Rant – Spelling and Grammar  

khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 7:03 am
Rant – Spelling and Grammar

This is a long-ass profanity filled rant! So, if you’re in a hurry or easily offended (this rant is definitely intended to offend some, or at least to say, “Hey cut it out”), just move along. If you read it, your comments are welcomed.



Ah, spel-ing and gram-er! I wanted to get you hear, you know who you are, the spelling and grammar gestapo. You were probably breaking into hives or having a little chuckle at the first sentence, weren’t you; thinking this illiterate bastard can’t spell. Well I can’t, can’t write either, easily my weakest academic area. There are probably many 6th graders who could put me to shame; then again, there are probably some National Spelling Bee contestants, who can shame you. But, What The Fuck! You’ll notice I wrote that out for you, instead of using the short form WTF. I do want to point out, phonetically, the first sentence was not error filled. I’m sorry, when it comes to the written word, I consider myself functional illiterate and dyslexic, circular in my presentation, and I use the word “that” way too often, but let me back up just a bit.

Reading another post yesterday, where a lady is talking about, as she puts it, another “Arrogant Jackass” messaging her, requesting that she drop everything that evening and come for a ride on the hobby horse. Now the poster, who professes to have some writing skills, recounts verbatim the conversation she had with said “Arrogant Jackass”. The poster makes no mention of any spelling or grammar mistakes on the part of the “Arrogant Jackass”, but sure enough, the spelling and grammar gestapo arrive and want to dazzle us with their words of wisdom. The first portion of the gestapo’s comments, a rant, about “Arrogant Jackass” not being able to spell. The mistake, drum roll please,… typing “yiur” for “your”. Shoot the illiterate bastard quick!



Now if you look down at your QWERTY keyboard, you will notice the letter “i” and “o”, are side by side on the keyboard; could it be an innocent keyboarding error?

Writing is a form of communication not a measure of intelligence. The 2 do not have a one to one correlation. Look it up, but may I suggest that when you do, you read academic papers to form your opinion. To be able to communicate effectively with the written word, grammar and spelling does help, so does being succinct, and a bunch of things everyone is not equally skilled at. Now before you get on the “well they should be” bandwagon, do you know HTML, CSS, XML, javascript? … No? Well you should, you use them every day to communicate; … you’re using it right now. They are the basic fucking languages of this website and the internet as a whole. You don’t have the aptitude to grasp it… the need or will to learn it … you just use it. Right. Does it make you somehow less intelligent, because you don’t understand the basic structural building blocks for something you depend on every day; and I might add, a communicative medium no less? I didn’t think so. And just in case, you are still on the whole spelling thing, spell check can be turned off on the browser the person happens to be using, English may not be their first language, they could be in a hurry, or perhaps they just made a fucking mistake! I know, I know, you’re perfect and never make mistakes. Just an F.Y.I. (sorry, that’s the short form of “For Your Information”) spelling is not as important as you think when it comes to our ability to communicate with the written word. Don’t believe me? Well let me give you a link to a post that will demonstrate it. Here it is; now you need to right click on this link and open it in a new windows or tab, I don’t want you to lose were you were in this great post. Annoying isn’t it when someone pompously points out shit you fucking don’t need guidance on.

I don’t mean to get on the member who lit my wick with the spelling critique. The comment they left was one of the most benign spelling and grammar critiques I have come across, and at least had some relevance to the discussion at hand, as was the rest of their comment. A lot of the comments I see from the spelling and grammar gestapo, are nothing but critiques about spelling and grammar.

This site professes to be many things, “The World's Largest Sex Dating Site & Swinger Personals Community” for one; it is right there at the top of each page. Nowhere does it say, this is an academic literary site, where you can have your writing ability or lack thereof (in my case) red inked, and critiqued. Even if the writer is an illiterate fuck, when we choose to, we can all read too! I (and I think it’s safe to say everyone else) don’t need the benefit of your “superior intellect” continually pointing out other peoples spelling and grammar mistakes. THANK YOU VERY, VERY, MUCH. We get it, it annoys you, and you will not consider dating anyone who can’t spell or write with proper grammar. Fine then, if the post you are commenting on is critiquing a would-be suitor’s spelling and grammar ability, then have at it, enjoy yourself. But do you have to cruise through the blogs critiquing everyone’s spelling and writing ability, when that is not the topic at hand? I for one would rather have someone leave a comment filled with spelling and grammatical errors, than have them leave no comment at all because they fear being belittled by the spelling and grammar gestapo. If I can’t read it, guess what, I just move on to the next comment. If it hits your blog, you have that magic “Delete This Comment” link. So does every other blogger in blogland.



If you are annoyed by this post, good, I wrote it with that intent, and chose the appropriate graphics to drive this point home. So Dr. Sheldon Cooper, put away your red teacher’s pen, and stop weeping for humanity, because someone made a spelling or grammar mistake.

This rant was brought to you by one man who finds writing more challenging than other forms of communication. No teachers were harmed in preparing this post. My mother, x-wife, several relatives and friends are teachers. I love them all.

Rant Over.


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kinkyfem73 41F  
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2/28/2014 7:19 am

Eye wont laff at yur spellin misteaks if yuo don't laff at myne.... Some people need to really lighten up. khu and keep blogging!

