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How important are proper Grammer and accurate Spelling in today's world?

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Correct Grammar. Acts 2 v 38 Is Bible Scriptural Salvation. The Very Same as The Early Church.

For Spelling it out. God put the Man - made family body trinity churches here, Rev. 17 v's 4 - 6. <- - 2nd. Cor.11 v 14 Is Their Author !
---Lawrence on 10/9/13


In addition to what I said here on 25th June I would like to point out that in the area of England, from which I originate, we speak with a strong regional accent and even use words not understood in other parts of England, never mind in the rest of the world.

When I left home to work in a different county (40 miles away) I had to learn to modify my speech immediately because people did not understand my accent or my choice of words (at times).

These issues are important if we wish to get on in life but they are not worth arguing over on a website where people from all over the world wish to contribute.

Tolerance shows love.
---Rita_H on 10/6/13


Lydia, thanks you for that. I do feel that God has truly blessed me in many ways. Life is never perfect but I am more than content with mine.
---Warwick on 8/4/13


Hello,Bro.Warwick, thankyou,(with all respect) yes,it threw me for a "loop" when the specialist told me years ago,
you going to loose left eye,had 6 surgeries, God good all the same.

We all got something, that's life! Please continue to encourage others,may the Lord bless you & your family.love of Jesus! Lidia4796
---lidia4796 on 8/3/13


Lidia, you certainly have a perfect excuse for making some mistakes. All the best!
---Warwick on 7/30/13




Thankyou,Bro.Mark, it takes a while because as you know I am legally blind, you will not believe how long it takes to go over, and over. Make sure the spelling. So that an issue.However I thank God He allows me to see at all, I have a neighbor who is totally blind and he has a hard time, get someone go with him and shop. God bless us all, His love is AMAZING! Stick with The Son the best is yet to come! Smiles! Love of Jesus!
---lidia4796 on 7/29/13


Sister Lidia, do not worry so much about your spelling. It is understandable. Maybe the problem is with those who cannot understand it very well. Maybe their problem is comprehension. Comprehension is a problem with many people. They were born that way, but there are exercises, and skill test they can do to learn more.
---Mark_V. on 7/28/13


Shira, I am sure none of us has perfect grammar or spelling. However should we not always strive to do our best, to endeavour to make our point clearly? I am far from expert but I wonder how some people who blog on ChristiaNet could have gone through school and still write so poorly. It is not just about spelling and grammar but poor sentence construction, which clouds meaning. Those whose first language isn't English have an excuse but as to the others I think it is laziness.
---Warwick on 7/27/13


spelling and grammer are important do you really think no one understands another if they don't spell or speak the correct grammer? I wonder if that works during wartime and when kids are small or even teens.
---shira4368 on 7/27/13


Hello Shira4368,,yes,Steve Harvey from the old neighborhood when my family moved herr.He is on youtube,gave his testimony how people try to put him down, the rich religious folks who feel he is not "christ like" He actually ,poor man broke down in tears,He does TV but He loves Jesus! People are too, judgemental, he said God been His help through all his life! I cried,too. It was so,touching! God bless you all.
---lidia4796 on 7/27/13




Gordon correct spelling, and grammar are only important if we wish people to understand our meaning.
---Warwick on 7/27/13


lidia, you have made me laugh again. I can picture you and your mom. cherish the great memories. I am watching steve Harvey and he makes me crack up. if you want a good laugh watch him.
---shira4368 on 7/26/13


Shira4368,my friend you are blessed
of God & highly favored! Smiles, good see you on here,always! I love you in the Lord, you like many good folks onCNT, if you hurt, I hurt too! Well,my mother we taught her english best we could, she was funny somtimes,too! She wrote alot different then me,but one thing we both had ...sometimes,I write stuff & ha!ha! I can't read my own writing! That's wild!!
---lidia4796 on 7/26/13


lidia, you are so funny. don't let cluny intimidate you. he is made from the same flesh and blood as you. he does pay attention to spelling. sometimes I can't spell certain things. my brother did that with my mom once. I told him how she said a word was not his business. I told him when he started supporting himself, then he can tell himself how to say things.
---shira4368 on 7/25/13


Ha! Ha! You all are a mess! Now you all know lidia can not read that Y2daK stuff yall got on here! . I try to write the best I can I am still afraid of cluny remember last time? I got in trouble (smiles) TEXT talk...you ain't seed me do dat No Mo' ha!ha! Hey,this is fun...I bet he plays excellante piano classical though! ha!ha!
---lidia4796 on 7/25/13


Catherine: Complacently embracing functional illiteracy is a very dangerous place to be in. There's a story of frogs in a barrel of water with a fire burning beneath it. Ever so slowly the woefully ignorant frogs were stewed to death as the water got hotter n hotter.

