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    Re: For we grammar and spelling nerds

    Very nice.



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    Re: For we grammar and spelling nerds

    Ha ha......too true.



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    Re: For we grammar and spelling nerds

    haha, very true. It's amazing how far downhill spelling and grammar have gone in the last ten or so years.



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    Quote Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
    haha, very true. It's amazing how far downhill spelling and grammar have gone in the last ten or so years.
    I wonder if this has something to do with the increased usage of texting and online chatting. Most people will abbr. words and use the words incorrectly, leading to bad habits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I wonder if this has something to do with the increased usage of texting and online chatting. Most people will abbr. words and use the words incorrectly, leading to bad habits.
    I abbreviate words in text *when needed*. The thing is that a lot of kids are doing this without learning the fundamentals of English grammar/spelling first. I still write a lot of my texts out word for word, but if I want to get something across in one big message, I will abbreviate.

    My parents are Grammar Nazis though, and I grew up having a grandfather who was a foreign languages/English professor. I'm going to take a guess this is why I am one too, but also the fact that communication (written, oral, or non-verbal) as a whole is one of the most important things. Everytime I read "ya man dats da thing u gotta do itz what u need dood," I die a little inside.



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    Quote Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
    I abbreviate words in text *when needed*. The thing is that a lot of kids are doing this without learning the fundamentals of English grammar/spelling first. I still write a lot of my texts out word for word, but if I want to get something across in one big message, I will abbreviate.

    My parents are Grammar Nazis though, and I grew up having a grandfather who was a foreign languages/English professor. I'm going to take a guess this is why I am one too, but also the fact that communication (written, oral, or non-verbal) as a whole is one of the most important things. Everytime I read "ya man dats da thing u gotta do itz what u need dood," I die a little inside.
    I abbreviate a lot when I text, just because it's quicker.
    But, it seems like kids these days get cell phones in middle school or before and are always texting without proper grammer. In my case, I didn't have a cell phone until I got my driver's license. So, I already knew how to spell and use good grammar (mostly). Kids that text/chat before knowing the proper way to spell will develop bad habits.


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    Re: For we grammar and spelling nerds

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I abbreviate a lot when I text, just because it's quicker.
    But, it seems like kids these days get cell phones in middle school or before and are always texting without proper grammer. In my case, I didn't have a cell phone until I got my driver's license. So, I already knew how to spell and use good grammar (mostly). Kids that text/chat before knowing the proper way to spell will develop bad habits.
    Just sayin'...



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    Quote Originally Posted by no2cyclones View Post
    Just sayin'...
    LOL well, 1 out of 2 isn't bad... right???


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    LOL well, 1 out of 2 isn't bad... right???
    but do you know which one was the correct one?


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    Re: For we grammar and spelling nerds

    I know it's "ar", but I still use "er" probably more times than not.


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    Re: For we grammar and spelling nerds

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I abbreviate a lot when I text, just because it's quicker.
    But, it seems like kids these days get cell phones in middle school or before and are always texting without proper grammer. In my case, I didn't have a cell phone until I got my driver's license. So, I already knew how to spell and use good grammar (mostly). Kids that text/chat before knowing the proper way to spell will develop bad habits.
    I didn't even get mine until my first year of college...but yes, that's the problem. I always thought a great idea for typing too would be to rig an instant messenger up and have them spell correctly with it somehow with their friends. Seriously, there are two ways I learned to type well and I never took a typing class. (1) From typing on AOL Instant messenger back in the 90s so damn much and (2) starting computer programming back in the day.



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    I just love to hear college graduates say incredibly ignorant things like ME AND MY FRIENDS OR ME AND MY BUDDY WENT DOWNTOWN. WHAT A WASTE OF AN EDUCATION.
    ENGLISH AND GRAMMAR WERE NOT HIGH ON THEIR EDUCATION LISTS.......BET THEIR EMPLOYERS THINK SO TOO.

    YES MY SIGNATURE MAKES A POINT OF SPELLING OWA WITHOUT AN I


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    NO INTEGRITY, NO "I" IN OWA
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    Re: For we grammar and spelling nerds

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    I abbreviate a lot when I text, just because it's quicker.
    But, it seems like kids these days get cell phones in middle school or before and are always texting without proper grammer. In my case, I didn't have a cell phone until I got my driver's license. So, I already knew how to spell and use good grammar (mostly). Kids that text/chat before knowing the proper way to spell will develop bad habits.
    All middle school kids should attend the National Grammar Rodeo in Canada.


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