloquently as she." If looks could kill, I mind my own business on the subway now.
     
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    I won't! Joll is a sexy beast and he brings it on himself just by existing!


    Oh and you mean Lol sorry matey, could knot resist, i will behave :wink:
     
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