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UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:29 AM
Maybe it's just me, but I find it annoying when people can't even type a sentence on a post or thread without making noticable errors. I mean, I understand if your first language isn't english, but if it is come on!!

The thing that gets me the most is when people type loose instead of lose.

Loose is what Jennifer is when she's had a few drinks. And lose is what Jennifer does when she plays a Williams. :p

Does this annoy anyone else!??! :confused:

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:31 AM
There are more important things in life that I don't allow myself to get twisted over a grammar error. No offense, but I've always envisioned people who get fussed up over such things as being totally uninteresting.

For that reason, I don't bother to edit any of my posts. I hope that they piss you off good :)

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:32 AM
so wuld smt like this bothr u? doos it?

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:32 AM
u glad u asked?

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:34 AM
I'm sorry, it's just my pet peeve, and to me it says something good about a person if they care about grammar, or try to make things neat and presentable.

I just saw it one too many times and thought I'd write something. But to all you who don't give a damn, I guess it's not really a big deal, just keep it in mind. ;)

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:37 AM
well ya know well i was just pointing out dat its not a deal for me, ya know?

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:38 AM
well ya know well i was just pointing out dat its not a deal for me, ya know?

HaHa, I see that......

King Lindsay
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:39 AM
Maybe it's just me but I find it annoying when people can't even type a sentence on a post or thread without making noticable errors. I mean I understand if your first language isn't english, but if it is come on!!

The thing that gets me the most is when people type loose instead of lose.

Loose is what Jennifer is when she's had a few drinks. And lose is what Jennifer does when she plays a Williams. :p

Does this annoy anyone else!??! :confused:

i try not to let grammar mistakes bother me, but the loose/lose error, COME ON. lol. Retarded monkeys that fly on trapezes get that right.

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:40 AM
i try not to let grammar mistakes bother me, but the loose/lose error, COME ON. lol. Retarded monkeys that fly on trapezes get that right.


LMAO, I know!! :D And I'd say I've seen that mistake at least 50 times in the last month on this board, but hey maybe we're in for a change.

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:41 AM
i try not to let grammar mistakes bother me, but the loose/lose error, COME ON. lol. Retarded monkeys that fly on trapezes get that right.
U r such a looser.

~RedRose~
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:41 AM
ur fighting a loosing battle SeReNeVeNuS !!

TS
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:41 AM
There are more important things in life that I don't allow myself to get twisted over a grammar error. No offense, but I've always envisioned people who get fussed up over such things as being totally uninteresting.

For that reason, I don't bother to edit any of my posts. I hope that they piss you off good :)

I wouldn't call them uninteresting. Just a little anal :p (and I'm one of them sometimes, lol) We all get picky now and then. It's not a pet peeve of mine incidentally, but we should all encourage good grammar when we can ;)

Anyway, I don't really have a problem with how people write or what they write. It's usually the people with the most drawn out, essay like posts who are the most uninteresting IMO.

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:43 AM
ur fighting a loosing battle SeReNeVeNuS !!

Yeah, I know. :sad: Haha ;)

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:43 AM
Sometimes I enjoy the essay posts... :)

Central
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:46 AM
I dare you to make a post in Spanish without making noticable errors. :p

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:47 AM
I dare you to make a post in Spanish without making noticable errors. :p
Oh, my Spanish is swell... as my weak attempts in my yahoo club can vouch for ;)

Central
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:48 AM
Don't know about your Spanish, but my English is even badder

Sam L
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:48 AM
Yes I've noticed those mistakes too. And actually I would've thought that who's/whose was a more common mistake around here. I think in the end as long as you understand them, it shouldn't matter.

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:49 AM
I dare you to make a post in Spanish without making noticable errors. :p

Yeah, but I said no offense to the people who don't have english as a first language. And still if it was spanish I doubt anyone would confuse the adjective loose(suelto/flojo) with the verb lose(perder.) :)

Central
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:51 AM
So I can make as many mistakes as I want from now on. Thank you :bounce:

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:55 AM
Yeah, but I said no offense to the people who don't have english as a first language. And still if it was spanish I doubt anyone would confuse the adjective loose(suelto/flojo) with the verb lose(perder.) :)
Seeing as those words are not spelled even remotely similar, of course they wouldn't.

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:59 AM
Seeing as those words are not spelled even remotely similar, of course they wouldn't.

