originally posted by: infolurker
Allot of interesting patterns emerge:
When the very FIRST word of a post is an 'american typo', it's hard for me to take anything about the post seriously.
'American typos' are, in my opinion, an accurate measure of intelligence and honesty.
Honest people make sure their messages make sense and are written correctly (regular typos are of course just honest mistakes), and do the due
diligence in their research of how words are supposed to be written. If I can write english correctly (for the most part, I have noticed I have made
some mistakes in some posts that I couldn't edit away later on), and I am just a less-than-average intelligence, maybe a bit confused (by this mad
world) entity, from my point of view, ANYONE should be able to do it.
In other words, to make an 'american typo', or should I say, to COMMIT an 'american typo', one has to be so much below average that they are even
below someone like me, and that is an immediate red flag. Most people should be above me in intelligence and ability. I mean, if I am pretty dumb,
it's shocking to see that there be something even dumber in existence.
It's so easy and quick to check how a word is written - just go to wiktionary - that there's really no excuse.
If a poster isn't willing to do a couple of seconds of research about a word, then chances are, their research hasn't been overall all that good. A
diligent researcher would never commit an 'american typo'.
How can anyone trust research done by someone, who doesn't know how to write very simple, basic english words correctly?
I can understand relatively complex and difficult words, like disestablishmentarianism, antropomorphism or commensurate, or even 'populus' vs'
populous' vs' populace' - but "a lot"? Really?
That's "allot" (sic) of faith to have in someone.. it's like someone, who can't write the word "dog" correctly, or doesn't know how to
pronounce the word "car" - and you would have to take everything that individual says seriously, and trust his judgment, research, information, and
everything that comes out of his keyboard/mouth. Wouldn't you rather think there's something wrong with them?
I mean, not in a nasty way, just perhaps a developmental problem, or some kind of speech impediment, or something? But they present themselves as
'normal', and don't make this mistake about every word, just randomly, and there are no other obvious signs of a speech impediment or other
developmental problem there.
It's puzzling, isn't it, how people, who are intelligent enough to operate highly sophisticated digital electronics equipment, can not write a
simple english word correctly.
I can't understand it.. and I certainly can't trust any entity that creates a very tiny, short sentence with only basic english words, and the very
first word is an 'american typo'.
I could perhaps understand it, if there's more text, and they were tired, it was late, and they weren't thinking straight, and they let something
slip by because of a tight deadline and no time to check what they wrote - there are of course certain circumstances where this kind of a thing could
be somewhat understandable.
But a very tiny amount of text, very basic english, and a post in ATS (where there are no deadlines, you have all the time in the world to check and
recheck your short sentence), and yet, the very first word is an 'american typo'.
It's a puzzling phenomenon. I just can't fathom how or why such an odd malfunction can happen.
So, there's no way any rational human being would ever familiarize themselves with the original poster's post. It's like a four year-old coming to
you with typically childish drawings, and wanting you to hang them to Louvre for everyone to see.