I know it pisses you off. Why is grammar so important on the online forum?
Because fourth is spelled with a U :)
It isn't at all.
If I can understand it then I don't get my panties in a twist(though I do have pet peeves). I don't have perfect grammar and I am sure there are those who cringe at my replies. I do try most of the time though.
Now , if I am going to be insulted by "your stupid", then you can bet your bottom dollar I will say something.
I have to add that there is a huge difference between: Let's eat, grandma and Let's eat grandma.
I don't speak Walmart...hehehehe...
It's not SUPER important, and I can overlook some mistakes, but I hate when people write as if they have no grasp of the English language, like leaving out letters completely, typing in all caps, or people that write things like "alot" which is two words in all actuality. Capitalization and spelling aren't a huge deal because everyone has typos and a lot of people post mobile and don't have spell check, but "R" is not a word, "Y" is not a word, etc.
I guess it bothers me because I tend to think that people that can't write with some vague semblance of knowledge of the English language are uneducated and don't respect themselves enough to hold themselves up to a higher standard than that. It's hard for me to take them seriously. I know that's judgemental, but I grew up in a town where people said things like, "I ain't in no rush." I grew up in a town where having babies at 16 was not surprising to anyone, and where when you said you were going to get out of that damn town people would laugh at you and tell you it wasn't going to happen and you should just focus on finding a husband and getting a job in town out of high school. That's what I see in my head when people can't be bothered to make an effort. I mean, not everyone was like that, and the people that weren't were a big inspiration for me to better myself, but they all had a certain standard, even when speaking or writing imformally.
It's not the end of the world, and I try not to be a bitch about it, though I guess I came off that way the other day and had to apologize and explain that I was trying (unsuccessfully) to be witty. It's just an image in my head of people that don't at least try.
Quoting Anonymous:It only bothers me when people purposely misspell words because they think it's cute. That's just annoying.
I have known many people with learning disabilities and I can tell you that improper spelling and grammar doesn't necessary reflect intelligence.
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