Is proper grammer and spelling importint to you when texting?
Have always grammar good.
welll maybe not spelling... text is the format for shortening stuff
Is proper spelling important when writing questions for this app?
Eh. Not too much with texting.
Depends on who you're texting
If its just close friends or family its fine as they understand what you're trying to say
I was about to say the same thing but being an asshole and all ;) whom*
Nice one, Tony. And yes, it is important to me. I only ever use brb and lol and that's only when I text my boyfriend.
It depends on who you are testing
Up to a point. When autocorrect starts pissing me off, or my fat fingers run amok, I give up. The only person who really cares is my sister, who was a former teacher lol
Ermergawd totes no! Its txt ppl!!
Grammar and spelling too
Up to a point, both spelling and grammar are important to me in *my own* texts - the same as they are in SOH poll questions and comments, and just about any other *casual* online communication. I don’t usually abbreviate words, and never things like you —> u. I still make mistakes that I miss fixing through sloppy writing & sloppy proofreading.
I am far more relaxed and accepting of spelling and grammar errors in other people’s casual communications, largely because I know there are multiple reasons for them, and frankly I don’t give a crap whether the reason is that the person is typing in a bouncing airport shuttle (as I was last night), or suffering from an autocorrect encounter, or whether English is their 4th language and not their spiffiest, or whether their intelligence is actually rather low. Everybody has something valid to say.
I still don’t like the you —> u construction, though. (And one of my oldest friends has been using it with me for the last 5 days.)
Depends on whom you are texting.
I came here looking for you! I knew I’d find you, so "Hello, dear sir!"...🙂
For the record, I always strive for proper spelling and grammatical correctness, though I do fall short on occasion. And yes, I can start a sentence with a conjunction (No Strunk and White here!)...😁
Oops! Meant for @TomLaney! 🤨
Spelling, yes. Grammar, no.
When texting? Not really but I’ll usually correct myself though.
god dammit show of hands
Your texts don’t need to be as good as the research paper that you turned in during college, but it would be nice if everyone gave it a once-over before sending. A period or comma can change the entire meaning of a sentence. My aunt writes in all capitals, poor spelling, and with no grammar or punctuation. There are times that I can’t even understand what she is writing. I feel that this is a matter of your ability to have perspective, which can show intelligence. That being said, I’m sure that I’ve messed up several times in this paragraph, and there is a grammar nazi out there ready to get his/her keyboard warrior on. I dont have a degree in English, but I can tell you all about metabolic acidosis if you want😘
There are many people on SOH like your Aunt. Sometimes, I have a helluva time trying to determine what they’re saying. Lol!
It can cross your eyes
That make me laugh
Is proper grammar and spelling important to you when you ask questions?
Yes. You should strive to be consistent in the legibility of everything you write, regardless of the medium. The only exceptions to this would be shopping lists or little notes meant only for yourself to read.
This question irritates me...but I see what you did there.
Or when posting a poll... *grammar
As long as it's legible enough for a second-language reader then it's good.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. Quick text with mistakes is understandable. However, there is a line some cross.
Absolutely! You can tell a lot from a person by how they text.
I see what you did there.
Texting and posting polls
Lol. "Importint". But really, proper spelling should be a given with autocorrect. I still use proper grammar while texting, and proofread my text before sending.
Of curse my hores.
Spelling not grammar
Yes, but not to an extreme. I hold myself to a high standard, but not others.
I see what you did there 😁
Hey how’s it goin? Pretty good hbu? I’m alright....what’re ya up to? Nm hbu? Same
You are not being graded on a text, but theres a degree of laziness that is unacceptable.
If they understand what I mean that’s good enough. Can’t stand when people care or correct your grammar when texting. Goes for SOH too
Always do it incorrect but misspellings are the worst. ugg
Sawy, meant 2 say, GRAMAR are 4 the lozers. BRUH. LMAO HAHA kk bye?!
Yes, absolutely. But I have no problem with acronyms, emojis, and slang—it’s not an email!
Yeth, fairy impertinot
It's like a text-based lisp
Semi... it depends on who I am texting with and what the subject matter is and how important grammar is to them.
Not vitally important...I'm a bit lax with my Capitalizations, and sometimes I lose track of what Person and Tense I'm in. I'm usually pretty distracted.
I just spell “normal” words right, but I spell “boy” like “boi” or “thick” like “thiccc”, etc.
Not really. For something as informal as texting my opinion is if I can correct it, I can read it.
Is this a joke?
I don't like this
Know it’s knot important two me.
Rats! I blew it.
Writing yes, email yes, texting...no
Nice one 😂