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Title: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: kjstrukel on April 30, 2019, 05:41:09 pm
Could be the difference between

Helping your Uncle Jack off a horse
and
Helping your uncle jack off a horse

OR

Wanted:  One-night stand
and
Wanted:  One nightstand

Just sayin'


Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: JaniceSW on May 02, 2019, 06:44:33 am
I agree that both spelling and punctuation are important.  If you get online and read may of the posts, it is a little scary how many people have no idea about grammar.  It seems it is getting to be a lost art.  My last job before I retired had may written reports that had to be submitted to agencies and one of the reason I was hired included this skill.  I had several employers in the past who demanded a writing sample as part of the employment process. These employers later told me they actually excluded people occasionally because the applicant could not write a literate paragraph.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: countrygirl12 on May 02, 2019, 11:06:03 am
Could be the difference between

Helping your Uncle Jack off a horse
and
Helping your uncle jack off a horse

OR

Wanted:  One-night stand
and
Wanted:  One nightstand

Just sayin'




A lot of stuff regardless of punctuation can mean more than one thing depending on emphasis on the words and how you take it.  A lady at church last night was upset about a billboard she saw and how it is just horrible.  I did not think the sign was bad.  I actually saw the sign today.  There is a website on the sign and if you go to the website you realize what the sign is saying.  Which I actually got on my own.

She took it as something bad.  I did not.  And the people behind the sign did not mean it in a bad way.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: Cbsteffen on May 02, 2019, 12:27:58 pm
Some people don’t spell so well, but that shouldn’t always have to affect the context. I still usually know what people mean when they make noticeable typos.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: hkckk5 on May 02, 2019, 04:37:30 pm
I agree both are important. However, if someone uses it incorrectly you usually understand what they are trying to say.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: snuggleycutejc on May 02, 2019, 04:49:37 pm
lol sorry I have to repeat that. thanks for the grammer joke
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: braggin on May 03, 2019, 05:26:24 am
I agree that spelling and punctuation are important. I also find your examples of that amusing. I sometimes find reading stuff in this forum to be difficult because people are such bad spellers and misuse punctuation too.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: bretay on May 03, 2019, 06:46:35 am
I do agree with the rgammar and spelling...So many people aren't taught that in school now a days..My 2 granddaughters are now almost 15 and 18...I taught them cursive as soon as they started learning to write...They don't teach that in schools today...How are they going to sign a check when cashing it..
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: Cbsteffen on May 03, 2019, 08:37:48 am
I agree that spelling and punctuation are important. I also find your examples of that amusing. I sometimes find reading stuff in this forum to be difficult because people are such bad spellers and misuse punctuation too.


And some people never really think to look for errors before it’s too late to fix those errors!
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: Cbsteffen on May 03, 2019, 08:38:53 am
I do agree with the rgammar and spelling...So many people aren't taught that in school now a days..My 2 granddaughters are now almost 15 and 18...I taught them cursive as soon as they started learning to write...They don't teach that in schools today...How are they going to sign a check when cashing it..

You yourself just made a typo!
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: countrygirl12 on May 03, 2019, 08:49:25 am
Some people don’t spell so well, but that shouldn’t always have to affect the context. I still usually know what people mean when they make noticeable typos.

When you post online using a computer the incorrectly spelled words are underlined in RED. So there is no excuse for not fixing it.  Some people are lazy. It doesn't have anything to do with no spelling so well.  As an adult you should be able to spell simple words.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: countrygirl12 on May 03, 2019, 08:51:32 am
I do agree with the rgammar and spelling...So many people aren't taught that in school now a days..My 2 granddaughters are now almost 15 and 18...I taught them cursive as soon as they started learning to write...They don't teach that in schools today...How are they going to sign a check when cashing it..

I guess it depends on the school.  They do teach cursive here.  As far as signing a check - that is an obsolete thing.  If you work you get paid 99% of the time with direct deposit.  So it is all electronic.  I cannot remember the last time I 'cashed a check' .
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: ghunter on May 03, 2019, 09:53:11 am
That was kind of funny, but you are right.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: Cbsteffen on May 03, 2019, 10:01:49 am
Some people don’t spell so well, but that shouldn’t always have to affect the context. I still usually know what people mean when they make noticeable typos.

When you post online using a computer the incorrectly spelled words are underlined in RED. So there is no excuse for not fixing it.  Some people are lazy. It doesn't have anything to do with not spelling so well.  As an adult you should be able to spell simple words.