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susanbak 38F  
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2/28/2014 7:26 am

do you feel better now? I don't know anything about HTML CSS XML or javascript I don't know anything about internal combustion engines either but I do have to drive everyday


khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 7:41 am

    Quoting kinkyfem73:
    Eye wont laff at yur spellin misteaks if yuo don't laff at myne.... Some people need to really lighten up. khu and keep blogging!
Yes Kinky some people do, I might even be one of them. Sometime stupid little things make me loose my mind.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 7:49 am

    Quoting susanbak:
    do you feel better now? I don't know anything about HTML CSS XML or javascript I don't know anything about internal combustion engines either but I do have to drive everyday
I did yesterday, when I penned this rant. I wasn't sure I was going to post it. But sure enough late last night, reading blogs and there they are again. Gestapo! Is the content of someone's comment not more valuable?

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George_W_Johnson 47M  
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2/28/2014 7:53 am

I too struggle with grammar and spelling - I believe the idea is the message intent - yes I know that its wrong to right "thats" but so does the reader who wants to correct it... does that reader not get the message because I forgot a punctuation mark?

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pal334 60M  
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2/28/2014 8:18 am

I never sweat the spelling of others ,or mine. I see these blogs as fun. As long as you get the message you want put across, whats the difference? Chillin and enjoying is the way it should be


khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 8:20 am

    Quoting A1cockluver:
    My son has had problems his entire life with spelling. He spells phonetically rather than "correctly" so I have had much experience with learning to read "code" so to speak. Spelling errors and even grammar errors don't bother me nearly as much as someone that just doesn't want to take the time to spell out the word "you" and opts for "u." I realize that the texting culture we have now is mostly to blame for this, but when I receive an email from someone, I still expect an attempt at normal correspondence, which may seem a tad old-fashioned. It just seems a little lazy to me and that may not necessarily be the case, it is just my lowly opinion.
No! No! No! your opinion is not lowly! There is always that dance between what is the norm and what is not. LOL, is OK by most people's standard, drives some people crazy. Your personal standard is your standard, we all have them. But when someone leaves a comment and all another commenter has to say about it is "learn to spell", is that really what we want the blogs to be about.

I think the key words you used in your comment were "an attempt at normal correspondence". For the writer who sent the message to you, it is how they normally correspond. I don't think they are sitting there tying a message thinking... let me dumb this down a bit, I don't want to come off as too intelligent. It may not meet your minimum standards, but beating them up for it is flat out mean, don't you think? That's what the spelling and grammar police are doing in my eyes.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 8:24 am

    Quoting George_W_Johnson:
    I too struggle with grammar and spelling - I believe the idea is the message intent - yes I know that its wrong to right "thats" but so does the reader who wants to correct it... does that reader not get the message because I forgot a punctuation mark?
George, we are like minded! Content, content, content, that's the important thing. That age old argument, form vs. substance.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 8:28 am

    Quoting pal334:
    I never sweat the spelling of others ,or mine. I see these blogs as fun. As long as you get the message you want put across, whats the difference? Chillin and enjoying is the way it should be
Pal, you are so right! What fun is there in having your comments red inked for form and the substance of the comment ignored.

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Addzisback 44F  
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2/28/2014 8:41 am

I find more often than not.... people that point out flaws or errors of others - as in the person you have ranted about here - are really insecure about themselves. Its another form of bullying. I'm glad you "blasted" them

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lindoboy100 51M
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2/28/2014 8:46 am

Great rant McHue!!

Spelling and grammar are important to me, as in, my own spelling and grammar. But being far from perfect, spelling mistakes in the form of typos are not unusual, hey, I live with it. Occasional bad grammar, I can be prone to that, hey, who can't be. But persistent bad grammar is shocking bad, and by that I'm refeering to a scottish tendencey to mis-use past participles such as 'I seen' and 'I done'. Drives me batty!

Having said that, if I see or hear bad english, well, who am I to point it out? I always remember the phrase 'no one likes a smart arse'! How true!

As for your mastery of the language, I can't see that you have much to worry about.

Or did I mean 'masturbatory'?? In which case perhaps you do have something to worry about??

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 8:55 am

    Quoting Addzisback:
    I find more often than not.... people that point out flaws or errors of others - as in the person you have ranted about here - are really insecure about themselves. Its another form of bullying. I'm glad you "blasted" them
Viewpoints I overlooked, insecurities and bullying. They are kind of related... I will life myself up on the back of another.

Thanks Addz.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 9:04 am

    Quoting lindoboy100:
    Great rant McHue!!

    Spelling and grammar are important to me, as in, my own spelling and grammar. But being far from perfect, spelling mistakes in the form of typos are not unusual, hey, I live with it. Occasional bad grammar, I can be prone to that, hey, who can't be. But persistent bad grammar is shocking bad, and by that I'm refeering to a scottish tendencey to mis-use past participles such as 'I seen' and 'I done'. Drives me batty!

    Having said that, if I see or hear bad english, well, who am I to point it out? I always remember the phrase 'no one likes a smart arse'! How true!

    As for your mastery of the language, I can't see that you have much to worry about.

    Or did I mean 'masturbatory'?? In which case perhaps you do have something to worry about??
Masturbatory would be correct I believe. Show of hands, who likes to be publically called to the mat for our shortcomings ... Anyone? Bueller, Bueller?

