(Closed) I disagree so I’m going to insult your grammar!

posted 7 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

So what’s the point of this, and how does it stir the pot any less?

Just asking.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
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Bee Keeper

If you’re going to call something “stupid” and then fail to use proper grammar in the process you had it coming.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Regardless of whether I agree, consistently poor spelling and grammar make it REALLY hard to take someone seriously.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@HEB: oh. my. god. I have always written “ect” not “etc” …. now I feel mighty stupid

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@tranquility: watch out for the lions! *rawr* 😉

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@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
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Blushing bee

@tranquility:

“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
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Sugar bee

There are so many that drive me nuts.

allowed vs aloud

inquiry vs enquiry

than vs then

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