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    12-03-2010, 01:09 AM
  #1
Green Broke
The Importance of Spelling and Grammar....

Spelling is an important life skill for everyone to learn. Without having a good spelling comprehension, you can miss out on things such as job opportunities and partners. Spelling and grammar are the building blocks of having a clear and concise conversation. They are there so that you can communicate with ease. Although you cannot see spelling or grammar while you are speaking, how would you know where to take a pause when needed? Spelling and grammar do go hand in hand you see, for without them, you would just end up babbling ceaselessly, with no pauses or breaks. When I see someone who doesn’t take spelling seriously, I have a hard time taking them seriously. The person who has taken the time and effort to make sure that they have spelled their words properly, and that has formulated a solid question/answer is much more likely to get a well thought out answer or reply back.

Even though we live in an age of spell checkers and grammar checkers, it is still necessary to be able to know how to proofread what you have written so that you, yourself, can see if you have worded a phrase improperly, or in a way that is not going to come across the way that you intended too.

There is also a difference between having a typo and having a word that is “purposely” misspelled.

Sentence: I always feel ridiculed when users comment on my horrible spelling.

Typo: I alwsys feel ridiculed when users comment on my horrible spelling.

Purposely misspelled: I always feel ridaculed when users comment on my horrable spelling.

With the typo, the person has just happen to keyed in the S which is directly beside the A and is an easy mistake. The misspelled word though does not have that key close to it at all, and cannot be taken as a typo. Yes, you may type fast, but if you are always getting mistakes, maybe it is time to slow down and type accurately.
     
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    12-03-2010, 01:23 AM
  #2
Green Broke
Mild spelling errors only bother me if the person already looks like an idiot. Then misspelling is only icing on the cake.

Severe misspellings are annoying, because if I, one of the worst spellers that world has ever seen, can recognize your error, they're lazy. Spellcheck exists so people like me can function on the internet; if I can use it, they can too!

The only thing that really grates my nerves is PUNCTUATION. I was a born punctuation nazi. Periods are a must, at minimum. Basic comma rules aren't hard to learn and remember.I know you hate having to press two keys are once, but capitals are necessary. Chatspeak (aside from the occasional LOL, IMO...) has no place on a board of smart people.
     
    12-03-2010, 01:26 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I am the same way about spelling.... I can understand words that are hard to spell possibly having a spelling mistake in them, but something that is common shouldn't.

I know I misspell definitely, it is supposed to be definitely....but for whatever reason, that is always how I spell it first, and I don't always catch it.

LOL, IMO, IMHO...sure fine. Good to go. But ur, you r, 2 (to), 4 (for) gr8 all bother me. We are not texting. You have a full keyboard in front of you. I do not even text in slang. I type whole words.
     
    12-03-2010, 01:33 AM
  #4
Banned
I hate it when people txt speak on forums. I do think spelling is extremly important and grammar.

BUT we all make mistakes :)

If you are doing online applications then you gotta watch the same thing if you are writing it.

Good thing I did not have any writing on my application :)
     
    12-03-2010, 01:40 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by EventersBabe    
BUT we all make mistakes :)
I was not talking about mistakes. I am talking about people who don't care enough to type properly, or form a coherent thought before they send an email or post a thread.

There is a difference between a person having A(as in one) typing mistake and someone who repeatedly has misspelled words, along with horrible grammar.
     
    12-03-2010, 01:43 AM
  #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by VelvetsAB    
I was not talking about mistakes. I am talking about people who don't care enough to type properly, or form a coherent thought before they send an email or post a thread.

There is a difference between a person having A(as in one) typing mistake and someone who repeatedly has misspelled words, along with horrible grammar.
Okay there is no need to be rude. I know there is a complete difference perhaps you shall re-read what I have said, then rephrase what you should reply with.

We all make mistakes but some just do not care.

Like for example when someone mispells so many words and I correct them they are like who cares? Its not an issue here its not school..

Dude it does matter its a pet peeve of mine.

I mean I may have a misspelled word or some incorrect grammar but I do not do it on purpose.
     
    12-03-2010, 01:46 AM
  #7
Foal
Reading and writing problems have challenged my family for generations. Fortunately I got skipped on the reading comprehension problems and I can spell to save my life. I can write a word and look at it and not even realize it’s wrong. Spell check is wonderful I agree, it has really helped me but it doesn't catch everything and not all internet web sites have it readily available. My family isn't "dumb" or idiots we just have a slight learning disability. Try not to be so hard on folks, many time it’s just carelessness but some people literally can’t spell to save their life.
     
    12-03-2010, 01:49 AM
  #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cowpony09    
Reading and writing problems have challenged my family for generations. Fortunately I got skipped on the reading comprehension problems and I can spell to save my life. I can write a word and look at it and not even realize itís wrong. Spell check is wonderful I agree, it has really helped me but it doesn't catch everything and not all internet web sites have it readily available. My family isn't "dumb" or idiots we just have a slight learning disability. Try not to be so hard on folks, many time itís just carelessness but some people literally canít spell to save their life.

Yeah.
Like when I was younger I would make 100 never anything below that when I took a spelling test then the words got extremly hard as I went into HS and well it started lowering my spelling grades hah.

I have learning disabilities and its extremly hard to know what I have wrong and what I don't and I have ADD so I have a hard time paying attention as well.
I am about to start taking medication for it so I can pay attention more and not have to worry when I am studying for a test.


But some people cannot spell or do not care to spell correctly.
     
    12-03-2010, 01:57 AM
  #9
Foal
All through grade school and high school I could ace all my logical math papers (algebra got me,) Ag classes, reading and history but those spelling tests KILLED me. I would study every day all week, write the words over and over and over and when I'd get to the test I'd get an 80% if I was lucky. I hated it; it was so frustrating my teachers for the longest time would always accuse me of being lazy.
     
    12-03-2010, 01:58 AM
  #10
Banned
I type as I speak. Which with english not that great, in other tongues my grammar I much better. My is mostly typos and (,.?) those.
The only text chat I do this, lol, btw and Idk.
But I could type in another tongue then you wouldn't know my bag grammar.
Like:
Ona oka, koni.
     

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