It's a sad state of affairs when, on the odd occasion, I read something someone has written and I'm actually relieved and thankful that there were no spelling mistakes or grammatical errors to be found. Unfortunately, this occurrence is all too infrequent these days. Most people don't care that they use the incorrect "there" or "your" and they certainly don't see the irony in spelling looser like I have just done.

As a primary school teacher, I often find it difficult to resist the urge to correct someone's painfully poor spelling or grammar (especially if they are trying to show how s-m-r-t they are). Don't get me wrong, I do not profess to be an expert on grammar, likewise, I don't expect others to be; just the basics will suffice.

Alas, as previously mentioned, I realise most people don't care about (and they certainly don't care to be corrected over) such things , so I try and overlook such discrepancies, but sometimes it's just not possible. If the offender is a nice person (or a friend) and can't spell to save themselves, I can handle it. However, if they are any or all of the following: rude, arrogant, inconsiderate, lacking in manners etc., in addition to displaying lacklustre spelling/grammar ability… well.. an expression we use in Australia comes to mind… "On ya bike"… 'tis a polite way of telling them they can fudge right off. Even if they can spell and they're rude they can go jump really.

P.S It's far too late (3:45a.m.) for me to be scouring over what I've just written with a fine-toothed-comb searching for any typos/errors I may have inadvertently let slip. Don't want to look silly… which is pretty much how one looks when using poor grammar in a post about how much you hate poor grammar. So if they are any, I blame the lack of sleep :)
jimimustang jimimustang
36-40, M
3 Responses Aug 28, 2014

Love it. Kept my post short to avoid too many mistakes😁

Too funny. Maybe much of the population is just sleep deprived? Naw - did not think so either...

I'm like that. I hate when people spell incorrectly. It really gets on my nerves.

I don't really care about punctuation... I actually didn't start using 'commas splice', etc, until last year. I didn't even know how to use them, but the teacher had gone over them.

I hopefully put the comma's in the correct place now, but never the less, my writing skills have got a lot better since.