How do you feel about guys who have numerous grammatical errors in their profile? (Now the official How To Spot a Fake Profile Thread)

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    Mar 04, 2013 7:17 AM GMT
    Well?

    I know this isn't an English class, and we all make mistakes, but sometimes I just don't understand how some people (adults) can know so little about common grammatical rules.

    There are just so many common errors I wonder how they made it through school. Basic stuff junior high students should know. It makes me cringe sometimes...icon_mad.gif

    Now, before you pick apart my post, realize that I'm not claiming to be a Rhodes scholar. Just an obversation I have about some people on here.

    Edit: this does not include non-English speakers. But native speakers with no learning disability....
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    Mar 04, 2013 7:49 AM GMT

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    Mar 04, 2013 7:50 AM GMT
    They're usually spammers.
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    Mar 04, 2013 7:58 AM GMT
    When you point out their gross lapse in proper communication they usually respond along the lines of

    lol ur stupid czu dis isinot englidish class anin none caresz abuotti spelldszc coorrestly lolzlzll
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    Mar 04, 2013 9:23 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidIt reminds me of a certain Australian who swears that English is his first language.....but there's no way, there's just no effin' way. icon_confused.gif


    Just as I said on one of his recent posts, hahahahaha. Just minutes ago!
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    Mar 04, 2013 10:17 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidWhen you point out their gross lapse in proper communication they usually respond along the lines of

    lol ur stupid czu dis isinot englidish class anin none caresz abuotti spelldszc coorrestly lolzlzll


    Inoerite?! Stoopid kuntz tinks dis iz reel life cuz I dont alwaayz tolk like de wayz I rite on de interwebz. farking haterZ!

    (I honestly just think they're uneducated. Pretty, but an empty shell.)
  • HottJoe

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    Mar 04, 2013 2:57 PM GMT
    Scrotum_Tamer said
    Ariodante saidWhen you point out their gross lapse in proper communication they usually respond along the lines of

    lol ur stupid czu dis isinot englidish class anin none caresz abuotti spelldszc coorrestly lolzlzll


    Inoerite?! Stoopid kuntz tinks dis iz reel life cuz I dont alwaayz tolk like de wayz I rite on de interwebz. farking haterZ!

    (I honestly just think they're uneducated. Pretty, but an empty shell.)


    Ouch. That's harsh.
  • Buddha

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    Mar 04, 2013 3:04 PM GMT
    I guess it depends if it's intentional or not. Otherwise it irks me a bit, but just for a short time.

    On a similiar topic, I'm always surprised when people ask me my name in order to write it down, only to misspell "Buddha".

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  • wellwell

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    Mar 04, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    It's a bone killer
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    Mar 04, 2013 3:18 PM GMT
    i tink peepul dat has gramatical erorz in der profil ar rillee stuped
  • Karl

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    Mar 04, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    that's my profile icon_sad.gif
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    Mar 04, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    I always check where those people are from. I mean, I'm Italian but i can pretty much spot the most common mistakes, and I try doing my best. So, if you're American/English/Aussie and you write "their" where it's supposed to be "they're", well...icon_evil.gif
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    Mar 04, 2013 3:37 PM GMT
    Normal grammar mistakes are okay,
    but It can be a problem if it leads to totally different meaning (Very common ex: Their, they're, there)
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    Mar 04, 2013 3:44 PM GMT
    Jock4Real said
    Harry7785 saidNormal grammar mistakes are okay,
    but It can be a problem if it leads to totally different meaning (Very common ex: Their, they're, there)


    "but It can be".... would the cap 'It' be one of these acceptable errors ? *grinz*


    lol, you have keen eyes...
    I didn't notice that while I was typing...
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    Mar 04, 2013 3:46 PM GMT
    jmusmc85 saidWell?

    I know this isn't an English class, and we all make mistakes, but sometimes I just don't understand how some people (adults) can know so little about common grammatical rules.

    There are just so many common errors I wonder how they made it through school. Basic stuff junior high students should know. It makes me cringe sometimes...icon_mad.gif

    Now, before you pick apart my post, realize that I'm not claiming to be a Rhodes scholar. Just an obversation I have about some people on here.


    It depends on how hot the guy is. icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 04, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    Who da f cares. Youre looking for a date not an assistant to write an essay.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 04, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    So long as it isn't a "reading distraction", I don't think it is a major problem.
    I don't like a bunch of misspelled words, it tends to convey a negative about the person.
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    Mar 04, 2013 3:50 PM GMT
    NEVER overdose on blueberry pie. icon_wink.gif
  • MikePhilPerez

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    Mar 04, 2013 3:57 PM GMT
    Someone's bored.
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    Mar 04, 2013 4:00 PM GMT
    I tend not to look at their grammar unless I need to make a clarification.

    This one time a guy messaged me to state that my English is my second language because of my ethnic background and the way I had written an old profile. I corrected his bigoted view but he insisted that it can not be my first language because he's an ESL teacher..Seriously wtf, icon_mad.gif
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    Mar 04, 2013 4:12 PM GMT
    Im surprised. i didnt expect grammer too have this much of an affect on people.
  • Medjai

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    Mar 04, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    charlitos saidWho da f cares. Youre looking for a date not an assistant to write an essay.


    A huge factor in a relationship is communication. A shitty profile indicates a lack of ability to communicate effectively. It's an issue.
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    Mar 04, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    I don't give a shit about my spelling or grammar on a gay forum. If you are judging someone on their grammar than anything else, well I am sorry for you and glad for the other guy icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 04, 2013 4:48 PM GMT
    I definitely don't like it when someone does not even make the effort to communicate well. Beyond that, the use of language is only a problem for me if I have to struggle to figure out what they mean, but even then forgiveness is often the best way to proceed. Living as I do as an English-speaking minority in a non-English place, I would hate it if people judged me all the time based on my communication skills in a language I struggle with. Also, I think that abbreviations when texting are appropriate except for professional correspondence.
  • DevDev

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    Mar 04, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    I try to get them on the phone to see if they sound as dumb as they write. icon_lol.gif

    milk it for all its worth icon_wink.gif

    communication is very important.