On an Internet forum, all we know about each other is what we read, or sometimes see in pictures. I probably spend more time on gun or political forums than here. If someone posts about buying a new Smeth n Wisson, I figure they are drunk or nuts. That may be unfair, but it is also how life works.
I don't think I've ever criticized anyone's spelling, and I'm not going to start. I use Firefox. It is free, and it has red squiggly lines to tell me I've screwed up - which I do 4-5 times each post. My typing isn't the best. Neither is my spelling.
But I cringe when I see a thread title like "My harse trots funny". If the poster is not an American - and we have a number of posters who are not - then I figure more power to them! I lived in the Philippines, and I lived in Korea, but I didn't manage to learn more than a half dozen words of either language. I have a lot of respect for someone who manages to learn and post in a different language. They are doing something I cannot.
But if someone's harse trots funny in Arizona...well, I start to wonder if my opposition to the increase in property taxes is correct. Property taxes fund schools, and...
Meanwhile, does anyone have any ideas for an experiment that would help HarleyWood out?
I'm thinking use a heart rate monitor, and play music for the horse at an arena - with and without rider. Does the music get the horse charged up, or does the rider do it because of the rider's response to the music?
And yes, my browser just caught that I typed "hrose" in the sentence above...now corrected.