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Posted 1/5/16 , edited 1/5/16
People pointing out my my grammar?

You mean my boyfriend?

He's a dick.

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If I grammatically cock something up because it's late at night or whatever, and someone corrects me while I'm gone so others can better understand my message then I appreciate it more than anything; but then I'm a stickler for good grammar so that's probably why. I don't recall it ever happening to me online, though.

However, I remember it happening when I was very young and didn't have a full grasp of the English language, and I appreciated the help then so I wouldn't sound like an idiot next time. I get why some people are touchy about it; no-one wants to feel like they messed up at speaking their own language, it can feel a bit demeaning, but the way I see it uncorrected mistakes are doomed to be repeated.

For example, I secretly used a friend for a test. He spells 'damn' as 'damb' like 'lamb'. I left him for years to see if it ever changed, but despite now being 20 I think he still spells it 'damb'. I'll probably correct him soon so he doesn't keep making the mistake, but it goes to show if no-one corrects you you've got to ask: do you really value your pride over not looking silly? Personally, I don't like the thought of living a life where I remain ignorant of my mistakes, but that's just me. I'd rather make a mistake once and have it swiftly corrected, than never be corrected and make the same mistake until I die.
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Posted 1/5/16 , edited 1/5/16
Sometimes its fine sometimes its not.

Your, You're, There, Their, and They're are the ones I could give less of a fuck about though like how pedantic can you get.
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Posted 1/5/16

Lifthrasir wrote:


Werina wrote:

Thats hot


that's*



*That's
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Given that I can speak and use good grammar and bad grammar, I wouldn't take notice of them. There's a time and place for good grammar and I know when to use it. I have seen a work colleague constantly correct another co-worker who's first language isn't English. Sometimes it seems helpful other times it looks as if she does this to be condescending to the other co-worker. Usually if I have time to re-read something I'll correct my own grammar, typos and spelling.

It can be very hard to read a post if the grammar and spelling is extremely bad. That can mess up comprehension a lot.
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Posted 1/5/16 , edited 1/5/16

coolest7000 wrote:

A wise ass. I fucking hate that shit.


Better to be a wiseass than a dumbass.
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Arielgirl375 wrote:


Lifthrasir wrote:


Werina wrote:

Thats hot


that's*



Oh the irony .


It's technically not ironic, but the grammar mistake is very fitting for this topic. Similarly, I imagine it's very annoying when others point out misuses of "irony"...
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Posted 1/5/16
It's a cheap tactic to undermine credibility by implying incompetence in an individual during an argument. Which is lazy and a poor way to argue.
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Posted 1/5/16

Bryaugh wrote:


Arielgirl375 wrote:


Lifthrasir wrote:


Werina wrote:

Thats hot


that's*



Oh the irony .


It's technically not ironic, but the grammar mistake is very fitting for this topic. Similarly, I imagine it's very annoying when others point out misuses of "irony"...


Oh the irony! Was it used correctly now?
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Posted 1/5/16

melodyXXnur wrote:


thekevin4 wrote:


melodyXXnur wrote:

I hate it online. Only accept critics from my teacher at school in writing essays.


Critiques*


Nah. I hate you


Lol. For some reason the forum became more about ppl correcting others grammar.
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18 / F / New Zealand
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Posted 1/5/16
I personally dislike it unless if it's something I've asked for (like proofreading).
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Posted 1/5/16

EeeeysianChick wrote:


anikevin wrote:

i du'nt laik wen pple corectt mi gramar/


Gave me quite a headache.


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Posted 1/5/16


It does actually bother me. I was cringing the whole time I tried reading it.
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Posted 1/5/16
Easy

Just respond with "Yes, but what about my point?"
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Posted 1/5/16
I always appreciate it if I actually ask them to correct me. Offline, I always appreciate it because my writing is serious and I'm looking to improve if I give it to someone else to read.

Online in forums? Not so much. It'd a bit pretentious and weird to expect everyone to be in classroom mode. It would be nice, but it's not realistic. I'm aloof as hell and even I'm aware not to be a grammar snob when responding to casual posts.
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