Post # 61
TattoosAndDiamonds: I double check and proof read read important writing before submitting it. Sometimes on WB, I’m posting in a hurry before signing off. I don’t consider what I’m doing here important, so I don’t always check.
The thing is, I’d go back and fix things if we had a bigger window for editing. I think it is kind of ridiculous that the window is like, 2 minutes.
Post # 62
I agree 100%! Using incorrect words drives me crazy.
But I also agree that the window to edit on here is way too small and using an iphone or iPad kills your post. I had one post where I used the word “symptoms” multiple times and every time my phone changed it to “symtpoms.” It’s like it accepts one typo and multiplies it! There are so many posts where I want to go back and fix but can’t.
Post # 63
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
I am appalling at spelling when tired so I try to give people the benefit of the doubt (within reason). However, with spoken language I am much less forgiving. Pet peeves include “pacifically” meaning “specifically”, “axed” instead of “asked” and “fink” instead of “think”. So the statement “I pacifically axed you to fink before you speak” would represent for me a perfect storm.
Mitchell and Webb examined the very real torment of the pedant in an amusing sketch.
TW (violence) – http://youtu.be/TNoZidByKh0
Post # 64
- Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand
TheGridMonster: THIS exactly! Sure, typos happen and especially if you are using an iphone or ipad, autocorrect can drastically change what you’re trying to say. HOWEVER, we’ve all seen some crazy sh*t people write that we all know was not an oversight but rather incorrect usage.
Post # 65
I always get tripped up on compliment vs complement.
Anyone have a “trick” to remember?
Post # 66
TheGridMonster: Yesssss…. Epic!!! Hahahaha!!
I know autocorrect can get me from time to time :/ But I hear you, I mean, if generally the whole post is botched, I cringe.
Post # 67
Bridey77: I totally agree. Especially if you are on WB on your iPad/iPhone.
Post # 68
TheMrsTulip: hmmmm, no mnemonic to help you out there but we can make one up for you…
compliment -> (basically) to flatter in verb form, or flattery in noun form. With an ‘I’ cuz “I like to be complimented.”
Post # 69
A little off WB topic, but I have a friend on FB and she’s in Hawaii. She keeps posting pictures of “dalfines” (dolphins.) Ugh! So many post with the word “dalfines.” I want to correct her so bad, but I feel like I’m going to come off snobbish. Lol
Post # 70
Nope, I completely disagree. There is nothing worse than your instead if the correct you’re, while in that sentence using then instead of than.
Post # 71
I also tend to get annoyed about improper spelling or grammar, including when someone is texting me or posting on Facebook.
That said, I try not to get annoyed about it on WeddingBee. It is likely that many people just feel relaxed about posting quickly on the forums and make mistakes (I do too). But I also value WeddingBee as a community of people that come from all sorts of walks of life with the one uniting factor being the “wedding & marriage” theme.
I would not want to denigrate any fellow Bees because of the spelling or grammar issues in their post, and I don’t think it’s very funny to mock it. My guess is plenty of Bees have not had my same privileged education, and I acknowledge that my education is a major factor in my natural use of proper grammar.
Though it may at times be more difficult to understand a post upon a first read, I think this is the sort of place in which that should not matter so much. The WeddingBee forums transcend many socioeconomic social barriers, and I want to keep it that way.
Post # 72
- Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK
please add to the list:
‘Solder’ not ‘sodder’ your rings together
Solder is a fusible metal alloy used to join together metal workpieces and having a melting point below that of the workpiece(s)
Post # 73
I love this. Applies to all situations. The place I work has a couple of staff members who have attrocious spelling & grammar and their “handiworK” is all over the place: cultery, enterance, avalibale (the last one kills me). Given a lot of this is seen by our guests it bugs me even more. And given I’ve just come from working as a court typist where accurate spelling & attention to detail were key… well my head just wants to explode 😛 haha
Post # 74
Oh, gosh, yes. The paragraphs. We need more paragraphs.