Monday, September 9, 2013 7:22 PM
sirloindude's avatar

I like to think that it's more a lack of tolerance on our part for people treating Coasterbuzz like Facebook. Seriously, I think people who have enough time to share their thoughts but not enough time to express those thoughts in a coherent, intelligible manner need to spend less time on the Internet and more time paying attention in English class.

That may sound harsh, but it boils my blood when I'm at work and see professional memos littered with typos and poor grammar. It destroys any ability I have to take them seriously.

13 Boomerang, 9 SLC, and 8 B-TR clones

Monday, September 9, 2013 7:28 PM

Amen. I make mistakes like the rest of us, but I get a little twitchy in the eye when I see really crazy grammar issues, spelling, punctuation, etc.

"Look at us spinning out in the madness of a roller coaster" - Dave Matthews Band

Monday, September 9, 2013 9:19 PM
rollergator's avatar

sirloindude said:

It destroys any ability I have to take them seriously.

That is really the point. If you want to be taken seriously, you have to be willing to express yourself in a reasonably professional manner.

"I h8 teh long linz 4 Da Beas" isn't going to win you followers or converts.

Monday, September 9, 2013 10:00 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

Mostly because the Beast isn't worth any line over 5 minutes! <zing!>

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

Monday, September 9, 2013 10:17 PM
slithernoggin's avatar

Nobody's perfect. But if you don't have enough respect for what you're saying to take the few measly seconds it takes to spell words correctly, why should I waste my time paying attention to what you're saying?

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

Monday, September 9, 2013 11:44 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Everything old is new again.

From 2006:

"If you don't have enough respect for your ideas to make sure they are coveyed clearly to others, how can you expect others to respect your ideas?"


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