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Why is the spelling so bad?

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posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:01 AM
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I know that a lot of members may be from other countries where english is obviously a second language, but I have never seen such bad spelling and grammar.

I thought we were a fairly intelligent bunch collectively, until I started to see how bad the spelling and grammar were.

One way to guage someone's intelligence is their mastery of their own language. I see people constantly ripping our president because he seems so stupid, when the same people can't spell definitley correct.

So, can someone answer me why this is so? I know I am just ranting, but this is my biggest pet peeve.




posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:07 AM
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I agree . As you said, some people here are from other countries, however a lot of the members are from the US. I can see where attempting to type fast would cause the problem (I'm gulity of using ; instead of ' when I am in a hurry IE won;t vs won't) but always try and make sure my words are correct.

Makes you wonder what good going to school is going to do if they can't spell. I can just imagine what a hand written application looks like



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:08 AM
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Is this actually a rant or a question? cos if its a rant its in the wrong forum should be in RANT on BTS


[Edited on 24-4-2004 by drunk]



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:10 AM
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Originally posted by nyarlathotep
One way to guage someone's intelligence is their mastery of their own language. I see people constantly ripping our president because he seems so stupid, when the same people can't spell definitley correct.


Sorry to say this but you spelled “gauge” and “definitely” wrong.

[Edited on 24-4-2004 by kinglizard]



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:10 AM
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It is a question, why do we spell so bad?



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:11 AM
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I think it's internet culture. Do you mean misspelling things on purpose, or just not knowing how to spell or use grammar/punctuation? That, I believe is a symptom of the American public education system...


DC



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:11 AM
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Originally posted by nyarlathotep
I see people constantly ripping our president because he seems so stupid, when the same people can't spell definitley correct.


You incorrectly spelled the word "definitely".
This is a dumb topic. If you're so concerned with spelling and grammatical errors, then get a job teaching the correct way. This is a diverse community, live with the errors.



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:13 AM
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O.K i was just wondering well then i also sometimes spell words wrong and i am British! i mean not everyones perfect right?



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by kinglizard
Sorry to say this but you spelled “gauge” and “definitely” wrong.


Ha! You're right, see what I mean?

[Edited on 4-24-2004 by nyarlathotep]

[Edited on 4-24-2004 by nyarlathotep]



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:15 AM
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Originally posted by DeltaChaos
That, I believe is a symptom of the American public education system...


DC


Right on the nail my friend. Too many electives (courses) . You only need 4 credits for English in Florida.



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:16 AM
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Bangin, if it is such a dumb topic, why did you reply? If I see a "dumb" topic, the last thing I want to do is reply to it.



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:18 AM
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Proper grammar and spelling are no longer important topics in many, or most, public schools in the United States and Great Britain.
I don't care if it is the Internet, how you speak does reflect on the person. It's one thing to speak informally, quite another the be illegible!



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:20 AM
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I think the culprit is bad typing skills as well as people rushing to type what they want to contribute. And some people just do not care.

My 2 cents.



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:21 AM
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im a fast typer and i type without looking, so sometimes i make mistakes
also grammer isn't my strong point lol



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by Facefirst
I think the culprit is bad typing skills as well as people rushing to type what they want to contribute. And some people just do not care.

My 2 cents.


You are probably correct. It is probably bad typing skills and people just don't feel like fixing their mistakes.



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:22 AM
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I hope this thread doesnt turn sour *crosses fingers*



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:22 AM
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Originally posted by NetStorm
Right on the nail my friend. Too many electives (courses) . You only need 4 credits for English in Florida.
I don't think there's too many elective credits required for students, I think the teachers are underpaid to the point that no one wants to be a teacher, first, and when they become teachers, their jobs are so hard without funding that they give up on the whole thing and just go through the motions.

Actually, this is an entirely different topic...

Bad parents, bad kids as a result of bad parenting, and teachers not giving a damn because the parents and the kids don't give a damn. No incentive, no discipline, no worth...

DC



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by nyarlathotep
Bangin, if it is such a dumb topic, why did you reply? If I see a "dumb" topic, the last thing I want to do is reply to it.


The thread author, that's you
, didn't even spell correctly. Does that not completely invalidate your argument? Don't try to flip the script. Capiche?

edited to add: This topic wouldn't have been so dumb if it was in the 'education & media' forum. Asking this question in the 'board questions & business' forum implies this problem only exists within the ATS community.


[Edited on 4/24/2004 by Bangin]



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:27 AM
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Originally posted by DeltaChaos
I don't think there's too many elective credits required for students, I think the teachers ... just go through the motions.

Bad parents, bad kids as a result of bad parenting, and teachers not giving a damn because the parents and the kids don't give a damn. No incentive, no discipline, no worth...
DC

Or, in the case of the Detroit public school system, often no books or supplies. And, I'm sure Detroit is not alone with that dubious honor


DC--you know there's a lot of parents out there that just shouldn't have, if you know what I mean.



posted on Apr, 24 2004 @ 10:30 AM
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Originally posted by DontTreadOnMe
DC--you know there's a lot of parents out there that just shouldn't have, if you know what I mean.
Yeah... MINE!!!

Actually, I'm just blessed with a neurosis that won't allow me to accept poor spelling or grammar. Anywhere! I don't now how many times I've gone into a corner store just to inform the owner of their improper use of the possessive apostrophe...

I'm a geek,
DeltaChaos




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