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Poll From: 10/23/2013

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Do spelling and grammer and typing errors get you botherd? Submitted By Graciebunny, NJ
Yes, very much!
Only if they're really bad.
No, I don't mind.
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DaveBliky
on 11/01/13
themostswagname liked this  
The question should read as follows, "Do spelling, grammar, and typing errors bother you?"
Bournefort17
on 10/27/13
My biggest pet peeves are the misspellings of to, two, too, and there, their, they're. It seems like 90% of people my age (19 years old) do not know the difference.
strongmomdotcom
on 10/26/13
Ha , I didn't even notice the way bothered was misspelled so I guess I'm softening on the issue.
strongmomdotcom
on 10/26/13
So are you purposely misspelling the word grammar to bug us? ;)
JoyAnnD
on 10/25/13
Grammer should be spelled Grammar
FUBAR34
on 10/25/13
If people have a real reason such as dyslexia then that's fair enough, however has anyone seen the terrible grammar and handwriting of most young people now? It doesn't seem to be an issue in schools and it is only going to get worse due to a lot of schools bring in I-pads to use instead of text books!!!!!
Rainbowdrymouth3
on 10/24/13
It only bugs me when I see people spell like this: EX:it onley bygs me when i se peolpe spl lyke ths. It drives me nuts. Yes I understand people have dyslexia and have issues spelling and reading, my little brother has it I helped him learn to read better, So I do understand that part. But there is also spell check on computer and words are underlined for that reason to let you know its wrong. Yes I also know phones, tablets and, IPads will auto correct to the wrong word. I usually don't say any thing though.
Jasminia
on 10/24/13
occasionally
Swaggabish
on 10/24/13
Midnight785 and 2 others liked this  
It only bothers me if they do it while ragging on someone else about something... like how are you gonna check folks when you can't spell?? lololol
lms815
on 10/24/13
Midnight785 and 1 others liked this  
yes drives me crazzzy
dhfhs2
on 10/24/13
no
Auntiechelle
on 10/24/13
TheMadam liked this  
People should know better :)
Pinky2u
on 10/23/13
LeanMeanOne and 4 others liked this  
Yes! That error is making me mad!
Woundway2tight
on 10/23/13
Bhalchandra and 1 others liked this  
Don't you mean both of them? LOL
Pinky2u
on 10/23/13
StVincent and 2 others liked this  
Good humour here though.