Total dependency upon the "gadgets" to do the work (thinking for you) may get you in a stew (a lot of hot water) one day. What will you do if the gadgets break down indefinitely? What would you be able to fall back on? It's imperative to have a backup plan when all else fails. For this reason alone, grammar & accurate spelling skills are assets we must strive to have & keep in today's world. It's not in our best interest to let technology dumb us down! :)
---Leon on 7/7/13


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I don't think it's too important! Don't need to know how to spell with all the gadgets. And the grammar, nobody understands you anyways. Don't understand a word you say. People has this problem.
---Catherine on 7/1/13


Mark_V.:

You said: People should just stop complaining and whining.

I heartily agree!

You said: Why not just thank God for saving you and answer the questions kindly and stop whining.

People want to be in control. They want others to believe as they do. Anyone who doesn't do so challenges their control.

Also, people love drama - it gets rid of boredom. This is why people rubber-neck when driving past car accidents, and why people watch train-wreck TV shows like Jerry Springer and Divorce Court and Cops - they KNOW the outcomes never turn out well, and that is part of the appeal.
---StrongAxe on 6/26/13


Elder: texting is fine, because when you're texting someone you know, the two people will have set up a 'code language' that both will understand.

On a blog site, doing that is more difficult, as the people are not known to each other, and people may get confused.

That is why I would propose using 'proper English' here, so that we know that everyone would understand everyone else

Just an idea, of course!
---Peter on 6/26/13


Hey, somebody wake Gordon up!!! :)

I may be wrong, but I think Gordon wants to make the point that when we diligently practice doing what's right, it significantly decreases our chances of getting life wrong. But, if we're complacent about & even fondly embrace the wrong in our lives, we'll ultimately come to think of it as being right.

The old folks in my life use to say in my hearing, "Practice makes perfect." I'd like to echo that in yours ears my fellow CN bloggers.
---Leon on 6/26/13


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People should just stop complaining and whining. Believers are never happy campers. They are ready to judge another brother when they cannot answer questions put to them. They want to set the rules, Calling names, changing the way they talk to others, and many times even bring the devil into the conversation. Why not just thank God for saving you and answer the questions kindly and stop whining.
---Mark_V. on 6/26/13


Ugh..... does this mean we all gotta give up texting on the phone? I jus hdn home....forgit ths stuf.
---Elder on 6/25/13


Leon: You do have a point, though I personally (as a former English teacher) dislike using abbreviations and other such methods of shortening.

However, it is a pity that the re-writing of so many things occurs, and that so many blogs are actually two or three people arguing about something irrelevant to the subject of the blog.

However, I would still prefer to have a longer space, to be able to better express myself.
---Peter9556 on 6/25/13


That would depend on the purpose of our using words anyway. Here, I am sure that we can all work out what another wishes to say but, on many occasions, correct grammar, punctuation, spelling etc. are extremely important. There are enough things in this world which have been dumbed down. I would hate to see sloppy writing, atrocious spelling, no punctuation etc. become the norm.

It IS an indication of the individual's education and intelligence whether we like that fact or not.

Christians should try to be reasonably articulate also if they wish to reach others and make a message clear with no misunderstandings.
---Rita_H on 6/25/13


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Peter: If we CN bloggers wouldn't use paragraph breaks & cite whole Bible passages verbatum ~ if some of us would stop using trite & redundant speech that boringly repeats what another blogger said, e.g., "YOU SAID", previously (arrrrgggg! :]) ~ if only we'd all use more ampersands, abbreviations & acronyms, it wouldn't be necessary for us to exceed the 125 word limit. Also, I wish were a search bar on CN for bloggers who bring up subjects that have been hashed & rehashed many times. There they could quitely soak of ancient impartations of the CN wise bloggers.
---Leon on 6/24/13


do any person reading this blog remember dizzy dean, announcer for the Yankees baseball team? he lost his job for saying "ain't". the Yankees lost one of the most colorful announcers ever in baseball. everyone loved his down to earth announcing. just goes to show how "correct" we should be. I stopped watching the Yankees even tho I loved roger maris, mickey mantle, and some of the others I can't remember their names.
---shira4368 on 6/24/13


It is more important to be saved. God does not choose us for our grammar, spelling expertise, or your goodness, how bad you were, your education, your looks or anything else. He just likes a few people.
---Catherine on 6/24/13


Jed, Leon: 'Incorrect grammar/spelling leads to unclear communication whereas unrepentant sin leads to damnation'

The big problem here is that other problems with communication, like bad ways of expressing oneself (we were probably all taught essay writing in school, but was anyone taught to write an essay of 150 words, the size of a blog post here?) may make OTHERS think you are damned when you are not!