Red, squiggly lines actually indicate that a computer doesn’t recognize a word. The word might be real. The computer just wouldn’t know what the word means.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: lightningclix on May 03, 2019, 01:11:38 pm
I love how many people have left comments here with errors. LOL

"I'm here for the comments!"  :D
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: countrygirl12 on May 03, 2019, 02:50:19 pm
Some people don’t spell so well, but that shouldn’t always have to affect the context. I still usually know what people mean when they make noticeable typos.

When you post online using a computer the incorrectly spelled words are underlined in RED. So there is no excuse for not fixing it.  Some people are lazy. It doesn't have anything to do with not spelling so well.  As an adult you should be able to spell simple words.

Red, squiggly lines actually indicate that a computer doesn’t recognize a word. The word might be real. The computer just wouldn’t know what the word means.

The point is if you see the red squiggly line then it should be a flag to you to LOOK at the word and see if you spelled it correct.  If not right click on it and it will give you the correct word. Just click on it. I think that is one of the reasons people get so annoyed with misspellings. 
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: countrygirl12 on May 03, 2019, 02:51:10 pm
I love how many people have left comments here with errors. LOL

"I'm here for the comments!"  :D

Really?  I have only seen one.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: mrsmere on May 04, 2019, 05:31:00 am
You have a point.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: Danielrschrader on May 04, 2019, 06:29:35 am
Lol
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: Danielrschrader on May 04, 2019, 06:30:07 am
Lol
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: camellia0 on May 04, 2019, 08:44:07 am
Lol, I never thought of that! Yes it is important. I am older and I text to my kid a lot, so sometimes I may write something (shorthand, and it has a different meaning than I intended.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: ccandpam on May 04, 2019, 08:49:47 am
I try to always check my Punctuation and Spelling before I submit anything. When was in High School many years ago, they called it Proof Reading. We would have to do a Draft and Proof Read it for any errors and put the Proper Symbols under each thing that was written wrong.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: countrygirl12 on May 04, 2019, 01:08:09 pm
Lol, I never thought of that! Yes it is important. I am older and I text to my kid a lot, so sometimes I may write something (shorthand, and it has a different meaning than I intended.

I have texted mom and she will ask what does that mean. But most of the ones I use know she knows.

SMH threw her for a loop. :D
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: sbenkoski on May 05, 2019, 12:37:47 am
I  think texting has made the world care less about spelling  .....    b4  U  r   2  mad about  it try to remember we now live in a  LOL  world full of strange new ways of meanings  BRB   and  short ways of getting the point across.   ???       ;D      :silly:   even these  little   deals are sposed to make you  understand  the meaning of the message .  IMHO     :heart: :heart:
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: cateyes1 on May 05, 2019, 04:37:02 am
I. was. never. good. at that. stuff.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: countrygirl12 on May 05, 2019, 05:22:27 am
I try to always check my Punctuation and Spelling before I submit anything. When was in High School many years ago, they called it Proof Reading. We would have to do a Draft and Proof Read it for any errors and put the Proper Symbols under each thing that was written wrong.

If you are proof reading your own work why not just fix it instead of putting a line under it?  I would have.
Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: countrygirl12 on May 05, 2019, 05:29:51 am
I  think texting has made the world care less about spelling  .....    b4  U  r   2  mad about  it try to remember we now live in a  LOL  world full of strange new ways of meanings  BRB   and  short ways of getting the point across.   ???       ;D      :silly:   even these  little   deals are sposed to make you  understand  the meaning of the message .  IMHO     :heart: :heart:

While you are correct, there is a time and a place for this type of behavior.  On sites where you are limited on characters such as twitter people abbreviate more.  On sites like this, I do not think too much about it unless it gets too ridiculous and then I skip it.  Same with posts that are 2 pages long.

You are right when you say people are too use to using it and it is too common place.  I have seen applications where people use their cutesy (they think) shorthand.  That will get you tossed in to the do not hire pile quickly.

I have a cousin who texted me once with LMFBO.  I was shocked and called her on it because she claims to be a Christian and using the F word threw me for a loop.  She said oh no that means Fat.  I said no - that means F-ck! And she said well I meant it as Fat.  And she isn't fat.  She is just one of these people who says she is fat all the time so people will tell her she isn't.

Title: Re: Punctuation and spelling are important!
Post by: bremer51 on May 05, 2019, 08:40:56 am
I believe that communication can exist amidst poor grammar and punctuation.  I may not like it, but I won't criticize people with poor grammar and poor writing skills