Post # 1
Ever notice that when someone disagrees with a post if the poster is unfortunate enough to make a spelling/grammar/punctuation mistake one of the first tactics of opposition is to insult the OP’s grammar? Not just on here but pretty much every posting site it happens.
Coolgurl64 says: Your stupid if you like Justin Bieber!
IhrtJB2467 replies: JB is the most awesomest person ever and its “You’re” idiot face.
Coolgurl64 says: awesomest isn’t even a word! Have a better come back next time loser.
Obviously that conversation is fake but that was pretty much the exact conversation I just read minus the subject.
I can’t be the only one that finds that funny right?
Post # 3
I think it’s possible to both disagree with someone’s point and think their grammar is atrocious. One does not support my point about the other, but they can go in tandem. My pointing out the bad grammar should not negate my argument about why their other point is wrong, just as their bad grammar has nothing to do with why that coworker was or was not a biyotch. But it’s still fair to point out how bad the grammar is.
Post # 4
So what’s the point of this, and how does it stir the pot any less?
Post # 5
Maybe because proper grammar and diction is a sign of intelligence, so on top of insulting them they also want to drive home the fact that they are more intelligent.
Just a thought!
Post # 6
If you’re going to call something “stupid” and then fail to use proper grammar in the process you had it coming.
Post # 6
I’ve seen threads where people disagree AND agree, but still comment on the grammar. Bad grammar is bad grammar. In my opinion adults should write like adults, not 4 year olds.
Post # 7
It is an alarmingly common yet unclaimed phenomenon on forums.
Earlier I was reading a thread similar to this except with more emphasis on poor grammar. Those criticizing said “ect” and “its” when it should read “etc” and “it’s” (given the context on the latter).
Now I’m paranoid I will have screwed up and thus be fed to the lions. Either way, I find it all endlessly amusing. Have you ever noticed that a newer poster with poor grammar is always dissed? I think that one is my favorite.
Post # 8
Regardless of whether I agree, consistently poor spelling and grammar make it REALLY hard to take someone seriously.
Post # 10
@HEB: oh. my. god. I have always written “ect” not “etc” …. now I feel mighty stupid
Post # 11
@tranquility: watch out for the lions! *rawr* 😉
Post # 12
I don’t see what you’re talking about a lot. I do see people complaining a thread is difficult to read/understand when there is too much text speak or all caps. I don’t think forgetting the apostrophe in “its” is the end of the world but if you type like a 13 yr old I’m going to assume you are 13.
Post # 13
@MrsWrangler: I know. I try so hard not be judgmental but I can’t help it. So, whether or not I agree or disagree, I almost never comment on those threads because I’ll often quit halfway through because it honestly bothers me too much to wade through the mess.
Post # 14
“Etc” is short for “et cetera.” 🙂 The beauty of it all is that I really don’t care that much and have learned that someone can have a tremendous heart – something I admire in a person – and suck at spelling and other things. I’m an English major, too, and grammar is probably my weakest side of it all. Matter of fact, I’m quite poor at math too. But apparently I’m not an ape and do have some intelligence (when I was younger “intelligence” was a word I screwed up a lot. Irony much?). It simply isn’t a big deal to me and certainly not worth judging someone over.
Post # 15
There are so many that drive me nuts.
allowed vs aloud
inquiry vs enquiry
than vs then