But I guess in a way this rant has done that.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 9:05 am

    Quoting A1cockluver:
    Oh, I do agree that it is quite bad form and certainly not appropriate to call someone out for their spelling or grammar. Not everyone has the same writing (or reading) abilities and as long as the statement can be understood should be accepted for the content. If it cannot be understood, just request clarification, don't dimimish or dismiss the person or the statement.
I agree whole heartedly

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AliciaBlonde 30F  
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2/28/2014 9:05 am

My experience is that pointing out spelling and grammar issues are only ever a form of attack..... and you have to question why that attack is deemed necessary..... and the "problem" always lies with the one criticizing, not the one making the error. Some people enjoy getting a bit aggressive for no good reason..... probably not getting laid enough

Saying that I can't cope with messages entirely in "tx spk".......

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sweet_VM 56F  
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2/28/2014 9:29 am

I don't ever get excited about spelling mistakes on here. Half the time the spell checker isn't working anyways. You have to remember most first language isn't English either for posters.. Some people don't have a life on here and write just for the sake of writing to get you to read there blog. All I can say is keep smiling! hugs V

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 9:37 am

    Quoting AliciaBlonde:
    My experience is that pointing out spelling and grammar issues are only ever a form of attack..... and you have to question why that attack is deemed necessary..... and the "problem" always lies with the one criticizing, not the one making the error. Some people enjoy getting a bit aggressive for no good reason..... probably not getting laid enough

    Saying that I can't cope with messages entirely in "tx spk".......
Alicia, definitely a form of attack; almost troll like behavior.

Text speak short form can be challenging to adapt to. When I joined the site, my profile go a lot of views from locals that had this strange text speak word, BBC, in their profile. I actually had to look it up in the urban dictionary. They all were disappointed and moved on

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NudeDon69 44M  
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2/28/2014 10:28 am

I did enjoy reading this post; I happen to agree with most of what you have written. I will try to keep my response short, so it does not seem like a novel.

Every individual has their own strengths and weaknesses; even some geniuses have a problem with syntax, which is why those persons will have someone else help them put their thoughts into print.

I too have always struggled with grammar while writing, but with technology being what it is today, one would think everyone would be using it to better their writing skills. Then again, proof reading is a must, because often the mind is much faster than the fingers and the spelling/grammar checkers are not always accurate.

Then there are the regional and cultural differences in the way one speaks and writes.

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NudeDon69 44M  
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2/28/2014 10:35 am

By the way, I even enjoyed looking for your spelling and grammatical mistakes; whether it was or was not your intention, it is what makes you, you; and I still enjoyed this post.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 10:46 am

    Quoting sweet_VM:
    I don't ever get excited about spelling mistakes on here. Half the time the spell checker isn't working anyways. You have to remember most first language isn't English either for posters.. Some people don't have a life on here and write just for the sake of writing to get you to read there blog. All I can say is keep smiling! hugs V
Hi V Normally, when I read the comment of a gestapo member, there is just a few expletives going through my mind as I shake my head. But as I wrote, the incident from yesterday somehow hit a nerve. It actually took me a while to figure out the egregious error the “Arrogant Jackass” had made (would it be funny if the typo was on the part of the blogger). When I finally found the error, finger started across the keyboard with this post. Late in the day more from the spelling and grammar squad, and it post time.

Don't worry, I'm still smiling! Enough nice, normal, witty people here to make sure of that.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 10:52 am

Thank you, kind sir.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 11:00 am

    Quoting NudeDon69:
    I did enjoy reading this post; I happen to agree with most of what you have written. I will try to keep my response short, so it does not seem like a novel.

    Every individual has their own strengths and weaknesses; even some geniuses have a problem with syntax, which is why those persons will have someone else help them put their thoughts into print.

    I too have always struggled with grammar while writing, but with technology being what it is today, one would think everyone would be using it to better their writing skills. Then again, proof reading is a must, because often the mind is much faster than the fingers and the spelling/grammar checkers are not always accurate.

    Then there are the regional and cultural differences in the way one speaks and writes.
Yes sir! If the technology didn't exist (spelling, grammar, proof reading), I would have an even more difficult time participating in the forum. Fortunately, I am much more adept with the technology than the written word. My mind works much faster than I can possibly type, and I'm a decent typist.

If its a long post or response, I pump it in Word, then a little text to speech playback for proofreading. Cut and paste. Still I find mistakes after I post something.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 11:04 am

    Quoting NudeDon69:
    By the way, I even enjoyed looking for your spelling and grammatical mistakes; whether it was or was not your intention, it is what makes you, you; and I still enjoyed this post.
Oh, I make them all, you for your, thing for think, who for how ... I could just keep going. I'm an equal opportunity offered when it comes to that.

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sexysixties2 66F  
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2/28/2014 2:20 pm

You'd have to feel sorry for those who spend their time looking for people to attack on this site....they must have no lives at all. I know I make a lot of typos here....my fingers don't always do what I expect of them....I couldn't really care less if that upsets anyone else....after all my mistakes don't hurt anyone.

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tigger678902 47F  
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2/28/2014 3:38 pm

excellent rant my friend, I have been trying to curb my own gestapoish tendancies, especially since I have keyboarding issues and refuse to wear my glasses for stuff like texting,...typos abound

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hippiechick1967 51F  
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2/28/2014 3:46 pm

I am one of the fortunate ones in that writing and spelling is easy for me, although I still make occasional errors here and there, especially as I am getting older, more tired, etc. That said, I rarely correct others on their writing because I find it rude. I wouldn't want the pretty girls making fun of me for being ugly, or the skinny girls making fun of me for being fat,

By the way, despite your protestations otherwise, I find you are quite adept with written language.

