posted on Sep, 7 2016 @ 02:57 PM
When I see a post full of lazy errors [not those due to dyslexia or phone typing - you can sort of tell], then I have to admit that the person's
credibility takes a nosedive immediately.
When a native English speaker misspells very common words and keeps using them without ever even trying to quickly check the spelling online, then I
can't be sure about anything else they claim.
I have to assume they are too lazy or really not bothered about facts or rules, so whatever they post about might have been just glanced over or
misinterpreted in the same lazy way.
It is such a pet hate of mine that I often can't upvote comments when they are full of lazy mistakes, even if what they say is a good point. [Hey, I
can do what I want
Lazy mistakes that drive me mostly up the wall are:
- The whole There, their etc thing, it's so bloody easy [ tHERE is for places and has the word HERE in it, tHEIR is for ownership and has the word
HEIR in it - they literally explain themselves]
- Could of... [aaaargh
- affect and effect and
I can live with spelling or grammar mistakes that are due to fast typing or even because of difficult words [even though you could quickly check them
online] but there is no excuse for getting the above wrong if you are an adult native English speaker with an opinion and you want to be taken