QUOTE (STEVENSKI @ Sep 28 2011, 07:09 PM)
The title should read "I think people that nitpick grammar on message boards are somewhat educated in theie command of the English language."
Typos are common as muck on a MB but grammar, structure & paragraphs are something everyone with a 7th grade education should be able to grasp & utilise.
To this day I simply cannot type "the" I type "teh" & then have to correct it.
I certainly agree that typos are common on message boards, or anywhere for that matter. I know that you may see me getting in a guy's ass on here about spelling, but I only do it when they're being an idiot and going outta their way
to insult somebody else. Trust me, I was the king of this on YouTube whenever I could muster up the energy to make a comment. Hell, most of the time those little bastards were minors anyhow, but oh well.
You're right, grammar, structure, context, and so forth are waaaay too crucial to slip up on...especially if somebody's seriously trying to make a point and no one can understand a word they're saying. At that point, I can only feel sorry for them and sorry for myself for even wasting time attempting to read it.
I recently finished a hellacious 3-year stint as a Juvenile Correctional Officer at a detention facility in my area, about a year ago. In the event that an incident occurred (if we had to beat a kid's ass, a fight broke out, kids trying to kill themselves, etc), EVERY officer that was involved in the incident would have to write their portion of the incident on the SAME report. We would get all the way to the PCM (physical control measures) portion of the report, and it never failed...somebody would ALWAYS misspell something, leave out pertinent details, or just totally fuck up their part of the report. So guess what happened?
We ALL would have to rewrite that WHOLE portion of the report and that made us have to stay at work longer, so from that point on, I became a stickler for writing and grammar. Sometimes, it would be days later that they brought those shitty reports back to us to correct. I was a complete asshole and would blatantly tell other officers, "If you cant write, then please dont get physically involved in this incident"
. Man those kids would act the fuck up and we already knew what we had to do next, but it was always funny when I saw an incident getting ready to happen, and spotting out the officers that knew damn well they couldn't write, would be getting ready to engage. Never a dull moment! Lol