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What happened to grammar?
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Posted 9/19/08

I-Killerbee-I wrote:

Because,
A. we are all uneducated paedophiles sitting in our mother's basement, preying on children
B. we are too fat, thus our fingers can't handle the tiny keyboards
C. we are possessed by the evil demon called "dyslexia"
D. we are dumb
E. we are uneducated and dumb
F. we are just uneducated
G. we are emo, and so we cut our wrists, and now it f*cking hurts to type correctly
H. etc.

Floetry~



funny comment, funny comment, no really i think letter G is correct.
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its because we dont press spell/grammar check and often do typos...
Posted 9/19/08
I've been practing good grammar and spelling ever since I was in High School. It doesn't really matter you don't have to practice good grammar as long as the person understands what you're trying to say... but I've noticed 15 year olds in the CR forums with the just absolutely terrible grammar and spelling, it's amazing how I have the ability to make sense out of their broken English.
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campfire wrote:

Why do you think the quality of English is so bad these days, especially on the internet?

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I'm not asking about colloquialisms (the way people speak locally) or acronyms here, I'm talking about people using 'than' instead of 'then' and things like that. Even newspapers nowadays are full of errors.

Is it because the majority of people don't care? Is it because teachers in general suck at teaching English?

I don't think it's a bad thing, really, I just think it would be interesting to know how things have evolved to where they are now.


Dude, I have been saying this for a long time now, The English language was butchered and has become "American" It's really annoying. Same goes for "Cellphone" it's also annoying, just means people are too fucking lazy to type the whole word on there phone.
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Oh crap, people are always complaining about grammar, but hey, look at their grammar. Lol. Seriously, if you want to complain, if you have a problem with it, then at least try to write correctly, because otherwise, it will just make you look dumb.

Someone was b*tching about grammar and spelling in a group, where I was member, I left, because, hell, they are complaining about people's grammar and spelling but their group's profile had quite obvious grammatical mistakes. Lol

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Posted 9/19/08

campfire wrote:

Why do you think the quality of English is so bad these days, especially on the Internet?

Edit:
I'm not asking about colloquialisms, meaning the way people speak locally, or acronyms here, I'm talking about people using 'than' instead of 'then' and things like that. Even newspapers nowadays are full of errors.

Is it because the majority of people don't care? Is it because teachers in general suck at teaching English?

I don't think it's a bad thing, really, I just think it would be interesting to know how things have evolved to where they are now.


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Sometimes, when I type on the internet, I misspell things, but I don't even notice, because I usually try to type as fast as I can. (Mostly in chats) I'm usually multitasking, so I hardly pay attention to whether I'm using "than" rather than "then". It's not because I don't care, I really try to use proper grammar, but it's more of a convenience. I can't speak for others though.
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i don't know what has happened, but i always try to use correct grammar/spelling, but sometimes it's like hey, maybe i want to take less time to type up replies, so i tend to use slang and the like when on forums, but to be nice i wrote properly for you!
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I-Killerbee-I wrote:

Oh crap, people are always complaining about grammar, but hey, look at their grammar. Lol. Seriously, if you want to complain, if you have a problem with it, then at least try to write correctly, because otherwise, it will just make you look dumb.

Someone was b*tching about grammar and spelling in a group, where I was member, I left, because, hell, they are complaining about people's grammar and spelling but their group's profile had quite obvious grammatical mistakes. Lol

Floetry~


I agree. I usually am very careful about how I write things and correct myself if necessary. I don't like to correct others' grammar, though, since I think that's rude for anyone to do, regardless. Unless, of course, they ask for your help.
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Because we just want to make things quicker so we don`t have to type as much as we normally do , and it saves us some time .
Posted 9/19/08
because we`re all fat and lazy and can`t be bothered anymore.
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Posted 9/19/08
because it makes life easier
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Posted 9/19/08
Faster and easier, computer corrects us and it's the Internet =/ no need for proper grammar here
Posted 9/19/08
Grammar wasn't really taught in schools!
Posted 9/19/08

campfire wrote:


I-Killerbee-I wrote:

Oh crap, people are always complaining about grammar, but hey, look at their grammar. Lol. Seriously, if you want to complain, if you have a problem with it, then at least try to write correctly, because otherwise, it will just make you look dumb.

Someone was b*tching about grammar and spelling in a group, where I was member, I left, because, hell, they are complaining about people's grammar and spelling but their group's profile had quite obvious grammatical mistakes. Lol

Floetry~


I agree. I usually am very careful about how I write things and correct myself if necessary. I don't like to correct others' grammar, though, since I think that's rude for anyone to do, regardless. Unless, of course, they ask for your help.


My opinion on why people's grammar and spelling is going down the hill is, because they don't read novels of good literary quality any more. All they do, is playing games, watching TV, bullying, and acting like chimpanzees. Also the quality of English is diminishing slowly due to poor literature. I can tell by the current authors, bestsellers. It's such a primitive English, it's awful.

Even though my mother tongue is German, and the English I speak and type is mainly self-taught, I can safely assume that my English, even though not of best quality, beats a many's English of an American or Brit.

Anyway, I just think that some grammar Nazis are quite pitiful, as their grammar is not that much better.

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