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shoeless Texas
08/10/16 10:55 pm

I didn't mean typos, I meant poor grammar. Like "we is" or the wrong "your" or "you're". Typos happen all the time.

myob
08/09/16 5:47 pm

I attribute them to auto correct, not ignorance. Makes me happier to do so.

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ACEGUY Young Film Writer
08/08/16 8:40 pm

Listen grammer kid i aint is never going to get caught, ever Soo u r 2 bad at this. Quit ?

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shoeless Texas
08/08/16 9:09 pm

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".

Diogenes
08/08/16 8:03 pm

I often find the poll questions limiting due to format conditions, causing me to phrase one improperly. I blame Tony. 😮

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butterflykiss ohio
08/08/16 7:45 pm

I am guilty of grammar errors. I do my best.

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kawaiichan somewhere
08/08/16 7:25 pm

I've never made a poll, but I've had errors in my comments.

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kawaiichan somewhere
08/08/16 7:26 pm

They're the things that bother me.

susanr Colorado
08/08/16 7:05 pm

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.

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susanr Colorado
08/08/16 7:08 pm

(I'd still encourage everyone to proofread before hitting Post, though, to try to make things easier for everyone.)

shoeless Texas
08/08/16 7:09 pm

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.

susanr Colorado
08/08/16 7:12 pm

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.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/16 6:54 pm

Yes! I ALWAYS automatically notice them! That's how I became:

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shoeless Texas
08/08/16 7:10 pm

I hereby deputize you as a Special Deputy Reserve Grammar Police Officer.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/08/16 8:37 pm

...But...but...but I'm already the Commissioner...!?!...😃

Welcome to the force, Deputy. The force is always with you!

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shoeless Texas
08/08/16 9:11 pm

Rookie mistake Commissioner. Didn't recognize you in the shadows of poor punctuation and catastrophic contractions.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/09/16 1:42 am

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..,

shoeless Texas
08/09/16 5:30 am

Uhh...you took the words right out of my mouth.

xxxceo Dominate the Streets
08/08/16 6:37 pm

They is how they be, yo. Ya know?

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devspi Liberal Republican
08/08/16 6:37 pm

I see what you did there

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