By lbelle - 07/10/2012 23:39 - Canada - Montreal
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You just ruptured your ear and they're talking behind your back?
2, you're right on point. I see a lot of blackmailing in the future. "You clearly said that I'm too lazy to pick up after myself, even though I do my daily chores. So you can do all of my chores and pick up after me, since I'm so lazy, right?" says the Original Poster.
What kind of messed up family is that? They find out you're deaf (according to them) and the first thing they do is to start talking about you behind your back?
Every family talks about one another behind their backs, sometimes it's just parents being concerned but expressing it is blunt ways, sometimes it's a posse off sibling. Only difference is they're just doing it when OP is around because they think they can't be heard. So to answer your question, OP has a normal, but not very smart, family.
Listen up: the problem hear is that your family sucks. It sounds to me like they're all idiots if they're doing this with any frequency.
Well obviously, not lik dis! I believe people "banned" talking like that because it was too much added work for the recipient to read (obviously not much, but we live in a lazy society) and because people assumed talking lik dis, meant they were stupid and didn't know how to type properly. I wasn't hating on you FMLkitten, your comment just made me.... Think.
Roevera - It's the Internet? That's your excuse for your misplaced apostrophe in "Nazi's", right? And why you used "wasn't" instead of "weren't", right? Yes, I realise this isn't English class (as hundreds have said here before), but that's no reason to use poor grammar. What you say and how you say it is a direct projection of your own intelligence. You may have a 160 IQ, but if you don't write that way, no one would ever believe it.
23) I wasn't assuming you were hating on me, so don't sweat it. When people tipe lik dis, it doesn't mean they're stupid, it in fact, means they're incredibly lazy, you're right, we do live in a lazy society, but why should other people go through the trouble of having to decipher what one person is trying to say because they were simply too lazy to try? I also find it astonishing that you go through many years of hard work in school only to go on the Internet and type like you've never been asked to spell the word "you" correctly.
Guess what DocBastard, I can tell you right now, I never got an A in english class. In fact, I SUCK when it comes to the rules of grammar. That is why I wouldn't harass anyone because they can't tell the difference between 'there' or 'their'. I never claimed to be great at it, I only do what I can, so people like you can sleep at night. And even though it might not be grammatically correct, if you can read and understand it, it's close enough.
It really doesn't matter if someone were to harass me or not, it's the Internet. And stop acting like you're so much better Doc. I looked up your blog and spotted a grammatical error myself. For a doctor you're really being an asshole to a person who wasn't insulting anyone other than the grammar 'Nazi's' that insult others, and in all honesty Doc, I wasn't even talking to or about you.
Roevera - Who the hell cares if it's the Internet or not? We've already been through this. No matter where you are, your writing is a reflection of you. If you'd like to look stupid, feel free. You see, the difference between you and me is that I welcome people pointing out mistakes I make so that I don't repeat them and look like a fool. Please feel free to point out any grammatical mistake I've made in my blog and I'll happily edit it and then LEARN from it.
Fine, Internet or not, I'm paying attention to my audience. If I was writing a term paper, or anything for my career I would obviously focus a bit more on my grammar. Here, on FML, it really doesn't matter. But thank you for insinuating I'm an idiot because I put an apostrophe out of place. Although I don't believe a person's writing is a reflection of who they are, maybe in your case it's true, but it only shows to me that you're an asshole.
#55, I rarely get into grammar wars, your reply really ticked me off. So it matters if it's of personal benefit to you (eg, term paper grade), but not if it's other FML readers? Your reply is shortsighted and insulting. Careless language in one setting makes it harder to get it right in others (eg, the ones of personal benefit to you). Show respect for everyone you want to read your words.
You must be thin skined if I insulted you from this conversation. Get over yourself. I never asked for you to read my comment, did I? You chose to. In something that personally benefits me, I'm asking for it to be read. You're asking for respect? Who the hell are you and why should I offer my respect to you. I don't see any respect from you either. Since when did using correct grammar became related to respect? The misuse of an apostrophe shouldn't disrespect anyone or 'tick' them off.
#59, Thin skinned? Not this professional editor. Here's how it works: when you make your words public, you are ASKING for them to be read and commented upon. You've JOINED a written conversation. When you're then careless with your public words and don't correct or accept correction politely, you show disrespect for the readers you have ASKED to read you. If you didn't want to be read and be commented on, why did you write? A simple premise of human communication is that you show respect to all readers of your words. If you can't (or won't) get this through your head, you will find public communication difficult -- far more difficult than OP, who is deaf in only one ear.
Damn everyone needs to calm down. It's just grammar. It's not like it's anything important. If you mess up an apostrophe in a freaking Internet post, who the hell cares. If my writing reflects me as a person I'd rather be "dumb" than an arrogant asshole that probably doesn't have too many friends.