btw... not seeing a U in words like coloUr, favoUrite, neighboUr. Please America catch up to the rest of the world!
jtippetts
on 10/23/13
Rainbowdrymouth3 and 1 others liked this  
Ah, but we don't pronounce those words with the added U. To (most) of us, you're the ones spelling the words incorrectly (I actually tend to use the UK spellings. I blame my Irish grandfather)
To be fair, even I am confounded as to why Brits add an extra I when saying "aluminum"...
lprenton
on 10/23/13
The question over aluminium dates back a long time, but basically there are two accepted spellings, and neither is any more or less valid than the other.
Shellie1210
on 10/23/13
Because that's how it's spelt (and yes, I have spelt "spelt" correctly for British English). If you try to look up "aluminum" on Wikipedia it takes you to "aluminium".
I am also confounded as to why Americans miss out the H when saying herb, it isn't "urb".
jtippetts
on 10/23/13
Just tried Wiki. Took me to "aluminum". Probably because I'm using the US site
As for herb, most of us just can't pronounce the soft H. Our version of the language isn't very kind to soft sounds. When we attempt them, they just disappear into nothingness.
DarkThoughts
on 10/23/13
Rainbowdrymouth3 and 2 others liked this  
It bothers me to see an extra U in words like color, favorite and neighbors. Stop adding unnecessary letters to our words rest of the world! :p
luvdemzlovato
on 10/24/13
thank you! it's america, not england!
25Shadow75
on 10/23/13
TheMadam and 2 others liked this  
You think that is bad...Try "Ebonics"...
edsi13
on 10/24/13
i have always had spelling and grammer issues. mostly not being able to spell words i dont use on a daily bacis but i had to over come that. i really do not like when pepole correct me when i do not use the right word at the right time!!!!!
mburke92
on 10/24/13
abby247 and 3 others liked this  
What's bothering me now is the fact that some people are saying "colour" is right and "color" is wrong or it's "aluminum" not "aluminium" etc. It's all correct. There's British English and there's American English. Can we all understand each other? Of course we can, except for an occasional phrase here and there. That doesn't mean it's all the same though. It's kind of like Portugal and Brazil both speaking Portuguese. It's all Portuguese but there are still a lot of differences. Even in America alone there are differences-some people say "pop" while others say "soda" (I'd give more examples but I'm rambling a bit now haha).
I just wanted to point that out, I'm not sure if people are serious or just joking around. (If you're all joking then sorry never mind!)
jenmansour16
on 10/24/13
luvdemzlovato and 1 others liked this  
This whole question was irritating.
Loganmott
on 10/24/13
dfg
MrMega
on 10/23/13
Robyn2586 liked this  
I pointed out an error, just yesterday, that was supposedly a direct quote from a teacher. It was a pointed story, and upon reading the entire thing, I had to comment something like, "Is it wrong that my first reaction to that story was that the teach misspelled "you're" as "your"? Oddly enough, I got quite a few "likes" and people agreed it was irritating.
Another highly irritating error I am seeing, just in the past couple years, is spelling "our" as "are". Seriously, I think some schools need to lay off the snow days/days off!!! Not all schools are bad about it, but I do know certain districts that seem to be off if snow is even mentioned, and everyone around them are open. Then, they are closed once every two weeks for a "teachers' day"?? I honestly do not see how they can open within days of other schools, then finish at the same time when they are closed so many more days (it literally seems they are closed at l
JustBentley
on 10/23/13
UTMomof502 and 1 others liked this  
Poor spelling is irritating!
rks111
on 10/23/13
They should have asked "Does spelling and grammer and typing errors get you botherd?" Then they would have had poor grammar in the question (using "does" instead of "do" for more than one subject) in addition to the spelling and typing errors that were intentionally included (grammer and botherd).
tkoblondee
on 10/23/13
Rainbowdrymouth3 and 1 others liked this  
It bugs me when someone is pointing out mistakes that someone else has made and they use improper grammar or get the spelling wrong. But I make mistakes on my phone for various reasons so I have to assume others do the same.
Jayesper
on 10/23/13
Yeah I think it's so annoying though they just stick out like a damn sore thumb. They are irritatingly common in my city's newspaper (for shame)... But I feel so superior when I notice them! I do make them myself but I try my darndest to correct myself. (I care not for "correct sentence / phrase structure" like a few do... I'll often see someone complain about something which doesn't look that bad to me and be all GRAMMAR GRAMMAR YADA YADA YADA.)
Honeysingh21
on 10/23/13
Jayesper and 1 others liked this  
what is today swag code
Jayesper
on 10/23/13
I am getting sooooooo sick of missing them... "Check for Swag Code" on toolbar you are so useless!
LJSquishy
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 1 others liked this  
Grammer? Wow. It's grammar.
happypeople
on 10/23/13
Jayesper liked this  
I believe they did that on purpose to point out spelling errors that people make sometimes.
punk309
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
...so
CherryKoneko
on 10/23/13
cwm747 liked this  
Usually, I don't mind grammatical errors; especially if it's on purpose. (Ish just for funnnn, ya know?)

The only reason why I become bothered by any errors whatsoever is because I feel it shows a lack of professionalism about the other person.

I honestly think having excellent good grammar, punctuation, etc, leaves a good impression on others. :)

I also tend correct other people just because I like to be an annoying grammar nazi. Muahaha.
ElReyAsombroso
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
Try
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ElReyAsombroso
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
Search
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and check if it gives you sbs!
whitesnoop7769
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
not really.you just have to read between the lines.lol
yogendradnc
on 10/23/13
yes, it needs because its show us our pesonality.
mgtheman
on 10/23/13
Robyn2586 and 4 others liked this  
A typo won't bother me. Nor would intentional errors done for specific reasons, as in this question. Idiosyncratic phrases won't embothern me in the slightest; I use plenty of words I just made up.

However, certain basic errors in spelling or grammar drive me absolutely nuts. If you say "your" when you mean "you're," I will cringe, and if you say "ur," I will probably murder you. Chatspeak and textspeak drive me nuts EVEN in chats and text messages.