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pandora684 43F  
1408 posts

2/28/2014 4:19 pm

I was going to let this one pass but couldn't resist

I am one of the grammaristas who sees every mistake (though one of my own does occasionally slip by). However! I do not call people out over those mistakes and if the thoughts presented are intelligent, I do not hold it against the misspeller. And I am not a nazi about it. See, I started that sentence with "and." I break the rules too in favor of writing like it's a conversation.

Where I do start to get judgey though, is when those mistakes aren't coupled with thoughtful commentary but with plain simple carelessness. Like this status that I just saw on someone who hotlisted me: "what dose it mean when weman says u r long winded......" Now, I can even forgive this guy for not catching does vs dose. But what man on this site does not know how to spell Woman??? He is either absolutely careless or a moron, neither of which make me want to look at his profile, let alone have a conversation. I am not even slightly tempted to mail to let him know what I think of his brain though.


Sexy_SandraD 46F  
100955 posts

2/28/2014 4:21 pm

Really intelligent people can read and understand the message that another is conveying even if it contains typos, spelling or grammatical errors.

I remember when people used their own writing styles without the grammar and spelling police citing them for offenses. In fact, the most popular blogger of all time on this site wrote in a nontraditional way.

I "cum" here for fun...not to impress people with my writing skills.

Excellent post!


rainbowsox 81F/80F
5506 posts

2/28/2014 4:34 pm

GREAT rant!!!!!!

I live in two worlds. The first is that of academia, a world where I am required to follow certain rules, use proper grammar and my spelling must be beyond reproach. And I live extremely well in that world, I actually thrive in that world. I use all the tools of the trade at my disposal, a dictionary, a thesaurus (on-line of course) and the preferred outline of the entity for which I am doing the writing. These truths have NO compromise and I am diligent in my application!

However, I also live in the world of everything else. One where there is no grade given. One that has a singular purpose, communication (whatever it is needing to be communicated) and in this world, nothing is given nor taken away when using their, there or they're properly or incorrectly. Do I understand what the person means? Yes... good, carry on.

Those who would otherwise comment on someone's lack of intelligence because of an improper use of your or you're are elitist snobs. At the end of the day, all they need to understand is the universal language of a middle finger stuck high in the air!!!!

Now, misspell my name and you might get a punch in the nose!!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 4:36 pm

    Quoting sexysixties2:
    You'd have to feel sorry for those who spend their time looking for people to attack on this site....they must have no lives at all. I know I make a lot of typos here....my fingers don't always do what I expect of them....I couldn't really care less if that upsets anyone else....after all my mistakes don't hurt anyone.
Brilliantly stated Sexy.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 4:41 pm

    Quoting tigger678902:
    excellent rant my friend, I have been trying to curb my own gestapoish tendancies, especially since I have keyboarding issues and refuse to wear my glasses for stuff like texting,...typos abound
Thank you my friend. I too should be addressing the corrective lens issue, instead of doing the glasses up or down, depending on the device I am interfacing with.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 4:49 pm

    Quoting hippiechick1967:
    I am one of the fortunate ones in that writing and spelling is easy for me, although I still make occasional errors here and there, especially as I am getting older, more tired, etc. That said, I rarely correct others on their writing because I find it rude. I wouldn't want the pretty girls making fun of me for being ugly, or the skinny girls making fun of me for being fat,

    By the way, despite your protestations otherwise, I find you are quite adept with written language.
That is a killer point hippie, is it definitely on the rude side. None of us appreciate being put down for a trait we are lacking in.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 5:27 pm

    Quoting pandora684:
    I was going to let this one pass but couldn't resist

    I am one of the grammaristas who sees every mistake (though one of my own does occasionally slip by). However! I do not call people out over those mistakes and if the thoughts presented are intelligent, I do not hold it against the misspeller. And I am not a nazi about it. See, I started that sentence with "and." I break the rules too in favor of writing like it's a conversation.

    Where I do start to get judgey though, is when those mistakes aren't coupled with thoughtful commentary but with plain simple carelessness. Like this status that I just saw on someone who hotlisted me: "what dose it mean when weman says u r long winded......" Now, I can even forgive this guy for not catching does vs dose. But what man on this site does not know how to spell Woman??? He is either absolutely careless or a moron, neither of which make me want to look at his profile, let alone have a conversation. I am not even slightly tempted to mail to let him know what I think of his brain though.
Pandora, Thank you. I'm glad you didn't let it go by then. By discussing thing, I think we all gain insight. So I bow to you.

I am not trying to convince anyone to date someone who doesn't have the characteristics they seek. My comment about the link between intelligence and the written word (spelling and grammar), was to step on the neck of the argument, of a correlation between the two. There are many forms of intelligence, the written word is simply one measure. I think there are few people who would argue the point, that because someone is incredible gifted in math, science, logic, or sex, the individual will also be gifted or even adequately skilled with the written word. So the argument, "can't spell or write, therefore they are not intelligent", doesn't hold water.

I'm glad you resist the temptation to grab the red pen. My rant is for the individual who always have the red pen in hand, waiting for a chance to pounce.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 5:33 pm

    Quoting Sexy_SandraD:
    Really intelligent people can read and understand the message that another is conveying even if it contains typos, spelling or grammatical errors.

