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Have you been a victim of the "Dictionary Police"?

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posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:22 AM
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Ooh the Internet, a place where people can come together in a relaxed enviroment, a place to chill out, a place to unwind after a long day..

Oh wait a minute! What's that on the horizon?

It's the dictionary police!


Who are the dictionary police i hear you cry..

The dictionary police are a group of people who scour the internet, forums, threads and posts to find spelling and grammar mistakes, this particular group of people usually only post to let someone know they spelt something wrong or used the wrong grammar.

Now this isn't just happening on ATS, they are thriving on lots of forums and the biggest group operate on Yahoo answers..

If you have been a victim feel free to share your experience.

[edit on 4-12-2009 by Haydn_17]




posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:25 AM
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I have been a victim, also. People correcting my grammer, spelling, etc.

But I have noticed, that I am getting annoyed with people that can't spell. So I guess I'm on both sides. So now I say:
If your on the computer, use the spell check program. Ya know?

Anyways, you can't get mad. Its going to happen no matter where you post.



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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If your on the computer, use the spell check program. Ya know?


Ya know?

Hmm, that doesn't look right to me


Peace.



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:28 AM
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But to be honest i don't see a problem with it, i only get mad if i can't understand what's being said.
For example.


tis thread is wikkid lol wt r u doin l8er plox



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by Haydn_17
Ooh the Internet, a place where people can come together in a relaxed enviroment, a place to chill out, a place to unwind after a long day..
[edit on 4-12-2009 by Haydn_17]


a satire eh?



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:29 AM
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reply to post by LiveForever8
 


It's "you" know, slang doesn't belong on the internet.



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:32 AM
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Originally posted by LiveForever8
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If your on the computer, use the spell check program. Ya know?


Ya know?

Hmm, that doesn't look right to me

Peace.



Glad you caught that. I was patiently waiting. I thought it would pass over everyone's head. But, that's my humor.

Good job!



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:35 AM
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Originally posted by Haydn_17
reply to post by LiveForever8
 


It's "you" know, slang doesn't belong on the internet.


"Slang" doesn't belong on the Internet? What?
This entire "web" is based on short-celled words and encrypted lines.
HTML? Hyper being the key word here. Whatever you can type the fastest.

Maybe I didn't understand the first post.



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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This reminds me of a thread I did over in BTS: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

I hate web speak, text speak etc...


Peace.



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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Spotting errors in spelling and grammar is something I can't help doing, but I'd never pull anyone up on it.

There is some fun to be had with the Dictionary Nazis - so often their posts contain errors.

I love it when someone takes the trouble to point them out. It's an innocent enough pleasure



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by havok

Originally posted by LiveForever8
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If your on the computer, use the spell check program. Ya know?


Ya know?

Hmm, that doesn't look right to me

Peace.



Glad you caught that. I was patiently waiting. I thought it would pass over everyone's head. But, that's my humor.

Good job!


Do I get a prize for spotting the deliberate 'your' which should have been 'you're' ? ?



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:42 AM
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My dear friend this thread deserve to be in the conspiracy forums,

you just made my day, I have been in this forums for many years, I am a Spanish raise American with English as my second language, but I will not be lying to to you if I have not had my share of self proclaimed English major experts that are more than happy to point to my grammatical errors, but only when my post are not in par with what they want to be posted or it just doesn't line with their way of thinking on any given particular subject.


I wish I could give you a star.



[edit on 4-12-2009 by marg6043]



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by Haydn_17
reply to post by LiveForever8
 


It's "you" know, slang doesn't belong on the internet.


It's also "If you're on the computer...", not: "If your on the computer...".

I don't know if the "Correctors" really think they are the internet police, but I notice a lot of 'thoughtless' mistakes. In my case, the error stops the flow of the thought process. I get a little twitch that says: "should you really bother to consider this point?". Then I look to see if the offending key is in close proximity to the correct one on the keyboard. (some of us have big, clumsy fingers) Finally, I decide that even though correct spelling would indicate a familiarity with reading and knowledge in general, that pretty much everyone can tell me something about something... and I want to know everything. Then my wife will be correct in telling me that I'm a Know-It-All.



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:50 AM
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Originally posted by marg6043

I wish I could give you a start.


I agree, we should be able to give starts in this form.


I'd give your post 10 Marg.



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:54 AM
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Thanks, what can I say, you are to generous with my starts



But that is my signature in ATS as I don't post anywhere else, actually my spelling and grammar have improved very much since I have been here, ATS doesn't allow INTERNET slang


Now, where were we? yeah "starts"


[edit on 4-12-2009 by marg6043]



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:55 AM
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Lol no it's just nearly impossible to understand what you're saying.



The thing about grammer is that, since this is a fringe website which wants credibility, it's important. If you have an amazing point, and you've done star journalism but when you post it you say:

"dis t3h bestorz brake news i evar hear, omg gaiz this bigggg stuf!!"
Does that help credibility?



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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Oops. I was late in pointing that one out.
I guess now everyone knows what a slowpoke I am. (actually, it's time spent repairing the carnage my fingers have done to the language, when I proof-read my posts.)


LOL!



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by Haydn_17

The dictionary police are a group of people who scour the internet, forums, threads and posts to find spelling and grammar mistakes, this particular group of people usually only post to let someone know they spelt something wrong or used the wrong grammar.


You mean spelled?



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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Marg, don't tell anyone but I am a fan of your work here at ATS, and I love your accent.

Don't change a thing.



posted on Dec, 4 2009 @ 10:59 AM
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If you have been a victim feel free to share your experience.


You forgot your comma between victim and feel

-Grammar Police





Just kidding.

I know how you feel man - the funny part is - most of the time - the people correcting you for your error in type have made plenty of mistakes themselves in that very reply.

Hypocrisy at its best.



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