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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We are talking about egregiously bad spelling and grammar. You might call me a "grammar Nazi," but I will freely admit to being a grammar mortal. Most of the time I see my mistake upon a second glance, but not always. People who make the occasional mistake are NOT who we are talking about.

Why Unseen! What a pleasant surprise! That's a total crock - your response is neither a surprise, nor particularly pleasant, though I do take some enjoyment in your predictability.

RE: "People who make the occasional mistake are NOT who we are talking about." - so, just so I fully understand the rules, you're saying that if one were to accidentally say - oh, I don't know - "Luthor," when he intended to say, "Luther," that it's something we should all overlook?

I don't know about "adorable," but I DO think I've got the NBC Pecock beat all to hell --

Not if you can see him.

No Blaine, but I wouldn't discount the converse --

are grammar nazis the moral analog of texter dexters?

i'll delete this if nobody laughs

going once...

hehe my excuse is that I am dyslexic 

@Lars - Aaannddd English is not your first language - whereas most of the people on this site speak only one  - so you are doing REAALLLY well. I would guarantee there is bi-lingual-tri-lingual etc on this site. How clever are they?

I speak one, and that, not very well :)  How many languages do you speak.

RE: "my excuse is that I am dyslexic"

And my excuse is that I am dysfunctional, but I've never let that stop me --

You wouldn't be Italian, by any chance?

Sorry, Lars - just American humor, I mean, who could possibly have a name like Lars Nielsen, and not be Irish?



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