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 FavouriteDreamsOfYou
Joined: 5/14/2010
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lol

All that edumacation don't do nobody no good nohow.
 Dan99993
Joined: 11/29/2010
Msg: 349
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 12/15/2010 3:00:38 AM
All that edumacation don't do nobody no good nohow.


You're wrong. That's how doctors (gynecologists-obstetricians) can practice their love with women.








(for those who wonder, it's a famous Bush quote)
 Crankypants
Joined: 9/24/2010
Msg: 350
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Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 12/15/2010 12:22:53 PM
aha. apparently the word sn1gg3r1ng is not allowed because of its relationship to an offensive word. I didn't foil myself, it's the inbuilt editor. Chuckle, giggle, cackle, snicker, guffaw.
 Bren2912
Joined: 1/5/2011
Msg: 351
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 1/27/2011 12:19:53 PM
It is one thing to make typos in IM and even in forums, if one is rushed, but quite another to misspell, in profiles especially. Taking away points for every error is a bit extreme, but it certainly does nothing to enhance a profile.

Pet hates are your/you're and there/their ..... and using 'adds' instead of 'ads' when referring to advertisements.

Bren
 Tabris
Joined: 6/20/2010
Msg: 352
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 2/10/2011 5:54:57 PM
I'll admit I'm a terrible speller. So I try to make sure everything I type is right just so it looks like I've put some effort into it. When I see mistakes in other people's posts and profiles I think maybe I'm not that bad.

But I do hate it when I read profiles that say they won't respond to messages from people if their profile or message has spelling/grammar mistakes in it. Even though their profile is full of mistakes.
 wildandfreee
Joined: 12/16/2010
Msg: 353
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 6/12/2011 5:07:50 AM
It does annoy me sometimes cause i cant understand but it will not stop me from communicating to the person.
when i see on some profiles writing will not reply to your message if you write like this or bad grammar then its a turn off for me, same for forums i dont think you need to have perfect literacy to communicate or ask something you want to know.
 lakecruising
Joined: 3/29/2011
Msg: 354
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 6/13/2011 5:38:08 PM
Maybe the hang up is all yours my spelling sucks but i would not let it stop me from dating a person to make a point is just bad manners .

It amazes me that educated people cant be so rude as to label the misfortunate.
 SeaCatcher
Joined: 9/11/2011
Msg: 355
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 10/7/2011 12:36:32 AM
Bad spelling drives me nuts. I can't easily tolerate lol lol lol, either. In my profile here I state very clearly that I'm interested in intelligent men. Completely ignoring that is just another sign of stupidity, as far as I'm concerned.
 internetdatinglol
Joined: 5/17/2007
Msg: 356
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Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 10/7/2011 4:11:05 AM
I care as much about how a woman spells as I do about their occupation. Which is to say NOT AT ALL.
Especially if they're hot. Hotness makes everything forgivable.
 Hawaiianluau
Joined: 11/13/2008
Msg: 357
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 10/7/2011 8:36:02 AM
I remember this thread from a few years back. If you want to read something really funny and masterfully written check out msg 245 on page 10 of this thread.
 Akizzej
Joined: 5/1/2009
Msg: 358
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 10/7/2011 11:02:17 PM
Since this thread has been resurrected, and I never chimed in all those years ago... I'll add my piece now....


DEFINITELY....

Your profile is your advertising. You are telling your potentials what kind of person you are. {in my case; yes irreverent, politically incorrect, cheeky but just a little bit 'normal' handling the stressors of life }

I read badly written profiles [generally] in two ways; the writer has a) no brain cells to have made it through English in scholastic years, and b) is not serious about being on the dating site and are just wasting time....

I am very wary of anyone who writes in 'short'cuts... and if they send a message through in 'text type', it's a hard job to take an approach seriously. {yes, I do full text on my cell phone actually}

It is just the way I am wired.
 crustyold
Joined: 4/25/2011
Msg: 359
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 10/8/2011 11:51:28 PM
damm, who found this........lol

a friend of mine, who i meet here on POF ...
said. bad spelling was a turn off,

& maybe it is, but if your looking to find a reason not too meet someone, i guess this is a OK, one....

bad spelling, who cares, badly done profiles, sounds like they did it themselfs, again, who cares.

its about the WHOLE peason....

funny pic;s maybe,
funny profile, aslo maybe

its how they hold & carry themselfs, & if they are ontime, clean & took some time in front of the mirror...

