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Old 11-11-2012, 08:42 AM
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Yeah, we have a salesperson at work who cannot write a coherent set of instructions. She really does try to be specific as to what she wants, but words are misspelled enough that one is left guessing what the word is supposed to be, sentences are fragmented or just make no sense, so anyone receiving one of her orders has to call her to have her explain her instructions. It does get frustrating.
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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.
This.

Now . . . I sometimes tease Coop about her homophones because I know they bug her
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:00 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.
I agree with this.

Also, I feel like if the job doesn't require grammar skills, then I shouldn't be too hard on them. For example: If they use the wrong "your" or "you're" sometimes, that's not going to make me think they shouldn't have the job... Now if they type like "ey boi I be gewd at dis job" well then.... Yeah. Lol.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:34 PM
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The incorrect use of "seen" bugs me--as in, "I seen the dog get out." No, you SAW the dog get out. People do that ALL THE TIME around here. Then there is "alot" and "a lot." I've had people argue with me that "alot" is the correct term a few times.

I don't expect people to be perfect at work, especially since I don't work in a job that requires good grammar and spelling. Also, I'm a pretty bad speller and have to constantly keep an eye on myself, so I try to cut others slack.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:41 PM
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The incorrect use of "seen" bugs me--as in, "I seen the dog get out." No, you SAW the dog get out. People do that ALL THE TIME around here.
Mine is “broke” and “wrote”.
“We have to ride in this car, that one is broke.” No, the truck is “broken”.
“I got wrote up at work.” No, you got “written” up.

But then I am amazingly good at screwing up it’s and its, but at least when I speak, you can’t tell I don’t know my it’s from my its
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:02 PM
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I want to know what happened to "who?" I see "that" used so often in its place.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:18 PM
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No one is perfect and the occasional misspelling or mistake or awkward sentence is totally understandable and not a big deal (in terms of forums, I'm not talking about work). It's the people that talk like this:

i know hwo to spell i just cant be bothered to do it properly lol. this is so annoying to reaad especially when it goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and on and with no paragraphs or anything lol who needs paragraphs those ar stupid lol...... but ya no i never use pargraphs and its cool cus i like to hurt ppls eyes!!

Yeah, that's my big pet peeve
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:28 PM
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There was a forum I used to frequent where one poster uses no capitalization and no punctuation other than "..."

so every post was like this...she never used paragraphs either...i finally stopped reading her posts altogether...it was so annoying just reading it ticked me off...it annoys me just writing like this...
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:36 PM
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I am often posting from my phone so if you see a lot of words that should be spelled correctly but have odd little mistakes in them it is because I don't see that I have mistyped it. I am staring at my little keypad and focused on hitting the right keys with my fat fingers lol

I often go back te next day and read a post I made and am like OMG really? Lol
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Phone posting . . . add in autocorrect . . . who knows what you'll get, lol?
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