English/Grammar Lessons Not Needed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    It bothers me seeing "america" for some odd, quirky, reason...almost like some people are willing to sacrifice everything for their country and they are willing to put their lives on the line for the U.S.A. and others can't even bother to hit the "Shift" key to CAP the name of their country...it's America.
    Thanks QK, that's one more OCD trait for me to pick up.To be honest I'd never noticed that before, but now that you've mentioned it I will see it, and that will bother me......oh well....
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    I only point out real hilarious mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    It bothers me seeing "america" for some odd, quirky, reason...almost like some people are willing to sacrifice everything for their country and they are willing to put their lives on the line for the U.S.A. and others can't even bother to hit the "Shift" key to CAP the name of their country...it's America.
    Sorry OP, this is an exception for me. I will chime in on that one. All others I will leave alone as I am also not perfect.
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    really though... i completely agree that correcting basic grammer/spelling mistakes isnt appropriate for such a forum. im sure i have tons of mistakes in mine all the time. mainly b/c i type from work, where i dont have a spellcheck installed (stupid IT not letting me have anything). I type fast, type badly, and really am pretty crappy at spelling anyways. I type well thought out gramatically correct perfectly spelled papers and such all the time... just not here.
    Having said that, if your grammer or spelling is so bad that i actually dont know what you are saying.. then yea, of course a 'huh? leern 2 tiep' responce is fine.
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    I still like Hugo Weaving's soliloqy from "V for Vendetta."

    Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a bygone vexation stands vivified, and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin vanguarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition! The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous. Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honour to meet you and you may call me V.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
    While part of the motivation of some of these sorts of posts does come from the simple goal of aiding communication via its improvement, you've got a point: most of it does come from some innate need to bully and knock others. It's pointless when it degrades or derails a discussion, or when it (almost certainly) results in bad feelings and ill will ... as it nearly always does.

    Momma was right: Lacking something nice to say, and lacking something that can't be said nicely, then one is almost surely better off by not saying anything at all. Probably better for the discussions and the whole point of being on DC.com, no matter how you slice it.

    Thanks for the friendly reminder, Guardian.



    And yet, the communication is still made ... which is the point of the exercise.


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    condensed quote...well stated...all points...

    if we understand what the person meant it should be a non issue...

    another thing is the clip vs magazine debate...get over it...a simple correction isnt bad...but are you really having that hard of a time understanding what the guy is trying to relate?...we get it...get over it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by First Sgt View Post
    ok ok ok...where do I find the "popcorn" smiley???


    Feel free to copy and paste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 007BondJames View Post
    I only point out real hilarious mistakes.
    "really," not "real."



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    I am guilty of using these dots....in some sentences and ocasionally these --- dashes.
    Once my Wife told me that I was probably a TELEGRAPH OPERATOR in a past life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    ... I was probably a TELEGRAPH OPERATOR in a past life.
    Yelling, again, QK?

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    Some of us try very hard to articulate what we mean. It can be hard with a learning disability and very embarrassing when you get it wrong. Writting for me has always been difficult. What is in the brain does not always come out the way you want it to. How would you like it if you put alot of effert in writing something and then have it torn apart?

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    President Andy Jackson of Tennessee, saddle-maker, teacher, lawyer, commander of the American forces at the Battle of New Orleans, statesman ... crooked politician..., etc was once well quoted as say'n, "Hit's a poor feller what can only thank o' one way to spelt a word."
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    I ignore stuff like that, but some posts get very hard to read and then you're not communicating. If a person knows they have a problem, it would solve problems on both sides to type the post in Word, spell/grammar check it, then copy/paste to the forum. Just a suggestion.

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    I agree with the OP to a certain point.
    Let the unintentional mistakes go.
    However, I have a dislike of some of the "texting" abbreviations, like "cuz", "b4", etc.
    I don't even use them in text messages.
    Actually, I often skip these posts.
    I like to see "I" capitalized as well as the name of persons or countries.
    I think a liberal use of the <Enter> key makes long posts easier to read.
    But that's because I am an old guy; to each his own, and I am not coming here to play the grammar teacher
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