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 christ on a crutch
Joined: 2/1/2009
Msg: 86
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there's a POFer who's one of the sweetest, smartest, most insightful people to post here regularly. her observations are wise and expressed kindly. she also has high cheekbones, long light-colored hair, slender hips and a good job.

because of her mild dyslexia, she makes a lot of typos and and punctuation errors and her constructions are clunky. if she lived in my time zone, she'd have been one of the first women i'd emailed.

the techniques of written communication rank pretty low on what's really important in a partner.
Joined: 9/1/2009
Msg: 97
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Posted: 1/9/2010 8:05:17 PM
Willen jullie je profiel in Nederlands schrijven? Just kidding, but I mean many people do not speak native English and I'm one of them.

It's easy enough to recognize those who speak English as a second (or third or fourth) language, and that is not a problem. The ones that irritate me are the home grown onee who are semi-literate at best who claim to have at least some college education, but still have trouble spelling their own names the same way twice in a row.

I know, picky, picky. But if I can proof read and fix typos before they become permanent, and I don't always bother to do so, anyone can. If they really can't spell or are dyslexic, there are plenty of spell and style checker programs available. Even the email program on my computer has a spell checker.
Joined: 1/6/2010
Msg: 100
Spelling, grammar and punctuation in profiles.
Posted: 1/10/2010 9:38:58 PM

number of guys on this sight

Joined: 2/9/2008
Msg: 101
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Posted: 1/11/2010 1:54:46 AM
There, their, they're now folks. You're, your, yore...just getting a bit nit picky. Settle in for a quite evening and review the basic rules from Mr. Language Person.
Joined: 10/3/2009
Msg: 114
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Posted: 12/26/2010 7:39:07 PM

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that has a problem with spelling and grammar. I can tell the intellect of the person by the email they write. And for some of them, it is a real TURN OFF to get a kindergarten type response with all the words misspelled and running together for sentences. There is nothing like sitting there trying to figure out what they are saying. It makes you think they dropped out of school in the 4th grade and would not be able to carry on an adult conversation. Just had to put my 2 cents in. Sorry guys if I offend you, but this is my opinion. I can understand some typos here and there, but every word??? Too extreme for me. :( I see that, and I think "under achiever" and "no thanks".
Joined: 9/1/2009
Msg: 115
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Posted: 12/26/2010 8:42:09 PM
I saw a profile just today that had me shaking my head. Man claims to have a Master's, has maybe three lines about himself which includes "I am a educated man, like fine dinning, and good conservation."

I was not tempted to ask him just what good conservation meant to him.
Joined: 1/12/2008
Msg: 116
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Posted: 12/27/2010 9:04:26 AM

And to be on-topic: no person is perfect with grammer, punctuation, and spelling; not even authors of best-selling novels. That's why they have editors.

I got a lot of free editing of my profile by offering a bubble bath to any woman who could find an error in spelling or grammar. They chickened out on the bubble bath, but did send corrections. A couple of women found some really subtle grammatical errors.
 Soul Union
Joined: 6/9/2007
Msg: 117
Spelling, grammar and punctuation in profiles.
Posted: 7/15/2012 12:00:41 AM
Halokitty ~

Your post made my day - brilliant.

Down Under, where I come from - or, rather, where I live - there are profiles here, especially from younger women, I have noticed, that would curdle your guts. It's not simply the construction of words or the spelling, or lack of it, or the in-yer-face photographs of them punching the air, or kicking a wall, or sticking their chin out to look tough and unwelcoming, or spitting at the camera, or any other combination of hostile-looking postures designed to turn the viewer right off, it's the general lack of interest in what they are saying. "go out wiv ma mates," they say. "dnt waist [sic] my time!!" shrieks another in her most engaging and welcoming style.

I have noticed this deadbeat, brain-dead style in the younger generation, to the point where I honestly cannot tolerate reading more than a line or so before brain death takes over and I need resuscitation. One profile really turned my stomach: "dont contact me if you have women friends." Well, that's that, then.

Sometimes I just cannot get my head around the modern world and its severities and extremities. Everything is now in yer face, right up close, to the point where, when a simple 'yes' is replaced by absolutely!!!!!!


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