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The level of literacy exhibited on these threads

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by bsman, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. bsman

    bsman Tele-Holic

    741
    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
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    Apparently, spelling, grammar, and composition are lost arts...
     
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  2. Mjark

    Mjark Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    I’m far from a good writer however I see things all over the internet every day that are cringe worthy.
     
  3. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hotlanta, GA
    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 seen...

    I've already ate...

    I should have went...

    I've done eat...
     
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  5. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire

    What are you the righting police.
     
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  6. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    To be fair, Southern English is different.
     
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  7. bsman

    bsman Tele-Holic

    741
    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    Nope. I've given that up. I now merely cringe and mutter darkly...
     
  8. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hotlanta, GA
    Please spell correctly in this thread.

    It's "wrighting." ;):)
     
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  9. Jack S

    Jack S Friend of Leo's

    Sep 25, 2008
    Berwyn, IL
    Like the improper use of an ellipsis?
     
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  10. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    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...:D
     
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  11. ndcaster

    ndcaster Friend of Leo's

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    I don't know about you, but I visit TDPRI primarily for its literary excellence.
     
  12. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 12, 2010
    Norman, OK
    Ah jus don' git it. What'er yer mean bad spellin'?

    :D
     
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  13. Frank'n'censed

    Frank'n'censed Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 27, 2011
    Parts Unknown
    You can send my report card to DeEf.com
     
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  14. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Telefied Ad Free Member

    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.
     
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  15. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member

    Age:
    114
    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
    Admin Post
    I've been using the first part of my signature for at least 10 years, probably longer. CS
     
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  16. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    57
    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    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.
     
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  17. rebelwoclue

    rebelwoclue Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Jan 15, 2012
    kentucky
    Why? What did I do this time????:(:lol:
     
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  18. Blue

    Blue Tele-Holic

    515
    Jun 15, 2008
    England
    The level of thickness on the internet is depressing.
     
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  19. BBill64

    BBill64 Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 19, 2011
    United Kingdom
    Informal dialect from a specific area isn't just 'different', it's still technically incorrect.
     
  20. bsman

    bsman Tele-Holic

    741
    Jun 8, 2003
    Santa Clara
    No, but as others have pointed out, it may be a necessity to get your CV more than a cursory glance!
     
  21. burntfrijoles

    burntfrijoles Friend of Leo's

    Feb 12, 2010
    Jacksonville
    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!
     
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