You're right, I am just trying to make the point that they mean very different things. Even though you can understand what someone means when they write loose instead of lose.

I dunno, it just bothers me!! :mad: Make all the mistakes you want, but lose/loose has to be right!!!!! :mad:

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 06:03 AM
You are being a looser ;)

Sam L
Apr 23rd, 2003, 06:04 AM
Has it occured to you that one might have just made a simple spelling mistake?

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 06:05 AM
You are being a looser ;)

Yeah.. :rolleyes: Maybe someday I'll find someone who agrees with me.

Central
Apr 23rd, 2003, 06:06 AM
Maybe typing too fast... I'd understand if someone in Spanish types perro when he meant pero ;)

Filip!
Apr 23rd, 2003, 06:28 AM
I propose the starter of this thread to speak another language on this board ! English is not my first language, so I do make mistakes, but that's no problem for me, I expected a bit more respect for people who make mistakes because English isn't their first language.

caramel
Apr 23rd, 2003, 06:49 AM
I tink gramar misdakes arre predy kool. But I dont maek eni at al,duh I?

Vincent
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:11 AM
I tink gramar misdakes arre predy kool. But I dont maek eni at al,duh I?

:wavey: haha, dat's kool.

WtaTour4Ever
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:28 AM
It doesn't bother me...most of the time on message boards I'm typing really fast ....who cares as long as you know what the person is trying to say. Its funny to me when non-english speakers (i'm assuming) phrase things in a non-standard order, but I suck at French so ....who cares :-)

My own personal pet peeve is that 9/10 times I interchange now and know......

In personal letters I love to say ... I know now, or I now know ...I think that has seriously damaged my ability to differentiate.





You now what I mean :-)


I actually have to think of the word knowledge in my head to make sure I'm using the write :-) word.

Buitenzorg
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:31 AM
I've always tried to make a sentence as good/correct (without an errors) as I can, but is hard for everyone to do it, especially if they aren't come from english speaking background ;)

I mean, I've learnt english for almost 3 years since I arrived in Australia, I had a difficult times to make a perfect sentence with a perfect grammar :D

I don't care what everyone think about my grammar, I don't shame of writing with 1 or 2 grammar mistakes, for me "learn from a mistakes is very important or otherwise you won't notice that you have make a mistakes"

Hope someone can correcting my sentences above ;)

Crazy Canuck
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:34 AM
It doesn't bother me...most of the time on message boards I'm typing really fast ....who cares as long as you know what the person is trying to say. Its funny to me when non-english speakers (i'm assuming) phrase things in a non-standard order, but I suck at French so ....who cares :-)

Ahhhh I love reading tennis player interviews from players who aren't quite fluent in English for this reason.

My favourite Ferreroisms are:
"I won him" for "I beat him", and "base of the line" for "baseline" *sigh*

WtaTour4Ever
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:34 AM
Considering most Americans can't even write correctly in American it really cant be expected of people who have another native tongue.

Jordan.
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:34 AM
:o

irma
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:38 AM
Considering most Americans can't even write correctly in American it really cant be expected of people who have another native tongue.

indeed. we don't speak english in real life and even in dutch I still make mistakes.(and I am not the only one)
I sometimes get confused. I have iespell too but that's not that good. (and doesn't help with grammatic anyway)

WtaTour4Ever
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:47 AM
This one time at band camp ...actually college but I'm on a roll here. Apparently we had received a package for a neighbor and when she came to get it...... she kept saying "for you to have box" and I was like "wtf" so I'm looking at her like "wtf", till she showed me the slip and I'm like "ohhhhh"

but as I stated before, I would totally suck as a tourist in a non-english country, b'c typically, my first line would be "don't you speak english"

per4ever
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:50 AM
omg I agree with a Williams fan :eek: ;)

You're definitly right SereneVenus. I try to make as few errors as possible. But seeing some mistakes made by americans :eek:

Hagar
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:52 AM
Maybe it's just me but I find it annoying when people can't even type a sentence on a post or thread without making noticable errors. I mean I understand if your first language isn't english, but if it is come on!!

The thing that gets me the most is when people type loose instead of lose.

