reply to post by Stunspot
Since you made a double post, here's my double-reply:
Wow! I think you're being very unreasonable. While I can agree with you when it comes to one's first language, and the difference between
they're/their/there and two/too/to, as well as on lingo (which in my opinion is a gross violation of any language), not every one is from the States
and the UK or even Australia, I would be one of them, English is not my first language, and I do make mistakes.
How are you going to handle this exactly? Are you going to go on the attack first, and if they reply then that English is not their first language,
then retract? How are you going to handle this? Doing the above, the damage is already done, and you are successfully discouraging anybody who's first
language is not English from posting anything on ATS, which would successfully turn ATS a strictly American / UK / Australian website. If this is the
case, could the moderators please change the website to be only viewable by these above countries.
You seem to have some sort of hidden desire to be a teacher of the English language, might I suggest that you go and do that, instead of coming on to
conspiracy forum to live out this desire.
Whilst saying that, people should know, there are multiple add-ons available to help you check your spelling before you post replies, it won't help
with grammar though ...
You should also know that not all counties that teach English as a second language, have spelling the same as the above said countries, for example;
this spelling in my country is correct: 'realise', in my country we rarely use the letter 'z', and use an 's' instead. This is how we are taught, in
which case, our spelling is not wrong, it's just not the same as yours.
To conclude, you need to understand as well, just because people have trouble spelling or with grammar, doesn't mean they are stupid (in your words
morons), they could just be dyslexic (in my country dyslectic), which is in truth, not a reflection of their intelligence level.
You're being very unreasonable and judgemental
edit on 21-9-2011 by Pixie777 because: international