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  • #594463

    haifagirl
    Participant

    I tend to disappear from the CR for long periods of time. There is a reason. I get frustrated trying to read the various posts.

    This certainly doesn’t apply to everybody, but it does seem to apply to most.

    People can’t spell. People have no sense of grammar. People don’t seem to be able to read the OP and reply to what was said.

    In short, people here seem to have difficulty communicating.

    Perhaps we should have a thread dedicated to grammar and spelling topics, if people were interested in improving their skills.

    #732257

    eclipse
    Member

    Good idea.

    How about “a rule a day will help haifa-girl stay”?

    Grammar Rule For Today:

    ??????

    #732258

    real-brisker
    Member

    half – Do you spell and use proper grammer when texting?

    #732259

    mchemtob
    Member

    I also don’t post often, but I check in a lot just to see what’s happening and read opinions. It also confuses me when the post doesn’t stay on topic it somehow always ends up in shidduchim….but I still enjoy the cr!!! I sort of miss feivels posts.

    #732260

    mamashtakah
    Member

    This isn’t texting; there’s no reason to use incorrect grammar.

    Today’s grammar lesson is titled “There, Their, and They’re – learn the difference!”

    #732261

    haifagirl
    Participant

    I very rarely text. When I do, it’s usually something short, such as, “Please check your e-mail.”

    NOTES:

    1) I used an actual example, therefore the correct terminology is “such as,” and not “like.”

    2) There is a comma before the quotation mark.

    3) American usage has the period inside the close-quote.

    4) I have come to grips with using “text” as a verb.

    5) I read the post again after I sent it and edited it to correct the typo.

    #732262

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    awn behaff uv awel thi peepel inn thi cofee rume eye aplijeyes four awel thi terabul speling

    #732263

    eclipse
    Member

    eye dunt fink hyfa goil fergifs yoo

    #732264

    real-brisker
    Member

    mamash – It definetly is

    #732265

    haifagirl
    Participant

    mamash – It definetly is

    When “texting” one has a limited amount of characters in which to get the message across.

    This is virtually unlimited. There is no reason to abbreviate. There is no reason not use a spelling checker. It wouldn’t hurt to use a grammar checker, either.

    NOTES:

    1) One uses a “spelling” checker to check one’s spelling. One uses a “spell” checker to check one’s spells. Any witches in the CR?

    2) “Grammar” does not have an “e” in it.

    3) Incidentally, the word is “definitely.”

    #732266

    Health
    Participant

    haifagirl -that also was bothering me, almost everyone here spells definitely -“DEFINATELY”. I’m suprised real-brisker left out the “A”. He comes pretty close to the right spelling.

    #732267

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    1) One uses a “spelling” checker to check one’s spelling. One uses a “spell” checker to check one’s spells. Any witches in the CR?

    http://www.spellchecker.net

    Apparently, this website can’t spell its own name.

    2) If we’re going to be so pedantic, let us avoid the word “typo” as well.

    #732268

    yes but the witches comment was pretty funny.

    (to allay any ambiguity, i meant the comment about the witches, not the comment by the witch)

    see how important an apostrophe can be!

    #732269

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Mr. 80,

    Agreed.

    I’m glad you clarified witch (sick)(sic) you were talking about.

    #732270

    Avram in MD
    Participant

    haifagirl,

    Perhaps we should have a thread dedicated to grammar and spelling topics, if people were interested in improving their skills.

    Why should we have a thread dedicated to grammar now to satisfy past interest? 🙂

    Seriously, I agree with you that it is painful to read some of these posts filled with misspellings and unclear language. Unfortunately, I do not think that a new thread on this message board will fix a problem that schools have been unable to fix. Also, legitimate attempts to impart grammar “mussar” should not be confused with the “grammar duck” in a debate, e.g.,

    PosterA: I think X.

    PosterB: I think u r mistkaen. It really is Y.

    PosterA: You have poor grammar skills. Therefore, it follows that Y is incorrect and X is correct.

    #732271

    ☕️coffee addict
    Participant

    Why does this bother you so much

    #732272

    Ken Zayn
    Member

    “see how important an apostrophe can be!”…

    A man was waiting for a bus and noticed across the street was a grocery store. The name accross the store was John’s Groceries’ Fruits’ & Vegetables’

    He must have been a relative of haifagirl cos he couldnt control himself. He marched across, picked out a selection of groceries and while paying for them pointed out the glaring poor grammar of the store name.

    The storekeeper smiled and said have you any idea how much business I make from people waiting at that bus stop!

    #732273

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Why does this bother you so much

    You left out the question mark (?).

    #732274

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    “see how important an apostrophe can be!”

    Commas as well; consider the difference between the folowing:

    1) We hate to see you go.

    2) We hate to see you, go.

    #732275

    or how you tech something with no punctuation:

    sign:

    Danger No Swimming Allowed

    read as:

    Danger? No! Swimming Allowed

    #732276

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    That reminds me of the story with the Rov and the apikores* (an old friend from childhood). The apikores challenged the use of “trop”** in laining***. The Rov asked the apikores to borrow 100 ruble. The apikores obliged. The following week, when the apikores asked for his money, the Rov responded, “I owe you a hundred rubles?”. The apikores reminded the Rov of the previous week’s encounter, to which the Rov responded, again, “I owe you a hundred rubles?”. Now the apikores got really angry, until the Rov explained that he said “I owe you a hundred rubles.”, just with different trop!

