By Anonymous - 21/09/2011 12:11 - United States
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Leave the grammar nazi's alone, they aren't good at anything else and don't have any other knowledge, so they resort to correcting grammar mistakes that everyone learned about in high school. All the engineering and math majors laugh at grammar nazi's because they think that knowing the difference between "your" and "you're" makes them comparable to Einstein. Grammar nazi's are the type that will take one of those fake online IQ tests, get a 160 and start bragging to everyone about how they are a genius.
55- you're just mad cause you suck at life. Do you realise that it is because of people who try to be perfect that we have advanced so far? calm the fuck down, yea I know it's the Internet so you don't have to be grammatically correct everywhere, so feel free not to. However, at the same time don't insult those who want to speak english properly. ?
On some level I kind of agree with you 55, I hate grammar nazis, BUT my brother who just graduated from civil engineering once corrected 'you're', and 'than' on something. When I teased him about being 'mr.english teacher he was just like, uhh we take english courses to...
Your- A possesive which belongs to you You're- You are IT'S NOT THAT DIFFICULT
Thank you, No. 7. Most poor spellers think that Spellcheck will save them and will argue with the good spellers to the death that Spellcheck didn't highlight this so it must be correct. They don't understand that Spellcheck can't help them with USAGE errors; it merely tells you if something you have written is not actually a word. Our company received an unsolicited resume and cover letter from a woman who wrote in the letter that she would be a 'great ass to our company.' Obviously she meant 'asset' but Spellcheck didn't highlight her mistake and she was too lazy or careless to read over her cover letter. Even worse, she kept re-sending us the same resume with the same cover letter with the same error in it for years. To top it off, she was hoping for a writing job. We laughed our heads off and now, 20 years later, we are still in hysterics over the 'ass letter.' Guess who never even garnered an interview with us? We just can't have that kind of carelessness. So yes, spelling and grammar DO matter. This woman desperately wanted to work in our industry but her career never launched because she failed to notice an obvious spelling error in her cover letter.
Yes, No. 109, it was astonishing that this dolt of a woman didn't figure it out. It took about four years but eventually she stopped bothering us. She is probably wondering why she never even got an interview for an entry level job while people who graduated after she did were picked up for freelance and eventually staff jobs and honestly it was because she accidentally called herself an ass in her cover letter.
94 - dang it I meant to thumb down lol. You put "your" on purpose when you used it correctly, I hope you know :b ...Unless you meant to say it like "you're a boss" like the joke "like a boss" - you know what, never mind..... You used "your" correctly, good job! (: