(Closed) Grammar/Spelling

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 76
1527 posts
Bumble bee

Auto correct on my phone isn’t perfect. Neither are people. I find grammar correcting posts in threads elitist and condescending. It reminds me of when someone with an accent is talked down to not bc of the actual message they are relaying, but purely bc of prejudice and an assumption about their intelligence. 

Post # 78
356 posts
Helper bee

I feel like this post turned into a competition to see who has the best grammar lol. 

That being said, some of these things annoy me, but this is the internet and not how I speak or write in my professional setting. At work some of the emails I get from MDs are depressing lol

Post # 80
51 posts
Worker bee

-Confusing you’re/your or their/they’re/there or two/to/too 

-Incorrect apostrophes, but specifically in reference to days of the week. I’ve noticed an epidemic in Instagram captions of Friday being in posession of all of the things e.g. “friday’s with the girls” sealed “cozy sunday’s are my fave!”

-A complete lack of punctuation

Post # 81
3476 posts
Sugar bee

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elderbee :  English is not my first language, therefore I am certain that I make mistakes when it comes to speaking or writing it. I do try to keep them to a minimum. In my view, writing is a powerful medium. How can one be so careless about it, no matter the context, whether it’s a work-related document, chat, e-mail, etcetera? A medium that allows us to communicate our thougths, opinions, anger, happiness, fears? 

Post # 82
5140 posts
Bee Keeper

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claroquesi :  I have found that those for whom English is a 2nd language often have better command of the written word than native English speakers. And I never, ever would be laughing about someone’s mistakes when writing a foreign language. I’ve made too many myself.


Post # 83
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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elderbee :  You routinely correct grammar and spelling on posts that don’t have anything to do with grammar or spelling. And your username is “elderbee,” but you’re scolding another Bee for supposed condescension. 


Post # 84
1527 posts
Bumble bee

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elderbee :  I don’t believe you. This thread was made to comment about spelling mistakes and grammar technicalities that I’ve seen called out on the Bee (especially recently) for the sole reson to put the poster/speaker down and not to actually argue against their written point. 

And if stating a fact that people aren’t perfect offends you, the grammarian, sorry to tell you this but I’m not sorry. 

Post # 85
11016 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Per say.  No, it’s per se.

And, oh gawd.  The apostrophes, inserted willy nilly.

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