Loose is what Jennifer is when she's had a few drinks. And lose is what Jennifer does when she plays a Williams. :p

Does this annoy anyone else!??! :confused:

So it is very likely that you will lose when you are loose? :p

~ The Leopard ~
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:53 AM
It's fine when the non-English-speaking posters do it. What worries me is when posters from English-speaking countries write illiterate, incomprehensible drivel.

I mention no names, of course. :angel:

I do take into account that some who live in English-speaking countries don't have English as their first language, but those posters, such as Buitenzorg, are quite careful and do a pretty good job.

switz
Apr 23rd, 2003, 08:40 AM
i don't think it is a big deal unless it reaches the stage where it goes beyond being laziness. i rarely can be bothered to go back and edit posts unless i am trying to make a point that grammatical errors might make confusing. i'll tell you what i can't stand are those posters who are losing an argument so they bring up spelling errors etc in a sad attempt to gain some sense of superiority. btw i am not saying that is what you are doing, as i suspect that you just get frustrated having to re-read sentences, which i guess i can understand.

shap_half
Apr 23rd, 2003, 08:45 AM
the inproper usage of "well" and "good" annoys me. "good" is an adj. "well" is an adv. please use them appropriately!!

propi
Apr 23rd, 2003, 09:03 AM
I don't like mistakes but here eveyrthng is allowed!!

tennisIlove09
Apr 23rd, 2003, 09:15 AM
Grammar isn't so bad...I find it more annoying when people spell players names wrong

Monica Seles [Not Monika or Selles]
is the most common

irma
Apr 23rd, 2003, 09:18 AM
people who write monika are the ones who don't want to accept that she is american now. monika is her birth name

that's no spellingsmistake!

Doris Loeffel
Apr 23rd, 2003, 09:33 AM
And what do we learn from all that??














Never use an international message board when you can't stand spelling or grammar mistakes

and yes I admit it I for sure am one of these (or is it those - darn I don't know....... and now I risk of getting lynched by that Help!!!) annoying posters with tons and tons of mistakes in their posts especially when it comes to the word lose or was it loose again ;) weather or whether are other words I'm always confused with gee I better stop here the list would go on and on and on...

With that said


Happy posting ;)

Central
Apr 23rd, 2003, 01:25 PM
I don't know what you were expecting when there's a thread named Question for straight gurls: do yuo get turned on watching gay porn the same way bois get turned on by watching lesbian porn? :p

Spirit
Apr 23rd, 2003, 01:30 PM
Well, SeReNeVeNuS, you'll be happy to know that I love proper grammar and use it as often as possible, and I always edit my posts.

But while we're on pet peeves, I DoN't LiKe To ReAd WoRdS lIkE tHiS. So can you pretty please change your name? :p

Seriously, I simply will not read messages posted in alternating capitals, nor will I read any posted in all lower-case or without paragraph breaks. I don't believe anyone that lazy can have anything worthwhile to say, anyway.

gentenaire
Apr 23rd, 2003, 01:40 PM
Actually, I agree with the starter of this thread. Some spelling errors do annoy me when they're made by people whose first language is English. Don't forget that a lot of people use the internet to improve their English, it offers people a platform where they can chat with people who're supposed to know the language much better than them. For the longest time I always wrote 'definately' and was convinced that was the correct spelling because I'd seen so many native English speakers write it like that.

How hard is it to get to/too right? And you're/your, they're/there/their...the meaning is different. I can understand that when you're typing quickly, you can make these kind of mistakes, I probably make them too. But I see people who make the same mistake over and over, indicating that it's not the result of fast typing but that this particular person simply doesn't know it's wrong.

I can't help it, when I read posts packed with grammar mistakes, the post just doesn't come across as a very intelligent post.


OTOH, punctuation, typical spelling and grammar errors are perfect to expose trolls ;)

caramel
Apr 23rd, 2003, 02:22 PM
:wavey: haha, dat's kool.

Jes , weri kool... I noe! :p

wta_zuperfann
Apr 23rd, 2003, 02:23 PM
Nah, nothing to get hung up about.

I read Ralph Waldo Emerson's biography and learned that he made many spelling and grammatical errors in his notes and speeches. Luckily he had several good editors that spotted each of his mistakes and corrected them before his writings were published.

It's the thought that counts.

Leena
Apr 23rd, 2003, 02:32 PM
Maybe it's just me but I find it annoying when people can't even type a sentence on a post or thread without making noticable errors. I mean I understand if your first language isn't english, but if it is come on!!

