questionsdo you judge people based on their spelling and…

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i hoep u dont judge me on my gramar......

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Yes, proper English and spelling is a must for me!

Oh, I mean are.

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@drsilentg: Your grammar is not bad. Your fake bad spelling sucks, and your use of elipses is no better [grin]. Both spelling and grammatical mistakes follow certain patterns and are surprisingly difficult to eumulate with any realism. Typographical errors are much the same. Nice try, though.

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I'm a transcriber so I can relate! I do, however, throw all the rules out the window when it comes to posting online, like punctuation and capitalization. Those you listed here are some that DO make me crazy though!!!

I even had to edit this post! Through/throw - dang

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All the time.

An acquaintance of mine put this as her FB status the other day:

"I love how their is so many haters out their!!!!"

If she wasn't such a good lay, I'd delete her.

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@magic cave: thanx 4 the heads up, i couldnt tel i was fakeing my bad spellling or nuttin.

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People misspell words and then type (sp) or something like that after them. This is the Internet. If you know you can't spell a word, type it into Google.

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I try to differentiate between poor spelling, poor typing, and carelessness, but it's difficult. Perhaps it's a character flaw, but I tend to associate articulateness and intelligence with relatively good spelling and proper American-English grammar. I loathe text-speak used for anything other than texting. I give extra credit to people whose cradle language is not English but who manage to make themselves understood in English.

And I try always to overlook typographical errors, even in this age of spell checkers, because I know how often my fingers type "there" when I know damn well it should have been "their."

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Yes. I do judge people on their spelling.

I have found it to be an accurate measure of a person's intellect and attention to detail.

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I am with the OP on this won. If your not with us, thin your aginst us! ;>)
@drsilentg: You stole my thunder while I was in the shower...

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@durkzilla: I concur! Bad grammar and badly misspelled words are like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. I feel the same way with radio and TV commercials. Jewelers commercials are especially grating when they say jewlery instead of jewelry. It's like pouring salt in an open wound.

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Add misuse of apostrophes to you're list. ;) (Its vs. it's is one of my pet peeves.)

However, it is best to avoid being too judgmental when it comes to grammar and spelling, especially given that English is a second language for many and it is by no means a simple language.

There are many intelligent people who suffer from dyslexia and thus are marginal spellers at best. I was reading by the time I was 2-1/2 and I've learned to overcome it for the most part, but when I am very tired, I still have to consciously use mnemonics like the word "bed" (tall on the ends like the head- and footboards of a bed when viewed from the side) to remember which is a "b" and which is a "d.")

Also, I was never taught grammar in school; what grammar I have been formally taught was in my Spanish, French and Computer Science classes.

What is really amazing is that 99% of the time, while you may be annoyed by their poor grammar and spelling, you do understand what the other person means.

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@jsimsace: & @drsilentg: & anyone I missed: I know you guys are joking, but I still literally cringed reading that.

And the last part of my post got cut off. It was supposed to say I understand it's a hard word. www.d-e-f-i-n-i-t-e-l-y.com

The irony is you need to know how to spell it correctly to see the correct spelling. I do use that link a lot though.

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@iggz: You wreak of virginity.

[ed] Yallz b reekin of tha virg-nt

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Some people never got a decent education, because of their circumstances growing up. I try to keep that in mind when I see people with a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes. That said, when people are purposefully spelling words incorrectly, I do judge them. I understand that people started using 'u' and 'r' in place of 'you' and 'are' because they were lazy or wanted to save time. I see no benefit whatsoever to spelling 'your' as 'yhurr'.

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There were two things I learned in grade school; how to spell and how to judge people. #occupygradeschool

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Who is this "Ed" you speak of?

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Have known some people who can't spell at all, and use bad grammar constantly. Not all of them, but some have been highly intelligent, articulate people. On the converse, I've known people who are excellent spellers and always use proper grammar. Some of them are crude dullards. Can't always tell...

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NO ONLY IF THEY USE ALL CAPS ALL THE TIME!!!111

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I excuse people for their spelling and grammar errors if they are people I already know. And I always excuse myself for my own errors.

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Also, please consider the fact that there are many medications prescribed that do have a detrimental effect on memory. Particularly those medications that involve the nervous system for conditions such as Muscular Sclerosis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Peripheral Neuropathy etc.. or those that regulate brain chemistry such as SSRI's and anti-seizure medication.

I'm sure those people regret making grammatical/spelling errors due to medication side effects. It's probably very embarrassing to them if they notice it too late to correct it or someone brings it to their, and others, attention.

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@dreamyvelvet: that's why deals.woot gives you 5 minutes to edit your post.

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@pinchecat: Yes, I'm aware of that. If the person doesn't realize a mistake has been made in 5 minutes, it stays. Not everyone sits on their posts.

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I think it depends on how you are judging said people. I don't think one should judge someone's intelligence by their ability to spell correctly. Though I do think it reflects posiviley on the person when people spell correctly.

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Yes, unfortunately I often fall prey to doing this. It's pretty easy to differentiate between honest mistakes and legitimate laziness/incompetence.

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yes. i judge people on everything

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I don't mean to do it, but I I know do.

But then I hate text speak too.

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context is key!

typing here in D.W!, I don't necessarily obsess over my typing or the typing of others.

typing an email to one of my many clients? i re-read it approximately 5 times before hitting send. that's 5 times after i've found the last screw-up.

btw, yes i use "type/text speak" on occasion (btw, for example) AND i tend not to capitalize "i" and/or the first letter of a sentence in a place like D.W! you can judge me if you want, but if you ever find me typing the wrong "there/their/they're", then i must be drunk or unconscious. another pet PEEVE is then/than. totally different words.

the higher the type of communication should be, the more i judge the person. i won't ever call someone out on it, unless it is on a random site on teh interwebs ("the" and "interwebs" used purposely!) and that's when it means the least. I won't berate my friends via email as that makes me a douche. I won't berate clients as they pay my salary. I will judge though :)

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There are smart people who spell poorly and have bad grammar. There are stupid people who spell perfectly and have impeccable grammar. They are however, the exceptions. By and large, it's an accurate metric of a person's relative intelligence.

