@ Fairy: it says
I like ‘suck yourself’ and ‘don’t wanna go to sleep’ [songs by N-Dubz, a british uhh.. 'band'] they’re all well good though. Dappy’s [lead singer] sexy man what’s his real name, i really wanna know
Families not famlies… Although I think the typos and incorrect spelling are lame lamebook entries… Unless the wrong spelling has another meaning… Just tired of the grammer and spelling police… Fk’n losers
slimjayz the lameness of it was he fact that she was saying that you can’t spell families without lies – she was indicating the spelling.
However – spellig things correctly doesn’t make someone a loser.
Besides, we prefer “Nazis” not police…
Go fuck yourself. You and the rest of the grammar Nazis are nothing more than a bunch of pedantic bitches. You’re not the only ones that notice poor usage or incorrect spelling of words but this is fucking Lamebook. How many people do you think came to Lamebook with the intent of getting educated on English grammar? You have nothing meaningful to add to the conversation so why not just stfu.
Merely pointing out the irony that a post bitching about the “grammer and spelling police” was itself begging to be corrected by one of them. You obviously didn’t catch the intent of my post. However, feel free to go fuck your mother, you whiny piece of shit.
You are an idiot… It is only a failure if you are trying to be correct… Facebook is casual… This is like saying someone fails at dressing properly because they went to the grocery store in jeans and a t-shirt and not a suit and tie… They werent going to the country club or a job interview… They are at a grocery store… So it is not a spelling fail when you update your facebook and arent trying to use proper grammar or spelling
Now a spelling fail/typo fail would be at my last company where a memo was not proofread and instead of saying ‘stupid beyond reason’ it said ‘stupid out of season’… You get it now? no?… Well thats cuz you are an idiot… Go ahead, correct my spelling of cuz… You know you want to
Oh noes… Marc thinks I’m the stoopid!!! And he is an idiot… Its nice to see fellow idiots stick together… I didnt realize just how many people out there dont understand the concept of casual versus professional situations.
Rainbow Girl is right, but the OED is *not* the source to check as it will list the -ize variant first. It has its own system, known as the Oxford system, which is a bit different from both the system used in America and the system commonly used in the UK. Other dictionaries will do it the other way though. (And in a technical sense, there is no clearly defined standard, we only follow various dictionaries by convention but not a single one of them has authority)
See right there Finlay… Thats exactly why spelling and grammar nazis are a bunch of bitch… Not calling you that… Just your info shows how complex and dynamic language and communication are… So to correct people on it in a casual setting is lame… Thats all my point is… And its a damn good point if you can seperate the arguement from the asshole making the arguement
Ah, fair enough – I don’t have access to the online OED since I left uni, so I couldn’t check.
I do think correct spelling and grammar is a habit though, not something you just turn ‘on’ in professional situations and ‘off’ in casual ones. If that’s what most people are doing, that’s quite sad. Surely the amount of attention, good and bad, that misspelt posts draw on Lamebook is itself proof that inaccurate (especially grossly inaccurate!) spelling and grammar is worthy of scorn, and of entertainment value to those who bothered learning to do things properly?
Of course, I make no associations between laziness and American stereotypes …
All this tomfoolery made me actually miss a decent post… Rainbow girl… I don’t know how it is in the UK… Here in the US in my generation we do not value spelling and grammar in casual situations and often not even in professional situations… And when something needs to be professional we proofread it and spell check it. With virtual meetings, IM on my computer and a phone next to me I am in constant communication with coworkers and spelling and grammar are the last things on my mind… I just want to know the facts and data… Often time I am dealing with foreigners… On a daily basis I deal with people from India, Japan and Vietnam… You think their spelling and grammar are perfect? No, but it doesn’t matter as long as we successfully relay our points.
Now obviously some mistakes are funny… But those are the exceptions and not the rules… Now I understand that the UK is a bit more uptight when it comes to etiquette, but at some point someone has to ask why… Why does it matter how I say something as long as my audience understands what I am communicating
Nice to see you’re determined: you get told you just make yourself look daft with you’re “ur an idiot lol!” arguments, so you carry on. I see your reasoning, if you’ve already made yourself look like a moron you may as well carry on, amirite? Then you try to be a grammar nazi yourself and fail to an epic extent ^^
By the way, it’s not just people in the UK who spell it ‘realise’. It’s pretty much everywhere in the world where people speak English. It’s not that language is dynamic, people like you just can’t spell.
Its Mark, not Marc… You non-Americans just cant get anything right
I cant spell… Thats why I use spell check… Language is not a logical system… It is dynamic and there are exceptions to everything… I’m an engineer and have a brain built for math, mechanics and big picture thinking… Not for i before e except after c except in the cases of neighbor and weigh… I mean seriously… Thats exceptions to exceptions type shit and exactly why learning to spell is the most over rated ability in the world
Am a American, and you are starting to sound um racist to me with all this non-Americans talk of yours.
This whole post reminds me of the annoying e-mail forward people pass around:::
I cnduo’t bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whoutit a pboerlm. Tihs is bucseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey ltteer by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Aaznmig, huh? Yaeh and I awlyas tghhuot slelinpg was ipmorantt! See if yuor fdreins can raed tihs too.
Which um goes to show that it doesn’t matter how you spell or how smart you think you are….It’s been proven that you don’t have to spell correct for people to understand you.
It’s definitely not racist, but it is something. Perhaps..ignorant?
