I Wish the Internet Was More Grammatically Correct

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 393 People

    Y Do Ppl Type Lyke Dis?

    It seriously annoys me to no end.  And all the horrible grammar usage... I can't even begin to say how much that annoys me.  I mean, it's almost like it's acceptable now for people to type that way and it's taking away from the usage of proper grammar.  I'll admit...
    Jaggie Jaggie
    22-25
    3 Responses Sep 2, 2007

    i fkn h8 it when ppl tipe lik diz Seriously.

    .. Even when spell check in on, people still ignore them and make up their own words. Will putting a Z where the S belongs make you any cuter? Will not caring about grammar and spelling show how much of a badass you are? No and no. I mean if you have a melting ice cream cone that...
    chloeadams101 chloeadams101
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Mar 13, 2014

    Shame

    The Internet has taught people that it's okay to not use what we've been taught and to be lazy. It's such a part of society now that in the yearbook entry pages for some of the graduating IB class at my school, the entire page was written with spelling mistakes and grammatical...
    cocacolanicky cocacolanicky
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 29, 2008

    I Have Generally Low Expectations

     Most of the time I really don't care about this. In my lazier moments I'll forgo capitalization and even punctuation. In fact, the more comfortable I am with a person or situation- the more informal the conversation- the sloppier I become. I make typos and spelling mistakes...
    NaomiZero NaomiZero
    26-30, F
    5 Responses May 15, 2009

    I Wish

    I wish everything were more grammatically correct.
    Zandze Zandze
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 15, 2007

    I Can't Read Chat Speak

    I can never understand when people speak in chatspeak at all. It drives me up the wall so I always ask them what their words mean. Its not so hard to spell words out fully, it doesn't take people any more time.
    InfernoFire InfernoFire
    18-21, T
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2012
    cutefactory cutefactory
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2014

    Hey Take It Easy, Sorry to Bug You.

    Please harbor prejudice for the grammatically challenged, they mean no harm.  It may bother you to pieces, but it is the meaning of what has been said not the grammatical correctness that is important.  I don't want to have to stress out every time I am writing for...
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    5 Responses Oct 2, 2007

    Bad Rolemodel..

    It's your fault that my grammar is that bad! haha.. now I have someone to blame for my bad english-grammar :) excellent
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 19, 2008

    Bbs

    Back when I first got online, in 96, all I really did was talk to people in BBSes and in IRC. It enraged me at the time that I was kicked out of a few boards/rooms for insisting on using complete sentences, such as with an initial capital and correct punctuation. I'm terribly...
    fatcow fatcow
    36-40, F
    Jan 21, 2008

    LOL Omg Taht Is Soooooo Tru Gramer Iz V Importent

    ...just kidding. Wow, I think I made myself have a mild seizure there. I cannot stand chatspeak, especially when the person keeps saying "lol" after every sentence (or is it a sentence? They tend not to give punctuation a priority). I was shocked when I learned that a 3...
    Christabel Christabel
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 31, 2007
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1
    18-21, M
    Sep 18, 2014

    If It Were, Everyone Would Kno...

    If it were, everyone would kno my spelling really was that bad
    Ewarneford Ewarneford
    22-25, F
    May 8, 2007

    Grrr......

    I tend to write things out. It gets confusing when you don't.... I admit I use the acronyms from time to time.. but spelling errors tend to get my OCD going... (I have the "check for mistakes" issue with grammer and such)... it tends to bug the crap out of me. But what...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection
    22-25, F
    Jun 20, 2007

    I'm Not Quite Sure Why...

    ...But I hate it when people type in "IM speak". It just bothers me so much. I ALWAYS type properly, and if I make a mistake, sometimes I flip out a little. Haha, I know I'm not perfect, but I wish sometimes that it wouldn't bother me so much.
    indiexchick indiexchick
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 15, 2007

    Eats Shoots & Leaves

    I don't know why it seems so ridiculous that one should master a language in order to become more communicative to reflect one's growing perspective in life, but the idea of being a stickler about such is all but laughable these days.  Academia does less and less to maintain...
    AthenaAdAbsurdum AthenaAdAbsurdum
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 17, 2007

    So Important!

    It's terrible. I was doing some research for an essay I had to do and the number of grammatical errors I found on research papers was atrocious! And being sad as I am, I had to send someone or the other an e-mail (if I could) and ask them to change the mistakes... Wasted so much...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 20, 2008

    If It Were More Grammatically ...

    If it were more grammatically correct, then there wouldn't be anyone left that needed and editor, and I wouldn't have a job :) But does it bother me that it is? Yes. Everyone should be able to spell :|
    KarmaFred KarmaFred
    18-21, F
    May 8, 2007

    Grammar

    I am a technical writer, so it is my job to watch out for grammar mistakes.
    ameeker ameeker
    22-25, F
    Nov 27, 2007

    I Don't Care. ...

    I don't care. I am not so why would I want the internet to be. I don't think I would use it as much if it was because I might not understand it as well
    LauraLDS2003 LauraLDS2003
    22-25, F
    May 8, 2007

    I Think That's a Trick Que...

    I think that's a trick question.  It drives me crazy for things to grammatically incorrect but honestly, sometimes being grammatically incorrect is more convient in terms of time.
    uncommonlysweet uncommonlysweet
    26-30, F
    May 8, 2007

    Hey Moron, Shadap!

    Yeah it needs more socking people in their faces for talking like morons.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    May 29, 2008

    From the Old School

    it's hard to learn the lingo but we have no choice it is the young generation who dictates speech..they abbreviate as much as they can...trying to cram all the information they have recieved in their short life...it's hard to change old habits of proper diction though
    jinda jinda
    56-60, F
    Jan 19, 2008

    Does It Bother Anyone That This Group's Title Is Grammatically Incorrect?

    Am I the only one left on the planet who uses the subjunctive mode, and who wishes the title were, "I Wish the Internet WERE More Grammatically Correct"? Of course, I shall forever be known to my colleagues as, "That man who still uses 'shall' for the first person...
    EBunbury EBunbury
    46-50, M
    9 Responses Apr 30, 2008

    I Really Wish the Internet Was More Grammatically Correct...

     ...bcuz i h8 it wen ppl type lyk dis. It doesn't make you look particularly intelligent, and it just distracts from what you are trying to say. ~Jennie
    Jenniedvm Jenniedvm
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 6, 2008

    It's the People

    The Internet is not the problem; the people who make up the Internet are the ones who need to learn some grammar, lol. I'm so sick of stupid mistakes, but what annoys me more is that nobody wants to be corrected. No one cares enough about grammar to fix their errors, and it is...
    Quetzal Quetzal
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2009

    Only One Real Problem...

    I don't mind Internet grammar all that much... until it crops up in "real" documents.  You know, like trying to use the word 'noob' in a term paper or something.  other than that, i only get annoyed when i have a hard time figuring out what exactly the net...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 17, 2007

    GRRF!

    This torques me off to no end. People messaging me with grammatically incorrect things. -.- OK. I understand if English isn't your first language, that's cool. BUT, by golly, if you don't at least make it seem like you put a little effort into what you type, what you SAY here...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    31-35
    Aug 15, 2008

    Whats With the Zs

    Well, i know my sister is a total case of strange internet speak. However did love become 'Lurve'? How did girls become 'Gurlz'? It disgusts me whenever i see these weird.... language
    typeyourname typeyourname
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 10, 2006
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