Do you try to correct all typos before sending text messages?
I try pretty hard to correct them, and yet more of them have been getting through lately. I think my fingers are getting fatter and my brain foggier. I get very frustrated with myself when I look at a comment or text message and see even minor errors in it.
Grammar and spelling are completely different things. I do fairly well in the area of grammar, but i have a fair amount of difficulty trying to spell.
I try to fix most of them unless im not feeling like it, or its a word like im :)
Isn't the question about texting and not proper speech? No one here is speaking the language, but we are writing.
Can we work on the "If you live (present tense)/went (past tense) or go to (present tense) school" while we are at it?
Use of the phrase "go to school in America" is also questionable.
OCD should be O. C. D. since it is an abbreviation of obsessive compulsive disorder.
"Peeves me to no extent"
See Mississippi graphic is very close over 50% No. What is so wrong with MS?
Couldn't....I couldn't care less.
As in, I couldn't care less as to the etiology of this phrase.
superreliguy - spot on. I couldn't care less is correct and devolved through carelessness, mishearing, and some degree of ignorance. We don't teach all idioms in public education - there's just not time.
Let' s just say I review what I've typed, hope the typo genie isn't sleeping, cross my Ingres , I mean fingers and send it to the cloud zone. Cross my Delacroix?
I've always been perplexed by the expression "I could care less." I hear people say it, but it makes no sense. Was originally "I couldn't care less" then it evolved into could?
I always correct my typos becore sending a message.
Perhaps some counseling is in order.
I really could care less. Trying to type on an iPad or iPhone keyboard hardly facilitates easy communication without errors.
I don't make them.
I agree with LMurder. People that get worked up over a misspelled word or a missing comma, kinda make me laugh.
Tony should temporarily ban people who make certain lazy spelling errors. Call it "The Grammar Hammer".
What does that have to do with anything
If you live/went or go to school in America, it's your responsibility to speak the language PROPERLY. Poor grammar peeves me to no extent, and I have extreme OCD on top of that. It's a matter of respect. I grew up in Germany too- no excuses!
To most teenagers if you say "that's hilarious," it would seem sarcastic. To an adult maybe not.
It's not small to those of us who have to hold down a job to pay the bills.
I also use correct capitalization and punctuation. No excuse for willful poor grammar.
There is a significant disconnect between the results of this poll and a quick read through of the recent text messages that I have received.
Correct them after u send them
No, TopsQueen. But possibly a lack of a dictionary.
No. Autocorrect slaughters my grammar and its fun to see people get ircked over something so small.
Is it any wonder that Mississippi was the only state where a majority voted no? Haha
OK, but that's another reason I don't use AP style. Generally more prescriptive authorities like the serial comma for clarity while descriptivists like to follow the crowd and omit it. Like you say, we're both right. :)
Yes, always. I'm a bit of a grammar nazi, so I feel obligated to do it. Plus, that pesky auto-correct tends to make mistakes you don't really notice, which makes it even more necessary.
I nver mkae any spellign erors anyways so I dnt evn hve to worrie about thta
No, mine are already vetted. But I might fact check some I find here. :)
Tops - I don't recall you ever making an error, and even if you did, I couldn't care less.
As long as I'm able to grasp what you're trying to convey, I'm happy.
How about saying, "That's hilarious"? Wouldn't that convey mirth?
iPhone spellcheck helps! :) I tend to use a lot of abbreviations when I text, so I checked "no" here. I try to be respectful of people with limited texting plans.
The use of the serial comma is a matter of choice in this instance. In fact, the Associated Press Stylebook advises against it.
I guess we're both right.
Correction: Depends whom I'm texting.
As a " prescriptive grammarian," I feel a responsibility to the language and society to correct my own spelling, grammar, & punctuation and those of others. It annoys me when others care so little for orthography that they take offense at friendly correction. :)
I try to...
Here's an idea for a poll question.
Do you fact check your "quotes" before you post them to SOH?
exactly the same here.
You missed the serial (or "Oxford") comma in your first paragraph. :)
Yes. Always. It's an OCD 'thing'.
your and you're. holy Christ I have a stroke seeing that crap.
What you and how you send a message is a reflection of you.
Intercourse i do, who does aunt?
Depends who I'm texting, and how bad the mistakes are...
Its jst stuped