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YouSuck 05-08-2005 09:11 PM

Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
I know it's not that big of a deal, but the amount of spelling/grammar errors Iíve noticed here are starting to bug me. I don't really care about not capitalizing sometimes or using a lowercase for "i", as Iím guilty of that myself sometimes. However, it gets annoying when you read a post with not one capital or full stop (I think it is called "period" in America). I'm talking about stuff like putting an apostrophe in want (seriously, someone actually typed "wan't"), spelling "torch" as "tourch", and gross misuse of the word "there" and "their". Some stuff I really couldn't care less, but sometimes I really wonder how some of these people managed to sleep through their classes as a child. Some posts, it's practically impossible to tell what the person is saying due to the amount of errors in their typing.

I understand that not everyone on this forum learnt English as their first language, so if I have insulted you I apologize. I guess this rant makes me look like someone who nitpicks and is pedantic, but small things get me angry sometimes. It's just who I am. I really can't help it either, every time I see one, that vein in my forehead gets a pump of blood through it. Involuntary anger flows through me like fire through my veins, and it sucks :/

I'd like to offer a solution to anyone who feels their typing/spelling is poor: open word, and copy paste your comments or new threads into there before posting. After doing that, run spell check. It will help some people take you seriously, and in some cases, actually allow other people to understand what you have written.

Anyone else find this annoying/frustrating?

Hombre 05-08-2005 10:28 PM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
No, they teach the same stuff. People are just stupider now. The average IQ score keeps dropping.

Nitemare 05-08-2005 10:31 PM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
People who post that way have been getting warnings and banned. Such posters don't deserve to express their "thoughts" about anything when they can't even form a proper one.

YouSuck 05-08-2005 10:38 PM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
^^^^ Wasn't aware of that. Hopefully that will stop people who are just lazy and can not be bothered to type properly, hopefully might get people to spell check their comments if they are truly challenged in these areas.

Jake_p53 05-09-2005 02:48 AM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
I think the amount of spelling errors are just to do with being lazy, not stupidity in particular. It does get slightly frustrating, but you can only deal with it. However, when it comes to full posts with every word mispelled, or in all capitals, now that is really annoying.

Sometimes though, you have to consider that the person just hit the wrong key by mistake or something, because I do that every now and then. Mostly it has to do with typing too fast.

Emperor Swindlertine 05-09-2005 03:23 AM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nitemare
Such posters don't deserve to express their "thoughts" about anything when they can't even form a proper one.

:lmao

You were on fire tonight my friend, even by your standards.

WWF Angel 05-09-2005 05:33 AM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jake_p53
I think the amount of spelling errors are just to do with being lazy, not stupidity in particular.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jake_p53
Sometimes though, you have to consider that the person just hit the wrong key by mistake or something. Mostly it has to do with typing too fast.


Well, I considered it and.... nope .......it's stupidity I'm fair well sure.
Case in point.....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hurrifan7486
:bs: :bs: :bs: All these people in here, BMWing, not

reading mine and others threads,:bs:

:bs: :bs: :bs: WASS UP WIT DAT???

^^^^Mistake? Laziness? Typing too fast? Hit wrong key?^^^^^

Just sheer stupidity is the only explanation for that unreadable mess.:agree:

'Flame' 05-09-2005 06:09 AM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
*shudders at the moronic nature of Hurrifan7486's post*
Some people don't deserve to use a keyboard at all. Is it so much to ask that people simply read their posts before they hit that 'Submit Reply' button? Simple editing skills aren't that hard to learn. I think the overuse of 'Smilies' is the biggest 'disease' on any forum. That combined with lack/overuse of commas and full stops can be a nightmare. One guy on a forum I used to post at put a comma after every single word, it was incredible.

Ban these people from using computers until they can learn to communicate like normal people!

YouSuck 05-09-2005 07:19 AM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
I'm really surprised some noob hasnt posted here flaming me yet, but it seems like this is a point of frustration for everyone. That makes me feel less pedantic :)

Flash 05-09-2005 10:39 AM

Re: Have grammar, punctuation, and spelling been cut from schools since I went?
 
A failure to have gained even a basic grasp of language by the time people are old enough to post here physically sickens me.


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