This is the problem of blogs

I personally believe the 150 word limit is the reason for half of the arguments on Christianet. On most of my posts I would like at least 250 words.

P.S. I've been an English teacher.
---Peter9556 on 6/24/13


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If someone cannot understand something, just ask the person to explain. Maybe that person will answer you, or ask the Holy Spirit to give you discernment or just don't answer and go to the ones, you can understand, the ones that make you happy.
---Mark_V. on 6/19/13


..."Don't you think your carrying this a little too far? Poor grammar/spelling and sin are completely different things."
---Jed on 6/17/13



True Jed, different they are, but both are things that need to be "corrected" in our lives. Incorrect grammar/spelling leads to unclear communication whereas unrepentant sin leads to damnation. :)
---Leon on 6/17/13


...are you really suggesting it's okay to tolerate, even overlook, the "habitually" sloppy (uncorrected) communications of others? Why should anyone be willing to condone such repeat errors? Could not the same be said for sin?
---Leon on 6/17/13


Don't you think your carrying this a little too far? Poor grammar/spelling and sin are completely different things.
---Jed on 6/17/13


It's important to note that Satan has had over 2,000 years to corrupt the gospel. It's not grammar and spelling that we should be worried about, but the meaning of words. Knowledge of the world has increase considerably within the past 100 years that the meaning of words has grown five times the knowledge and many words even have opposite meanings and meanings that meant something bad is now good and vice versa. All these new meanings have, in turn, corrupted the true meaning of the gospel as you notice by the different ideas on these christian blogs. If one would only read the bible through the eyes of a child would one know the true meaning of the gospel.
---Steveng on 6/17/13


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Jed, StrongAxe: It is true one can understand 'somewhat incorrect spelling or grammar'.

The real question, however, is whether one will actually enjoy reading what that person wrote as much as one would have if the English was written better.

Really well written English can be a real pleasure to read, while reading English that reads as though you are trying to understand binary code has no joy at all!
---Peter9556 on 6/17/13


Jed:

I agree, that the English language has sufficient redundancy that, in most cases, it's possible to discern correct meaning, even with poor spelling, grammar, punctuation, or even letters or words missing. However, there are occasions where there are two ore more plausible messages one could discern from the same text. (In my facetious example, the meaning is clear in most cases, but not necessarily, if the writer is a cannibal!)
---StrongAxe on 6/17/13


"...If you use any type of social media or text messaging, then you should be used to such errors and much worse...You have to be smart enough to put their sentences in context."[?]
---Jed on 6/16/13


I hear you Jed & am glad that works for you. I agree, we all make "unintended" grammatical & punctuation errors occasionally, for one reason or another. But, are you really suggesting it's okay to tolerate, even overlook, the "habitually" sloppy (uncorrected) communications of others? Why should anyone be willing to condone such repeat errors? Could not the same be said for sin?
---Leon on 6/17/13


StrongAxe, I understand that punctuation changes the meaning of sentences. But an intelligent person should be able to understand messages that contain such errors. If you read "let's eat grandma" on these blogs and you really think the person is suggesting that we eat their grandmother, then you are the stupid one for not knowing better, not them. If I were to read that I would know what they meant, even though they didn't use correct punctuation. If you use any type of social media or text messaging, then you should be used to such errors and much worse. You have to be smart enough to put their sentences in context.
---Jed on 6/16/13


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Amen Guys!
1Co_6:4 If then ye have judgments of things pertaining to this life, set them to judge who are least esteemed in the church.

I thank God I will never be a judge!
You will all be welcome in this house.
And by the will of God, not mine.
Peace Brothers
---TheSeg on 6/16/13


\\BU7 M0R3 1MP0R74N7LY WHY 4R3 Y0U 7RY1NG 70 R34D 4 M3554G3 W17H 4B50LU73LY N07H1NG 70 54Y?\\

That can be said about so many of the postings on these blogs.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 6/16/13


"How important are proper Grammer and accurate Spelling in today's world?"

