Member Rara Avis
My, my, my!
I come in here to express myself and what happens? I am assaulted by a plethora of veiled reprimands!!!
Nan- I figgered youd be on my side. But...OUCH!
Ali- Gun down, coffee down the sink, (hiding Mountain Dew behind my back.) I agree! And I think it's usually fairly obvious when it's a matter of someone's personal style, like Walt. (Which BTW was a very good example, LOL) I also understand that sometimes it's just a matter of simple error. Hey, this I understand too! I'm no less human, (though some of my ex's might disagree,) than the next person. I am prone to mistakes myself! I like to think that most of them are typos which I overlook, but hey...I make mistakes too!
As for those who's native language isn't English...umm... Dunno! I know it still bothers me! I understand that people aren't doing it to annoy me. And I understand that like writing, people probably have just as many different reasons for the things they do! BUT, that doesn't mean "I" have to like it!!!
Ron- If you think that might help, then I am ALL for it!!! Heck, I'll even Moderate! (Because, of course, I'M perfect! ) Perhaps it would help, perhaps not...who know. I suppose at the worst, (assuming you're not just poking fun at me!) That you can always delete it later on down the road if it turns out to be somethign that isn't going to work...
By the way, you know what is almost as irritating as bad grammar, Chris? Cryptic Titles that have nothing to do with the post!
Ok, ok... point taken...
Munda- Understood! As I said to Ali though...it's just a personal pet peeve. Heck, I even get upset when I see that I've made an error...you wouldn't believe the names I've called myself! As a matter of fact, most of the time when you see that I've edited a post, it's because I've seen one and had to go back and fix it!!! And hey, you teach me Dutch, and I'll teach you English!!!
Denise- I understand what you're saying too. My concern though, is that despite how I feel about the errors, I'd rather come in here and scream about it, than to possibly discourage someone from writing. I would really hate to think that I made someone feel bad. It takes enough courage, (for those without an overblown ego like mine ) to simply post their work for the world to see! The last thing they probably need is for some jerk like myself telling them that they need to learn how to spell!
Thanks for putting up with me people, (though barely it seems!)