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Bad spelling....do you disregard some posts because of it?

I'm not talking about typos. I'm talking about awful spelling and using things like "u" and "r" for "you" and "are". I try to give the benefit of the doubt.....but honestly, i completely disregard a lot of posts and answers if the spelling and sentence structure is horrible. My theory is, if they can't even spell halfway decent, how well did they actually comprehend my question or post in the first place? And a monkey can use spell check.....

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MommaTurbo

Asked by MommaTurbo at 9:16 PM on Oct. 24, 2010 in About CafeMom

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  • only if it is so terrible that I have trouble understanding what they are saying.
    MommySwiggles

    Answer by MommySwiggles at 9:17 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • No. I know a few people who can't spell for beans. I also work with students in a high school that if I can get them to write with a spelling that resembles what a word sounds like, I'm doing good!
    marchar2002

    Answer by marchar2002 at 9:18 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • I agree. If it takes me half an hour to decipher the question, I move on. I don't know if it's that everyone's so used to using short hand because of texting now or what, but it makes me nuts!! I can't believe how poor some people's grammar is. Nobody's perfect, but please, use punctuation and SOME proper grammar!
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 9:18 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • I try not to be judgmental. You never know what someone's circumstances are or what opportunities they may or may not have had. If someone wants an answer to a question, I try to help.
    MeggieSwan

    Answer by MeggieSwan at 9:19 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • Yes, if I can't read it, then I'm moving on.
    shanlaree

    Answer by shanlaree at 9:19 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • No, I don't disregard questions because of poor spelling/grammar. We're all imperfect human beings. Some are better at spelling than others. Some don't speak English as a primary language. Some are typing with a squirmy baby on their laps...lol...
    Fallaya

    Answer by Fallaya at 9:19 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • no
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 9:19 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • No, I believe in treating people with the respect I want to be treated....
    Anna92464

    Answer by Anna92464 at 9:20 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • I work with elementary kids all day so I can read pretty much anything
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 9:20 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

  • If it takes me too long to figure out the first sentence, I move on. Not worth it.
    Nanixh

    Answer by Nanixh at 9:20 PM on Oct. 24, 2010

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