    I remember when people used their own writing styles without the grammar and spelling police citing them for offenses. In fact, the most popular blogger of all time on this site wrote in a nontraditional way.

    I "cum" here for fun...not to impress people with my writing skills.

    Excellent post!
Yes, certainly! The human brain is very adaptive. It's definitely not fun to have the substance of your comments ignored, and the academic quality of it become the focus.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
6343 posts

2/28/2014 5:42 pm

    Quoting rainbowsox:
    GREAT rant!!!!!!

    I live in two worlds. The first is that of academia, a world where I am required to follow certain rules, use proper grammar and my spelling must be beyond reproach. And I live extremely well in that world, I actually thrive in that world. I use all the tools of the trade at my disposal, a dictionary, a thesaurus (on-line of course) and the preferred outline of the entity for which I am doing the writing. These truths have NO compromise and I am diligent in my application!

    However, I also live in the world of everything else. One where there is no grade given. One that has a singular purpose, communication (whatever it is needing to be communicated) and in this world, nothing is given nor taken away when using their, there or they're properly or incorrectly. Do I understand what the person means? Yes... good, carry on.

    Those who would otherwise comment on someone's lack of intelligence because of an improper use of your or you're are elitist snobs. At the end of the day, all they need to understand is the universal language of a middle finger stuck high in the air!!!!

    Now, misspell my name and you might get a punch in the nose!!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!

    Love,
    -E'
-E' you are back in my good graces, and forgiven for blowing up my slumber party fantasy.

Leave it to my academic friend to say the same thing as my long-ass rant, in 6 sentences.

Much my friend! Say hi to -H' for me.

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charmer961 55M  
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2/28/2014 7:55 pm

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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2/28/2014 8:11 pm

Interesting comment charmer.

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sugar4you1980 33F  
5086 posts

2/28/2014 9:05 pm

I have a gal that works for me that can barely spell or write. I actually have to read her notes out loud so that I can decipher what she is trying to say. You know what? It doesn't matter. She is a nice person, a hard worker, dependable, and she will do any task that I ask of her. Those are not things that I can say about all of my more literate employees.

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Koffla 58M
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2/28/2014 9:09 pm

I read the post you are referring to. I've never been able to understand why people post emails to make fun of others. It is a common trend among bloggers. I also noticed a person making fun of the guy's spelling, and on her rant, her own spelling is worse than the guy she criticized. Obviously, the spelling and grammar police also makes mistakes.

Lots of people think this is an American ENGLISH SPEAKING ONLY site. They don't realize that this is a worldwide website, and that for some of us English is our second or third language.



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1EroticauthorTwo 48F  
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2/28/2014 9:24 pm

LMAO, I was having the same conversation with my son (who happens to be a grammar/spelling Nazi)You know you try to help your kids, guide them to a less difficult life...is it worth the price of friendship or even possible friendship to piss someone off by correcting their grammar. Does the need to be right overwhelm your desire to get along with others? I just shake my head. Some will learn and others will refuse so they can be right. If that is what it takes to make you feel all superior go for it. It doesn't keep you warm at night.
I feel it is the same for people that do not speak English correctly either due to the location they were brought up, lack of education (does not mean lack of intelligence) or just trying to be cool with their hip vernacular
My dad was one of the smartest men I have ever known, could fix just about anything mechanical. Myself, with my degree...am sadly lacking the mechanical gene
Things are not always as they seem...Einstein couldn't count change.He wasn't destined to win a spelling bee. According to his admission, he was never able to write in English because of his problems with spelling English words. To his credit, he was bilingual and could speak both English and German. I guess we can forgive him for not being able to spell.

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intendadiversion 48F  
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2/28/2014 11:04 pm

I'm sorry you got so upset. Are you sure that person had bad intentions? Some people just correct grammar a lot out of habit and don't realize the effect of their corrections.

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Sexy_SandraD 46F  
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3/1/2014 3:02 am

I was in a hurry yesterday and didn't say as much as I wanted to about this topic.

Over the years I have had blog friends who were deaf, one who was a paraplegic, one who survived a horrific farming accident that impacts his writing ability even though he speaks perfectly and many other people with medical issues that impair their written communication skills. I didn't know about their issues until after I took time to get to know them.

I have had incidents in the past when ugly people insulted these friends while attacking my blog. It pissed me off so badly. Obviously I banned them from my blog, but I never told them that the people had medical issues because I didn't want to embarrass my friends. Medical issues are personal so I don't feel that it is my place to share that type of information about friends with third parties, but I would like to point this out. It's a great reminder that you can't judge a book by it's cover.


Athene76 38F
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3/1/2014 3:59 am

Those are everywhere. It seems to be a good feeling to know something better. Some tend to even think they ARE better for knowing better. Poor Nazis und Gestapo thems .. I'm glad to be able to lighten up their day by putting some mistakes in occasionally

p.s. Enjoying the content of a message and a creative take on language is also fine


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3/1/2014 4:14 am

    Quoting sugar4you1980:
    I have a gal that works for me that can barely spell or write. I actually have to read her notes out loud so that I can decipher what she is trying to say. You know what? It doesn't matter. She is a nice person, a hard worker, dependable, and she will do any task that I ask of her. Those are not things that I can say about all of my more literate employees.
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3/1/2014 4:25 am

    Quoting Koffla:
    I read the post you are referring to. I've never been able to understand why people post emails to make fun of others. It is a common trend among bloggers. I also noticed a person making fun of the guy's spelling, and on her rant, her own spelling is worse than the guy she criticized. Obviously, the spelling and grammar police also makes mistakes.

