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 simplelady66
Joined: 10/26/2007
Msg: 61
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It is not an indication of their intelligence. While I personally re-read all my emails and posts for spelling and grammar errors before hitting send, some don't. Spell check is a great thing also, but believe it or not, some do not know how to use it.

I never base my opinions on something like this. I have kids who are intelligent, yet can't spell worth a hill of beans. Just is the way they are. Nothing the school or I have done will change it, so we give them tools to work around it.

Just my two cents
 GrandmaBooBoo
Joined: 12/30/2006
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If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 6:02:13 PM

Op, should that not be mis -spelt and not misspelled????? if you are being that picky!!

"Misspelt" did not seem correct to me in any vernacular, so I've looked for it in an unabridged dictionary and indeed, it does not appear as an acceptable word. "Misspelled" (adv) however is defined as "a word spelled incorrectly". Derived from "mis" meaning: " prefix: (in combination with verbs) meaning badly, or incorrectly. In combination with nouns, meaning bad, incorrect or wrong.
And I would guess that this is an object lesson in first removing the plank from one's own eye before pointing out the speck in another's!
 thebenbenstone
Joined: 11/12/2007
Msg: 63
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 6:27:26 PM
I'm with you there, I know it's not always their fault if they can't spell well but I find it a total turnoff. Well I am a proofreader, there are heaps of things I can't do but often it's just laziness and when you can't make head or tail of it you just ignore it.
 nexthyme
Joined: 9/12/2007
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If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 6:31:33 PM
Good land did you open a can of proverbial worms...

Thanks for clarifying the meaning of your ID, they are usually personal to the person, and misunderstood by others.

I actually know a high school drop out that is a better spell than myself. He is very articulate, and I didn't find out about him being a HS drop out until he and I broke up. Heck I am working on a 3rd degree, and he still could spell better than myself.

His good qualities faltered to the point of no return with his lies of omission. Which mind you, if I could have weeded him out just by poor grammar, it would have saved me a from a very bruised ego.

As I have read through the pages of responses, I can appreciate that major grammar and spelling errors does lead a person to not wanting to further communication... However, I still do not believe it should be a major deal breaker, because just because a person is a poor writer. I can promise from first hand experience that just as many that aren't poor writers, can be a worse bet.
 dreadstalker
Joined: 6/3/2007
Msg: 65
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 6:37:38 PM
Depends on the context in which they mail me.
Not everyone has a dating intent when they mail. Sometimes it is to ask a question., comment on the forums and even every once in a while a compliment.

Of course the fact that I am here for the forums might have something to do with it. Some feel that since I am not looking that I am safe to talk to. Heck sometimes they are even right.
 mark-alan
Joined: 8/13/2007
Msg: 66
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 6:46:33 PM
No it's not. But just to make sure, make some suggestions for spelling changes. If they bite your head off then drop them. I had this playboy bunny messaging me on myspace who had the IQ of a doughnut. After she spelled "does" D-O-S-E for the third time so suggested a spelling change. Well I learned that she could spell a lot of other four-letter words even if she couldn't spell this one so I deleted her as a friend. What a waste of time she was.
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 London Lass 59
Joined: 4/25/2007
Msg: 67
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 6:51:42 PM
Don't know what dictionary you were looking in grannie boo, maybe you should look again....... we beg to differ on the spelling of the word, but the meaning is still the same. People who spell incorrectly on a regular basis are lazy and sloppy, and they wonder why their mail gets deleted........!!
 general07
Joined: 6/19/2007
Msg: 69
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:02:01 PM
It bothers me somewhat but these could be innocent errors, heck nobody's perfect. I proofread all my messages and posts and still make the odd error. I 've dated some women with perfect grammer and spelling that don't know how to hold a knife and fork properly, so don't bank everything on it. I do agree however that people who i instead of I are either not interested or lazy.
 4957bub
Joined: 6/25/2007
Msg: 70
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:07:28 PM
Hi

