Are you bothered by poor grammar?

July 27, 2009 1:09am CST
Meaning no offense to anyone I have noticed a recurring theme of very poor grammar. Does anyone else get bothered by this? Do you have a hard time understanding what some people are saying?
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@witmuch (184)
• United States
27 Jul 09
There is no offense here! I absolutely hate bad grammar! It drives me nuts when I am reading a person's post and I cannot read or understand their posts without having to go back and correct what they say in my mind. This is too tiring for me. I have always been a picky editing person. I find typos in books every time I read. It some times takes me an hour to right a post worth reading because I go back and reread, retype, take out and add things, and even grammar is an issue for me. Any time that I run into these kinds of posts, I skip them and go to another one. This is a great discussion by the way!
27 Jul 09
I am glad someone is with me. I don't mind the occasional spelling mistake here and there but when you can't even form a sentence that remotely makes sense...seriously please find something else to do with your time...
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I suppose it depends on the situation. If the "offense" is committed by someone for whom English is not the first language then no it does not necessarily bother me. I will ask for clarification to make sure I understand. When it is someone from an English speaking culture, well that's another story, ya heard me? Some colloquialisms and slang lingo drive me nuts. Though I will say I know someone who doesn't use punctuation in myLot discussion posts so their stuff reads like one long run-on sentence and that just give me a headache.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
27 Jul 09
Hi there! I am not bothered by poor grammar. I know not everyone here in mylot can write or speak good English. In fact, some are here to develop and practice their writing skills. But I admit, sometimes it's hard to understand a post with a lot of poor grammar in it but nonetheless I still try to understand what the discussion's essence is all about. Ciao!
@fwidman (11515)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I am only bothered by poor grammar when it comes from someone that speaks English as their native language. If it is someone that doesn't, then I am willing to let it go. Perhaps they are trying their best to learn English.