Originally posted by dagobert
I find myself immediately losing interest in what someone has to say if they can't take the time to double-check their spelling and grammar before hitting the post button.
I find that awfully sad. I am married to a dyslexic and have taught SEN in primary schools to dyslexics and while their grammar might be bad sometimes, ESPECIALLY if they are being watched for slip ups, it is extremely counter productive to to publicly humiliate them by stating they are no longer worthy of interest because of spelling mistakes.
I know sometimes my husband can't even begin to spell certain words correct for even 'spell check' to be able to correct him.
As for those that are not dyslexic but have bad education... well I can only imagine how crap they must feel reading your statement above.
If you have no idea you are spelling something wrong then why would you check it... and as far as I know there is no 'grammar checker' for this forum or any browser?
I hope I don't offend you by my reply, it wasn't meant as a slap on the wrist but more a sadness that you won't read anything as soon as you see a typo...
Can you imagine (pun intended) if people thought that when reading John Lennons writings?
Or Alexander Graham Bell!