Literacy...is it dead?
June 22, 2007 8:41am CST
This isn't just to point out things I've seen on mylot, but almost every other website I have seen people who do not seem to be able to the simplest of words right or make a single coherent sentence! This may sound like a rant to someone but I'm sorry, I was taught to make coherent, easy to read sentences so people understood my point. Is this such a hard thing to see something that makes sense without trying to figure what word someone was spelling? Or am I being too harsh in asking such a thing?
22 Jun 07
I am not sure what websites you visit. But if they are websites that are professional, the English mistakes are generally nil or few. At myLot, there are many people who do not have English as their native language. Since it is not their most comfortable language, they may spell things wrong or make grammatical errors, or even simple typos. Have a care, be more understanding. :P
22 Jun 07
I do agree with you on this one. I don't get annoyed so much by people that can't speak very good English - it's when people who speak fluent English get things wrong that bugs me . I've always been that way, correcting my friends' speach, their spelling, their grammar... I'm a writer, so I tend to use what's know as 'traditional English' - like you have to use in exams and so on. I'm not a big fan of 'newspeak', although it does come in handy for texting and e-mailing. In every other situation I find it looks out of place, and quite lazy. But I'm a language enthusiast so I love to write!