posted on Feb, 28 2011 @ 03:49 AM
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by The Sword
Does it REALLY matter if they spell a few words wrong.?
IMO content is more important than grammar..
You know, actually it does. None of us are perfect, and I don't think anyone is striving for perfection with the occasional typo, but what I'm
personally seeing goes above and beyond occasional typos. I agree with the OP. Content doesn't make a darn bit of difference if the post is
discredited by it's lack of proper grammar and gross levels of misspelled words. It's disgraceful, considering most of those posts are being
generated by high school kids and 20 somethings. If people can't take their posts seriously enough to make the effort to portray some type of basic
education and mastery of the English language, then why should everyone else take their posts seriously? (And no, I'm not slamming those whose
native tongue is not English.)
I've said it before, I'll say it again, and I make no apologies - take pride in your language! Folks need to stop being lazy and stop bastardizing
the English language. I don't think "writing is not my thing" is a valid excuse. And if that's the case, then get off the computer and go study
a dictionary for a little while. Apparently the computer usage is making everyone stupid with apathy! When high school students can't discern the
difference in usages between their, there, and they're, or too, two, and to, or God forbid, even misspelling words in their own handles or thread
titles for Pete's sake, then something is seriously wrong!
No, I don't think I'm being too harsh at all. Mistakes happen - that's human. But gross misuse is just laziness.