Are grammar comebacks weak?

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    Aug 16, 2013 7:29 PM GMT
    Ive noticed that many people in online forums and comment systems resource to point out someone's typos or grammatical errors in order to win an argument. My questions just out of curiosity :

    1 - Do you find yourself doing this sometimes?

    2 - What is your impression when you see a comment that ignores the actual argument and focusses on spelling/grammatical errors instead?

    3 - Do you stop reading or ignore someone's comment if you find mistakes in his redaction?

    4 - On a scale from 1 to 10 how bad of a grammar nazi are you?
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:35 PM GMT
    1. No

    2. icon_rolleyes.gif I call that "digging" for any kind of flaw -- which is pointless.

    3. No because people blog all day and who cares. Unless it is completely ignorant or is full of broken sentences then I just ignore it.

    4. As you can see by my bulleted list -- I am semi-OCD with certain things. As as writer it is kind of my job to spell correctly and make sure that my shit makes sense. So 10 on myself but a 4 on others.

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    Aug 16, 2013 7:37 PM GMT
    I ignore grammatical errors unless the person is correcting someone else's grammar and has made a mistake themselves. That actually happens a lot. Then it's irresistible (and just) to point it out.
    Other than grammar, if I'm quoting someone who's made an obvious spelling error, I fix the spelling.
    I wish people would do that for me! icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:40 PM GMT
    You should make fun of someone's grammar if part of their argument touts their superior education or knowledge. Or if they have a history of taking the discussion on a tangent.
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:42 PM GMT
    P.S. I can't stand bad grammar but many people here have English as their second language and I can't expect it to be perfect. In fact, I'm very impressed with their ability to learn a second language.
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:42 PM GMT


    My Grammar always had a snappy comeback, but then so did Grampar.
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
    charlitos said3 - Do you stop reading or ignore someone's comment if you find mistakes in his redaction?


    Oh, I don't know. How about convincing me that you've used the word redaction correctly.
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:45 PM GMT
    redaction |riˈdakSHən|
    noun
    the process of editing text for publication.
    • a version of a text, such as a new edition or an abridged version.
    • the censoring or obscuring of part of a text for legal or security purposes.
    DERIVATIVES
    redactional |-SHənl|adjective
    ORIGIN late 18th cent.: from French rédaction, from late Latin redactio(n-), from redigere ‘bring back.’
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
    Oh look, I googled.

    But in common usage doesn't it have a bit of a sinister connotation about it?

    Or are you saying the editor has something to hide? Oh my!

    Why not just say edit or editing?
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    Aug 16, 2013 7:50 PM GMT
    There are actually a few more. English is my favorite subject so I can't resist.

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    Aug 16, 2013 7:54 PM GMT
    Penman saidThere are actually a few more. English is my favorite subject so I can't resist.

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    I enjoy it too. Grammar's fun. You might enjoy this past thread on commas.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3314172
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:02 PM GMT
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    JohnSpotter saidP.S. I can't stand bad grammar but many people here have English as their second language and I can't expect it to be perfect. In fact, I'm very impressed with their ability to learn a second language.

    Then come legally.

    I'm not sure if I understand you but I meant here on real jock - not here in America.
    The illegal immigrants I know have no interest in learning English at all.
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:05 PM GMT
    theantijock saidOh look, I googled.

    But in common usage doesn't it have a bit of a sinister connotation about it?

    Or are you saying the editor has something to hide? Oh my!

    Why not just say edit or editing?



    The word "redaction" exists in Spanish "redacción" and it is derived from the Latin "redactionem". Im not sure if the meaning is the exact same but in Spanish and Latin it can refer to any expression/thought that is written down. Its also a fairly common word used across all latin languages. Anyways why are you being a grammar nazi icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    Penman saidThere are actually a few more. English is my favorite subject so I can't resist.

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    I enjoy it too. Grammar's fun. You might enjoy this past thread on commas.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/3314172


    Commas can be a headache at times. Only when there is a need for a "natural pause" which in that case someone is either rambling about or is including more details then a compound sentence would allow.

    I like that thread. It drew an imaginary line that divided the room into Readers versus People Who Read.
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:17 PM GMT
    Was that shade towards me?

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    You can't throw shade to the bitch holding the umbrella.
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:24 PM GMT
    Penman saidWas that shade towards me?

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    You can't throw shade to the bitch holding the umbrella.


    oh snap!
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
    It was an example similar to that famous saying that goes something like: There are teachers and people who teach.

    Hence the connection: Readers and people who read.

    If I broke it down any further it would be a used car.
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
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    Penman saidWas that shade towards me?

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    You can't throw shade to the bitch holding the umbrella.


    No that read was for those who can't spell and get frustrated when people call them out. LOL!

    You can read and write pretty well actually lol... The OP on the other hand, not trying to say names and destroy dreams, but it's really too little to late. Once you reach a certain age you should know better. icon_lol.gif


    Nene Leakes:

    "She's a smart gal. She knows how to read."
    *opens hands like a book*

    "But I know how to read."
    *snaps*

    "There's a difference."

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    Aug 16, 2013 8:42 PM GMT
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:51 PM GMT
    I have a problem controlling my inner grammar nazi when I see a funny homonym error. They make me whence. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:54 PM GMT
    Philibuster saidI have a problem controlling my inner grammar nazi when I see a funny homonym error. They make me whence. icon_lol.gif


    Well, I know you like homos, but I didn't know ya liked nyms, too.
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    Aug 16, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
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    Philibuster saidI have a problem controlling my inner grammar nazi when I see a funny homonym error. They make me whence. icon_lol.gif


    Well, I know you like homos, but I didn't know ya liked nyms, too.


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    Aug 16, 2013 9:04 PM GMT
    Good grammar is important because it makes people's post look good than a bad post. No matter where you are, it's always good to write well. I want to type a few rules in my next post because I feel like many of you need it. Now, I'm not the best person at grammar though I'm trying to improve.
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    I think remarks about grammar are only appropriate if the person in question is calling other people uneducated/stupid.
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    Aug 16, 2013 9:16 PM GMT
    Yes it can be used as a cop-out to distract readers from their lack of a real response, but to be honest, if someone is using terrible grammar, it gives me a very real view into their mindset. It tells me they really don't give a shit, or either that they're just not that educated or bright. When a post is riddled with "he be" and the like, they can't be that bright....even if he claims to have two college degrees.