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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Then it was misused, because the word that belonged in the sentence was aghast.

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    A mistake is a mistake. Repeated mistakes in a short space of time suggest something else. They don't necessarily say anything very much about someone's intelligence, but say quite a lot about how much care and thought they put into what they write. If someone can't be bothered to read back what they write before posting, that says to me they neither believe very strongly in what they are writing, nor respect very much the people they expect to read their thoughts. A post strewn with basic errors of language is much harder to understand than one written correctly.

    Of course, sometimes repeated mistakes of very basic grammar and spelling does suggest a lack of education. Some people might accord that more importance than others might.

    P.S. You do know the difference between 'to' and 'too', don't you?

    Yes I know the difference, now ask me if it matters to me when someone uses too or to in the wrong context on a public forum.
    I dont make mention of others typos or mistakes, because I make lots of them myself and if I didnt it still wouldnt be important enough to me to try and belittle them. Something tells me alot of people like to just pick and choose who they belittle over typos and spelling mistakes and people they are favorable too or is it to? get a pass.

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    P.S. You do know the difference between 'to' and 'too', don't you?
    I do. I know the difference between here and hear as well the differences among there, they're and their. But I unintentionally write the wrong ones all the time. Re-reading a passage I wrote sometimes helps, but not always. If I didn't write it, the errors stand out.
    All I can figure is that at some level I am an auditory person of some sort. :shrug
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    I do. I know the difference between here and hear as well the differences among there, they're and their. But I unintentionally write the wrong ones all the time. Re-reading a passage I wrote sometimes helps, but not always. If I didn't write it, the errors stand out.
    All I can figure is that at some level I am an auditory person of some sort. :shrug
    Everyone does it..I know the difference between there their and they're and others and we all get our brain moving faster than our fingers at times and make errors...WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL...lol...honestly I dont get it

    Oops I just made a typo and had to fix it out of fear of retaliatory abuse

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Yes I know the difference, now ask me if it matters to me when someone uses too or to in the wrong context on a public forum.
    I dont make mention of others typos or mistakes, because I make lots of them myself and if I didnt it still wouldnt be important enough to me to try and belittle them. Something tells me alot of people like to just pick and choose who they belittle over typos and spelling mistakes and people they are favorable too or is it to? get a pass.
    I would only be belittling someone if I was mocking a particular person for a particular post. I've not mocked anyone, merely pointed out what repeated errors suggest to me when I read them. I'll repeat. It means:
    1. That the person doesn't take much care with what they are writing. I prefer reading posts that people have clearly take care to create.
    2. That the person doesn't care too much about being fully and properly understood. That's the kind of person who believes being understood fully doesn't matter much.
    3. That it might indicate that someone isn't very well-educated. This isn't a value judgement, just an observation.

    Poorly written posts don't make me dismiss what is being said out of hand, but I certainly appreciate those that are written with greater care and effort.
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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I agree its absolutely absurd to rail on spelling and typographical errors on a public forum and it says something about the people that belittle others because of it.
    Not just in forums like this, but everyone is a critic. It is easier to criticize than be correct? (yes I am going with the hyjacking) lol

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Everyone does it..I know the difference between there their and they're and others and we all get our brain moving faster than our fingers at times and make errors...WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL...lol...honestly I dont get it

    Oops I just made a typo and had to fix it out of fear of retaliatory abuse
    The agasp v aghast got me because it was out there in an article. Here, I mostly ignore. And my last post, I was just giving BWA ****.

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    The agasp v aghast got me because it was out there in an article. Here, I mostly ignore. And my last post, I was just giving BWA ****.
    Ignore til now! Must be a slow day for the anal retentive. Maybe some of ya can go outside & shove someone in a wheelchair off a cliff! LOL

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Oh sure! Cuz THAT'S comparable.

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    Re: Teen who challenged Bachmann to Constitution showdown is running for class presid

    Quote Originally Posted by BentWingedAngel View Post
    Ignore til now! Must be a slow day for the anal retentive. Maybe some of ya can go outside & shove someone in a wheelchair off a cliff! LOL
    KK. I'm back now. It was not easy to get him into the wheel chair let alone getting him to stay in the wheelchair once we started heading toward the cliff.
    I may be wrong.

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