Apparently, not very! Note the misspelling of the word grammar in the blog question. While we all make an occasional mistake in our writing, I believe that we should strive in our written (as well as spoken) communications to be as accurate as possible, since it is a reflection of our character. I have noted in my professional career that those with the best communication skills advance the fastest and the farthest.

On the other hand, the product being turned out in our (USA) government schools is abysmal in this regard.



---jerry6593 on 6/16/13


Strongaxe, while that example is funny, that is all it is, funny, no one would understand it to be, "Let's eat grandma." Unless two cannibals were talking to each other. They would really understand each other. We don't have that problem, for there is no cannibals on CN. Some might want to devour you, but their own words will condemn them (Matt. 12:37).
---Mark_V. on 6/16/13


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Jed:

While in most cases, precise spelling and grammar are not vital to understanding the meaning of a message, sometimes they are, if two totally different messages are very similar.

For example, look at the difference a single comma makes between:

"Let's eat, grandma!"

and

"Let's eat grandma!"
---StrongAxe on 6/15/13


Very good Seq. Be blessed! :)
---Leon on 6/15/13


"Floor-play" now that's "It's Eclectic"
I have to remember, to say that at the end.
"That's our floor-play"
It's too good to leave out!

Frasier, what a show!
One of the best!!

I think the Blog Question was answer in Genesis 11:1-11
What I mean is the world didn't end because of it

My Dad once said something to me when I was a kid.
Which I found to be profound and useful even today!
For a man of wisdom few words are necessary.

I think God would agree!
Yea, have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

And yes I still remember what you said in the Sanctuary
Pro_26:4, Peace!
---TheSeg on 6/15/13


How important are proper Grammer and accurate Spelling in today's world?
---Gordon on 6/12/13

It iz nut that important at awl

we is always updating our dikshawnry, and adding new words, and even some urban slang

communication is most important

if you do not understand what the other person says, ask him to explain, tell him that you do not understand

also never assume that the other person understands you
---francis on 6/15/13


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WHY 4R3 W3 5P3LL1NG GR4MM3R W17H 4N 3 1N5734D 0F 4N 4.

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P34C3!"
---TheSeg on 6/15/13


Perhaps this blog question somehow has a deeper meaning & connection to Kelsey (Frasier) Grammer's precise usage of the English language. By the way, I love that show.

I heard the floor-play joke before. It's a good one & we all need to loosen up (unwind), laugh & not take ourselves so ungodly serious!

"Peace" (Shalom) to you too Seq!!! :)
---Leon on 6/15/13


If everyone wrote the same then everyone would understand each other. Unfortunately, not everyone learned proper language, in this case, English. Some can even speak English, but cannot write it. As a technical writer for an avionics company for the past eleven years I recieve e-mails from airlines and repair houses all over the world. It usually takes me a few minutes to decipher their message. I even wonder if today's printed publications have proofreaders because I find many mistakes, especially within the past year. Although it slows my reading I still understand what is written.
---Steveng on 6/15/13


"How important is proper grammar and accurate spelling in today's world?"

Well Gordon, based on some highly peculiar comments on this blog, it seems "some" aren't concerned with or even interested in doing it right. They place more emphasis & importance on doing it quick, & dirty instead of striving for precision in communication that better enables clear understanding for the intended reading audience. Some "speculate" other bloggers will be able to Vulcan mind meld with them & thereby understand exactly their hieroglyphic goobledygook. Absolutely incredible!!! :)
---Leon on 6/15/13


PLEASE POST
THE AMAZING MIND

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---TheSeg on 6/15/13


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Jed, thank you. No matter what you or I say, the whiners are going to whin, they just don't like you, and try to disrupt your intended message. I tried changing browsers once and my computer went on the blink. I had to pay someone to mix it. My browser does not have spell check, and it is a lot of trouble to go and look words up. I had a dictionary and would stop and look for words, then I gave up, it took too much time. There is a few people I do not understand what their meanings is some times. One sister, when she writes passages, doesn't put down the point of what she is trying to convey. There is also one guy who does that, so I have to ask him what is he saying? Not because he mispelled but because of how he stated his post.
---Mark_V. on 6/15/13


"Opening another browser tab is cumbersome. Opening another application is even more cumbersome. But switching from the computer to open a PHYSICAL BOOK? The inconvenience lacks words... :)"
---StrongAxe on 6/14/13


Aight!!! :))
---Leon on 6/14/13


Opening another browser tab is cumbersome. Opening another application is even more cumbersome. But switching from the computer to open a PHYSICAL BOOK? The inconvenience lacks words... :)
---StrongAxe on 6/14/13