The thing that gets me the most is when people type loose instead of lose.

Loose is what Jennifer is when she's had a few drinks. And lose is what Jennifer does when she plays a Williams. :p

Does this annoy anyone else!??! :confused:
My job is to write with perfect grammar all day... and I sure don't here. It's a stupid board... don't be so uppity.

sartrista7
Apr 23rd, 2003, 02:43 PM
Maybe it's just me but I find it annoying when people can't even type a sentence on a post or thread without making noticable errors. I mean I understand if your first language isn't english, but if it is come on!!

The thing that gets me the most is when people type loose instead of lose.

Loose is what Jennifer is when she's had a few drinks. And lose is what Jennifer does when she plays a Williams. :p

Does this annoy anyone else!??! :confused:

I completely agree. (For all those whining that English isn't their first language... I think you'll find that SeReNeVeNuS made it perfectly clear that he/she wasn't talking about you.) Spelling and grammar are important, and laziness is no excuse. I mean, your/you're and lose/loose... it shouldn't take much thought to get that one right.

Getting players' names wrong is unforgivable whatever your first language. And it happens with the simplest of names! God knows I've seen 'Lindsay' spelt wrong enough times.

Vincent
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:12 PM
Getting players' names wrong is unforgivable whatever your first language. And it happens with the simplest of names! God knows I've seen 'Lindsay' spelt wrong enough times.

Lindzi
Lin-C
Linds
Lindse
:o

Vincent
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:25 PM
Being a non-english speaker myself(i am a chinese), i find it's quite difficult for me to make zero mistakes in my post, but that's what i am aiming to do, to perfect my english.

I am so pleased that most of the members can accept stupid grammar mistakes from me and those who don't speak english :)

caramel
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:31 PM
I sometimes spell LINDSAY "Lindays" but that is just because I am typing too fast. There is one thing I can´t stand though... spelling CHANDA "Chandler" because that´s so annoying. :o

PhoenixStorm
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:32 PM
ciao! che cosa fai sta sera?

Colin B
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:33 PM
This is actually one of the better boards when it comes to grammar. 90% of posters type well (even if they do make the occasional spelling error) and some of the posters from non-english speaking countries - Tine is a good example - are among the most eloquent.

I think the worst error made is when someone writes a entire post in lower case letters, often with little or no punctuation. They don't realise that they have belittled themselves and their oppinions by trying to appear cool, when in fact, they're just crap.

This post has been rushed and is probably full of typos, esspecially any word containing a double letter; I'm very bad at those!

caramel
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:34 PM
ciao! che cosa fai sta sera?

Does that mean "Hi! How are you doing tonight/today?" :confused:

Mrs. Peel
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:36 PM
I only take issue with spelling/grammar when someone is touting how intelligent they are...calling other posters ignorant and uneducated when their posts are rife with spelling/grammatical errors...

That psycho Blogger Dives used to do it all the time....Miss holier than thou I'm studying to be a lawyer.. :rolleyes: she would write so much stupid crap in her posts! She would write "grammer" all the time..that would freakin drive me crazy!

Bella
Apr 23rd, 2003, 03:52 PM
Lose is hard for people. It breaks the spelling rules or the pronunciation rules, depending on how you approach it. The spelling is based on the long-vowel patterns, but the o is not pronounced as a long o.

Losing goes with sports, not spoorts. Maybe one-o matching will help some of the people who can't remember which is which. (Of course, those people are probably the ones who don't care.)

Lindsay isn't the simplest of names. Lyndsay. Lyndsey. Lindsey. Those are all common. Not everyone is taking notes.

calabar
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:01 PM
If a allow myself to get in to a tizzy everytime someone screws up the language, I'd be in a nut house permanently. The fact is we just have to learn to grin and bear it.........except for the following words that are often confused both written and spoken:

Nuclear......nyu-cu-lar
fiscal.....physical
precedent....president
eminent...immenint
criterion......criteria


just to name a few

leslie
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:02 PM
A couple more words that are misued: Then and Than
your and you're. Please learn how to use the above words in sentences.

butch
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:04 PM
Maybe it's just me but I find it annoying when people can't even type a sentence on a post or thread without making noticable errors. I mean I understand if your first language isn't english, but if it is come on!!

