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Muphry's law
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Posted 6/26/12 , edited 6/26/12

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You know those wack jobs that are dedicated to correcting grammar because that ran out creative insults, or plainly just to be ass holes. Well this is for you.

if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written". The name is a deliberate misspelling of Murphy's law.

(a) if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written;
(b) if an author thanks you in a book for your editing or proofreading, there will be mistakes in the book;
(c) the stronger the sentiment expressed in (a) and (b), the greater the fault;
(d) any book devoted to editing or style will be internally inconsistent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law

Discuss: people correcting your grammar


After reading all that you wrote, all I could do was wonder if you included as many mistakes as you could without making them too obvious so as to "catch" people out when they correct you.

As a partial aside, when people make many grammatical and/or spelling mistakes in what they wrote I usually see it as a case of the person not performing self-editing of their post, which to me means that said person with poor grammar/spelling doesn't actually care enough about their writing and/or opinion. The end result is my desire to correct them because of my perception, which is: They don't care enough to not make stupid mistakes that are easily avoidable, yet they care enough that they think I should take them seriously.
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Posted 6/26/12 , edited 6/26/12

AHTL wrote:

In This Thread:

People getting butthurt that their grammar is being corrected.





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Having said that, I think it's important to teach people that they are wrong, when they mistakenly use a word wrong. Or generally can't write for shits.


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Posted 6/26/12

Winterfells wrote:

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Why do you even bother with posts like that? : )
Posted 6/26/12
Meh, being a grammar nazi myself..... just meh.
Posted 6/26/12 , edited 6/26/12

Coffeebot wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

You know those wack jobs that are dedicated to correcting grammar because that ran out creative insults, or plainly just to be ass holes. Well this is for you.

if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written". The name is a deliberate misspelling of Murphy's law.

(a) if you write anything criticizing editing or proofreading, there will be a fault of some kind in what you have written;
(b) if an author thanks you in a book for your editing or proofreading, there will be mistakes in the book;
(c) the stronger the sentiment expressed in (a) and (b), the greater the fault;
(d) any book devoted to editing or style will be internally inconsistent.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muphry%27s_law

Discuss: people correcting your grammar


After reading all that you wrote, all I could do was wonder if you included as many mistakes as you could without making them too obvious so as to "catch" people out when they correct you.

As a partial aside, when people make many grammatical and/or spelling mistakes in what they wrote I usually see it as a case of the person not performing self-editing of their post, which to me means that said person with poor grammar/spelling doesn't actually care enough about their writing and/or opinion. The end result is my desire to correct them because of my perception, which is: They don't care enough to not make stupid mistakes that are easily avoidable, yet they care enough that they think I should take them seriously.
But you care enough to correct their mistakes which is less important than the actual topic of discussion

Edit: let me save you from your urge, I meant are*
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Posted 6/26/12 , edited 6/26/12

RapeMonster wrote:


Coffeebot wrote:

After reading all that you wrote, all I could do was wonder if you included as many mistakes as you could without making them too obvious so as to "catch" people out when they correct you.

As a partial aside, when people make many grammatical and/or spelling mistakes in what they wrote I usually see it as a case of the person not performing self-editing of their post, which to me means that said person with poor grammar/spelling doesn't actually care enough about their writing and/or opinion. The end result is my desire to correct them because of my perception, which is: They don't care enough to not make stupid mistakes that are easily avoidable, yet they care enough that they think I should take them seriously.


But you care enough to correct their mistakes which is less important than the actual topic of discussion

Edit: let me save you from your urge, I meant are*


Ah but that's the thing, for someone to miss the most common of mistakes (if they are frequent) shows that there isn't a discussion worth having in the first place because they lack enough respect for their argument to do at least basic editing.

I should also point out, in this thread I have yet to correct a mistake.

In the end I think it comes down to this: If you don't like it when people correct your grammar/spelling then don't have poor grammar/spelling in the first place.
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Posted 6/26/12

toxxin wrote:

I just correct grammar because I firmly believe that if you are going to use the word you should know how to spell it properly.


So very true.
Posted 6/26/12
So in short: If you have poor grammar,spelling or punctuation prepare to be crushed and ridiculed.

Also, why can we not bring up grammar in an argument? I thought the whole point of an argument was for both parties to demean each other.
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FlyinDumpling wrote:


Zangai wrote:


FlyinDumpling wrote:

You know those wack jobs that are dedicated to correcting grammar because that ran out creative insults


This sentence is full of grammar errors.
Please take the dick out of your pants and put it in your mouth


Butthurt?
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I know I'm not perfect, but I usually don't see people correcting my grammar. That may stem from the fact that I do try to be proper in its usage. But I usually won't take the time to correct others' mistakes. What I will point out, though, if I see it and feel like it, is when someone correcting someone else makes a mistake themselves. I've always been of the mindset that if you're going to berate someone's grammar, you better have proper use of things yourself. (And yes, some of these posts are making the editor in me scream...)
Posted 6/26/12
all i wanna say is F* murphy's law!!! just last week it happened to me! Everything from my dogs running away, time sensitive items I ordered became out of stock, when the supplier said its in stock. My home's plumbing exploding, and cancelling a big event all because of murphy's law dammit! Why can't these things happen throughout the year instead of all within days apart! SON OF A B*TCH
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JListCharlie wrote:

all i wanna say is F* murphy's law!!! just last week it happened to me!


Murphy's law states that "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong."

That being said, I think you meant "Muphry" not "Murphy".

In any case there are only a few words which seriously bug me, like the 3 types of "there" for example.

It just shows that people don't care about grammar or how it makes them look.
Posted 6/26/12
OOPS haha read the topic wrong, I'm out of hear.......yes that was on purpose LOL
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Zangai wrote:
Butthurt?
boring, who hasn't heard that one before

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Ha ha ha ha! This thread is hilarious.
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