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Ok, I am truely sorry for this, but this has been a pain on my shoulders for the LAST time.

For the past few months to a few years, I have seen our literature written levels just decline.  And I mean DECLINE!  I don't know if it's because of the economy going haywire that's causing everyone to have a huccous over nothing, or it's just people getting lazy.  I, for one, am getting sick and tired of seeing people writing things in the incorrect style. 

For Example:  I love there outfits.  They are so cool. 

The problem I am seeing with this vague sentence is the "there" part; it's suppose to be "their", as in expressed for more than one person.  "They're" is a conjunction of "they" and "are":  "They're yours, are they not?"  And "there", meaning for stating a person, place, thing, setting, etc:  "There it is!" :hehe:

Another thing I am seeing throughout messages I have received through text, paper notes, sometimes on the web (Yes, including here), and other places are the substitutional verbs of already formed words.  Meaning, "You" being substituted for "U".  I mean, come on, people!  Are we just getting bored and lazy for typing/writing things for other people?  A few others would be "r" for "are", "ur" for "your or you're" (Which I have no godly idea WHY it sounds like 'your' when it sounds like 'er'), "ppl" for the obvious word stated itself, and a couple others that I may have missed. :oops:

There is a reason why GOOGLE was made for:  So you can check your mistakes and find the correct word!

It's probably just me, but it seems like the written knowledgeable levels of our nations is steadily declining in the formal fields and drifting off into the texting-style fields; sickens me to see it so... :oops:

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I usually try to get things right when I post.

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In addition, you also made errors here:

literature written levels

A better structure would be "written literature levels."

Here:

And I mean DECLINE!

Never start a sentence with "and." Also, when italics are available, they should generally be chosen over caps, although I'm not too anal about all that.

Here:

huccous

"Huccous" even a word, according to the spell check.

Here:

over nothing, or it's just people getting lazy.

Here we see incorrect parallel structure. It should be "or if it's just people getting lazy."

Here:

the incorrect style.

"The" implies there is only one, when in fact there are many.

Here:

There is a reason why GOOGLE was made for:

Either "why" or "for" should be removed, as only one is necessary.

And here:

; sickens me to see it so...

That's a fragment. It should be "; it sickens me..."

Of course, I agree with you completely, and all of your mistakes were small enough that I'm more than willing to accept them. I just couldn't resist pointing them out given the fact that you made grammatical errors while ranting about grammar :P

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The poster above me is a grammar nazi on an unimaginable level, and should FEEL bad.

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The poster above me is a grammar nazi on an unimaginable level, and should FEEL bad.

Grammar Nazi is a title, and thus should be capitalized as a proper noun.

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Xort beat me again while I was writing my reply.  Furthermore, he should also try to avoid antagonizing the original poster by being a Grammar Nazi.

Ok, I am truely sorry for this, but this has been a pain on my shoulders for the LAST time.

For the past few months to a few years, I have seen our literature written levels just decline.  And I mean DECLINE!  I don't know if it's because of the economy going haywire that's causing everyone to have a huccous over nothing, or it's just people getting lazy.  I, for one, am getting sick and tired of seeing people writing things in the incorrect style. 

I'd primarily blame the schooling system (which sucks right now because it's way too easy) and the fact that so many kids these days use 1337 speak when doing things like texting or chatting on msn that they start to use it in everyday communication on the Internet (where they spend a ton of time).  Also, they don't read enough books. I could go on and on but I'm sure you get the idea. :)

For Example:  I love there outfits.  They are so cool. 

The problem I am seeing with this vague sentence is the "there" part; it's suppose to be "their", as in expressed for more than one person.  "They're" is a conjunction of "they" and "are":  "They're yours, are they not?"  And "there", meaning for stating a person, place, thing, setting, etc:  "There it is!" :hehe:

"They are so cool" is grammatically acceptable as well.  It's not necessary to use a conjunction in cases like is, although it is preferable.  "I would rather eat this" does not have to be reduced to "I'd rather eat this", for example.

There is a reason why GOOGLE was made for:  So you can check your mistakes and find the correct word!

I personally use Firefox, although it doesn't always work.

It's probably just me, but it seems like the written knowledgeable levels of our nations is steadily declining in the formal fields and drifting off into the texting-style fields; sickens me to see it so... :oops:

I personally despite it as well.  Back in my day.....damn I'm beginning to sound old here.  :lol:

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lolinorite, dunno y ppl cant put effort into there posts

^This is why this topic exists.
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lolinorite, dunno y ppl cant put effort into there posts

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Well, i guess he means me. :?

More than you. You aren't even that bad in comparison to some of the utter butchery the English language has to endure.

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More than you. You aren't even that bad in comparison to some of the utter butchery the English language has to endure.

Agreed.  This is more of a general rant at what the English language goes through on a daily basis.  I get much worse misspellings and grammar errors with this one chick who keeps text messaging me. :/

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Alright, alright, I had to post that :P

Anyways, people post as if this is an IM. Not only is it annoying to read, but it shows your lack of intelligence. My mom works at a community college and she gets students all the time who don't even know that you're suppose to capitalize the first word of a sentence and use a period at the end of one. It's pathetic and shows what direction education of people nowadays is going in. My grammar and spelling isn't perfect, but it's a helluva lot better then what I've seen.

Well, i guess he means me. :?

I can understand if you have a hard time spelling, but you can use a spell checker :)

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2 things I quickly mention.

1- Text speak and 1337 sp33k have a history, text speak started due to strict character limits on mobile phones. The origins of 1337 differ depending on who you ask, but it's great to see a language evolve in our life time which brings me to-

2- Laguage changes, and the internet is global. I once heard a prediction that in 200 years time we will be speaking something closer to panglish rather then English. Hell, even Americans can't get it right with 'there' color, and honor, and heck, and I shouldn't have to mention a term so bad it should be a crime, v-jay-jay.

Nigga was a polite term, retard, spastic, moron, lame, these were all medical conditions that became insults due to common use. Gay meant happy at one point. I could go on, but try reading shakespear and see if you can understand it despite it being 'modern english' (whos english class was shakespear in anyway?)

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Nigga was a polite term, retard, spastic, moron, lame, these were all medical conditions that became insults due to common use. Gay meant happy at one point. I could go on, but try reading shakespear and see if you can understand it despite it being 'modern english' (whos english class was shakespear in anyway?)

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I aLsO hAtE iT wHeN pEoPlE tYpE lIkE tHiS.  :trollface:

Yep. The only time I ever found leet or 1337 speak acceptable was when section 8 did it in army of two.
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What Pisses Me Off Most Is When People Capitalize Every Word In A Sentence.

YoU meaN liKE WhAt YoU JusT dId THeRE?  :trollface:
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