The thing that gets me the most is when people type loose instead of lose.

Loose is what Jennifer is when she's had a few drinks. And lose is what Jennifer does when she plays a Williams. :p

Does this annoy anyone else!??! :confused:

Could you please insert a comma between the words "me" and "but" and a comma between "mean" and "I". It is also grammatically incorrect to use more than one punctuation sign at the end of a sentence. For that reason, would you please remove the "??!" from your ... "else!??!".

Much obliged. :angel:

Vincent
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:20 PM
Could you please insert a comma between the words "me" and "but" and a comma between "mean" and "I". It is also grammatically incorrect to use more than one punctuation sign at the end of a sentence. For that reason, would you please remove the "??!" from you ... "else!??!".

Much obliged. :angel:

OMG :worship:

Hulet
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:22 PM
Just to add to what butch already located in SeReNeVeNuS' post, the following expression doesn't make much sense:
If it is come on!!
If it is come on, then what? :confused: Or, do you mean to write it as "If it is, come on!!"?
I am "peeved" when people don't punctuate their sentences correctly.

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:31 PM
HURRAY!! Some people actually agree with me. :wavey:

Again, I just think a nice error-free post reflects on the person writing it in a good way, and I am not saying people who have grammar mistakes are dimwits. I am just saying that a little effort would be much appreciated. :)

And if you don't have time, well alright, it's not hard to read it later and edit your post.

Another thing, since we all love tennis so much on this board, I think trying to correctly spell the names of the players whom we write about shows our respect for them. :)

Oh, and I editted my orginal post for the comma mistakes, and I think a name change would be adequate. ;) anyone want to give me a little green box??

Bella
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:35 PM
"A couple more words that are misued: Then and Than your and you're. Please learn how to use the above words in sentences."

Spelling, capitalization and punctuation are hard to get right, aren't they?

leslie
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:40 PM
Spelling, capitalization and punctuation are hard to get right, aren't they?

Are you trying to be funny? You could have just corrected then and than and post it. And yes they are.

Bella
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:40 PM
Again, I just think a nice error-free post reflects on the person writing it in a good way…

Oh, and I editted my orginal post for the comma mistakes…

Soon, I guess, you will have edited this one.

This is just too easy.

Bella
Apr 23rd, 2003, 04:48 PM
Yes, Leslie, I was trying to be funny. Check your spelling on misused and then try this:

"misused: then and than, and your and you're."

I don't even know if that is right. I find punctuation difficult.

Come on…you got three things wrong.

leslie
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:42 PM
Yes, Leslie, I was trying to be funny. Check your spelling on misused and then try this:

"misused: then and than, and your and you're."

I don't even know if that is right. I find punctuation difficult.

Come on…you got three things wrong.

Don't be a smart ass of course that was a typo. But thanks anyway.

Jakeev
Apr 23rd, 2003, 05:43 PM
There are more important things in life that I don't allow myself to get twisted over a grammar error. No offense, but I've always envisioned people who get fussed up over such things as being totally uninteresting.

For that reason, I don't bother to edit any of my posts. I hope that they piss you off good :)

This definitely gets my vote for subtle Slam of the year!!!!!!! :p

Car Key Boi
Apr 23rd, 2003, 06:06 PM
How hard is it to get to/too right? And you're/your, they're/there/their...the meaning is different.

i agree, when i see "your" in stead of "yuo're" that really pisses me off

- Car Key Boi :fiery:

UDiTY
Apr 23rd, 2003, 07:49 PM
Soon, I guess, you will have edited this one.

This is just too easy.

What exactly did I do wrong!??!?! :confused:

If I didn't notice it, it must be miniscule. :D

maccardel
Apr 23rd, 2003, 08:46 PM
I wouldn't call them uninteresting. Just a little anal :p (and I'm one of them sometimes, lol) We all get picky now and then. It's not a pet peeve of mine incidentally, but we should all encourage good grammar when we can ;)

Anyway, I don't really have a problem with how people write or what they write. It's usually the people with the most drawn out, essay like posts who are the most uninteresting IMO.


Well all I have to say is that it is not a real issue for me on this board. I find it interesting at others mastering the english language. I sometimes make errors but after reading so much and living life as a writer/editor, I find it stenuous to edit every thing everytime. I just let it go...as long as the error doesn't make the post pointless, I find it to be no problem. No one wants to be in school or scrutinized 24/7....

