originally posted by: intrptr
Grammar 'Nazis' use mistakes to discredit posters content. They won't admit that though...
Not true. I wouldn't call myself a grammar nazi, despite pointing out mistakes that people make because of lazyness.
I can read through pages of totally wrong writings if it becomes clear to me that the writer is either foreign or dyslexic. You can tell, because
there will be a pattern to the mistakes.
I can also tell when someone is typing on a phone, you know it's not easy to hit all the right letters, again no problem.
When kids write wrong, I can also forgive that and read beyond. Fast typing errors, equally no problem.
What 'grinds my gears' however is when people seem pretty eloquent but get 'there, their and they're wrong. If there are no other mistakes, this one
is down to 'not being arsed to check it out once and for all'. So instead they just type away because it doesn't matter to them. They don't care.
However it should, because when I read anything with those mistakes, my opinion of the person goes straight down a few notches.
The same for using 'would off', instead of 'would have'. I don't even upvote posts on any sites any longer where someone uses this. That's how much I
hate it and think the user is a complete moron, even if everything else they said is my opinion too. Saveable however if they change their ways and
never use this atrocity again.
Last but not least, when all grammar, logic and punctuation is going out of the window to make space for childish interpretations of real words
intertwined with numbers, fantasy spellings and completely missing interpunctuation; then I assume that person should not be let out unsupervised.
There you go. And I am not grammar nazi, I just hate lazy people.