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Grammar! To be or not to be?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Lips_Pearls, 14 June 2015.

  1. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    So, we're online kings and queens.
    We use it every day, and do things on our phones, laptops, PC's, iPads and so on.
    Be it Facebook, emails, chats on here - your digital life is expressed to others, by how you portray yourself and display yourself online.

    So, the question must be asked, as I know it's a (an) hot topic :D
    Are you a grammar freak?
    Is grammar important to you?

    For instance, does this annoy you;
    "Glad your having a nice time"
    To the untrained grammarian, (grammar freak/Nazi) this is usual, to those of us who perceive grammar as an important part of communications, it's a bleedin' nightmare!!

    So, over to you! What say ye?
    Grammar important when chatting?
    Or not? ;)
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  2. Admin

    Admin Admin

    Oh confirmed = grammar freak here!

    Okay, granted it's not school, but an irk of mine is not so much spelling errors through dyslexia, or anything like that, but people ignoring and forgetting their 'your/you're, its/it's, their/they're/there..'
    And a lot more!! lol wait for it... *cowers*
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  3. Lace

    Lace PV Sprtr

    I see this and think this will be a lonely post haha...Ommm sorry but not many out there xxx
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  4. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    Interesting responses lol :p xx
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  5. NO TO TEXT TALK! And yes I did mean to shout that. my fingers get carried away with me when i type sometimes, but... no just no!
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  6. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    ha! Agreed, we are not overly keen on text talk/text speak when talking to people.
    Is it laziness? Are people forgetting how to 'speak' correctly these days?

    Is social networking and media to blame?
    'like see innit' and 'soz hws us 2 2day'
    Just don't cut it.. There's nothing wrong with complete, well constructed and well thought out sentences and messages, it means the person writing it actually cares about what they're writing and cares about what they are saying to you.

    And yes, also capitalisation? NO NEED haha!! :D x
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  7. Was capitals because i woz shoutin innit!
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  8. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    yh i got dat and go 4 it u.
    u ok hun? hows u 2day?

    haha x
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  9. My eyes are bleeding!!!!!
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  10. Admin

    Admin Admin

    Agree with you on that one :p :smackpaddle:
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  11. sthwalescpl

    sthwalescpl Sprtr

    On the whole, I don't really mind too much about poor grammar, I can be guilty of it myself sometimes, especially in chat if I'm rushing my typing lol!
    I do dislike short replies, if I splurge away, typing ten-to-the-dozen, and just get back mono-syllabic answers I get wound up.
    Also, as already mentioned, "txt spk" does grate a little, I don't mind the odd word cut back, but when it's entire sentences it does my head in!
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  12. Admin

    Admin Admin

    Agreed and the whole txt spk thing seems to be getting worse! :eek:

    wuu2? nmu?
    I mean like, wtf? :LOL:
    Definitely increasing..
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  13. Pearls

    Pearls #PearlsTechSupport

    Hate it and its just ignorance for most xxxx:love:
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  14. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    Ouch... :censored::censored:
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  15. Quote (from our Profile Information) - 'We can also write properly - no txt spk hear.' Hate it...! :mad::mad::mad:

    We have had messages (on ANOther Site - yes, that one) which were so full of txt spk we could not understand them. Its a message - there is no point at all , in writing or sending it, if it cannot be understood.

    Txt spk is a definite warning sign for us ... :cautious: o_O :rolleyes: :confused: :( :unsure:

    But Smilies are Cooool.... :cool:
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  16. Pearls

    Pearls #PearlsTechSupport

    I love the smilies and the naughty ones are great fun xxx:whipping::boobies::bj1::arse:
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  17. Cant stand grammar nazis. Sometimes when using a Mobile to access the site your auto correct does weird things x
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  18. Meandlis

    Meandlis PV Sprtr

    Fixed that for you ;) hehe x
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  19. Lips_Pearls

    Lips_Pearls PV Sprtr

    :D All good lol xx
  20. Always one pmsl.
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  21. Therapon

    Therapon Admin Sprtr

    I wish I had read this before I posted anything here :LOL:. However I have just across this on the dark site "I am writing this on my phone so please excuse any typos and Grammer errors". Now I've found on my phone that if I make a typo I can correct it, is that feature unique to my phone. All I cam say is read the £$%^&*& thing BEFORE you send it
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  22. Admin

    Admin Admin

    I think a lot is tongue in cheek :D
    Personally I am a grammar nut but won't lose sleep over it. I mean, we all make typos but full on grammatical errors in posts, messages or anything aimed towards gents/ladies/couples etc can be extremely off-putting.

    My biggest one has to be your/you're and there/their/they're
    or even
    emphasise - emphasize!!
    Criticise - critisize ?
    Grr.. American English. Why don't peeps in the UK understand our own language and how to write it correctly?

    Oops.... coffee time methinks :D
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  23. Therapon

    Therapon Admin Sprtr

    Sheessh and I wish I could speel, cam uhmmm
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  24. Admin

    Admin Admin

    haha :D
    Touché!! :flasher1:
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  25. I kun spull mutch betta now my Spull Shucker is switched on.....

    R U OK, M8...? (Apparently... that's spelled correctly....?)

    It often seems than correct spelling and grammar are seen as making some sort of statement ? It's not 'cool' - ? Next is accusations of being Professional - that also being uncool. OK, guilty, of both. Damn.

    Perhaps I need a cover story, about being born in a hole in the road.....? :D
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