Bella
Apr 23rd, 2003, 09:27 PM
SeReNeVeNuS: You put two t's in edited.

I sort of agree with you. I cringe at some of the errors, but I don't think less of the posters or the post.

If I don't criticize people for not handling the things I'm good at, then I can object (a little) to criticism aimed at me. Often, it's something that they are good at handling and, therefore, hold up as a virtue. Most of us excuse the faults of people who share our own faults.

It's a standard here that when you post about other people's grammar, you get taken to task for every error in that thread. Luckily, it doesn't usually get taken to other threads.

And, it's lucky for you that miniscule is a variation of minuscule. :) It's lucky for me that I checked before I nailed it. Rats! ;)

CJ07
Apr 23rd, 2003, 09:32 PM
yeah, grammar annoys me

but it annoys me more when people are speaking
when your typing, sometimes you do it so fast, your not really realizing what your writing, you know? so it doesnt really bother me there, but in speech it gets to me.

When people I say, "I played real good." i go nuts :p

leslie
Apr 23rd, 2003, 10:29 PM
yeah, grammar annoys me

but it annoys me more when people are speaking
when your typing, sometimes you do it so fast, your not really realizing what your writing, you know? so it doesnt really bother me there, but in speech it gets to me.

When people I say, "I played real good." i go nuts :p

It should read: When you're typing....you're not really realizing what you're writing... ;)

CJ07
Apr 23rd, 2003, 10:40 PM
thanks

apoet29
Apr 23rd, 2003, 10:54 PM
Well all I have to say is that it is not a real issue for me on this board. I find it interesting at others mastering the english language. I sometimes make errors but after reading so much and living life as a writer/editor, I find it stenuous to edit every thing everytime. I just let it go...as long as the error doesn't make the post pointless, I find it to be no problem. No one wants to be in school or scrutinized 24/7....

Amen to that. I teach communications at a community college, and I am sometimes horrified at the grammatical mistakes I see on this messageboard. However, since this is not my classroom, and I can often discern what someone is trying to express, I don't make an issue of it.

One issue that arises from internet chatting and messageboard participation is that quality of writing often affects students academic work, particularly their essay writing. I cannot begin to tell you how many papers I see that look more like a chatroom chatter rather than a well-developed essay. I'm afraid this type of writing is becoming a disturbing trend in college composition.

Snuffkin
Apr 23rd, 2003, 11:07 PM
The only thing that gets me slightly is when people say 'would OF' rather than the correct 'would HAVE'. But that's just cos I'm pedantic and went to a school that taught you that no matter what, get your punctuation and spelling correct. It doesn't matter if you make no sense, just write proper English. I hated that school and would of loved to leave before I did. ;)

earthcrystal
Apr 23rd, 2003, 11:11 PM
Methinks some people in this thread are a tad defensive. While content is more important to me than spelling or grammer; there are a few constantly misspelled words that D-E-F-I-N-I-T-E-L-Y make me cringe when I read them.

I guess that makes me "uninteresting" to some people. The pain of that stigma is nearly unbearable, but somehow I'll survive. ;)

Spirit
May 13th, 2003, 06:48 PM
This isn't tennis-related, so my apologies, but I couldn't help but think of this thread when I came across this highly amusing satire (http://www.mystica.cc/more.php?id=145_0_1_0_M).

Just FYI, Tolkien (http://www.tolkiensociety.org/tolkien/biography.html) was twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University.

Leena
May 13th, 2003, 07:04 PM
I have been noted for having perfect grammar.

Thanks.

Princess Fiona
May 13th, 2003, 07:56 PM
Hmm, I am very conscious of my grammar - heh, I use a lot of smilies in my posts to cover my bad grammar? :o ;) I don't know when to use "that" and "which" for example and there are other examples too... I have so much respect for the people who post here who don't have English as a first language!! They have better command of English than I... (than ME? Heeeeelp!! :o :sad: :sad: :sad: ;) )

Doris Loeffel
Jul 30th, 2003, 10:44 AM
bumped for hingis-seles

looks like some ppl need a bit more time to learn the english grammar ;) (me included btw...)

hingis-seles
Jul 30th, 2003, 11:00 AM
lol!

Thanks, Doris Loeffel!