I feel the same way and if I gona did what I tiped then i beter no wat ime talkin abowt. You shure arr a preti gurl! Ok, if your responses are written like the past sentences, run! I am sure you can tell a typo from bad grammar, after all we all make those meeeastakes! Take care and good luck!
 GrandmaBooBoo
Joined: 12/30/2006
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If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:09:43 PM

Don't know what dictionary you were looking in grannie boo, maybe you should look again.......
Searches in Websters Unabridged, Random House Unabridged, Britannica, and World Book, ALL turned up - 0 - results for "misspelt" and ALL asked if I meant "misspelled". What dictionary have you found this word in? LOL! might come in handy in a Scrabble game sometime!
 Gwendolyn2010
Joined: 1/22/2006
Msg: 72
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:16:09 PM
Gwen bites her tongue and says nothing about the incorrect punctuation in the OP's posting.
 carnal-sins
Joined: 12/18/2005
Msg: 73
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:26:50 PM
I usually do not respond, no. It either indicates to me that they do not care how they or perceived or are uneducated. Either was is a bit of a turn off.
 samont1963
Joined: 10/28/2007
Msg: 74
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:27:58 PM
I don't see it as judging someone by their grammar alone, I am an avid reader and communicator, I love the written word and I wouldn't want to be partnered with someone who is clearly semi-illiterate. I want to be able to share what I've read, to be able to have a great dialogue about things in common.
My last girlfriend always said 'It don't matter', now, I know she was otherwise articulate and well-spoken, but that bothered the crap out of me.
If someone doesn't know the difference between there and their, etc, it drives me batty.
If it's their second language or just a few typos, no big deal.
I was just asking someone else about this very topic an hour ago!
It makes me wonder about our education system....
 leanco
Joined: 12/7/2006
Msg: 75
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Posted: 11/19/2007 7:42:05 PM
Thankfully, nearly all the emails I get have been reasonably well written. I don't mind the occasional mistake, but if it gets to the point where the message itself becomes hard to decipher, then my interest level drops steeply.

I also agree with bettydoll of msg 46 in that presenting yourself well (in a written form) is a sign of respect. If the sender does not even make the minimal efforts to convey a message clearly, how can the recipient be blamed for not taking the message seriously? Nobody likes to have to read a message many times over and still not sure what it's trying to say.

And nobody is ever offended by a well written email, but many would be by poorly written ones.
 jagerbomb13
Joined: 11/3/2007
Msg: 76
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:42:26 PM
AGREE!! I think that sometimes case sensitive things are excusable...because a lot of us are so used to typing quickly, that capitalizing everything isn't always necessary. On the other hand, when you're getting to know someone purely THROUGH their TEXT... (hint hint to those people....ugggh) it should matter!! If you don't take things very seriously and want to seem "cool" by all means spell things wrong. See how well things go. I am a Nazi when it comes to spelling, (I'm German, allowed to say that, haha) and I have a deeper "grr-ness" for that sort of thing! I think I found someone anyway, hopefully all goes well and I will not be using this site for experimenting! Good luck to everyone...
 dreadstalker
Joined: 6/3/2007
Msg: 77
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:50:50 PM
This thread has been hilarious. I must thank all of you. Many who have been so gracious as to gift us with their own reasons for not returning mail because of mis-spelled words and or poor grammar have displayed just those things in your posts. Again thanks for the laughs.


Oh, you was actually serious? Now that is even funnier.
 NorseViking869
Joined: 3/23/2006
Msg: 78
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:51:29 PM
I admit I am not great at spelling or my grammar at times. I do try my best however to be sincere and honest and make my self as clear and to the point as I can; however, I hate Grammar Nazi's and spelling dictators. As long as it is understandable, it should not be an issue. Those that make it an issue are missing out on some wonderful people. Yes there is spellcheck and thesaurus dot com and dictionary dot com; however, it does not help a dyslexic out that much. As for the grammar. I grew up around ESL students and was one of the few english speakers in my school. It is a wonder I have any sence of good grammar at all. I let people with porr grammar and spelling slide. it is the least I can do.
 pamatlantaga
Joined: 5/9/2007
Msg: 79
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 7:54:30 PM
You are so right!!

