posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 09:15 PM
reply to post by dave_welch
I'm not a grammar nazi, hell I'm not even a native English speaker, but if you have a great point to make why not try to gain as much respect you can,
some people will look down on you and doubt your validity if you write like a kid would.
Since I'm not a native English speaker I probably make mistakes all the time, but at least I try.
Yes the message gets across, but why accept sounding like a fool?
As I typed that I just realized that another failure is to use "acrossed" instead of across. I don't know if it is to sound cool or if people really
don't know. (Know what I'm sayin?)
My favorite is that many people actually thinks it is correct to use the first sentence below:
He is taller than me.
He is taller than I.
But languages do change, and I'm OK with that. I don't know when "cool" started meaning something other than temperature for instance, but nobody
should flinch about that one anymore...
Just wanted to add:
Great point about people with dyslexia, I feel for them, it's easy to be ignorant and make assumptions.
edit on Apr 25, 13 by mimer because:
Now I feel like a jackass...