Grammar  

bigjbosomed 34F
89 posts
4/23/2006 3:26 am

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Grammar

I know that I'm not perfect and I make grammar mistakes, but to me, its really annoying when people type stupid. There are two different types of "you" words, "you're" which is you are, and "your" which is a possessive. They are not hard to figure out. And how hard is it to actually type out the word you/your/you're(u/ur), or spell too/to(don't use 2 to mean too...) Sorry.

My question is, how important is grammar to you when deciding if the person is someone you'd want to meet?
I will NOT meet a person who does not show that he/she can hold intelligent conversation.
It matters, but I can get over some mistakes if I know they have an education.
If their grammar is good in the bedroom, that's all that matters.
The penis mightier...;)
U r silly, it doesn't matter at all.
Some people just don't type well, give us a break.


vengeur 41M
836 posts
4/24/2006 10:30 am

I wrote a blog on this very subject last year.


bigjbosomed 34F

4/24/2006 12:15 pm

To me, if someone is a sloppy typist, it makes me wonder how good they will be in bed. Does sloppy typist equal sloppy lover?


intierzha 43M

4/24/2006 1:47 pm

Sometimes you can't help grammar mistakes on occassion. Most of us still end sentences with a preposition. Spelling is a little more inexcusable with spellcheckers these days. Of course, if you type a homonym (such as 'to' for 'too' or something to that effect), spellchecker will not catch it. In the end, if what a person has to say in their blog is well crafted and makes sense, I can overlook a typo.

C.


bigjbosomed 34F

4/24/2006 2:08 pm

I guess it shouldn't be grammar that I'm concerned with...hell, I put commas in the wrong places all the time, but I type how I speak. Its when people are so lazy that they can't type out a word. They don't think before they say something...

They're = they are, "They're insane"
Their = a possessive, "That is their bread."
There = a place, "I'm going over there."

You is not "u." It is not hard to type out 2 extra letters. Especially when they are all typed with the same hand.

Like I said earlier, I think sloppy typing will end up resembling what you are going to get in bed.

I'm not going to immediately ignore someone because of their typing, but I have to say, that it really is a pet peeve of mine...I am an English major, and I believe everyone has it in them to act as smart as they are.


intierzha 43M

4/24/2006 7:09 pm

    Quoting bigjbosomed:
    I guess it shouldn't be grammar that I'm concerned with...hell, I put commas in the wrong places all the time, but I type how I speak. Its when people are so lazy that they can't type out a word. They don't think before they say something...

    They're = they are, "They're insane"
    Their = a possessive, "That is their bread."
    There = a place, "I'm going over there."

    You is not "u." It is not hard to type out 2 extra letters. Especially when they are all typed with the same hand.

    Like I said earlier, I think sloppy typing will end up resembling what you are going to get in bed.

    I'm not going to immediately ignore someone because of their typing, but I have to say, that it really is a pet peeve of mine...I am an English major, and I believe everyone has it in them to act as smart as they are.
You would think it is not that hard to type out those extra letters; however, it is far more prevalent than I would like. I think being online makes many people think they can be casually lazy with words. It has not quite infected colleges and universities yet. Although, I have seen some essays that are simply indescribable in terms of grammar and spelling, and I have only graded history essays. This also does not even begin to address the rampant cheating that has become all too common in academia as well. Anyway, starting to ramble, but you have made some interesting points with regards to this subject, and alas, I only see it getting worse.

btw, I started as an english major and have done a fair amount of creative writing, so I understand where you are coming from as an English major.

C.


TrueTxGtlman 53M

4/24/2006 8:47 pm

I no wat urine meen. I onlee dated entelligent womens. {LOL}

All kidding aside, SIZE does matter. If your IQ is the same as your waist size I get bored way to quickly.

Thanks for returning back to BLOGVILLE, hope you stay awhile. I will check back with you from time to time and see how your blogging is going. From your profile you LOOK like a SWEET gal.

