So the other night I was scrolling through my Facebook news feed to reconnect with the outside world (yes, through the Internet) when I saw my bestie’s cynical and oh so wittily humorous status about how stupid boys can be sometimes. I was going to leave an equally scathing comment when I saw this:
“well you want my observation, FUGGABOUT IT cause what i see woman do and im talking grown woman is sad and the things i see guys do wow hey dude what about you girl so its not the gender its the person”**
Excuse me – what? I sat there and reread that comment at least three times. A week later and I still don’t quite understand what he was trying to say. There are so many problematic things with that comment – and that’s not including what he was trying to say. I guess he never heard of grammar. Or punctuation. Or capitalization. Or ever read a book in his life.
I’m not the most stringent when it comes to grammar on the Internet. What, capitals? I’ve never heard of those when it comes to IMs or Tweets! But really? I will not tolerate tYpiN lyk dis on my dAsH bcuz dat meanz ur doin it al wRONg AHHHHHHH. How do you even put in that much effort to type like that, anyway? I get that when you want to convey excitement it’s fun to type in all caps, but run-ons? Lack of punctuation? Absolutely not.
I get that the Internet is informal, but just like how there is an unspoken code of etiquette, there should be an unspoken set of rules concerning grammar. Because really, if I can’t read or understand your status/Tweet/blog updates, I’m not going to keep you around. For serious.
What are some language errors that really annoy you?
**this is verbatim. I kid you not. I am not lying.