posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 12:53 PM
Originally posted by Mr Tranny
Getting words with the same sound mixed up is always a mistake I am looking for in what I type.
Same hear... er, here. I'm sure much of this comes down to differing approaches to the relatively new media of rapid typed communication. Maybe the
more we use them, the more we're inclined to slip the burdensome shackles of observing grammatical niceties.
The rules are supposed to aid clear communication. Presumably new ones are gradually evolving, better suited to these media. In the meantime, we'll
have to live with a mishmash of ignored and misapplied conventions.
It may be absurd to stick to the rules, in such fast moving and ephemeral media. A motive for doing so, obviously, is to convey authority by appearing
"educated". When speed reading a thread, I confess to sometimes skipping posts exhibiting certain grammatical bugbears.