Put simply, if your writing is bad enough as to leave your literacy in doubt, I will be driven up several walls. Otherwise, I don't much care.
haleybear123
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
love it!!!
uuuuuhhhhh
on 10/23/13
Robyn2586 and 1 others liked this  
Apparently, people who feel an urge to correct other people's grammar are actually suffering from a form of OCD called: Grammar Pedantry Syndrome. Eh, so be it :P
jenniapple
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
i don't think it should matter if people can't spell, some other people mite not be able to do math.
stepfordste
on 10/23/13
jtippetts and 4 others liked this  
* might :p
wordygirl
on 10/23/13
Robyn2586 and 7 others liked this  
I'm guessing the wording, spelling, and punctuation in this question were ironic, right?
stepfordste
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 2 others liked this  
I sincerely hope so! lol
SnapdragonT
on 10/23/13
luvdemzlovato and 1 others liked this  
I assume so. I was still annoyed.
Oulou123
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
lol, didn't notice it until I saw your post, then I went back...funny
terry1905
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
you mean like the way you miss spelled. lol no i could care less.
chipreal
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
live mocha needs you.
bonnie91954
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 1 others liked this  
I'm not bothered unless it's my children or grandchildren. They may have gotten mad at me at one time or another, but I'm the one they call when spelling is important, like on applications, etc.
IPlayPiano
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 3 others liked this  
And to everyone complaining about the spelling of "grammar" in the question, I think they did it on purpose, just sayin'. They also should have used a comma instead of the first "and", "bothered" is misspelled, and the sentence is grammatically incorrect (should say "bother you" instead of "get you botherd").
IPlayPiano
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 1 others liked this  
I just started reading the e-book "Six Miles With Courage" a few minutes ago, but it drove me nuts with the constant changes between past and present tense (for no reason whatsoever!) that I quit it and came to answer the SB poll for today. It gave me a good laugh!
surfergirl77
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 1 others liked this  
Words & letters have never been my friend in fact all things related to spelling & writing have always been difficult for me since childhood

I even learned to read a bit later then my sibling it always made me feel depressed & embarrassed, but now that I'm an adult I've come to the realization that I may never be good at writing & words may always be hard for me so there's no sense in beating myself up over it

Besides we all can't be good at everything I'm good at plenty of other things I was even in my local paper for being creative, so I guess someone thought I was good at something so now I no longer allow my writing or typing skills to bother me.
tabbanie
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 1 others liked this  
I don't think spelling is all that important...well, if I'm reading a book, I kind of expect good spelling. But in an email or post, as long as it is understandable, what does it matter? I get annoyed by people who criticize other people's spelling and grammar. I wonder if when talking to people face to face, do they criticize other people's grammar and vocabulary? It just seems impolite and unkind.
ksdrowse
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 2 others liked this  
I used to be a teacher. It drove me nuts when a co-worker spoke incorrectly.
rorose132
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 5 others liked this  
As a writing tutor and an ESL English tutor, YES! C'mon, native English speakers, you've known how to read and write since early childhood, act like it!
tabbanie
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero and 3 others liked this  
I think correct spelling is overrated. I don't have problems with spelling, but I have family members who have dyslexia. They read pretty well now after a lot of help, but spelling is often a problem. I get annoyed for my family members when I see mean comments about spelling errors on posts. Some people seem to be very critical. I feel that if you can understand what is written, you shouldn't criticize. The person may be just lazy or he or she may be dyslexic or just have difficulty with spelling.
Now when it comes to books that I'm reading, I do get a bit annoyed about spelling errors. A few spelling errors in a book is okay, but the editors or proofreaders are supposed to fix stuff like that.
rorose132
on 10/23/13
jugmenthero liked this  
BTW, find the comma splice!
julielopez
on 10/23/13
ElsieMcDuck liked this  
Botherd???? Really?
lord42
on 10/23/13
English is very good
julielopez
on 10/23/13
Please spell "grammar" correctly.
thegeminibreeze
on 10/23/13
Yes! But only if they are really bad and really noticeable.
paocarter
on 10/23/13
abby247 liked this  
Yes!!! and it is "grammar" not "grammer"
English is my second language and I spell much better than English native speakers!!!
ahsin17
on 10/23/13
ok. testing
Fuji420
on 10/23/13
tabbanie and 1 others liked this  
Doesn't bother me,I'm not in school,nor trying to impress anyone..
Surion
on 10/23/13
Swagbucks has been trolling us about this as of late... They're after our goats. Mark my words... XD

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