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Old 08-08-2012, 12:50 PM   #81
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I, too, am a grammarian. I find that when I read something by someone who cannot distinguish "here" and "hear", "your" and "you're" and so forth, I value the worth of their writing somewhat less than if they had NOT mixed up the words. I am NOT picking on "typo" mistakes. We ALL make those. I put the "hear / here" mix up into an entirely different class. Just my 2¢ worth.
I generally agree with you. But if I may put a slightly different spin on how you value the worth of one's writing: instead of discounting someone's writing with those common errors (and they are very common), I tend to award a mental "bonus" for writing which does not include any of those common errors.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:36 AM   #82
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Have you ever seen the Jesco White "Dancing Outlaw" documentaries about his style of mountain dancing? Absolutely fascinating, but terrifying at the same time. Among our friends, many of the quotes have passed into regular use, to our immense entertainment.

How's that thread drift coming along?
I did see one of the documentaries about how their family has managed to live off of welfare very successfully and how they are always intoxicated on some substance or another. My extended family isn't quite that bad..
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Old 08-10-2012, 05:22 PM   #83
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I did see one of the documentaries about how their family has managed to live off of welfare very successfully and how they are always intoxicated on some substance or another. My extended family isn't quite that bad..
Well when you say it like that, it just doesn't sound quite as awesome!
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I'm actually a fan of the Oxford comma and foundit's use to be comforting.

In my personal and professional life I do find myself judging others rather quickly if they have poor grammar, spelling, or word choice.
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A 1+ year thread necro?

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Apparently some posters have nothing better to do than exhume the dead to strike a blow for truth and justice the grammar police.
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