However, I also judge overzealous Internet Grammar Professors rather harshly. You cannot use an isolated mistake as an excuse to knock a person down a peg, especially if you're doing so in lieu of a valid argument about a specific topic. People get especially hung up over spelling, when it's usually not that important to the context. Proper spelling and grammar are supposed to be in place to make communication as clear as possible. Poor spelling doesn't affect this nearly as much as grammar does. Just ask my parents, God and the Pope.

[It's called an Oxford Comma. Use it!]

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@stark: Very well said. Overall, however, I tend to only blatantly ignore posts that use things like "da" instead of "the", or try to type in a New York street accent, or try to type "gansta."

When I am tired, as I normally am online, I know I make mistakes. I also tend to deal online with people who English is barely even on their list of spoken languages, so I tend to be pretty forgiven. If the person makes the attempt and simply has a few mistyped words, I will try to read it. If I see they are trying to type like uneducated buffoons? I ignore it completely, and act like they never even made a post. I don't reply to those kind of posts and I don't comment on any points they brought up, they simply never happened. :)
I also don't mind some acronyms such as: btw, lol, brb, and so forth if they are used sparingly, every other sentence though makes me wonder what exactly that person finds so funny all the time.

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@drchops & iggz: I don't know if you're just trying to be funny or not, but the proper word is reek, not wreak. I've seen this one several times recently, and it makes my head hurt.

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Yes I tend to do that. Pet peeve: Hanged and hung. PEOPLE are HANGED. Pictures are hung.

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Men are also sometimes hung.

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Know weigh, off coarse knot. That would suck lots and bee meen which I couldn't like to have dawn onto I.

Butt!! I no maney others that donut thank the same weigh and those peeple i dont liek and their naught kewl and meen peeple shuld go to away from us

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I judge people by their actions and their heart. However, I do judge their inteligence level from their language skills. Was turned down on a transfer request at work as not suited to the job. Required being accomplished at letter writing and communication. Poor idiot that wrote the letter had improper tenses and poor proof reading on the email I was sent. Started to mark up the mistakes and return it but figured best left alone. Being from the "hills" of NC originally, I have heard the worst of the slaughter of the American English. But, ironically many of the pronunciations and word organizations come from the middle English period. Some still ask if you want a "poke" with a purchase. Middle English for a bag. Pretty interesting. Bottom line is if you live in a country, learn the language. If your not a native speaker, we appreciate the effort. Being in S Fla now, it's not my job to know five differnt languages. And like one responder said, use the right word when writing.

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@magic cave: Were you faking it near the end of your third sentence?

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I try not to judge others but when I see my own careless mistakes it drives me cRaZy!

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Not much, unless your on of these:
r u 4 real, gr8, grl, k, yur
Then I can't stand you. Prob one of the main reasons I don't have a Facebook.

I can deal with the grammar things like your and you're and whatnot, but spelling really has no excuse. There is this thing called spell check.

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I definitely judge, but I still understand that typos happen. My biggest pet peeve is when you're and your are interchanged. For some reason, that bothers me a lot more than interchanging they're, their, and there, but it still drives me nuts.

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Here is a similar discussion on grammar http://deals.woot.com/questions/details/427ee93e-b70c-48e9-90fb-64f8a14832d4/affect-or-effect-does-anyone-really-care#55

I am more annoyed and judgmental with people dropping the F bomb every other word when they speak than I am with people writing "there" instead of "their".

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It depends. The instances you mentioned, pet peeves. If you're past middle school, you shouldn't be making those mistakes. Especially not in college or professional school settings, but it happens more often than you'd think.

The only time I ever really judge someone is when it's so abundantly clear they don't care. I can forgive shortening "you" to "u" and the likes, because honestly it's not a big deal. The meaning still gets across. But if there's a sentence with a single word spelled correctly (typically a single letter word) and/ or I have to put an unusual amount of effort into deciphering what was typed...it's hard not to. I'm not going to be a jerk or anything, but I'll silently wonder why it's so hard to either right click a word that's underlined in red or to just pay attention to what one is typing.

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Your & You're are one of my biggest pet peves...here's how I explain it to people.

"Clearly I can see you're nuts." is MUCH DIFFERENT than "Clearly I can see your nuts."

I hope we all went to school here...please use what you learned, it shouldn't be that hard.

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This is what I tell the morons I run into: One little button click. I have very little mercy for spelling or grammatical errors. If you don't already have the automated spell-check or grammar-check instantly notifying you of your mistakes, it only takes one click to have an entire document checked. Not only that, the stupid programs suggest the correct spelling & grammar, so a person doesn't even have to figure it out. The only mercy I have is the occasional misuse of "their, there, & they're" type of mistakes that a spell-check won't pick up. Chronic misuse, however, is a no-no. My other peeve is the "u" & "ur" types of use, as well as all caps & no punctuation. That all came out of old tech and are no longer acceptable today, even casually (it was barely acceptable then). Nothing says "moron" faster than those 3 transgressions. Nothing says "lazy moron" faster than not clicking the spell-check button.

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@wickedd365:

Gotta be careful with spell check... My boss once sent out an email to a large bunch of our users explaining a minor outage and apologizing, by writing "... sorry for the incontinence." (I am NOT kidding.)

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On the blogs it does not bother me as much as when I hear people speaking improperly. I really dislike people who want to axe you a question.