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Originally posted by maus80
Originally posted by JPhish
i believe an individuals' intelligence should never be "called into question" do to grammatical errors.
you should also realize that for some of the people you're speaking of, english is their second language.
[edit on 10/26/2008 by JPhish]
"I know this board is used by people all over the world, but it's usually obvious when someone posting here speaks English as their first language."
Did you even read my post? I don't mean to call you out, but "do to", seriously? I know you have to be aware of the difference between "do" and "due", so maybe you could shed some more light on what causes this? I somewhat agree with you that spelling and grammar shouldn't used to judge intelligence, but maybe it could be used to judge their laziness or ability to clearly think through what they are talking about.
I'm not trying to be a snob or ruffle any feathers; I've just spent a little time reading scans of letters sent during WWII, and it is a bit shocking to compare the literacy of that generation with ours.
Originally posted by snowen20
reply to post by InfaRedMan
Hello everyone my name is Snowen20.……and I have poor grammar…
See the first step is admitting you have a problem. LOL
True I like it when you can have someone patiently correct you. Unlike some people on ATS that I guess flame the hell out of a poor bastard for hitting a grammatical speed bump.
At least you are polite, and for that I thank you.
[edit on 27-10-2008 by snowen20]
Originally posted by undo
reply to post by MAINTAL
it's the phonics program they gave us as kids. you learned how to read, write and spell based on the way words sound.
Originally posted by jsobecky
I don't think it is as much of a non-issue as some here make it out to be.
Imagine if our traffic signs, airport abbreviations, doctor's prescriptions, directories, legal documents, etc., were all subject to the same sloppiness. One letter transposed in a chemical formula could mean disaster. Math would be impossible.
To me, it's a product of bad education, or a lack of effort on the part of the author. I can't say that the internet is the cause since I never communicated as much with strangers via text as I do now.
I guess we could always chalk it up to a broken keyboard, eh?