    Lots of people think this is an American ENGLISH SPEAKING ONLY site. They don't realize that this is a worldwide website, and that for some of us English is our second or third language.

The pot calling the kettle " black". Yeap, catch myself doing it all the time and have to bitch slap myself.

Great point about different spelling of word like color (American) and colour (British and most other english speaking nations). I often adapt words like that based on the audience.

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3/1/2014 5:14 am

    Quoting 1EroticauthorTwo:
    LMAO, I was having the same conversation with my son (who happens to be a grammar/spelling Nazi)You know you try to help your kids, guide them to a less difficult life...is it worth the price of friendship or even possible friendship to piss someone off by correcting their grammar. Does the need to be right overwhelm your desire to get along with others? I just shake my head. Some will learn and others will refuse so they can be right. If that is what it takes to make you feel all superior go for it. It doesn't keep you warm at night.
    I feel it is the same for people that do not speak English correctly either due to the location they were brought up, lack of education (does not mean lack of intelligence) or just trying to be cool with their hip vernacular
    My dad was one of the smartest men I have ever known, could fix just about anything mechanical. Myself, with my degree...am sadly lacking the mechanical gene
    Things are not always as they seem...Einstein couldn't count change.He wasn't destined to win a spelling bee. According to his admission, he was never able to write in English because of his problems with spelling English words. To his credit, he was bilingual and could speak both English and German. I guess we can forgive him for not being able to spell.
Well if this was a debate, you win! Imagine that, the person we commonly reference when we talk about intelligence would be striking out on Bang Friend Finder, if he messaged ladies who want an intelligence man, if he wrote it in english.

I wish I was not banging this response out on my phone, with large fingers, so I could do justice.

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3/1/2014 5:26 am

    Quoting intendadiversion:
    I'm sorry you got so upset. Are you sure that person had bad intentions? Some people just correct grammar a lot out of habit and don't realize the effect of their corrections.
The "come on people" at the end of her mini rant pretty much says it. As I said
Her rant was at least some what relevant to the scope of her comment and the topic. But she could have made her point without the critique of the typo.

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3/1/2014 7:15 am

    Quoting Sexy_SandraD:
    I was in a hurry yesterday and didn't say as much as I wanted to about this topic.

    Over the years I have had blog friends who were deaf, one who was a paraplegic, one who survived a horrific farming accident that impacts his writing ability even though he speaks perfectly and many other people with medical issues that impair their written communication skills. I didn't know about their issues until after I took time to get to know them.

    I have had incidents in the past when ugly people insulted these friends while attacking my blog. It pissed me off so badly. Obviously I banned them from my blog, but I never told them that the people had medical issues because I didn't want to embarrass my friends. Medical issues are personal so I don't feel that it is my place to share that type of information about friends with third parties, but I would like to point this out. It's a great reminder that you can't judge a book by it's cover.
Lots of reasons why people have issues with the written word. Being mean spirited about pointing it out is never a good things. In my brief time here I have witnessed individuals claiming to be nice attempting to be "funny" at someone expense. The most recent attempt a returning blogger mimicking someone's profile with a fake one for thier amusement. They think they are cleaver, but they are just juvenile.

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3/1/2014 7:40 am

    Quoting Athene76:
    Those are everywhere. It seems to be a good feeling to know something better. Some tend to even think they ARE better for knowing better. Poor Nazis und Gestapo thems .. I'm glad to be able to lighten up their day by putting some mistakes in occasionally

    p.s. Enjoying the content of a message and a creative take on language is also fine
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zoelightly24 41F  
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3/1/2014 9:19 am

I have a couple of grammar pet peeves (what can I say, I'm the person that notices the typo on the shampoo bottle in the shower), but for the most part, INTENT is what matters to me. That involves a detailed thought structure that may or may not be riddled with typos. When I type from my phone, I can barely see the letters anyway and a lowercase i, lowercase L and a lowercase T look just about the same. I'm sure others message from their phone as well, so I cannae be too hard on them.

This post peeked my interest *giggle*

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FMAOPLS 61F  
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3/1/2014 4:53 pm

If I can figure out what the person is trying to say, I will forgive them their grammar and spelling mistakes. Long, rambling sentences that fail to get their point across just make me think "never mind", and I stop reading and move along.

There is one blogger here, who seems intelligent, and puts up lots of posts, but his misuse of the English language just plain ANNOYS me. There is no need to use three different descriptors of NOW, in 1 sentence. But, I get past that - to determine the actual message of his posts. His writing skills have absolutely nothing to do with his worth as a person.

We've all seen those graphic representations on FB, where every word is mispelled, with all the vowels missing - and we can still figure out what the message is. Why are we not as open-minded here?

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3/1/2014 5:59 pm

    Quoting zoelightly24:
    I have a couple of grammar pet peeves (what can I say, I'm the person that notices the typo on the shampoo bottle in the shower), but for the most part, INTENT is what matters to me. That involves a detailed thought structure that may or may not be riddled with typos. When I type from my phone, I can barely see the letters anyway and a lowercase i, lowercase L and a lowercase T look just about the same. I'm sure others message from their phone as well, so I cannae be too hard on them.

