(Closed) Friendly (or not friendly) reminder..

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 32
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6291 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@julies1949:  Urgh, that one bugs me! But I try to assume that they just missed the ‘a’ off, I feel better and less angry at the world that way 😉

Post # 33
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8037 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@barbie86:  Ok, I knew I must be getting it from somewhere. My SO is English… I’m half English.. and I live in Canada (we generally have a hybrid of US/UK spelling… like some people put the ‘u’ in ‘colour’ but most don’t bother).

Post # 34
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6291 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Chrysoberyl:  You Greeks, butchering our language.. ;-p

Post # 36
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244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

lol and then there’s “garder” instead of garter… drives me crazy

Post # 37
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2838 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

My best friend majored in Journalism and she is now a missionary to orphans in Mexico.  Before she left, I wrote her a letter like this:

Deer Emmally,

I am sew prowd of u. Them orphanz our sew luky. I hop ewe teech the childs too reed and right. Your my bestest freind.

It was at least a page long and I did my best to mix up “your, you’re” and “to, two, too” and “where, were, wear” and all the good stuff. She had the best time reading it.

Post # 39
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103 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I give a lot of people a pass when it comes to this.  However, the capitalizing of non proper nouns that I see makes me insane.  I’ve never said anything before but I have been tempted to PM some repeat offenders but that seems both unnecessary and mean.

Post # 40
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2780 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Cady:  & @MissFireFlower:  I agree. We all make mistakes, whether we just don’t care enough on the internet to double check spelling, grammar, etc. or things just slip throught the cracks. This site doesn’t contain a spell check when posting, and seriously, it’s a forum meant for fun. Unless the post is completely illegible, then who cares.

Post # 41
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11744 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

who cares? you know what the person means…

Post # 44
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110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@HisAngel:  that’s the one I always notice lol

Post # 45
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6291 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Chrysoberyl:  Don’t worry, it bugs me too; if a post is full of spelling/grammatical errors I find it really hard to take it seriously and tend to just skip it if I’m being brutally honest. I guess I just figure it isn’t THAT hard to get it right, and it annoys me how spelling and grammar seem to have deteriorated so much in the last couple of decades.

I particularly hate it though in a professional context eg on a website/publications; there is simply no excuse. I get that some people genuinely struggle, but if that’s the case, they need to invest in a proof-reader. In my hunt for suppliers I’ve actually discounted those who consistently make spelling and grammatical errors, as I find it lazy and sloppy, and it makes me wonder if they’re lazy and sloppy in other areas too eg replying to emails in a timely fashion.

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