That's why it's silly to make a big deal out of spelling in the first place. Some people actually have lives and come to this site to post a quick message, not to spend hours perfecting their spelling and grammar and critiquing everyone else's. This is a blog site. People aren't going to be spending much time proof reading their messages because it's not important here. The only people who make it important are the ones who are trying to discredit someone else for misspelling a word, which is quite stupid in itself.
---Jed on 6/14/13


Leon:

Opening another browser tab is cumbersome. Opening another application is even more cumbersome. But switching from the computer to open a PHYSICAL BOOK? The inconvenience lacks words... :)
---StrongAxe on 6/14/13


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"...Even if one has an out-of-browser spell-checker, it can be quite a pain to have to reply to a post by copying text, pasting into a word processor, running its spell-check feature, and then copying and pasting it back into a browser window...."
---StrongAxe on 6/14/13


Oy vey! Waaay too cumbersome (awkward) 'Axe! With the CN window open, one can simply type the word(s) he/she is unsure of into a search engine (e.g., Google) to get the correct spelling. No muss, no fuss! The other alternatives are 1.) Ask the audience. 2.) Call a friend. 3.) Discard the puzzling word(s) for one(s) you know you'll have a better chance at spelling correctly or 4.)Simply use a dictionary. :)

Eloy, oh-h-h boy!!!
---Leon on 6/14/13


Leon:

I find Firefox convenient because it spell-checks anything typed into forms. Not all browsers do that. Even if one has an out-of-browser spell-checker, it can be quite a pain to have to reply to a post by copying text, pasting into a word processor, running its spell-check feature, and then copying and pasting it back into a browser window. I'm used to spell-checking by eye, but don't always catch mistakes.

As for Eloy, I heard somebody make a comment to that effect, but it's just one person's opinion - I have not heard anything official on the subject (not surprising, since I rarely ever see moderators here speak openly about any moderating actions - they just seem to happen.)
---StrongAxe on 6/14/13


"If you can't understand what people are saying unless they use perfect grammar, spelling, & punctuation, then [that indicates] your poor communication ability & [IQ], not theirs. I [can] understand foreigners who speak [incorrect] English, or speak [very] little English...I can even read text messages where nothing is capitalized, [there's] no punctuation & entire words are replaced with single letters or even numbers...I certainly have no problem understanding common grammatical errors or mis[s]pelling[s]. If you can't undertand [?!] the messages on these blogs THEN [YOU'RE] THE STUPID ONE...."
---Jed on 6/14/13


Jeeed! You really need to do something about that wild hair! :D
---Leon on 6/14/13


Ditto 'Axe! I'm very puzzled as to why Mark "can't" make spelling corrections on his computer. Does he not have a spell checker? Maybe he doesn't have access to a dictionary? Perhaps he just isn't aware of misspellings that need to be corrected until someone, after the fact, brings it to his attention? Oops, too late! :)

By the way, I thought Eloy had been banished to the cold dark, nether region of blogger space?
---Leon on 6/14/13


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Mark_V.:

I have no way of correcting my spelling on my computer

Firefox hilights misspelled words in the submission form.

Everyone knows what the other is writing

While this is usually true, I remember several times here where someone posted something with grammar so messed up it was impossible to understand. In such cases, it is appropriate to ask the person to try to re-state it in proper English. I do usually agree that spelling and grammar are minor issues (e.g. the misspelling of this Blog's subject itself!)

Exceptions occur where someone specifically brings discusses spelling and grammar as main point (e.g. Eloy insisting "whom is" is correct while "who is" is not).
---StrongAxe on 6/14/13


If you can't understand what people are saying unless they use perfect grammar, spelling, and punctuation, then that is indicative of your poor communication ability and intelligence level, not theirs. I have no problem understanding foreigners who speak in broken English, or speak little English at all. I can understand toddlers who speak half baby language and half muttered-up English. I can even read text messages where nothing is capitalized, there is no punctuation, and entire words are replaced with single letters or even numbers. So I certainly have no problem understanding common grammatical errors or mispelling from time to time. If you can't undertand the the messages on these blogs then you are the stupid one, not them.
---Jed on 6/14/13


Proper communication makes our day better. Nothing that we do or don't do matters in the end.

When I post using my smart-a.. phone, it fills in what I never intended and sometimes it corrects errors of mine. It helps with capitalization.

I suffered a head injury that makes it difficult to type with both hands, so when I use a keyboard at home, I save time by not stressing about capitalization. It does make a difference.

