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22 hours ago, Amina Sopwith said:

Years of writing, proofreading and editing have, oddly, cured me of my grammar-Nazism, to an extent. When I was younger, I always felt extremely smug when I spotted an error in a book or newspaper, but I now have enough experience to realise that we're only human, and when you deal with vast quantities of text over time, you really can't catch every single last thing, every single last time. Not on your own, anyway, and especially not if you've just become totally copy-blind from reading it so many times. It's humbling. I see repetition and typos in my own old posts all the time.

If I know what someone means, I'm not going to berate them if they didn't stick perfectly to The Rules. Sometimes they have dyslexia, sometimes they didn't have the benefit of decent teachers, sometimes it's just not something at which they're good (!). There are times when perfect grammar matters, and times when it doesn't. Language changes all the time anyway. There's a growing school of thought that believes it's acceptable to begin a sentence with "and" or "but" these days.

It does hurt me when I hear Gloria Gaynor accusing her ex of thinking she would lay down and die, though.

 

This. Thank you. I also used to be something of a grammar Nazi way back in my youth, but that was before the Internet. Now I know a few things will happen if I try to correct someone. One of those things is that I will make a mistake of my own. Some typo will show up. Something. 

Context is wonderful. A chatty IM, from a stranger or not, is not the same thing as a thesis. I don't expect the same formalities. As you say, if I know what someone means, I'm not going to berate them.

Now, I'm finding that due to stress or medication or all of the above, that I no longer can type a single sentence without some stupid error. I don't appreciate pedantic corrections. I may laugh, though. It depends on the delivery of the critique.

But, I have to mention that I'm not a millenial, and I was taught (in the U.S.A.) that it was fine to start a sentence with "and" or "but." :)

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I'm not going through the 160ish pages to check, but am I the only one who starts twitching when they see the "What are you listening to right know?" thread? Why hasn't there been a petition to ask the mods to correct it? I don't mind typos here and there, and I know I make plenty of them myself, but it's the title of a huge thread!

It makes me bonkers, which I'm sure is enough of a reason for some people to not want to change it.

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6 minutes ago, Beth Macbain said:

I'm not going through the 160ish pages to check, but am I the only one who starts twitching when they see the "What are you listening to right know?" thread? Why hasn't there been a petition to ask the mods to correct it? I don't mind typos here and there, and I know I make plenty of them myself, but it's the title of a huge thread!

It makes me bonkers, which I'm sure is enough of a reason for some people to not want to change it.

It drives me bonkers too, I just want to tell the OP to correct it. I feel yeah there.

 

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Sadly, after 48 hours the OP is as helpless as the rest of us.  The typo is there for eternity.  It does catch my attention, so there's some value in it, I suppose.

I do feel a bond of kinship, as one typoist to another.  Whether I blame it on lazy eyesight, stiff fingers, a vengeful keyboard, or latent dyslexia, I can barely type a sentence without mistakes.  As others have said, typing here in the forums or in e-mail gives me the luxury of time to stand back and edit (although I often fail to see my own errors).  I don't even bother to check in local chat, though.  There, speed is more important than accuracy.  Clumsy typing can be excused as nothing worse than mumbling in RL, and I'm OK with that.  I sometimes mumble too.

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14 minutes ago, Beth Macbain said:

I'm not going through the 160ish pages to check, but am I the only one who starts twitching when they see the "What are you listening to right know?" thread? Why hasn't there been a petition to ask the mods to correct it? I don't mind typos here and there, and I know I make plenty of them myself, but it's the title of a huge thread!

It makes me bonkers, which I'm sure is enough of a reason for some people to not want to change it.

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes! I noticed that on my first day back to the Forum, and it has bugged me ever since. :)

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1 hour ago, Matty Luminos said:

You're not alone. I love that song too.

yeah  lot of meaning  getting away from the crowds and noise and back to nature and life

 Bunnell has explained that "A Horse with No Name" was "a metaphor for a vehicle to get away from life's confusion into a quiet, peaceful place"   

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1 hour ago, Seicher Rae said:

This. Thank you. I also used to be something of a grammar Nazi way back in my youth, but that was before the Internet. Now I know a few things will happen if I try to correct someone. One of those things is that I will make a mistake of my own. Some typo will show up. Something. 

