Am I just being weird and extremely pedantic, or is anyone else here bothered by bad spelling and grammar?
It really annoys me to see supposedly smart people making basic mistakes, and seeing official documents and stuff in the media etc. with misspelled words and bad grammar.
(I'll probably be very embarrassed now when I realise I've spelt something here wrongly.)
I always spell things wrong on the computer, but I think it's because I type so fast. I downloaded this spell checker called IE Spell, so I always check before I post now.
Anyway, it's not so much typos that irritate me as when people don't even attempt to use proper english and use text speak or whatever crap it is. I mean, the people on this forum are suposed to be intelligent! Do they don't realise how stupid it makes them look?
It can' be annoying, but so long as they dun start talkin lik dis den i b 4eva happy
I have this obsession with correct s,p&g as well. I don't think I have ever 'tYpeD lYk dIs bEf0R€' and can't remember the last time 'i typed like dis, even wen im chatting on msn'. Like for example, I will alway type 'I', not 'i' in sentences and also 'I'm' for 'I am', not 'Im' since there is no such word. I will usually finish a sentence with a full stop, exclamation or question mark etc.....because I feel it's more complete.
My spelling and puncutation is poor but I always make sure I write in full sentances. Txt psk drvs me mad do u no wot i mean?
In here I accept it. Although text speak pisses me off. I am a lot worse on here than in essays etc cos i am touch typing and not proof reading.
Bad spelling and grammar annoys me in newspapers especially broadsheets, and text books drive me crazy. In my law books there are tons of grammar mistakes I find it really grates on my nerves, hazard of being an English grad I guess.
it is acceptable in a students forum - but i agree that on official documents and articles in broadsheets it is annoying to find spelling mistakes - the Guardian went through a phase like that once. I also abhor the smart arses that correct spelling misakes but then make elementary boobs themselves especially grammatically
I have to disagree, as long as i can understand whats being written i dont mind at all. For example in texts do you spell words fully or write short. I do agree with media documents being spelt wrongly...or any official Doc!
Well, in official documents and essays it really annoys me to see simply spelling and grammatical mistakes. The worst I have seen was actually in my High School's sixth form prospectus which had so many spelling mistakes and typos (not exactly potraying a good image of the school!).
I have always been this way; my dad used to called me 'tip-ex' because when I was younger, I used to correct his speech and also anything that he had typed.
On forums, I thinks its fine to use shortenings and not bother with capitals (I sometimes do this when I'm typing quickly). However, I just cant stand when people diliberately write messages completely in text speak. Not only does it take longer to read, but it also gives us a strong perception of the posters personality and can lead to us stereotyping. It can also downgrade their argument or their opinions.
I dont always use proper SPAG on msn and stuff but only because its quicker to abbriviate words. I dont type things like 'i iz goin' though like my sister does! It really annoys me when there's mistakes in newspapers though because they should be proof read!