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I have to get it out, so why not on Doomworld? I wish there were real-world grammar Nazis to exterminate all the inferior spellers and those who can't use punctuation or distinguish between too and to. The fact that I have to compete (and sometimes lose) in essays and other writing pieces with others of such a low writing caliber pisses me off. It's the fact that a teacher/professor might give me a lower grade on a paper than one that's riddled with errors. When reading stuff online (guhhh) I get so distracted staring at mistakes like the ones below.
Examples of things that make me want to find people and punch them:
- haft to
- might of
- to vs too
- there/their/they're (big one)
- loosing vs losing
- its vs it's (big one)
- your vs you're (big one)
- adding an apostrophe before the "s" in a plural noun (like pancake's or house's)
- doubtless I'll add more
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I always love people who spell what as 'wat', you as 'u', tonight as '2nite'.
A friend of mine would often IM me like that.
No matter what.. when I read texts or IMs where the words are bastardized like that.. I just cannot help feeling like I am talking to a fucking idiot, particularly when their first language is English.
That actually bothers the shit out of me when people do that. I can understand if it's a text message and you have a limited number of characters, but I see people doing all the time on message boards, and even on some discussion threads at my college for Christ's sake.
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