Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by bsman, Mar 20, 2017.
Apparently, spelling, grammar, and composition are lost arts...
I’m far from a good writer however I see things all over the internet every day that are cringe worthy.
This forum is not as bad as many are. People will certainly state that it is only an intermess forum, and that is true. But the grammar and language skills of common people is abysmal.
I constantly hear:
I've already ate...
I should have went...
I've done eat...
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What are you the righting police.
To be fair, Southern English is different.
Nope. I've given that up. I now merely cringe and mutter darkly...
Please spell correctly in this thread.
Like the improper use of an ellipsis?
Instead of ridicule you should be thanking me for my lack of sophistication, education and talent.
It's what allows others to be smug, arrogant, and address the world with that air of superiority we all love so much...
I don't know about you, but I visit TDPRI primarily for its literary excellence.
Ah jus don' git it. What'er yer mean bad spellin'?
You can send my report card to DeEf.com
What do you do when you see glaring mistakes? I see one forum member who consistently writes "or" for "are" and those words aren't even pronounced the same. Do you point that out? What if he made that mistake on a job application? Its next location would be the circular filing cabinet.
I've been using the first part of my signature for at least 10 years, probably longer. CS
Literacy obsession is like gear obsession.
Time spent not practicing.
How 'bout that Duke Ellington?
Couldn't read or write music, yet managed to pull off being one of the most successful American composers of American music.
It's a part of the American way!
Or should that be the 'murican way?
Literacy is very useful, like a nice nitro finish on a good guitar.
But it is not required for intelligence, innovation, good heartedness, charity, friendship, singing and playing guitar, or even raising a child to become a good honest hardworking decent adult.
Why? What did I do this time????
The level of thickness on the internet is depressing.
Informal dialect from a specific area isn't just 'different', it's still technically incorrect.
No, but as others have pointed out, it may be a necessity to get your CV more than a cursory glance!
It's a forum on the internet.
It's not a doctoral dissertation.
It's not an executive summary.
Be like Elsa and "Let it go".
I frequently make little mistakes like using "there" instead of "their" or omit entire words because I'm typing fast or multitasking. Don't care. The content is the thing!