Should Proper Grammar Be Required in the CR?

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  • #929470

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    oyoyoyoyoyoyoy

    #929471

    squeak
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    Two things:

    1. You can always use an SMS translator to read a text speak encrypted post. For example http://transl8it.com/

    2. Perhaps more importantly, the person in question is most likely using such a site for its english to text translating capability to encrypt posts. Dont forget what this site is (and what we’ve seen before). Spelling mistakes dont get translated correctly if at all, which indicates that one probably is being used.

    #929472

    golfer
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    I’m feeling sorry for the OP. This was supposed to be a thread for votes. Not discussion. Most of you apparently did not bother reading her post.

    Perhaps before we address the issue of how, and in what language, posters should be allowed to WRITE their posts, we should encourage the good members of the CR to READ.

    #929473

    popa_bar_abba
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    I’m fEln SBTA 4 d OP. DIS wz sposd 2 b a thread 4 votes. Not discussion. Most of U apparently did not bother reading her post.

    pRhaps b4 we adR$ d issU of how, & n wot language, posters shud b allowD 2 wrte thR posts, we shud encourage d gud mbrs of d CR 2 rED.

    Just wanted to translate your post so everyone could enjoy it (and wonder how your post wasn’t violating its own rule).

    #929474

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    I’m feeling sorry for the OP. This was supposed to be a thread for votes. Not discussion. Most of you apparently did not bother reading her post.

    Perhaps before we address the issue of how, and in what language, posters should be allowed to WRITE their posts, we should encourage the good members of the CR to READ.

    Was that a yes or a no?

    #929475

    HaLeiVi
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    Popa, how does it work, everything get capitalized bsIds the i?

    #929476

    popa_bar_abba
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    The hard vowels get capitalized, I think. I’ve been translating with squeaks link

    #929477

    Toi
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    i will never feel sorry for this op.

    #929478

    SaysMe
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    thats a bit harsh, toi.

    #929479

    golfer
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    Daas Y, that was just an inconsequential addendum.

    My “NO” vote was already posted.

    Way at the beginning.

    Anybody out there keeping count? Making sure ballots are secure? OP?

    #929480

    ZABACHUR
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    Saysme, I think that grammar and spelling do say alot about a person, I happen to psychoanalyze every single aspect of everything so maybe just me but I think it has a lot to do with what kind of errors they make too. If the I in a ywn post is not capitalized, or the first letter of a sentence, I don’t think it makes a difference, and if contractions don’t have an apostrophe it also doesn’t really say much about a person . The big things, however, do give over a lot about a person.

    #929481

    WIY
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    Zabachur

    Poor grammar makes one sound uneducated and quite stupid. It can also lead to people misunderstanding what you are saying. Additionally it becomes a habit and can cause you problems down the road if you ever want to go to college or ever have to write anything that sounds coherent.

    #929482

    ZABACHUR
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    WIY, I wholeheartedly agree with you except for one thing that you implied. People are inherently good at things just like people can be inherently bad at things. Some people are just not good at spelling or English, and education only helps to some degree. Obviously everyone should learn to write coherently but if it ain’t there it ain’t there. While true that it will cause difficulty down the road, sometimes it just isn’t a person’s fault. Someone could be a math genius and not know how to write a sentence, the same way I consider myself to be a pretty good writer but couldn’t do math if you paid me.

    #929483

    loca
    Member

    but..then… id hafta leave… 🙁

    #929484

    superme
    Member

    Wiy- sorry but I happen to be an excellent writer…

    #929485

    🍫Syag Lchochma
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    . . . which, if true, proves squeak’s point . . .

    #929486

    Gee a moron
    Member

    To my sorrow, my grammar A”H died in 1984. She was quite prim and proper about how she wrote but she was also an author. I think she would have approved of anyone’s right to express themselves however they see fit as long as it isn’t offensive to others. So I vote NO.

    #929487

    Toi
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    Gee- bravo, best post of the day.

    #929488

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
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    Yes, very clever.

    #929489

    Mammele
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    Since this is topic too controversial, I’ll abstain.

    When I run for office I don’t want anybody to bring this vote up as ammunition against me… Maybe I’ll do some polling first to determine the public’s POV. Oh, I forgot, I’m not planning to run for anything, but isn’t being PC some sort of mitzva? Never mind.

    #1258725

    👑RebYidd23
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    How about requiring better grammar and spelling the longer the post?

    #1258729

    How about just shortening the post?

    #1258732

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    He would never do that.

    #1258817


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    n. A lngwij iz sposd 2 evolve Ovr tym accordN 2 d way it iz bn Usd.

    A notable exception 2 DIS iz French whr aL changes R mAd by d Académie Française.

    wot hapnd 2 my signature line?

    #1258869

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    Yes and no.

    I think the grammar should be as good as is necessary to understand what is being said and as is necessary to sound like a reasonably intelligent human being for whom english is his/her first language.

    On the other hand, if one has to worry too much about his grammar being perfect, it is sometimes harder to fully express oneself. I think there is a certain level/type of grammar error that is acceptable in a post that would not be acceptable in an academic work, etc. Something along the lines of poetic license.

    And yes, that last sentence was meant to be an example. 🙂

    #1258908

    DovidBT
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    “the grammar should be as good as is necessary to understand what is being said”

    I don’t think it matters whether the grammar understands what is being said. It’s the person reading that needs to understand.

    No offense, just pointing out how difficult it would be to implement this policy. 🙂

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