    This post peeked my interest *giggle*

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Hi Zoe. My rant isn't about noticing spelling an grammar mistakes at all. If you have that aptitude, you will notice it. Just like with sports you will notice a double hit in volleyball, and I will notice when a wrestler has left themselves open to be picked up and thrown to their back. Fact is, even skilled writers who write professional, still require the services of a proofreader.

My rant is directed at those who feel the need to continually go, I noticed you made spelling and grammar errors. Now let me make sure my comment points that out for anyone who missed it, while I embarrass, belittle, make fun of, (pick your favorite one), you.

Using your phone to interact with blogs will definitely raise the number of errors with the written word.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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3/1/2014 6:08 pm

    Quoting FMAOPLS:
    If I can figure out what the person is trying to say, I will forgive them their grammar and spelling mistakes. Long, rambling sentences that fail to get their point across just make me think "never mind", and I stop reading and move along.

    There is one blogger here, who seems intelligent, and puts up lots of posts, but his misuse of the English language just plain ANNOYS me. There is no need to use three different descriptors of NOW, in 1 sentence. But, I get past that - to determine the actual message of his posts. His writing skills have absolutely nothing to do with his worth as a person.

    We've all seen those graphic representations on FB, where every word is mispelled, with all the vowels missing - and we can still figure out what the message is. Why are we not as open-minded here?
FMAOPLS, great point. I don't know why we are not open minded here. It's almost like we are lemmings here. One person starts over the cliff and we all begin to follow.

Thing are going to annoy us, but do we have to beat someone down for that type of annoyance?

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3/2/2014 4:38 am

Thank you

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Wildfire9600 45F  
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3/2/2014 6:44 pm

Should I tell you I taught English grammar, red pen and all, many moons ago? It is natural for me to see the errors when they happen, however I don't point them out. I think in a forum such as this, things tend to be more relaxed. People type quick responses and let them fly. Typos happen and so do misspelled words and incorrect punctuation. I overlook that kind of thing here based on it being a casual environment - within reason.

If you are writing in a professional environment, though, it's a different ball game. Expectations are higher that you have reached a level where you are capable of putting together sentences complete with proper grammar and punctuation. If you have to use spell check and run it through a word processor to catch mistakes first, then do it. Whatever works.

I have found that bloggers are generally better at writing coherently than the crowd who just send e-mails. I cringe at some of the e-mails I receive, not just for content but for the incredibly bad spelling and typos.

For the record, I never would have known this is something you struggle with. Your writing is easy to read.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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3/3/2014 10:00 am

    Quoting Wildfire9600:
    Should I tell you I taught English grammar, red pen and all, many moons ago? It is natural for me to see the errors when they happen, however I don't point them out. I think in a forum such as this, things tend to be more relaxed. People type quick responses and let them fly. Typos happen and so do misspelled words and incorrect punctuation. I overlook that kind of thing here based on it being a casual environment - within reason.

    If you are writing in a professional environment, though, it's a different ball game. Expectations are higher that you have reached a level where you are capable of putting together sentences complete with proper grammar and punctuation. If you have to use spell check and run it through a word processor to catch mistakes first, then do it. Whatever works.

    I have found that bloggers are generally better at writing coherently than the crowd who just send e-mails. I cringe at some of the e-mails I receive, not just for content but for the incredibly bad spelling and typos.

    For the record, I never would have known this is something you struggle with. Your writing is easy to read.
Spelling, grammar, and writing are things that don’t come as easily to me as other forms of communications or academic endeavors. It takes a great deal of concentration, unlike things involving logic, analysis, or mathematics. Technology, spelling and grammar checkers, and text-to-speech for proof reading, has made life easier for me. In a forum like this, the content of what someone contributes to the discussion at hand is far more valuable than their spelling, grammar and writing ability. My thinking anyway.

I have taken a position with this post, and I look at the breadth and depth of the comments, and different but yet similar viewpoints put forth by those who have responded. I can’t help but think how many didn’t share their opinion and experiences, for fear that their lack of ability with the written word will leave then open to ridicule. How many of these voices, who have something really worthwhile to add to the discussion on the countless blogs here on this site, stay silent as a result of that fear?

Thank you for comment. I would also add; I'm thankfully for the educators (teachers, coaches, mentors), who nurtured the abilities that I posses, and tried to help me improve the ones I was weaker on. It's always nicer to be uplifted than to be beaten down.

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skiani12 21M
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3/4/2014 9:24 pm

i totally agree!!!@!!!!!!!


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3/5/2014 4:15 am

    Quoting skiani12:
    i totally agree!!!@!!!!!!!
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Quietblogginggal 47F  
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3/5/2014 10:32 am

For myself sometimes it's a case of truly not seeing my errors. While I haven't been diagnosed with any affliction, that could attribute too poor spelling; I know I am guilty of some ridiculous errors that likely could be stopped if I really concentrated and proof read before posting a comment or sending an email. That all being said, as long as I can guess well enough what someone is trying to say regardless of spelling or grammar all is good enough for me. I can't judge what I am by no means flawless at.

I agree in that spelling isn't necessarily indicative of the level of intelligence an individual has. I happen to know someone who is extremely intelligent but also struggles with dyslexia.

Great post and wish more people stood before their own mirrors and judged themselves by their own standards and expectations.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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3/5/2014 11:06 am

    Quoting Quietblogginggal:
    For myself sometimes it's a case of truly not seeing my errors. While I haven't been diagnosed with any affliction, that could attribute too poor spelling; I know I am guilty of some ridiculous errors that likely could be stopped if I really concentrated and proof read before posting a comment or sending an email. That all being said, as long as I can guess well enough what someone is trying to say regardless of spelling or grammar all is good enough for me. I can't judge what I am by no means flawless at.

