I think of proper English as a way of saying, "I care about you." It shows that I took time to capitalize and spell out words like "you" and "anyone." It means I think you're worth the effort.PeteVu wrote:how necessary is proper english for what i see as a casual forum?
Certainly not everyone thinks this way, but regardless of the message board, if I see a lot of misspellings or careless syntax; or if I see a lot of Internet shorthand or smileys; I don't enjoy reading the posts as much.
I don't know. This is the only place I know you from. So, based on my limited exposure to you I'd have to say, "Yeah. I think you probably write like this a lot."do you think i write like this for more important matters?
I don't know. I've read the entire Internet and I've seen a lot of different writing styles. A lot of people aren't so good at stringing letters together to make words, let alone stringing together words articulately.its easy to "articulately string together a few words" for an email; i send out several a day.
Ow. That hit me where I live. I think analyzing literature -- especially Victorian and 18th/19th century literature -- is a fine way to spend one's time. 'Course, your mileage may vary on that one (or YMMV as the hip kids write). And I don't know what "excessively precise grammar" is. Grammar is a bit like mathematics, only maybe a little more fluid. If the rules of grammar are followed, then it just makes it easier for all to understand what is meant by your sentences, paragraphs, and posts.After junior high english i never learned anything useful in english class. analyzing literature? excessively precise grammar? useless.
But...but... if your content is flawed -- if you can't even get basic things like capitalization and spelling correct -- why should I trust the rest of your content?i let my content speak for my "attention to detail, educational level, and overall intelligence," not my spelling and grammar.
And in closing -- who the hell is Gwen Stefani and why is she dressed like a drum majorette on my television?