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#61    EllJay

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:28 PM

Hey y'all, jest get'er'dunn........ :whistle:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:02 AM

View PostMarvelAtTheWords, on 12 November 2012 - 11:26 PM, said:

Amen to that!
I will blame it all on my phone for the future :D

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:17 AM

Lol! No I haven't :D



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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:34 AM

View PostMarvelAtTheWords, on 13 November 2012 - 12:17 AM, said:

Lol! No I haven't :D

It's  an old saying..

Check this

bad workman always blames his tools

Most of the times, the statement is true. The tools are the easiest to blame because they don’t answer back, don’t they? Sometimes, even the good workers blame their tools. But good workers always take care of their tools. - http://www.english-s...s-his-tools/6


I was kidding with you, I know those itouch phones can be a bit of a handful... :D

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:04 AM

Yes they can *nods* :P


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Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:42 AM

I don't know about anybody else, but after I write out each post, I do a quick spell check because it literally only takes a few seconds to correct your spelling. I then hit "More Reply Options" so I can see exactly how it is going to look when posted. If something doesn't look right, I go back and change it.

I do this partly for myself (because I don't want to look like a fourth grader just learning), but mostly I just want it to be as easy to read as possible.

Also, there are certain UM users that are very boring and/or always off topic that I usually just skim over. Hopefully I'm not one of them..... :whistle:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

Ai half know idia wai pore grammer bugz peeple sumtymes.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

There are always the obviouls mistakes, like the happy clappy finger jolt where you press the button next to the one you wanted, those are easy to identify, so do not cause to much interference to the reader, you just have to know your keyboard and what they have done and be aware that they did not read back their post before posting because of their excitement, I have done this numerous times.
There was one guy who did not use any form of punctuation, annoying? your damn right it was, so I decided instead of wasting 15mins trying to read a post in what should have taken 1 mins..... that I would move on and not read it.
As for those who constantly complain, well, they just have nothing of interest to add to the topic in question, so decide to bully with their "correction" routine....sad? oh yes! but they do give me a chuckle...please stop me if I ever become that sad.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:40 PM

View PostEuphorbia, on 13 November 2012 - 01:42 AM, said:


Also, there are certain UM users that are very boring and/or always off topic that I usually just skim over. Hopefully I'm not one of them..... :whistle:

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:49 PM

View PostAntilles, on 13 November 2012 - 07:03 AM, said:

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I think he was  a Polish General during WWII!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

From my own observation

Examples  of hard to read posts  and the replies ...

Joe_Blogs  - I realy hates pple who likes to eat them animals i think they are the worstest of all  How would they likes it if animals ate your baby????   its as if your not human  I was teached that animals where equeal  YOUS PEOPLE ARE ABSURD!!!!!

*Someone comes along, and tries to read it *


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   I realy hates pple who likes to eat them animals i think they are the worstest of all  How would they likes it if animals ate your baby????   its as if your not human  I was teached that animals where equeal  YOUS PEOPLE ARE ABSURD!!!!!        

Sammy_tod - ( the response )  - I am a vegetarian myself, but I am finding what you have posted hard to read...  I highlighted why it was hard to read.. Sorry mate, but the grammar and spelling is too much .

Joe_Blogs  - TYPICAL   freakin grammar nazis at it again dis is so annoying Wots your problem????  i new it would i would get attacked your so sad...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thing is, even though it is against rules to correct grammar and spelling...BUT if you look at Sammy, you will notice he would love to show  Joe_Blogs the support being a fellow vegetarian,  but  it was too hard for Sammy to read..( and goodness knows how many others had the same trouble ) ...   Sammy thought he could let Joe know what the problem was, in order to help... Maybe  he felt that Joe Blogs  had not paid it enough attention? Instead  Sammy gets a mouthful   lol

My point is, sometimes not everyone will want to act like the grammar nazi, they may want to help.. Sometimes constructive criticism  can help ...Well it can in my own opinion   I don't think everyone who gets a bit annoyed over grammar, is a grammar nazi Only a few who look as if they are loosing some argument, will look for a typo  to nit pick.. That is obvious  lol

Edited by Beckys_Mom, 13 November 2012 - 06:16 PM.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:14 PM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 13 November 2012 - 06:11 PM, said:

Joe_Blogs  - I realy hates pple who likes to eat them animals i think they are the worstest of all  How would they likes it if animals ate your baby????   its as if your not human  I was teached that animals where equeal  YOUS PEOPLE ARE ABSURD!!!!!
Joe_Blogs  - TYPICAL   freakin grammar nazis at it again dis is so annoying Wots your problem????  i new it would i would get attacked your so sad...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm not sure if this is something you invented to illustrate your point or if it's a real dialogue! Assuming it's a real dialogue, I don't find the first comment particularly difficult to read and the second post simply shows someone with limited writing skills feeling really embarressed at having their limitations pointed out 'in public' ....... IMO

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 13 November 2012 - 10:14 PM, said:

I'm not sure if this is something you invented to illustrate your point or if it's a real dialogue! Assuming it's a real dialogue, I don't find the first comment particularly difficult to read and the second post simply shows someone with limited writing skills feeling really embarressed at having their limitations pointed out 'in public' ....... IMO

It was difficult to write, let alone read ..  It is also a made up example  to make a point..  So many will find bad grammar hard to read, and others won't..   Some may find it a bit embarrassing to have their mistakes pointed out, others might not, they may find it helpful, depending on the person and how it is delivered........... I am not saying it is right to point out anyone's poor grammar  or spelling.. My point was - Not everyone will do it in order to bully ( act the grammar nazi )

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

What is more annoying really? general bad grammar due to:
A: dyslexia.....but this could be avoided if you have your spell check on.
B: laziness.....we have all been there, when in a hurry to get that post through without checking, but editing is available on this site.
C: MY PET HATE!!! when someone writes the way they speak eg: dis and dat! please, what is that all about? When did spelling with an accent actually start?
D: The newly formed internet jargon of abrreviations, fine if you are using a phone, but how many of you have had to google what it means? I know I have to!



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