Caslon's Forum Fail Law #2

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    Apr 02, 2009 10:58 PM GMT
    Anonymous Quote: "What's painful is to read that someone cannot even spell correctly. ...Oh, and for the record...you might want to spell "there" [sic] as: they're.

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    Whereas thread postings are quick, extemporaneous remarks, and

    Whereas it is a common misspelling phenomenon to mistype certain words in haste, such as: there/they're/their and your/you're for mental reasons yet unexplained,

    It is an automatic FAIL to cite such a misspelling as if it reflects on the spelling ability, intelligence, or education of the author of such typos.

    For Law #1 see: Intellectual snobs.- Mar 30, 2009 3:53 PM
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    Apr 02, 2009 11:49 PM GMT
    Incorrect spelling *does* reflect their spelling and education (in spelling), obviously so. Intelligence and validity of argument, of course not.

    In fact these spelling mistakes are just about the only ones I *don´t* make nowadays. Spanish is my most used language at the moment and as a result my English spelling has gone to bits. The only parts that I am still sure of are "grammatical" spellings: your/you´re, they´re/their its/it´s.
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    Apr 02, 2009 11:53 PM GMT
    Their is no excuse for improper spelling, syntax, or grammar. I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes.
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    Apr 02, 2009 11:58 PM GMT
    zdrew saidTheir is no excuse for improper spelling, syntax, or grammar. I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes.

    looked here betch, k, getin up all in my arse checks, makin funny shit up and thinkin you somehow more special..

    back dat shit up and close the yap of your you keep flappin like.... k..

    *grunts and walks away*
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    Apr 03, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    zdrew saidTheir is no excuse for improper spelling, syntax, or grammar. I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes.

    Expect away, but you're just gonna be really disappointed.

    I understand that when working on a formal piece of composition that you labor over the spelling etc. But on a thread, it aint that serious. It might be nice to go back and proof read your stuff....but....pffft....c'mon, it isnt something to get wrapped around the axle about.

    Personally, I wonder why the brain misfires the way it does sometimes. I have looked back and found where an entirely wrong word was typed. Examples of a couple repeated errors I make are omitting "'nt" on the end of negated verbs and typing "you" for "use."

    Oh ho ho.....I just notice "their" at the beginning of your post. ... icon_lol.gif

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    Apr 03, 2009 2:36 AM GMT
    Caslon10000 said
    zdrew saidTheir is no excuse for improper spelling, syntax, or grammar. I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes.

    Expect away, but you're just gonna be really disappointed.

    I understand that when working on a formal piece of composition that you labor over the spelling etc. But on a thread, it aint that serious. It might be nice to go back and proof read your stuff....but....pffft....c'mon, it isnt something to get wrapped around the axle about.

    Personally, I wonder why the brain misfires the way it does sometimes. I have looked back and found where an entirely wrong word was typed. Examples of a couple repeated errors I make are omitting "'nt" on the end of negated verbs and typing "you" for "use."

    Oh ho ho.....I just notice "their" at the beginning of your post. ... icon_lol.gif

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  • silverfox

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    Apr 03, 2009 2:45 AM GMT
    Is this proper English.....?

    "Would one consider the author of a thread in which he uses his own name in the title pretentious?"

    Is that grammatically correct? Did I spell everything right? icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 03, 2009 2:59 AM GMT
    Please. With all of the B.S. that gets passed along here as intellectual, we are going to attack spelling? Like one word? So, someone spells a word wrong, that diminishes the whole argument?

    Sorry. I do not attack spelling. If I attacked more, more guys would suffer. English is mangled on here. Not just spelling, but syntax and everything else.

    I just did it but no one can tell me how.....lol. Fucking school marms.

    Attack ideas, not the way people pose them. People that attack grammar just tell me that they can not attack ideas first. Never can and never do.
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    Apr 06, 2009 6:14 AM GMT
    Zdrew-

    "I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes."

    You have to be kidding? 45 minutes to 3 hours? Editing, redrafting? Are you serious?

    By the time you respond, news is old news. A couple of your posts and Obama is in his second term. I need to reread your posts. Magna Carta or just a silly post to a silly website? I try to check spelling. My grammar is good but I am sure it is not perfect. But, my primary goal is to get an idea across so that others can respond within the hour if not the day or week.

    This is a website. People post ideas quickly. I have no problem with spelling or grammar errors. It is not a term paper. It is an exchange of ideas. If I get what someone is trying to say, I am fine with that. I am not grading people. Except on ideas. Plus, not every person on here has a great formal education but they might have great ideas and opinions. So, I judge them on their ideas, opinions and arguments. Not on whether or not the can use the correct verb.

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    Apr 06, 2009 6:22 AM GMT
    ZDrew-

    "They're" should have been "their" in your sentence....it is not "they are"....

    ""I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts." ZDrew

    So much for 45 minutes to three hours composing, editing, ect.

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    Apr 06, 2009 6:27 AM GMT
    Triggerman said Zdrew-

    "I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes."

    You have to be kidding? 45 minutes to 3 hours? Editing, redrafting? Are you serious?

    By the time you respond, news is old news. A couple of your posts and Obama is in his second term. I need to reread your posts. Magna Carta or just a silly post to a silly website? I try to check spelling. My grammar is good but I am sure it is not perfect. But, my primary goal is to get an idea across so that others can respond within the hour if not the day or week.

