posted on Jun, 20 2008 @ 01:50 PM
reply to post by Pandapple
What position in the Police requires a mathematical genius ?
Seems a little odd to me.
As for grammar = intelligence, it is true to an extent. For example, my brother is intelligent, yet he asks me constantly how to spell certain words.
I have bad handwriting but that is because I haven't written much since leaving high school.
I can type better than I can speak. I speak a lot of slang,swear words,etc. But when my fingers touch the keys, a voice inside (intuition) tells me
what to write. Then I re-read what I have wrote and check for anything that may not sound the way it should. I am constantly checking the meaning of
words that I have never used before, thus expanding my knowledge of the English language.
So in short, yes and no. In a forum, people can pretend to be something they're not. If someone online has bad grammar/spelling, I can deduce that
this person has not put much effort into expanding their knowledge of this language. These people I tend to not believe. Yeah its okay for someone
over the age of 40 (like my father) to take ages typing/miss punctuation,etc. If someone comes to you telling you fantastic things about working
somewhere like NASA, are you going to believe them if they type liek dis ?
Grammar can equal intelligence 95% of the time.
And 95% of the time statistics are made up :p
Hope someone else is more helpful than I am.
EDiT: Mathematic genius. Not Mathematician.
[edit on 20-6-2008 by trilateral_insignia]