Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ironbar, Jul 27, 2012.
Please, PLEASE people, can you at least try to get it right?
P.S. I'm not a grammar Nazi, I'm a grammar socialist. I believe we should ALL be equal in the use of good grammar. ;-)
I take it you're annoyed with some of the grammar in other's posts?
People saying "loose" when they mean "lose" has reached epidemic proportions in the last couple years. Drives me up the wall.
I try not to be concerned about it. Don't want to discourage folks with good ideas but bad grammar from posting.
Don't forget accept/except, affect/effect, to/too/two, and than/then.
Poor grammar almost always degrades a piece of writing and hurts the message.
I have taken employment tests were I was asked to use all of these words correctly.
I have friends who invent new ways to spell words with virtually every email I get from them.
I find it both hilarious and aggravating.
I guess I must be a grammar liberal then cause if you read it and understand what the party means than who cares if its grammatically correct. Course I guess thats a pattern for me as I am not always politically correct either. or is that either.
I care, because if they lack the capacity to master third grade english, then they probably should not be driving a car on the same road as me and my family, or shooting at the same range as me.
It is nice to know that I'm not alone, bad grammar has become too much of an epidemic
The misuse of words irritates me and, to me, makes the user of such words look uneducated, or lazy, in my eyes. But of course we all know what one person's opinion counts for - squat. So I will continue to be irritated by them and they will continue to show their true selves. If they don't care how it comes across then there is no change in sight. And, when I say I get irritated, it isn't a major irritation. It is only one where I roll my eyes and continue on.
As for anyone believing that attempting to correct someone is being the "grammar" and "spelling" police, I would say that it is a shame that people do not care anymore about even attempting to communicate well. I know we can figure out what they mean, most of the time. But that doesn't mean that we have to accept the ignorance or laziness that is becoming more and more prevalent today. Just like gun rights, communication will continue to degrade unless enough people try to stem the tide of that degradation.
That is my opinion and if you don't like it, don't like it. I know a lot of people would not agree with me. But I will still do what I do.
I am really not sure what your trying to say with you're picture...
Sorry had to be done...
I would just be happy if I could routinely type "the" rather than "teh"..
Thet rite their sowns like won uf them their big city slikers with a massiah complex. to bad him aint wise enough to done hav enuf munny four his own range at home.
Advice/Advise is the one that bugs me the most.
Oh yes I agree with that, we should make good grammar a requirement for both drivers licenses and CCW.
Sorry but when I realized a few years back I would never be a perfect individual I also at that moment decided that others too would fall short so it is now a scents of enjoyment when I see it in myself and others. Life is a thing to enjoy.
I would advise you to get some more advice on the bugs. Maybe call your ant.
:laugh::laugh::bluelaugh::thumbup: well ic hewked on foniks werked fer deadeye to!!!
Well, who would you you rather have next to you operating a deadly weapon or vehicle, a Navy seal who is smarter than your average Harvard graduate, or your cousin Cleatus, who by some miracle, graduated elementary school without learning the absolute basics of communicating effectively, using the english language?
Nobody is talking about missing a comma or not capitalizing your I's, but yes, BASIC english proficiency should be a requirement for being a part of society.
Separate names with a comma.