Disappointment with the grammar and spelling of some TA users

I've noticed that many of the forum discussions that TA has tweeted lately have contained glaring grammatical and spelling errors.  I find this disappointing and even personally embarrassing as it inevitably reflects not only on the original poster but on the forum as a whole and, by extension, the larger atheist community.  I know written communication isn't everything, and it certainly isn't a high priority among the public generally, but we should try to meet a higher standard.  Given the unlikelihood that individual posters will suddenly take more care when writing, I think the operators of the site's Twitter feed should consider not tweeting discussion titles with serious errors.

That's one poster's opinion, for whatever it's worth.

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RE: "always had difficulty in my life with grammar" - I know what you mean, I always had trouble with Grampar, but I'd just give him a cookie and he's go away --

I, too, blame an educational system that let's people get by without helping them. My own daughter had a learning disability which was only identified once she was in college. She got fair grades in high school but once she got help, she became one of the best students in her class.

BTW, I am the opposite of many. My grasp of spelling and grammar is intuitive. If you ask me for the rule for this and that, I generally haven't a clue, and yet I seldom am wrong. "Place an 'i' befoe 'e' except after 'c'" is about the extent of my knowledge of the rules.

Not to mention "let's" for "lets" in his post previous to that one.

As an exercise I carefully read all of the posts on the last two pages and most of them contained one minor typo or another.

Unseen--and many other's--sentences scan and his mistakes are clearly that:  mistakes.  I think the real complaint here is people who are clearly ignorant because they make the same goof over and over--and especially those who are proud of their ignorance or excuse it; whose response when called on it is basically "fuck off."

The big problem for me, Steve, is that now this has become such an issue, I'm seeing mistakes in comments that I never noticed before, and I don't like that about myself - I just want to go back to the way I was.:(( crying

You need that WABAC machine from the old Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoons.

That was some kid and his dog, whose names I can't recall, not Rocky & BW.

As Samantha affirms, they were one of the bits on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show.

I ultimately remembered "Mr. Peabody," but didn't post it because I couldn't recall the name of his pet boy, but you're right, it was, "Sherman."

As for whether or not it was part of the "Rocky and Bullwinkle Show," I wouldn't know - unlike Unseen, I had more important things to do than sit around and watch cartoons.

Well, apparently, arch, the more important things didn't include learning that Protestantism began with a dissident priest and not a character from a comic book. So, while I was watching TV you were reading Superman.

So you're saying you were watching TV, while I was improving my reading skills - that certainly explains a lot --

No, I was honing my observational skills. And I learned how to spell "Bullwinkle."


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