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9 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8293MarkGuest
I have a change of topic from the old, stale and very done current thread of retro-bolting.
Why can’t people spell properly? How is it that people don’t know the context of their, there and they’re?
What about the difference between lose and loose?
Don’t even get me started on the incorrect use of ‘literally’….
Heard of spell-check? You can enable it in Firefox.
I shudder to think of what visiting climbers think of users of this site – argumentative, pedantically ethical inbreds who cannt spel to gud.10 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8294MKeymaster
I don’t know, the posts here generally seem rather civilised and coherent compared to a lot of those on the forum over at ukclimbing.com….!12 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8295HKeymaster
I always thought that the ability to misspell you’re words identified one as having successfully passed thru the Australian education system. At leased we no its’ locals contributing.12 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8296RockDocKeymaster
*Grammar*…sigh….15 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8297John KnightKeymaster
I’ll assume “grammer” was deliberate, or else my head will explode with irony!15 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8298MikeKeymaster
Aye, irony it was – and a little test.
For RocDoc – you win one free internet!29 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8299SKeymaster
The purpose of writing is to communicate. For people to understand what is written it needs to be reasonably accurate but generally not perfect. People who need to have everything perfect are not being efficient and therefore missing out on a large part of life. It is interesting to see how the written word has changed over the centuries and in fact continues to evolve now – look at how SMS’ are written.
The odd mispelt word or poorly structured sentence is of no consequence if the message is being communicated, so my advice is to lighten up and spend more time worrying about important issues. Being pedantic for the sake of being pedantic is ridiculous. Being pedantic about a knot that is holding you to a cliff is a different matter.29 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8300NumbatKeymaster
Yes, the purpose of writing is to communicate. The problem is that often, people’s spelling and grammar is so bad that they fail to communicate what they mean.
I also think it is bad manners and impolite – if someone came up to me and spoke in an incoherent manner and I knew or at least suspected that they are capable of speaking to me otherwise, then I would view them in a not very positive manner.
Furthermore, if someone is so lazy that they can’t be bothered spending 3 seconds thinking about how and what they write, then I am not willing to place my life in their hands on the rock.30 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8301EssKeymaster
The purpose o’ writin’ be t’ communicate. Sheeeiit. Fo’ suckas t’ dig whut be written it needs t’ be reasonably accurate but generally not perfect. Suckas who need t’ gots everythin’ perfect be not bein’ efficient and derefore missin’ out on some large part o’ life. Sheeeiit. It be interestin’ t’ see how de written word gots’ta changed ova’ de centuries and in fact continues t’ evolve now – look at how SMS’ be written.
De odd mispelt word o’ poorly structured sentence be o’ no consequence if de message be bein’ communicated, so’s mah advice be t’ lighten up and spend more time worryin’ about important issues. Bein’ pedantic fo’ de sake o’ bein’ pedantic be ridiculous. Bein’ pedantic about some knot dat be holdin’ ya’ t’ some cliff be some different matta’.30 July 2010 at 12:00 AM #8302NimbotKeymaster
Yeah, de purpose o’ writin’ be t’ communicate. Sheeeiit. De problem be dat often, people’s spellin’ and grammar be so’s bad dat dey fail t’ communicate whut dey mean.
Ah also dink it be bad mannahs and impolite – if someone came up t’ me and spoke in an eencohere-ai’nt manna’ and Ah knowed o’ at least suspected dat dey be capa’ble o’ speakin’ t’ me otherwise, den Ah would view dem in some not real positive manna’.
Furthermo’, if sumone be so’s lazy dat dey can’t be both’d spendin’ 3 seconds dinkin’ about how and whut dey scribble, den Ah am not willin’ t’ place mah life in deir hands on de rock. What it is, Mama!