Context is wonderful. A chatty IM, from a stranger or not, is not the same thing as a thesis. I don't expect the same formalities. As you say, if I know what someone means, I'm not going to berate them.

Now, I'm finding that due to stress or medication or all of the above, that I no longer can type a single sentence without some stupid error. I don't appreciate pedantic corrections. I may laugh, though. It depends on the delivery of the critique.

But, I have to mention that I'm not a millenial, and I was taught (in the U.S.A.) that it was fine to start a sentence with "and" or "but." :)

I believe that, in the strictest and most traditional sense, you're not supposed to start a sentence with a conjunction because the whole point of it is to conjoin two sentences. However, it's such a powerful and commonly used tactic that I think even the BBC does it now. It's not just words that change, grammar does as well. Studying Old English (Anglo-Saxon) is a beeyatch if you've never studied Latin, because the whole structure of sentences is different. Somehow, it evolved over time to what we have today.

Language changes and there isn't even really any "authority" on it, because the dictionary's job is to record, not to police. If anything, the dictionary is always a little behind the times, because people will be using a word in a certain way for quite a long time before OED decides it's now in common enough usage to be made official. Nothing has actually demonstrably changed from the day before the word was finally added and the day after. I don't understand "ghetto" English as it's spoken in some parts of America (hip hop and rap embarrass me because I genuinely don't understand what they're saying half the time) but I do know that, despite not being English as he is spoke, it has its own set of internally consistent rules and structures. 

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9 hours ago, IvyLarae said:

This took me WAY too long to read! I legit had to start over 5 times before I got it😂

I just copy/pasted into notepad and removed all the line breaks  :D

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5 hours ago, Beth Macbain said:

I'm not going through the 160ish pages to check, but am I the only one who starts twitching when they see the "What are you listening to right know?" thread? Why hasn't there been a petition to ask the mods to correct it? I don't mind typos here and there, and I know I make plenty of them myself, but it's the title of a huge thread!

It makes me bonkers, which I'm sure is enough of a reason for some people to not want to change it.

Well crap.  I never noticed this before to be honest.  Now I can't unsee it!  Damn!

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Just posted this in another thread but really don't like when people put wishlists in their profiles. Yeah like I'm going to give you free stuff just because you ask me to.

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2 minutes ago, charlottevics said:

Just posted this in another thread but really don't like when people put wishlists in their profiles. Yeah like I'm going to give you free stuff just because you ask me to.

Santa Claus reads these things, you know.  You gotta have hope.

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5 minutes ago, charlottevics said:

Just posted this in another thread but really don't like when people put wishlists in their profiles. Yeah like I'm going to give you free stuff just because you ask me to.

I am the exact same way, or when they have Paypal links and other pay me money links. I am not giving you free money, or items. That and when they go, if you want to talk to me, it will cost ya. Okay, I know to avoid you now. This whole thing of expecting people to pay for their expenses, without really working for it, drives me bonkers. Not there is nothing wrong with it, just is annoying as heck.

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Well, I AM something of a grammar and spelling Nazi; I believe that language matters.  However, I'm not really peeved by most unintended slips.  If I correct someone, it's in the spirit of educating them.

What DOES get me steamed are all the ebooks out there that are just FILLED with typos, incorrect word usage, and serious grammar errors.  You can find a lot of them in the Amazon Kindle store, some for quite significant prices.  They are of two basic types:

  1. The scanned books that the publisher didn't assign anyone to proofread.  I buy a lot of ebooks that are electronic versions of books I've previously read and loved in hard copy.  So I know what they are supposed to say.  I find errors in the electronic versions that were obviously made by a scan program and never caught and corrected.  The Hornblower books by C.S. Forester are a prime example.
  2. The original books that the author (who is, probably, in many cases the publisher) didn't bother to have proofread.  All of Mackey Chandler's books fall into this category.  I love his concepts and characters, but I had to stop reading them because they were full of so many errors.
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1 hour ago, halebore Aeon said:

I am the exact same way, or when they have Paypal links and other pay me money links. I am not giving you free money, or items. That and when they go, if you want to talk to me, it will cost ya. Okay, I know to avoid you now. This whole thing of expecting people to pay for their expenses, without really working for it, drives me bonkers. Not there is nothing wrong with it, just is annoying as heck.

