Post # 76
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 # 77
I think you will find that this is not a ” grammar correcting post” but one in which people are merely mildly venting about things that annoy them. It is a stand alone post precisely so as not risk offending anyone in a non-grammar-relevant thread
I think it is, moreover, condescending of you to tell the rest of us that ‘people aren’t perfect’ as if this was something we might not know had you not informed us.
Post # 78
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
-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” “cozy sunday’s are my fave!”
-A complete lack of punctuation
Post # 81
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
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
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
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
Per say. No, it’s per se.
And, oh gawd. The apostrophes, inserted willy nilly.
Post # 86
Thanks everybody who added their comments. There seems to be some umbrage taken however, by a couple of people so l’ll close it to avoid more.