Seriously, I'm sick of everyone who uses hard-to-read chatspeak using the "We're not in school!" excuse. And I'm not exaggerating, basically EVERYONE uses that excuse to justify typing like a total retard.
From what I've experienced and what I've seen, it's school that MAKES people type like that. In school you're FORCED to me this, FORCED to do that, when you finally get out of school? It's the first proper taste of freedom for a lot of children/teenagers. So they just go wild.
Personally I was, and still am, homeschooled. Therefore I have had to freedom to write as I please, so I tend to use proper grammar when emailing/chatting to people online. Although when I'm talking to my best friends, sometimes we use horrible grammar for the fun of it, kind of in a humorous way.
I've just had a look at the comments and I'm actually shocked at how many people say they hate an aspect of themselves for not being able to spell some things correctly. It's a little bit worrying, to be honest, considering everything else that could happen to them; it seems a bit naive.
- mean exactly the same thing; if you can't understand what the former sentence says, then perhaps you should be the one spending more time studying English.
I mean, I get annoyed when I see people calling themselves writers when they can't string a sentence together and spelling errors on signs and advertisements annoy me because, in a professional environment, it's expected of the person hired to put full effort into the product and it would show laziness in the person who got payed a lot of money to promote the comany at hand. People speaking on the Internet, however, are usually just trying to put a simple comment, offering not much more than a complement, critique or getting point across, however banal it may be. To get worked up about such a mundaine issue just seems so incredibly petty that it makes me wonder what real issues people are trying to avoid in real life. Not implying that these people have crippling family issues or anything like that, just some kind of social anxiety that makes them feel that they need to be 'on top' in an environment where social interaction is limited only to communication through grammar and syntax, where the unadjustable rules of language can become their main support, other than relying on the genuine human interaction that comes with everyday conversations.
Whoa, high and mighty? o_O Where did you get THAT from? Is it really so wrong to want just basic grammar skills? You know, the kind we learned in 1st grade? How does wanting to see people 13+ years of age showing at least a 1st grade education make me 'high and mighty'?
... do you really think this stamp is just for those who say misspelled, but still obvious to read posts? I'm talking about posts that lack so much punctuation and correct spelling that it looks like complete gibberish.
So, making a stamp = getting worked up? Sorry, but no. xD Getting worked up would be lecturing the people this stamp is against, writing long paragraphs about how they're wrong because I don't agree with them. You know, like what you're doing here. :3 THAT would be getting worked up. Take a chill pill. My stamp is just an opinion on the internet, nothing to get all pissy over. xD
Ending a comment on a satically cheery emoticon tends to suggest trying to diffuse a situation someone entered so that they won't have to go furthur into the genuine reasons the topic began.
If you are looking down on someone for typing something wrong, is means you are attempting to be superior for the fact you can spell and they can't. I've seen some badly written stuff online (like, REALLY badly), but I don't think I've ever found something I couldn't understand. I don't know, maybe it's just that you've had more traumatic literary experiences from people online or that my mind is less literal in reception, whereas yours could be set to always try to work around a set of pre-concieved rules. <<<<I'm not saying that that is bad in any way, but I'm just saying maybe it's why I don't find it such a terrible issue.
Holy shit somebody made a typo. My exact point is that, online it really dousn't matter and anyone whot hinks that they're better than someone else because of a matter of spelling is a tremendous douchebag.
"*Uses* I dislike it when people type incorrectly..." You're using this stamp because you dislike it when people type incorrectly. So yeah, I understand the reason you're using it, because you said so in our first comment. I'm just saying it's ironic how you dislike people using improper grammar when you do so yourself.
"Ellipsis (plural ellipses; from the Ancient Greek: ἔλλειψις, élleipsis, "omission") is a mark or series of marks that usually indicate an intentional omission of a word in the original text. An ellipsis can also be used to indicate a pause in speech, an unfinished thought, or, at the end of a sentence, a trailing off into silence (aposiopesis) (apostrophe and ellipsis mixed). When placed at the end of a sentence, the ellipsis can also inspire a feeling of melancholy longing. The ellipsis calls for a slight pause in speech."
Read up on your grammar a bit more before you criticize others' grammar please.