I think I posted about this in the spread before, but I can't remember and I'm not going to go back and read through 89 pages LOL but this relates to what y'all are saying. what really annoys me is when you open up someone's profile and I have the hyperlink sentence "click here to pay me"  and it just brings up the pay dialog box, what you would naturally get if you just click the pay button on their profile! Like I don't get it, at all! What is the point in that?! It doesn't make me want to send you free money just makes you look desperate and greedy! And nine times out of ten, its escorts or financial doms/dommies that do it!

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Just now, IvyLarae said:

I think I posted about this in the spread before, but I can't remember and I'm not going to go back and read through 89 pages LOL but this relates to what y'all are saying. what really annoys me is when you open up someone's profile and I have the hyperlink sentence "click here to pay me"  and it just brings up the pay dialog box, what you would naturally get if you just click the pay button on their profile! Like I don't get it, at all! What is the point in that?! It doesn't make me want to send you free money just makes you look desperate and greedy! And nine times out of ten, its escorts or financial doms/dommies that do it!

To me it just seems like they are too lazy, to actually work in SL. They won't take the time to actually look for something that may pique their interest, they automatically resort to that sort of work. Nothing wrong with it, but if that is how you think you are gonna make the big bucks. Think again. I was always taught that if you want something so badly in life, you gotta work hard for it. Not just put out a silver plate, and expect everyone to just give everything to you on that hypothetical silver platter. That is just not how the world works.

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For the first time ever, I have a slight pet peeve.  

My pet peeve is when people find it necessary to throw temper tantrums in group chats cussing, complaining and terrorizing others no matter how we try to help and simply attempt to calm the person down. Especially when the tirade is for an entirely different business. 🙄

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50 minutes ago, LyricalBookworm said:

For the first time ever, I have a slight pet peeve.  

My pet peeve is when people find it necessary to throw temper tantrums in group chats cussing, complaining and terrorizing others no matter how we try to help and simply attempt to calm the person down. Especially when the tirade is for an entirely different business. 🙄

100%!!
 

I’ve come to accept that anything can and will happen in group chats. It’s taken the place of local chat and along with it, it has attracted a lot of trolls. There are certain “repeat customers” that do that in different group chats.

You don’t want to say “You’re trolling” but sometimes....they’re trolling. So when they start getting spicy, I just say well...good luck.

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5 hours ago, charlottevics said:

Just posted this in another thread but really don't like when people put wishlists in their profiles. Yeah like I'm going to give you free stuff just because you ask me to.

It's not in there for you, it's in there for those who do buy off wishlists randomly for whatever purpose they choose. And they *do*. Bahahaha

Cannot say I have any 'peeve' by definition, lots of annoyances, though. Among my favorites are the tantrums people will throw out for something they see or hear that they have zero control over and still choose to pay attention to said seeing or hearing to begin with. LOL

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4 hours ago, charlottevics said:

Just posted this in another thread but really don't like when people put wishlists in their profiles. Yeah like I'm going to give you free stuff just because you ask me to.

And here I claim to read profiles and yet I have never seen one of these! That's too funny. Wait. Hm. Does it work?

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4 hours ago, Rolig Loon said:
4 hours ago, charlottevics said:

Just posted this in another thread but really don't like when people put wishlists in their profiles. Yeah like I'm going to give you free stuff just because you ask me to.

Santa Claus reads these things, you know.  You gotta have hope.

Google probably reads them, too. Abandon all hope.

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49 minutes ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

Google probably reads them, too. Abandon all hope

Isn't Google a subsidiary of Santa Inc.?  I thought they were all parts of the same large charitable organization.  You are shaking the foundations of my belief system, Maddy.

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I have to say one big grievance for me, is when I close out of chat in SL and someone new types something in that group chat and it pops back up. Unless it's a function in Firestorm I can disable, then it really needs to be added. There have been times, I have closed out those chats 4 -5 times and I really don't want to have to leave the groups. As they are places I really like. But I just wish LL or the firestorm team would put in a function, if it already hasn't been added. That once you close the group chat, even if a new person types something, it won't pop back up.

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