As I said, in the end, the only words that are important is from the Word.
---aka on 6/14/13


\\I believe its all hog wash. Everyone knows what the other is writing. \\

Believing something is hogwash does not make it hogwash.

And just today on one the blogs, someone asked the moderator what was meant by "unique readers". So again, not everyone knows what the other is writing.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/14/13


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Leon, my laptop has automatic spell check. I don't think the desktops have it yet. My iPad also spell check. My laptop has had to correct my spelling many times.
---shira4368 on 6/14/13


"I have no way of correcting my spelling on my computer."

Please explain Mark. I have no idea of what you mean by that statement.
---Leon on 6/14/13


MarkV hit the nail right on the head. While spelling and proper grammar are still important today, for example when writing a resume or a professional letter. But it makes little difference on these blogs, and the person's thoughts are usually conveyed just fine even if they have poor grammar and mispelled words. It is certainly not an indication of one's authority on a topic being discussed as one idiotic person has suggested. It also has nothing to do with the person's ability to think clearly, only their ability to convey their thoughts clearly, which is not the same thing. Stopping in the middle of a debate to correct someone's spelling is an obvious evasion tactic to distract from the fact you've already lost the argument.
---Jed on 6/14/13


I believe its all hog wash. Everyone knows what the other is writing. All they want to do is complain. They don't like your answers so the only thing they have to throw at you is your spelling. I have no way of correcting my spelling on my computer. I do care when I make a mistake, but I know deep in my heart that those who read know what I am saying. The problem here is that there is too many who hate others for disagreeing with them so the only answer they can give is to condemn you for your spelling. Many are only looking for reasons to take a stab at you. A bunch of unhappy whiners.
---Mark_V. on 6/14/13


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\\I've noticed some CN bloggers hastily post comments that quite often result in their intentions being unclear.\\

This is EXACTLY what I mean about writing clearly meaning thinking clearly.

Christ is risen!
---Cluny on 6/13/13


To a degree I agree with 'Axe on this matter. True, grammar is much more than just spelling words correctly.

I've noticed some CN bloggers hastily post comments that quite often result in their intentions being unclear. Oftentimes, if I'm commenting on the remarks of others, I'll wordsmith* their statements for clarity as well as to accommodate the CN 125 word max.

*I guess that's "kinda" the same as being a spelling/grammar Nazi minus having an air of superiority. :)
---Leon on 6/13/13


StrongAxe, I agree completely.
---Love.wins on 6/13/13


Love.wins:

Good spelling and grammar are good things. They show that one is careful about how one speaks. However, to place MORE importance on these things over what is actually being said is to focus on the wrong things - like throwing the baby out with the bath water.

Peter9556:

I used to be a "spelling/grammar Nazi" when I was young, but I eventually grew up. Now, I still try to be precise about my own spelling and grammar, without condemning the errors of others (unless it's so bad it makes understanding difficult). Unfortunately, as I get older, I find that I make more and more mistakes of this kind. It's not for lack of caring,
---StrongAxe on 6/13/13


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Cluny, Thank you for your corrections. And, I won't even shift blame onto the proof-reader. :-)
---Gordon on 6/13/13


The more pedantic one becomes, the more important become grammar and spelling to him.
---Love.wins on 6/12/13


Gordon, if a person has used proper grammar and spelling it shows that person has spent some time on the blog, and thus it indicates that person respects the other people on the blog.
---Peter9556 on 6/12/13


The purpose of language is communication. Anything which detracts from clear communication should be avoided. None of us has perfect speech or grammar but we should do our best as improper pronunciation or sloppy writing decreases clarity.

Of course some who write here are kindly doing so in their second language. We should always be more tolerant of them.

However there are some who write here who purposely do so without proper sentences. They can do better, and should.
---Warwick on 6/12/13


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Gordon, the word is spelled "grammAr". And there's no need to capitalize either "grammer" [sic] or "spelling," as they are not proper nouns.

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---Cluny on 6/12/13


I personally believe it is very important. However, it seems that the schools are not doing the job they used to do in educating kids. Also, remember on these blogs that English is not the first language of several people who post here. I personally believe it is also important that we don't get so self-righteous that we care whether people use proper grammar or spelling. What is important is that they use proper doctrine from the Bible.
---KarenD on 6/12/13


It can make the difference between someone's name, e.g., Kelsey Grammer, & grammar: the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed to convey intended thoughts & ideas.

Regardless of how accurate a statement is, if the "grammar" (spelling, punctuations, etc.) isn't accurate it makes the statement less credible (believable) to me.
---Leon on 6/12/13


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