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Old 11-10-2012, 08:21 PM
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This thread reminded me of this

http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.co...verything.html
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:39 PM
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I'll admit I'm bad when it comes to spelling and grammer (jk... GRAMMAR)

Sometimes I'll knowingly use poor English on a forum because I don't want to sound too formal (e.g. I will say "me and my dad" instead of "my dad and I"). That said... I think my spelling especially has gone downhill lol I attribute this to not reading novels anymore...
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:43 PM
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Originally Posted by crazedACD;2114413I
have a particular fondness for the ... when writing casually.
There's nothing ungrammatical or improper about using ellipses and dashes to denote pauses in conversational writing
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:41 PM
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THe older I get, the more I have a hard time remembering things that I use to take for granted like lay or lie, so I have to come up with creative ways around it. I use to know, I really did. Now like numbers things like that drift. I could draw a human or a dog laying down and think my way through all of the bones and how they would be positioned to look right, but which word is the right one to use in a sentence, not happening, so I end up saying something like prone or rest. IT's true, you don't think it will happen to you, but it comes for us all eventually. Maybe it's pre Alzheimer or too many head injuries and I shouldn't be hired or maybe someone would see past that and think that knowing how to draw it was more valuable than choosing one or another word correctly.
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Mangas got me used to the ... lol
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:16 PM
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LOVE the cartoons! Too funny.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:22 PM
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This is all I have to add...

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:39 AM
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I like good spelling and grammar. Honestly though, it bothers me waaaaaaay more when I see snotty people correcting someone's mistake or making fun of them. Seriously? Unless you are their teacher, or there is a legitimate reason you need to speak up, or perhaps they ask, it's obnoxious. In my mind, that is just another form of bullying *shrugs*

I always LOVE it when an asshat corrects someone while making a grammar mistake of their own, LOL Right here on chaz I've seen people say "Learn some grammer"

I know my homophones, but sometimes typing along I'll type the wrong one. I don't have spell check on this browser, I've won spelling bees but I still sometimes make a mistake. *shrugs* Life goes on. At work I felt differently, I was getting paid to make sure everything was in order, so I did.

I will say I agree with the article. When going through applications or deciding on job candidates, you must have a filter....that one is just as good as any.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:06 AM
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There are some mistakes in grammar that drive me batty. And there are some that I am not sure about too. I need to take some time and nail some of those things down, just so I don't drive myself battier than I already am. I am also not the world's best speller. When I write something important, I'll take the time generally, to try to make it the best I can, of course. But on emails or posts on Chaz, I definitely just knock 'em out without much care. I take a very informal approach and don't worry much about it. These things are done in a hurry usually and it's just not important, as long as they're done well enough that they're not hard to read. LOL. I'll leave out quotation marks because I'm too lazy to stick them in and hope someone knows that it means someone said that. lol. Some mistakes might be things that I do know better, but goofed on because I wasn't thinking. I know the difference between to, too, and two. But I noticed once that I wrote to when it should have been too. The same is true with their, there, and they're. It's so true when someone puts no punctuation, no spaces between paragraphs, or it's terribly misspelled, it can make the difference between understanding what was meant and making it readable even.

But I do agree with the author for the most part...most jobs. However, if someone is looking for a job as a cowboy or ranch hand, I doubt if impeccable grammar is going to make the person better at breaking horses or rounding up cattle. lol. But like Coop said, it is a filter and something to weed out applicants. But for many, many jobs, grammar is an indication of other things that may affect the job indirectly or directly.
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