not if they misspelt, OMG, what are we comming too.....
 Femaelstrom
Joined: 12/6/2010
Msg: 360
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 1/1/2012 3:33:06 AM
They are called ads, not adds. LOL. Ads is short for Advertisements. Adds is what a calculator does when you hit the + button.
 Julietsdestiny
Joined: 12/6/2011
Msg: 361
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 1/1/2012 7:51:32 AM
It doesn't bother me.
Some people on POF are disabled litterally and they find it difficult to communicate.
They do the best they can.
Other's are drug f**ked and continue on their merry way.
Not everyone is perfect!
 annie_nsw
Joined: 12/26/2011
Msg: 362
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 1/2/2012 12:36:27 AM
I wouldn't go so far as to say bad spelling is a turn off though for me it is more an indicator of the level of seriousness the writer has and maybe an indicator of how much of an effort he would put into a friendship/relationship.
 Tah,
Joined: 11/18/2008
Msg: 363
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 1/2/2012 6:31:59 AM
can i spell lol in a manner indictive of the last posters standards?
 greyingred
Joined: 6/12/2008
Msg: 364
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Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 1/2/2012 7:59:24 AM
I canna (not bad spelling just scottish accent in text) believe this thread is still going. Agree with tinapenny......too many spelling mistakes means THICK AS A BRICK.
 aussiesealady
Joined: 11/10/2011
Msg: 365
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 2/11/2012 2:15:41 AM
i taike IT eye 'm nut tee furst pursun 2 b cunsurned aboot tis?

Rekin?
 Colemin8r
Joined: 1/12/2012
Msg: 366
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Posted: 2/11/2012 3:57:31 AM
I think penmanship counts, but a deal-breaker? Admittedly, it does make me think twice.

I'm not sure if I'm the only person on the forums to do this, but when writing posts, I'll normally write it in the browser (Firefox) and there is an auto-correct constantly underlining my typographical errors, so when I re-read my post, it is quite easy to see any spelling mistakes that I have made. Don't know about IE - I haven't used that browser for a while.

Otherwise I will use Word or other WP to write my post and copy it into a reply given that if I have spent more than five minutes thinking/typing up a post, and I then hit the post button and the log-in screen comes up again, I think to myself "I hope everything I just wrote is still somewhere as I don't want to have to retype all of that again!"

But other issues such as the misuse of no/know; your/you're, to/too/two... that frustrates me.
 Frau Chilliknickers
Joined: 12/5/2008
Msg: 367
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 2/11/2012 5:07:53 AM

Don't know about IE

It corrects typos.
This really peeves me, especially in profiles. make an effing effort to at least start a sentence with a capital letter.
 *purple4*
Joined: 1/16/2010
Msg: 368
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Posted: 2/28/2012 3:50:41 AM
PMSL!!!! Love it that this thread got bumped....so many memories and friends here.....hope I spell inks this all right....
 crustyold
Joined: 4/25/2011
Msg: 369
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 2/28/2012 11:10:08 PM
OMG................spelling................cart..............but have spell look now.............which means,

if it looks ok, its ok


a study has been done again..............if you get the first letter right, & the last, & maybe one or 2 in the middle, most people will get it...........

 WrogermeWroger
Joined: 3/24/2012
Msg: 370
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 4/8/2012 7:06:37 PM
REALLY great use of the language is a real skill - it's an art form.

It's just like constructing any great work of art, the combinations of topics, feelings, appraisals, grammar, vocabulary range, expressiveness, grammar, punctuation, depth and breadth of knowledge - while variety and creativity and beating up on the status quo is great and it is important, so are the uniform standards of high quality communication.

I had a Ginger - probably a day walker because of the amount of sun screen on in the photo, attack me with the, "txtng wrdz tht r sokol & ezy2 undrstnd coz im fkn sht" and I thought, "It's true - Gingers have no soul".

That is why I like writers of technical works from the 1700's to the end of the 1800's and the early to mid 1900's - because they KNEW how to WRITE well - in technically accurate conveyance of the meaning and intent.
 aussieblues
Joined: 11/22/2011
Msg: 371
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Posted: 4/8/2012 8:45:40 PM
My kids call me the grammar police..Whilst I appreciate conversing with those who have a good grasp on the language, I don't discount those who do not. In the real world when meeting new people: I just accept people for who and what they are. We can't all communicate well via the written word. Once you get past the poor grammar, you can find some real gems. People who know lots about other things which don't involve the written word. My Father is virtually illiterate; yet he's the best Dad a woman could ask for & the best French Polisher.
Further, I feel that if someone takes the time to write to me on this site, it's only polite to reply in return. A person can certainly learn to write better, but one who sits in judgement of others will not learn much at all: based on such narrow precepts.
 tensail
Joined: 10/15/2009
Msg: 372
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Posted: 5/3/2012 10:41:58 PM
yes it annoys insecure control freaks who dont live in v real world, ok back u go 2 uni miss spell phobia.
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