    I agree in that spelling isn't necessarily indicative of the level of intelligence an individual has. I happen to know someone who is extremely intelligent but also struggles with dyslexia.

    Great post and wish more people stood before their own mirrors and judged themselves by their own standards and expectations.
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We all make silly spelling and grammar mistakes, and it's just not that important or an indication of intelligence. It's the content of the message that matter, not perfection in the method of delivery.

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3/7/2014 9:06 pm

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YELABOI84 30M  
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3/13/2014 9:31 am

Great post. I don't really like horrible spelling, bad grammar or even terrible speech (the worst of them all), but I don't let it get to me all that much, unless I'm in a professional setting, like the military(I'm a soldier). On the internet, I come to expect lingo, abbreviation, short form and acronymns so I don't get too bent out of shape but it is an eye sore lolol. I'm not going to go out of my way and troll blogs for that shit either, that is being a SUPER ASSHOLE and probably the reason some folks are getting any action in REAL LIFE anyway and had to come to the World Wide Web. Appreciate your thoughts, Pal. Have a good one


khuXBFXM8u 52M
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3/13/2014 2:57 pm

    Quoting YELABOI84:
    Great post. I don't really like horrible spelling, bad grammar or even terrible speech (the worst of them all), but I don't let it get to me all that much, unless I'm in a professional setting, like the military(I'm a soldier). On the internet, I come to expect lingo, abbreviation, short form and acronymns so I don't get too bent out of shape but it is an eye sore lolol. I'm not going to go out of my way and troll blogs for that shit either, that is being a SUPER ASSHOLE and probably the reason some folks are getting any action in REAL LIFE anyway and had to come to the World Wide Web. Appreciate your thoughts, Pal. Have a good one
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alfalfa_guy 36M  
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3/15/2014 11:13 am

I actually do like spelling and grammatical errors. See, stupid people often make their way in life just by staying quiet, but writing is one avenue in which they cannot pretend or hide.

It would be a fucken tragedy to procreate with a stupid person, so yea, I'm all for spelling and grammatical errors to (at least help) sort out who's who.

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alfalfa_guy 36M  
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3/15/2014 11:18 am

I would have read the whole blog entry, but you misspelled the word "here" in your 2nd sentence under the picture of Sheldon when you said you "...wanted to get you hear". Not to mention that the whole sentence was awkward in it's construction.

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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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3/15/2014 6:31 pm

    Quoting alfalfa_guy:
    I would have read the whole blog entry, but you misspelled the word "here" in your 2nd sentence under the picture of Sheldon when you said you "...wanted to get you hear". Not to mention that the whole sentence was awkward in it's construction.
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luckiday37 39F
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3/22/2014 3:23 am

I have to say I really enjoyed this topic. It really made me laugh because for one I love Dr. Sheldon Cooper he is a hoot and a half.
Two I know of *Educated, High and Low Level Management* people who's written grammer is questionable, now those I would print up and go over with a red pen especially for the misuse of the word *there, their and they're* did I miss one.

There are many reasons why a person's spelling may be hard on the eye's, could be they have dyslexia, doesn't mean they are dumb per se. If you can get the point of what they are saying or make out most of it then who cares, at least it's typed, imagine their handwriting so be grateful.

Having worked in travel we documented everything in abbreviated form infact we did it before *text speak* became the craze.


khuXBFXM8u 52M
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3/22/2014 3:33 am

    Quoting luckiday37:
    I have to say I really enjoyed this topic. It really made me laugh because for one I love Dr. Sheldon Cooper he is a hoot and a half.
    Two I know of *Educated, High and Low Level Management* people who's written grammer is questionable, now those I would print up and go over with a red pen especially for the misuse of the word *there, their and they're* did I miss one.

    There are many reasons why a person's spelling may be hard on the eye's, could be they have dyslexia, doesn't mean they are dumb per se. If you can get the point of what they are saying or make out most of it then who cares, at least it's typed, imagine their handwriting so be grateful.

    Having worked in travel we documented everything in abbreviated form infact we did it before *text speak* became the craze.
It's all about communications, especially in a forum like this.

I really like the Big Bang Theory too. Sheldon... he is endearing and annoying at the same time.

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coffeefan53 60M  
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3/25/2014 8:53 am

Finding fault with this site and the people here is unpossible....


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3/25/2014 9:29 am

    Quoting coffeefan53:
    Finding fault with this site and the people here is unpossible....


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khuXBFXM8u 52M
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3/28/2014 7:57 am

    Quoting AuroraBlackness:
    I'm graduate degree level, but one of my favorite couples are high school graduate, 3 word sentence writing, I have to struggle to understand their messages type folks. But, when you get their nasty asses in the bedroom behind closed doors...watch out, because the language they then speak becomes hard to match by anyone. I judge a couple more on if they do what they said they're going to do.

    This is Bang Friend Finder, not E-Harmony...but to each their own. Maybe i'm so successful here because i'm able to overlook such things. I love my couples, no matter their education or grammar level. On a good night all language should be barely understandable, out of breath, trying to speak around something in your mouth/tongue wrapped around something/tongue in something, 3 word sentence giberish.
Not exactly the time or place for an English lesson.

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