My Grandfather was unable to read or write. I will tell you the day he died so many people came ,they never knew this about him not even when he passed, they never cared about what he lacked he made up for in his heart .
 jessejess4747
Joined: 10/9/2007
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If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 8:12:27 PM
I had a sister in law she was from Italy and when she wrote a letter you would have to read it may times over to get it's meaning and speaking to her was not much better,but after 20 some years here ,does just as good as anyone. They may be from a differant country and just don't that it is wrong. I did however reread this one ,hope I did ok
 dancecard
Joined: 3/19/2006
Msg: 81
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Posted: 11/19/2007 8:15:49 PM
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fkummm ~ feeeedum fish

Eye want rodem back ~

got betrrr tangs two do ~ ~~like pla wieeth
Nail ~ weeees' c a weepen `n de win-da ~ Nail es gooood an swweet an purrre ~~ knot me~eN lik sum pee pol

and i aint kow eemerghrunt ! ~ Et-s what pee po"me~en" t -hat co`aunt ~

tooo fangers! is th at alll ~dar
 London Lass 59
Joined: 4/25/2007
Msg: 82
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 8:16:26 PM
Well pardon me grannie, I forgot, I am British....... according to the Cambridge advanced dictionary, Misspelt is an actual word............ sorry to burst your bubble......

As some of the posters have mentioned immigrants and spelling, I am from the UK where words are often spelt differently from the US. I have lived here for 12 years, and I make a point to spell the American way. If I can do it, then other immigrants living here should be able to do the same.........
 Inquire_Within
Joined: 9/17/2007
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Posted: 11/19/2007 8:22:22 PM
Geeze everyone gots to have fun nows an agin... liten up an smiel it may cause you un's ta laff.. I's dont sweet tha little thangs... lifes just a bowl ah choklets an thems all differnt.

As long as me ken read them thar notes, me aint gonna nit pic... Ejucations a great thang bit don't you never speak to me in that thar squeeky voise or laff like a dad blame donkey.

You un's an yourn's have a grate day..
 loveisclickaway
Joined: 2/1/2006
Msg: 84
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 8:30:44 PM
I respond because I realize most men learn to type with the 2 finger approach. I have been typing over 40 years. Most men learned to type only with the advent of computers. Now if a person speaks the way they type, I'd run lol!
 GrandmaBooBoo
Joined: 12/30/2006
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Posted: 11/19/2007 8:42:41 PM
LondonLass, Ahhh, well, I am NOT an immigrant, I am an American...living IN America; and obviously I mistook the sign on the door to this forum as "Relationships" not UK...which I would not have dared to enter as it is quite obvious, I'm linguistically impaired. However, very good on the Cambridge Advanced Dictionary, "misspelt" is indeed listed as very specific to the UK. I would hardly expect the OP to know this though, and would imagine that UK residents might be similarly befuddled at the usage of some Appalachain terms which are quite proper in the USA, but unknown to other English speaking countries. As for impressing anyone with my vocabulary in a Scrabble game however, would "misspelt" be disqualified as a "foreign" word? Assuming of course that I were playing in the USA with American opponents, this might be challenged. LOL! it's undoubtedly a moot point at this juncture , as I expect we will all be speaking Spanish in the near future anyway!
 str8ahd
Joined: 5/22/2007
Msg: 86
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 11/19/2007 8:53:17 PM
As a grammar nazi, I find it irritating to try to wade through a message written in text speak, or one that contains many spelling or grammatical errors. The odd typo or spelling error is not a big deal.

I would not reply to anyone whose message revealed obvious carelessness or thoughtlessness concerning grammar and spelling, but I have received a few messages from guys who were plainly challenged in the area of written communication, and who were doing the best they could.

In those cases, I have admired their courage and replied. Unfortunately ,this being the internet, it has always proven too painful, either for them to continue writing, or me to continue to reading, to get beyond the initial greetings.
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