Do grammatical errors in polls bother you?
I didn't mean typos, I meant poor grammar. Like "we is" or the wrong "your" or "you're". Typos happen all the time.
I attribute them to auto correct, not ignorance. Makes me happier to do so.
Listen grammer kid i aint is never going to get caught, ever Soo u r 2 bad at this. Quit ?
You can run, you can hide, but...well, I'm to lazy to chase you. I'm more of a "catch you when you sit down at the table next to me" kinda officer. But I'll be on the lookout for you "Grammar the Kid".
You grammar is awful kys
I often find the poll questions limiting due to format conditions, causing me to phrase one improperly. I blame Tony. 😮
I am guilty of grammar errors. I do my best.
I've never made a poll, but I've had errors in my comments.
They're the things that bother me.
Knot at all.
They're not a problem, for a number of reasons. This is casual writing, not a closely edited publication. We may be typing & reading on tiny screens, maybe with not-so-great eyes, and we may miss typos. We may be dyslexic. We may be victims of autocorrect. (It's a sneaky bastard). We may be in a hurry or get excited and not proofread well. English may not be our native language. We may have a learning disability or a poor education or even not be of particularly high IQ - but we may still have something valuable and possibly profound to say.
I've seen *all* of those reasons for grammatical (or spelling) errors in polls (and comments) and yes, I notice them, but no, on a deeper level they don't bother me at all. It's about communication, not perfection. And I almost never correct anyone's error, unless I'm asking for clarification (although the editor in me does feel the urge to do it).
And I make my own share of errors, even when I think I've proofread my text.
(I'd still encourage everyone to proofread before hitting Post, though, to try to make things easier for everyone.)
Well said. In my job, I have to make sure writing is perfect going out so I'm a bit sensitive, I usually comment under my alter ego "Deputy Reserve Grammar Police Officer" in good fun - not to pick at anyone, due to the reasons you stated.
Thanks. In my former job as a medical researcher, I edited a lot of scientific manuscripts for my lab. I also worked as a medical transcriptionist for a few years, with a boss who valued accuracy somewhat over speed.
I'm still appalled at my *own* errors here, though.
Yes! I ALWAYS automatically notice them! That's how I became:
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I hereby deputize you as a Special Deputy Reserve Grammar Police Officer.
...But...but...but I'm already the Commissioner...!?!...😃
Welcome to the force, Deputy. The force is always with you!
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Rookie mistake Commissioner. Didn't recognize you in the shadows of poor punctuation and catastrophic contractions.
It's perfectly all right, Deputy. Here on the Mean Streets of faulty parallelism and syntactic evisceration, such trivial errors are nothing to worry about. In political parlance, you merely short-circuited..,
Uhh...you took the words right out of my mouth.
They is how they be, yo. Ya know?
In other words, no 😜
I see what you did there