    This is a website. People post ideas quickly. I have no problem with spelling or grammar errors. It is not a term paper. It is an exchange of ideas. If I get what someone is trying to say, I am fine with that. I am not grading people. Except on ideas. Plus, not every person on here has a great formal education but they might have great ideas and opinions. So, I judge them on their ideas, opinions and arguments. Not on whether or not the can use the correct verb.



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    Apr 06, 2009 6:33 AM GMT
    Caslon10000 said

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    SO...misspelled lol cats don't count? Or is this your way of living on the edge? Cuz seriously, that cat needs to take off those pearls before they strangle her fat ass!
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    Apr 06, 2009 6:36 AM GMT
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    SO...misspelled lol cats don't count? Or is this your way of living on the edge? Cuz seriously, that cat needs to take off those pearls before they strangle her fat ass!


    Well you see, Caslon is GOD so he can bend the Two Forum Commandments any which we he very much so pleases. YOU SHOULD BE SMOTE UPON FOR SUCH HERESY!!!
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    Apr 06, 2009 6:52 AM GMT
    zdrew saidTheir is no excuse for improper spelling, syntax, or grammar. I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes.



    To ask people to write properly on this forum is like asking people to talk to you properly on the streets, you got no power or right to tell people what to do, it doesn't concern you. And spending 3 hours to spell check your messages? I may write terrible in english and Italian but in spanish wich is my native language, I can write directly from my heart and I don't think I'll be making many mistakes if not any so you better check yourself on that one..
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    Apr 06, 2009 6:59 AM GMT
    [quote]zdrew saidTheir is no excuse for improper spelling, syntax, or grammar. I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes.

    [/quote]Really? Zdrew spends 45 minutes to 3 hours composing, editing and redrafting responses to posts about his nipples? 45 minutes to 3 hours composing, editing and redrafting posts to stick up for his cybersisters? Bullshit!!! I CALL BULLSHIT!!!!!!
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    Apr 06, 2009 7:31 AM GMT
    No offense- but I felt like being an MSNBC reporter and I was bored. So, I went to ZDrew's profile and looked at all of his responses to forums. I was looking for typos and grammar errors. To be honest, I did not see any. But I also rarely saw a response that was more than one or two sentences. And I saw words like moffo. 45 minutes to 3 hours to edit a one or two line response?

    It is all there for anyone to check out. Don't be hating me, ya'll. Just stating the facts.
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    Apr 06, 2009 8:11 AM GMT
    Zdrew isn't sarcastic at all, so he must have meant it verbatim.
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    He's also not much to look at. //end sarcasm
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    To be honest I have known too many very bright people who were atrocious spellers to get all worked up about a few typos. There are a couple of very intelligent RJ forum participants whose spelling is cringe worthy. Liltanker is one and Czarodziej (whose RJ moniker I virtually never spell right) is another.

    I would hate to feel they could not particpate because they were afraid of being criticized for their spelling. Mind you neither strikes me as intimitatable (I think I just invented a word).

    Caslon's Forum Fail Rule #2 I support wholeheartedly.
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    Apr 06, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    zdrew saidTheir is no excuse for improper spelling, syntax, or grammar. I, for one, spend between 45 minutes and 3 hours composing, editing, and re-drafting every post I make so as to ensure no glaring errors, and I fully expect each and every other poster to do the same with they're posts. It's the only thoughtful and courteous thing to do, dudes.


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    Apr 06, 2009 5:04 PM GMT
    Caslon10000 saidAnonymous Quote: "What's painful is to read that someone cannot even spell correctly. ...Oh, and for the record...you might want to spell "there" [sic] as: they're.

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    Whereas thread postings are quick, extemporaneous remarks, and

    Whereas it is a common misspelling phenomenon to mistype certain words in haste, such as: there/they're/their and your/you're for mental reasons yet explained,

    It is an automatic FAIL to cite such a misspelling as if it reflects on the spelling ability, intelligence, or education of the author of such typos.

    For Law #1 see: Intellectual snobs.- Mar 30, 2009 3:53 PM
    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/468735/


    When quoting what someone said, are you not supposed to leave the quote exactly as was done? That's what I was thought many many moons ago
  • Rookz

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    Apr 06, 2009 5:08 PM GMT
    How come Caslon gets to make forum rules?

    Question everything!

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    Apr 06, 2009 5:09 PM GMT
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    Apr 06, 2009 8:14 PM GMT
    withHonor saidHow come Caslon gets to make forum rules?

    Question everything!

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    Because he has a lifetime of living with cats. Ever heard of the expression "Like herding cats". That is what RJ forums are like.

    I can't think of a more qualified person than Caslon to bring us all back in line when things go off the rails. Not that I am ever guilty of that sin. icon_redface.gif
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    Apr 06, 2009 9:31 PM GMT
    withHonor saidHow come Caslon gets to make forum rules?

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    Apr 06, 2009 10:43 PM GMT
    Triggerman said Zdrew-

    You have to be kidding? 45 minutes to 3 hours? Editing, redrafting? Are you serious?



    Um, no. That, Mr. Reporter, was sarcasm. And you missed the other 'their'. ;-)