*TTG*


bigjbosomed 34F

4/25/2006 1:25 am

    Quoting intierzha:
    You would think it is not that hard to type out those extra letters; however, it is far more prevalent than I would like. I think being online makes many people think they can be casually lazy with words. It has not quite infected colleges and universities yet. Although, I have seen some essays that are simply indescribable in terms of grammar and spelling, and I have only graded history essays. This also does not even begin to address the rampant cheating that has become all too common in academia as well. Anyway, starting to ramble, but you have made some interesting points with regards to this subject, and alas, I only see it getting worse.

    btw, I started as an english major and have done a fair amount of creative writing, so I understand where you are coming from as an English major.

    C.
I guess to each his own. Intelligence means a lot to me when it comes to a bed partner. I find the more educated the person is, the more willing he is to get kinky, lol...A study has shown that people who have gone to college and have a higher education, will be more open to trying new and more interesting things in the bedroom than someone with just a high school diploma. I can't tell you where I read that, but I have, lol.

And you're right about it becoming a problem in class essays. People get so used to typing the way they do, that when they write papers they may make mistakes that they normally wouldn't make if they knew hot to type correctly(did that make sense?). The best thing that happened to me was a typing class I took in high school...I don't even think about where my fingers are anymore, they just type for me, lol.

There are some exceptions, I understand some people are not computer literate, and type very slowly, my father, and I can somewhat understand them making shortcuts to allow them to type faster. And there are foreign people who are typing in English, but its only their second or third language. Now who's rambling, lol.


bigjbosomed 34F

4/25/2006 1:27 am

TrueTx, Thank you so much for the comment, you made me laugh. That was exactly what I was talking about, lol.


dfwdallasguy 46M

4/26/2006 12:20 am

i think it is pretty important, although when i'm online, rare as it is....i don't use a lot of capitalization. such is life. but it is interesting when i've read profiles on here that a few of them leave me with a little smirk on my face due to the grammar. i'm certainly not an elistist, but it does suprise me when some of the basics of grammar are overlooked in such a blantant way.

more than anything it makes me wonder about how our education system is doing - i find myself thinking more about that than about the individual who is making the very basic errors. everyone has responsibility for their own educations, but when quality instructors aren't there for whatever reason, especially at the younger ages, it is difficult to ever get ahead with education.

how that translates to the bedroom, i'm not sure. i do know that if i talk with a woman and find her interesting, witty, and intelligent, it does have a profound affect on my sexual interest. i have to say i am turned on by an intelligent woman, no doubt. i very much remember a few girlfriends from my past where there was a little intellectual tension between us...as in who was "smarter"....i don't think we ever resolved the question, but we had some incredible sex after we revved each other up on the topic.


rm_MustangD6644 52M
1031 posts
4/26/2006 9:09 pm

It drives me absolutely NUTS, when some people start using almost TXT speak when blogging or posting a reply.

The whole idea of communication is to get Your idea across to the Next person as quickly and as Accurately as possible.

There is no point in posting a SMS style message, if it takes most recipients twice as long to decipher and comprehend your message.

Its like me using for example technical building jargon, with a non technical audience. You will just sit there with a glazed look in your eyes instead of having a light bulb shining above your head.

Save TXT for SMS messages where space is at a premium and use standard English for blogging.

Now not everyone has experienced a quality education, so allowances must be made for their grammar and punctuation.

If on the other hand you "ghetto" speak and your from a well educated background, then you show the world what a dickhead you are.

Mustang


sexplease714 36M

4/27/2006 8:47 am

Everybody makes mistakes typing. Do not worry about it.


rm_Two4PlayInSA 47M/39F

5/16/2006 2:31 pm

I don't think the problem is grammar, it's intellect. The best writers use bad grammar and spelling on purpose when they write dialog, and I've talked to people who use netspeak very cleverly and in an entertaining way. Remember that language is plastic -- its grammar and vocabulary follow common usage. Before you chide people who break the rules, keep in mind that today's errors and mistakes are going to become tomorrow's rules. Look at the grammar of 16th century English as an example. It's not the use of netspeak that makes one a dimwit -- it's the dimness of one's wit. Excessive use of netspeak can be a sign of a dull intellect but it's not a failsafe litmus. After all, I use netspeak all the time and I'm a friggin' genius. By the way, nice tits.


rm_formepe 55M

6/3/2006 6:56 am

to some grammar means alot, but for myself i want to hear the word that they speak. i do have bad typing so errors will be made. i think with you want to know someone just talk to them you will understand how they think! so give evreyone a change.


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