    *heretic

    **cantillation

    ***Torah reading

    #732277

    real-brisker
    Member

    Health – Just cause I compare it to texting, it does not mean I have to spell definetly wrong.

    #732278

    YummyYummy
    Member

    Halfagirl:

    People can write, text, or blog… however they want.

    EDITED

    #732279

    ronrsr
    Member

    hears Y eye think it is bettor knot to yews a spelling checker.

    They hurt my pried and boar me. Yew should reed your riding allowed before yew post it.

    On another note, have you heard the joke about the man who bequeathed his offspring a cattle ranch, then named it Focus? Why Focus? Because it’s the place where the sons raise meat.

    #732280

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Halfagirl:

    People can write, text, or blog… however they want.

    It might not be the end of the world to misspell something, but to call Haifagirl “Halfagirl”? That’s a bit much.

    #732281

    Why Focus? Because it’s the place where the sons raise meat.

    then he should have named it: “Focal Point”

    #732282

    ronrsr
    Member

    then he should have named it: “Focal Point”

    The minhag is: You buy the ranch, you get to name it.

    #732283

    like this ronsr <em>text</em>

    #732284

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    ronsr:

    Jokes

    Spell Checkers – a little Poem.

    A Little Poem Regarding Computer Spell Checkers…

    Eye halve a spelling chequer

    It came with my pea sea

    It plainly marques four my revue

    Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

    Eye strike a key and type a word

    And weight four it two say

    Weather eye am wrong oar write

    It shows me strait a weigh.

    As soon as a mist ache is maid

    It nose bee fore two long

    And eye can put the error rite

    Its rare lea ever wrong.

    Eye have run this poem threw it

    I am shore your pleased two no

    Its letter perfect awl the weigh

    My chequer tolled me sew.

    #732285

    ronrsr
    Member

    gratias ago tibi

    That’s Latin for thank you.

    #732286

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Mr. 80:

    like this ronsr < em >text</ em >

    People can write, text, or blog… however they want.

    #732287

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    BTW, how did you get the < em > not to italicize?

    #732288

    moderator magic

    #732289

    Klaatu barada nikto

    thats Swahili for youre welcome

    #732290

    backticks, one before the whole phrase including the html code, and one after the phrase

    backtick is the character on the same key as the tilde

    this is the tilde: ~

    this is a backtick `

    #732291

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Thank you. (That’s English for thank you.)

    I had an Aunt Tilde.

    #732292

    Avram in MD
    Participant

    Mod80,

    Halfagirl:

    People can write, text, or blog… however they want.

    EDITED

    Here is a subtle example of a hurtful username twist. So subtle there’s a chance it could have been accidental, but since the post already had to be edited for some reason…

    #732293

    wow mod! You may be a doctor, but you’re even smart enough to be a typer! I never knew what those little things were!!

    #732294

    haifagirl
    Participant

    typer

    typist

    I never knew what those little things were!!

    Look below. It’s underneath the box where you type a post.

    #732295

    oomis
    Participant

    And one loses patience, not looses it.

    #732296

    Health
    Participant

    OOmis – I lost quite a few patience! Or was the patient’s restraints too loose?

    #732297

    ronrsr
    Member

    dear Moderator:

    would you please change the title to:

    Wye mai presents hear is spore attic.

    #732298

    “typer

    typist”

    I know, I was trying to be funny (bad job, I guess)

    “I never knew what those little things were!!

    Look below. It’s underneath the box where you type a post.”

    I was talking about the names for the symbols.

    #732299

    Yet another reason to add to why my presence here is sporadic – Every single point in the OP, and because things I post don’t usually come out the way I wanted them to and then I feel stupid or just sorry I spoke.

    #732300

    as you can tell from my posts although im a bubby i post in text lingo. i think it would really help if there was a spell check option. i dont know how or if we would be able to do that but when i use microsoft word i get the green and red lines under sentences when they are grammatically incorrreect. Mods please see if this is possible

    #732301

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    as you can tell from my posts although im a bubby i post in text lingo. i think it would really help if there was a spell check option. i dont know how or if we would be able to do that but when i use microsoft word i get the green and red lines under sentences when they are grammatically incorrreect. Mods please see if this is possible

    You could use a browser which has spell check, such as Firefox (I hear Google Chrome does also) or you could type your post in Word and copy it into the reply box.

    #732303

    YummyYummy
    Member

    Avram in MD:

    Oh i didnt even realize. i read the OP’s name quickly and thought it said halfagirl, the “L” looked like an “i”. (a lower case “L” and upper case “i” look the same.

    Whoops!

    #732304

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    Here is a subtle example of a hurtful username twist. So subtle there’s a chance it could have been accidental, but since the post already had to be edited for some reason…

    Avram in MD:

    Oh i didnt even realize. i read the OP’s name quickly and thought it said halfagirl, the “L” looked like an “i”. (a lower case “L” and upper case “i” look the same.

    Whoops!

    I guess we should have been dan l’caf z’chus. YummyYummy, please be moichel.

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