grammar crazy

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grammar crazy

GravyCakes GravyCakes
how many of you out there are crazy grammar correctors? i can be. i was watching the kardashian wedding (yes, i love them), & they kept using the phrase "disinviting." you don't freaking disinvite someone, you UNinvite them. so instead of saying that you're disinvited, you're uninvited. this drove me nuts both nights i watched it!
10/10/2011
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Ghost Ghost
I tend not correct people, but I hold myself to strict rules.
10/11/2011
Peggi Peggi
I can certainly be one of "those"

I actually used to have this terrible habit of correcting people. It started in high school when I moved across country, I had an English teacher who would constantly drive me nuts with what I still consider the worst grammar I have ever encountered! Replacing words like the with "da" and asked with "axed" and instead of using an object's name it would be "that thingy" and point. "Go grab the thingy and sharpen your pencil" UGHHHHH!

From there, I'd catch myself correcting my friends, who thought it was adorable (good thing too or I'd have been friendless haha! but it was only with HORRIBLE mistakes)

And then, an ex of mine...the ex husband (how I tolerated him I'll never know) calling me "yo" and "homie" and "dawg" regularly.
10/11/2011
kellyg kellyg
I am huge on grammar..I actually pride myself in having pretty decent grammar so it kind of irks me when I'm talking to someone and it's the complete opposite haha
10/11/2011
B8trDude B8trDude
its emportent to bee a grate spellor and righter espeshelly whin riting revues.
10/11/2011
indiglo indiglo
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Originally posted by B8trDude
its emportent to bee a grate spellor and righter espeshelly whin riting revues.
Ha!

I'm also a bit of stickler for grammar. I find it quite distracting when I see or hear poor grammar and it makes it hard for me to listen to or read the actual message. I don't generally correct people, but I hold myself up to a higher standard.
10/11/2011
B8trDude B8trDude
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Originally posted by indiglo
Ha!

I'm also a bit of stickler for grammar. I find it quite distracting when I see or hear poor grammar and it makes it hard for me to listen to or read the actual message. I don't generally correct people, but I hold myself up ...
Actually, I'm the same way. I generally correct my own reviews, several times, after I post them when I catch errors (which are nearly always there). I usually don't correct other people though. My own mistakes drive me nuts
10/11/2011
Errant Venture Errant Venture
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Originally posted by Peggi
I can certainly be one of "those"

I actually used to have this terrible habit of correcting people. It started in high school when I moved across country, I had an English teacher who would constantly drive me nuts with what I ...
Technically that's more of a dialect thing, rather than grammar .

I hold myself to high standards, but I don't ask that of others, unless it's done for humorous effect.
10/11/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I'm not sure. There are times in which the combination of bad spelling and bad grammar make it near impossible to understand what somebody is asking /posting /etc. (We all know those threads.)

Since I'm in the middle of a business communications class this semester I'm used to reading and speaking properly with other people who read and speak properly.

Although when my fanfic was being put up on FF dot net by a friend, there was one Language Arts Nazi who'd completely ignore the story and lay into every mistake I made (most of it being dialogue by teenagers, no less). I suspect she was a frustrated hamburger-flipper who wanted to be an English teacher but pissed off all the university recruiters who came to talk to her.
10/11/2011
emilia emilia
I just alittle crazy about it
10/11/2011
oldhippy oldhippy
One of the major problems that I have noticed with grammar, is the use of texting. Once people become comfortable with the use of the truncated and chopped words and slang terms used in texting, it seems to be hard for them to be able to form correct sentences and words in actual writings.
To me there just appears to be too much use of improper and illegally combined words, such at the "disinvited" previously mentioned. I will grant you that I am from an older generation that did not use texting, we did typing, not keyboarding; and we learned to write longhand, not print what we wrote. We had classes in English grammar and I have also studied grammar in ohter languages where it is more structured and controlled.
The proper use of a longuage is a beautiful thing, but to see it butchered, and made into useless words lis "dis", as in "to dis someone", almost makes me ashamed of the individuals total lack of intelligence.
10/11/2011
GenderSexplorations GenderSexplorations
I'm a grammar nerd to the extreme. Yes, I correct people. I'll correct others' typos, misspeaks, and pronunciations. I find it really quite annoying otherwise.
10/11/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
I try not to do it when talking to people, though there are always slip-ups and exceptions. I try to be very conscious of it when I write. I'm an actor reader- I read text the way I would speak text, so if someone uses no punctuation or writes in all caps I get thoroughly lost and frustrated.
10/11/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
Poor grammar drives me batty, but even I make mistakes occasionally. I tend not to go around correcting people though. A pair of examples that had me tempted:

There was a commercial for a local car dealership running a while back. On the screen flashed the words, "Your approved!" I seriously considered calling their main office and telling them they needed to fix their advertisement.

Misuse of apostrophes drives me crazy. I can't tell you how many times I've seen people write about "TV's" or "the 80's".
10/11/2011
Eliza Eliza
Haha, that would drive me absolutely crazy. Just another reason for me to stay away from shows like that.
10/11/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I correct my husband but it's because I have two influential kids in the house that need to learn proper language. It drives me nuts if it's written down incorrectly anywhere. The other day I read a review and caught several things that were incorrect. I hope one day I'll be accepted as a proofreader or editor b/c I have years of experience as a copy editor and it comes second nature to me to instantly catch something. I even find myself correcting notes sent home from my son's preschool.
10/11/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I don't often correct people on grammar mistakes unless it's something that makes something unreadable, but I do notice a lot of mistakes everywhere in life. I know that I also make grammar mistakes, as much as I pride myself on having fantastic grammar. It's because we're all just human and we all make mistakes that unless something affects how well I can read something, I don't really care about it.
10/11/2011
x203 x203
Usually I correct people but when I'm lazy I just leave it.
08/15/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by B8trDude
its emportent to bee a grate spellor and righter espeshelly whin riting revues.
Almost a year later and this is still funny as hell.
08/15/2012
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