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A Good example of an OT post on here part, having nothing to say about the message, her ego requires a sarky comment about an obvious mistype just to keep the troll going.
Yes, it was a mistype. Another one.
I can't recall a post where you didn't constantly stumble over the English language.
Acceptable, if English is not your mother tongue.
Unacceptable in the days of instant spell check.
Goss, you're a teacher.
Your standards should be better than this.
The spelling/gramatical or simply mistype are because I do not bother to edit as I consider net posting as a conversation, not a form of publishing, so consider the message more important then the academic rules, and rechecking to me is a waste of time.
When I criticize others for such, I always do so after recognizing the message to which I am referring. My objections to most crits come when the responder ignores the message.
As for length the solution on your part is simple, either don´t read or skip the parts you find not relevant, some people find them interesting, and posts are not necessarily just for the Reading of one specific person. There are three reasons for the length I can think of:
1. added stuff anticipating a further response or question, especially when my subject is controversal.
2. an incentive to go deeper and expand on the initial subject.
3. in many cases stream of conscious, because I save my posts, to add to my research, because ideas come to me that I had not thought of before.
Yes, I am a teacher and as such would have a responsibility to set an example when teaching, but as this is an informal discussion, I have no need to adhere to your standards that would be appropriate to the classroom or formal papers.
Spell check is useful in a different context, but in this context it is a waste of time because it gets in they way of stream of conscious as in a conversation. Yours would be a valid crit if the supposed errors, change the meaning of my message. For example though I am not responsable for the inserted "a" in problema it has no effect on the message.
I noticed you have been paying more attention to your spelling.
The problem with a post littered with spelling errors is that it is too distracting.
Some people find it difficult to skip over a typo. I am one of those.
There is also the fact that poor spelling and grammar online is an inherent sign of danger.
If you receive an email telling you your banking details are compromised and the grammar is appalling, it means it is a scam. People react very differently these days to mistakes, because the internet is a pretty dodgy place and that is always something to watch out for.
It's nobody's fault. But you have just proven that you can type correctly when you care.
Keep it up!
A for effort!
Another short attention span problem just because you have noticed less spelling errors is not evidence that I have been paying more or less attention to this issue. Your imaginary some people who have trouble skipping over spelling and grammer errors, are usually some combinaion of anal retentatives, trolls looking for errors, and have no interest in the topic at hand, in this case "French culture" ?¿?¿?¿?¿.
As another example of anal retentativeness as shown up in your binary thinking pattern, is this ...
"Your imaginary some people who have trouble...are usually some combination of anal retentives, trolls..."
Then they aren't 'imaginary', right?
I hardly ever go back to a restaurant which misspells their menu. You cant write, you cant cook it.
One of the most difficult time I had when teaching high school students and even some inuniversity is their grades had basicly been earned by proving to the teacher that they had done the required Reading, as opposed to understaning what they had read.
Looking forward to seeing if you did my reading assignment!
Your imaginary some people who have trouble skipping over spelling and grammer errors
Like myself? And Di? And others who have commented on it?
To me, a post riddled with spelling and grammar errors is an indication of a lack of intelligence.
This (admitted) bias infects your post, as it calls into doubt the reliability of your ability to understand the argument.
There is no logical connection between eligability to cook and spell correctly. I suspect that your "hardly ever" is not true, besides there is no posible fact connected to "hardly ever" because there is no standard measure for it.
Other things that make this conclusión invalid are some times restaurant owners (who usually make the signs, not the cooks) purpously put mistakes to get your attention. I can remember one on the Santa Ana Freeway near Los Angeles advertising a Christmas Breakfast on Easter Sunday. Another possibility is that one of the more common Jobs for immigrants is working as cooks in restaurants, and English competency is seldom a requirement.
A more serious example of immigrant workers I experienced right after 9-11 when Bush II was increasing homeland security at airports saying he was hiring only native American citizens. But when I got to the counter, a Filipino looking person asked me to put my "baggagezz>>S>><<" on the table, obviously unaware that the noun "baggage" is uncountable.
Often in American restaurants where food of foreign origin is servedd the words are spelled wrong boy otherwise correct American spellers.
If you have a problema with my mistype or misspelling it is invalid to asume that I don´t know the difference as this is only one possibility, the another is that I neither care nor have the time to edit. If you have a specific example of a real personal problema with something I misspelled, I would be glad to discuss it even if off topic as this has nothing to do with French culture and has already been explained to you and ignored.