it’s hard for me to take sides. i mean, on one hand you have a fuck’n retard (regardless of his “noble” intent). and, on the other side, you have a grammar/spelling nazi; and those are the worst of the worst.
Hmmm… Not to be an arse, but as an immigrant, whose first language is not English, it’s kind of annoying to hear many people complain about the use of other languages in phone menus, manuals, signs, etc. Without trying to take sides, I think people should know their language… and I like Tory for this. Then again, Alan could be a foreigner too.
If you are going to voice an opinion about something that you think is important and try to make people think you are well informed and thoughtful, you should at least attempt to care about the way you portray yourself. If you put no effort into your communication, why should the reader put in the effort to decipher your drivel?
I’m with desdenova on this one. When you create groups (especially public groups) you subject yourself to a bit more scrutiny than when you are simply posting an update or a comment on someone’s wall, and if your intent is to compel people to act in a certain fashion or espouse a certain cause, the quality of your writing can help your credibility – AND it can seriously hinder it. In extreme cases such as this one, you almost wonder if someone affiliated with MTV is acting as a ‘secret agent’ to paint MTV’s critics in a negative light; if that’s the case, I’d say he/she succeeded.
Yeah. To be honest I feel bad for both of them, but especially Tory. As great a fan I am of correct grammar, I can’t help but think that these people, obsessed with correcting people are compensating for something – being lonely, having no friends or . . . I don’t know, having a tiny member.
The guy was trying to mess with him. It has nothing to do with having no friends or “over compensating” anything. He was doing it to be an ass and piss them on. I applaud him for being able to piss those other two off so easily.
samwise.. you just won lamebook. Thank you for salvaging the lame that was this comment thread. *applause* p.s. To everyone else, whatever.. the dude obviously isn’t American, give him a break, atleast he tried.
Tory if you’re smart enough to realize the errors and correct them,does that mean you already get what they’re trying to say through context,since you already corrected them? Or maybe it’ll be smarter if you just don’t bother reading or having them as friends in the first place if you’re too good for them. Just my opinion.
Honestly the dude deserved the grammar check. I get being upset if it was just a couple of errors but the guy even know how to spell “thing” and did the infamous “should of” instead of “should have” which always seems to piss me off worse along with other things that made his post annoying to read. He also sounded like an illiterate prick who can’t figure out that he probably needed a little lesson in spelling and grammar considering it’s pretty hard to by in life not knowing how to spell simple words. Also he’s an idiot for watching MTV anyway.
I am not sure how many people have noticed this. The grammar Nazi made a mistake. There is no mistake for regarding the word your. Unless he thinks “Take you are bullshit to an elementary school…” is correct, Skylar should use your NOT you’re. Oh and he is just being a picky bitch about someones.
Those of you that can’t be bothered to learn proper grammar, please go inseminate yourselves. We reserve the right to correct your stupidity ad infinitude. Get over it. Don’t like it? Don’t read the corrections. And before I hear one whine about how we should not read what we don’t like- well we are right and you are wrong, that gives us latitude to correct whatever the hell we want.