I don’t have a brain built for math and yet I’m still expected to know 2+2. Likewise, you should know how to spell basic things. If anything, being on the Internet should help you; just Google it..geeze.
@ Slimjayz: What point are you trying to get across? One minute you’re saying that you hate it when people correct other people’s spelling, then you start correcting other people’s spelling, then you start going on about how great America is and basically saying only good things come out of America and if you’re not American you’re not worth shit.
What is it you’re trying to say, or want us to say?
And don’t say things like “in America we don’t care about spelling and grammar in professional situations” because that’s just silly and generalises an entire country. I’ve never seen a President do an address like: “OMG Amezica is da BOMB! WOO!! We sooooo awzum! I lyk tottally luv this cuntry!”
@ Aveldessa: It’s not racism, America isn’t a race. And you might want to read what’s actually being written, not just make assumptions. Also, that little experiment proves that as long as you have to right letters, even if they’re not in the right order, you can read it. As you may have noticed, these posts don’t have the right letters, they in fact don’t even resemble the English language.
At the risk of labouring a point, I think Slimjayz (couldn’t help capitalising it – sorry!) has a good point. Non-standard spelling and grammar, which I won’t call ‘incorrect’ but which deviates from that propounded by the dictionary, is a feature of our generation – not of the US, or the UK, or any other country. The fact that ours is the Facebook generation simply accounts for the sudden widespread usage of this type of language.
I’ll admit I’m a spelling/grammar pedant – which is more hassle than it’s worth! – and ‘correct’ spelling, phrasing and punctuation is built into my character. I learnt how to do it at school and I’ve never forgotten. I even studied English to degree level, so it’s pretty deeply ingrained! However, we’ve stumbled across the interesting point that this sort of linguistic behaviour is no longer routinely ingrained; it really IS something that we see as appropriate in certain social situations, and out of place in others. The question is, is it a bad thing that so much ‘incorrect’ language is being bandied about on the internet, or should we just be grateful that groups of people whose intellect, social status, lifestyle or interests would previously have restricted them to verbal communication are now turning to the written word?
The increasing tolerance, and even validation, of non-standard spelling and grammar is something we’re going to have to accept, however reluctantly. Eventually text-speak and other common misspellings (e.g. definitely as ‘definately’) will become standard alternatives. This will annoy people like me (and possibly Steve!), but language is a utilitarian system, and the language of the masses will win out.
Sorry for the lecture, guys! *hides in shame* I am a nerd.
@Cowley… Great… You know 2+2 and I know how to spell most basic words… And the funny thing is when I saw dude spell realize with a ‘s’ it just looked wrong… I typed it in Word with the ‘s’ and it auto corrected to a ‘z’… So I did essentially look it up… I do stand corrected as I often will on spelling… But I didnt type blindly
Also I am not racist or ignorant… I am an argumentive ass… I make jokes that are not always appropriate… But I am here to entertain me while my computer systems exchange data not entertain you folks
And finally… I am not defending the kind of writing like sammy… Some go out of their way to spell incorrectly… I dont understand it, but I dont waste my time correcting it (As you have seen correcting spelling isnt my thing, lol)… Its just a generational thing… Texting, facebook, forums and twitter are changing communication… And in that free form communication grammar and spelling are not important… So to correct or hate on those that arent perfect is just being a stuck up jerk
jb565246… I didnt refer to those who appreciate the english language as anything… I refered to those that correct and hate on the facebook generation as fucking losers… Its like music… Love and enjoy your music, but you dont need to rag on other kinds
BTW I am an educated American and I dont always use proper english… And I’m willing to bet you are older than I and not part of my generation
You know.. we grammar nazis don’t need everything “perfect” (it would be nice, but we know it’ll never happen).. but what really gets our black blood boiling is the blatant butchering of the spelling of nearly every single word that the subject types
Aveldessa, I hope you can see the difference between my participation and the rest of this. It’s not so much that people are arguing over this (although it seems to be a silly argument, but that’s just my opinion. No big deal.)… it’s more that it is the SAME argument (often by the same people) on what seems like every single post on this site. It’s just silly.
On top of that, yes, I realize that my skimming through the comments is also a waste of time, but I’ve looked twice today out of curiosity to see if people are still arguing. Some people have checked back and responded multiple times over the course of almost 8 hours. So I wonder if they have anything better to do. If not, good for them. I was just observing.
I believe I said you were an ass
But yes, I understand what you’re saying. However, I will say that when I text (for example) I do nt txt lik dis. I actually text with correct punctuation and grammar. And on the Internet for the most part I use correct grammar and punctuation. But it is extremely annoying when people feel the need to correct simple typos constantly.
When I read something, I like to be able to comprehend it the first time. I don’t like having to re-read two sentences in four word sections trying to decipher what is being said. Secondly, if you are posting on Facebook, you have the time to spell actual words. Grammar Nazis rule, DiPzichx thek knt spl druel.
lol @slimjayz first of all I agree, casual places are not meant to be stuffy, hence the fact that they are casual. There are always two very distinct pools of thought on the grammar/spelling/syntax issue here on lamebook. It is a debate that rages on with no end in sight. I perefer to stay the heck out of it.
BTW, I respect the fact that you know you are an ass, freely own it (as does my own ass, er hubby) and that it helped you snare a wife. You are 100% correct, for certain women, myself included, assholes attract women like shit attracts flies.