Spelling and grammar in the forum

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by OhWiseOne, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. OhWiseOne

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    I will be the first to admit my spelling and grammer at times can be terrible. I have to laugh at it when I go back and read what I wrote.

    What affect does bad spelling or grammer have on you when you are reading in the forum?

    Oh, please don't correct my mistakes. :nono:
     
  2. curious_angel

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    To quote VinylBoy:

    "Sometimes the irony just writes itself."
     
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    I have to admit I am somewhat judgemental about spelling and grammar (In real life) I find it to be a trait of laziness and/or lack of education unless english is not your first language... however if I'm very tired or in a hurry I make my fair share of mistakes on line.
    There are others who are much more harsh on the subject...
    The LPSG Grammar Police
     
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    Sometimes it can make the post harder for me to read and understand - especially when they don't put any breaks or paragraphs or commas or full-stops, etc. etc.

    But I don't get nit-picky about it or embarrass the poster because I think that's quite mean, plus we have all nationalities here and sometimes English is not their first language.
     
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    While everyone makes mistakes, I am pretty close to nudeyorker. I make judgments about people's intelligence based on their written communication. Some people (frequently younger) don't seem to care if they are perceived as careless or stupid. I don't even like commonly accepted abbreviations or smiley faces. I admit I use them sparingly, but it feels a little improper.

    I agree with willow and laud those who post in English when it's not their primary language. It's pretty obvious when that's the case and it's not just carelessness. Also agree that a huge mono-bloc of unbroken text will essentially insure I will not read it.

    A great dick picture doesn't cancel out poor grammar or spelling. Plenty of morons with big dicks out there.
     
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    I can't help it, I tend to lend less wieght to poorly expressed opinions.

    As has already been pointed out, English may not be a posters native language and a "lack of education" is hardly likely to have been a lifestyle choice; neither should lessen the value of an honestly held view.

    Be it bad grammer, spelling or a limited vocabulary, I know none of these should cloud my judgement, it's a character defect I suffer from, a knee jerk reaction.
     
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    See I have to laugh at myself already...."grammar" not "grammer"....hahahahahaha....duh :rolleyes:
     
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    Spelling, grammar, punctuation and formatting issues are only important if you want your ideas to be taken seriously: smart people don't type out stupid-ass shit.
     
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    As usual, the wonderful Bbucko says it best. :heart:




    OhWiseOne,

    You change your name from swlong to "OhWiseOne".

    Your signature includes "People judge and people are judged".

    You spell the word grammar incorrectly in your thread....about spelling and grammar.

    What effect does bad spelling or grammar have....?

    I can't help but conclude that you're a troll.
     
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    I must admit there are few pleasures on the internet greater than someone who posts a judgmental, inflammatory comment that is riddled with spelling and grammatical errors. All it does is serve to confirm my belief that people who shoot their mouths off on the web really are that dumb.
     
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    As long as I can understand what someone is trying to tell me, I don't care about their spelling or grammar. Does it really matter if someone uses its instead of it's? I think it is better, if you must correct someone, to do it in a private message and not in an open forum.
     
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    Nope not meant to be taken seriously as Bbucko says. But being light hearted goes a long way.

    If you would look at the thread I corrected myself on the spelling and laughed about it.

    Is there an issue with me changing my name? The mod's approved it I guess you don't.

    Me a troll? Haha...gosh that hurt. You may have anger issues. But that's ok.

    Have a great day. :smile:
     
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    Grammar, punctuation and spelling are important factors for readabiity, but I've become far less judgmental about it the older I get. Sometimes poorly spelled posts contain diamonds of ideas, or heartfelt contributions. I don't mind plowing through if it's worth it. Besides, I make plenty of mistakes myself. If I'm posting from my phone, my brain goes faster than my thumbs; if I have a migraine, I'm all foggy; if I forget my reading glasses I can't read what I'm typing. I'm very forgiving.
     
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    I know what you mean. Brain behind the fingers (gosh thought I typed that), foggy (haha) and yes eye issues...funny
     
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    Snippy snippy people. Aww log off, take a break, drink some tea. I hope I spelled everything okay. My iPhone takes over for me sometimes and inserts different words. Unfortunately I leave out vowels quite often. Oh well. Trust me I've seen worse spelling on these threads but I can still decipher the jist of what people mean. If not, I ask. :)
     
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    For me, I tend to give folks the benefit of the doubt. I'm not a perfect speller myself, although it's pretty important to me (just for me, not others).

    I try to understand that there may be folks who didn't get the education I did, or that English is not their first learned language (for those, I just appreciate that they are trying :smile:)

    As long as I can read it, and there is a chance that it is an honest attempt, I let it go. Heck, typing almost invites mistakes :wink:.

    Now, what does tend to make my eyes gloss over, are continuous, long assed posts, that have no paragraph breaks, but only because it's difficult to read.

    My pet peeve, is when someone is criticizing someone else for grammar errors, and do not have the brains to use correct grammar and spelling . Those people are idiots! :tongue:
     
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    Meh! Unless I am trying to be articulate or treading upon a touchy subject, I don't worry about injecting my own jive thang into ramblings. In my eyes, at least half the topics here are semi-serious and full of conjecture, so I never feel like I am writing to a critical audience. Prim and proper spelling combined with grammatical perfection has a place, but I don't think internet forums are their prime audience.

    I adore the "works" of MickeyLee and they are anything but conventional. Pointed, personal, and vivid writings always win. Whether or not an "i" is capitalized, or a comma is in the correct location is of no consequence to me... the forum is casual, so I believe a casual tone is all that need apply.



    LOLZ u shudn't use contractionz, tis bad writin' form!
    Faaaaaack offfff!
     
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    I have no idea if you spelled everything right. Just looking at bouncing boobies...:wink:
     
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    My pet peeve is when people use 'text talk' on a forum blog. Y tey cant use prpr wrds I dunt no!!!
     
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    I make quick posts here with my phone a lot and I'm sure my writing suffers from it, but I don't worry. I'm forgiving of what other people write and hope they are the same way! :)


    Guilty as charged, but only when I post from my phone!
     
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