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 Airwolfe
Joined: 7/8/2008
Msg: 899
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Hi. I appreciate your comment. I have been in the arena of Medical Transcription and Word Processing career for over 25 years. You can imagine the intent of accuracy and grammer that is required for both fields. My career duties included proof reading and correcting college and managerial materials. Now, all that said -- if I am corresponding with friends and they are speaking from their heart -- I am not in the least offended by incorrect spelling or grammer. Each age group and different periods in the educational systems have different advantages. Some folk are not apt to pay particular attention to details of grammer and spelling -- my children for example. If I am corresponding with a man and there is chemistry -- if he tells me he LUVS me or LOVES me -- I will get the message!! Just my thoughts.
 thegirliest
Joined: 7/31/2008
Msg: 900
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/4/2008 12:58:17 PM
I took a chance on a 'bad speller' because he REALLY put himself on the line in his profile and in his email to me which I thought was very brave and honest. I had a fantastic first (lunch) date with him . He is cuter than his pics and we have a lot in common. I think some men APPEAR not to be able to spell but are just impatient with details and get frustrated trying to create enough of a profile so that we will really SEE them. I also think that alot of them who can't spell are brilliant business men . I learned my lesson about climbing out of that silly little spelling box and taking a chance. After all, he was taking SOME kind of chance on me, too, wasn't he? Go for it!
 Vannili
Joined: 7/8/2008
Msg: 902
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If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/4/2008 1:03:40 PM
Not every one are good in writings, yes I will respond . And check on his character if he is a good person or not ,and that is important to me.. A financially successful charismatic street smart man who emails misspelled words and bad grammar is very Sexy to me....
 steeler49
Joined: 8/17/2008
Msg: 903
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/4/2008 1:15:58 PM
sinse im one these bad speelers greammer see i type and send witout lookg..my aspect respnse is as long as u can understand be ok just tell them . because u might be missg out mr ms rite ,a good nice person like me..ps u know how many lose interest cause this .i say ohh well your loss great gu here .being very picky KEEP FISHING larry 49 inphx az
 joro
Joined: 12/2/2007
Msg: 904
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/4/2008 1:22:16 PM
>>>A financially successful charismatic street smart man who emails misspelled words and bad grammar is very Sexy to me....<<<

this means he was either born on 3rd base and thinks he hit a triple (ie- GW Bush) or runs a lawn cutting/gutter cleaning empire.

and if someone emailed me and said i dont care if your an idiot so long as you are handsome, rich and successful, i would likely ROFL.

errors can be fixed. there is no fixing stupid.
 Bewildered100
Joined: 11/27/2007
Msg: 905
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If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/4/2008 1:29:45 PM
It's not difficult to run a spell/grammar check if one is uncertain. Sending an e-mail with an apparent disregard for spelling and/or grammar leaves me "bewildered" as to the writer's intended message.

I usually respond in a foreign language to those types of e-mails.
 Vannili
Joined: 7/8/2008
Msg: 906
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Posted: 9/4/2008 1:55:31 PM
joro : How can a financially,successful charismatic "street smart man "who emails misspelled words and bad grammar can be an stupid ? It takes intelligence and know how , hard work to be handsome (cosmetic surgery) ,rich and successful . I would assume that man won't let his secretary do his personal email for him. I have heard of an idiot and stupid persons got rain down of 24 carat gold tons of bricks,they did not get rich , they were hit on the head real hard and died ..
 joro
Joined: 12/2/2007
Msg: 907
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/4/2008 2:23:50 PM
V-

I have no allusions as to our social divide over definitions of success and intelligence. one needs to only glance at hollywood and washington dc to know its all crap. and this from a guy who hit himself in the head with a sledge hammer accidently (or maybe that explains it....).

and there are no absolutes. there is the jet set. there is the moronic born rich crowd, there are the self righteous left wing proletarians, then there are village idiots and the hopelessly idealistic.

and i am painfully aware of the fact that being a good writer does not necessarily mean someone isnt an idiot or shouldnt set of the 'danger will robinson" alert

then there are the heretics that survive solely off some mission and the work of john stewart and luis black.
 abelian
Joined: 1/12/2008
Msg: 911
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/13/2008 10:51:00 PM

Have you forgotten that email etc is a TYPING skill and not a window of a person's intelligence?…it may simply mean they aren’t on the computer much and can’t type….

That is ridiculous. Typing fast and typing the right letters are not the same thing. If you can't spell or you can't write a gramatically correct sentence, then all you have left to use in attracting someone is your looks. That's okay unless you complain about it. A typo here and there is one thing. Complete lack of concern for making a good impression is quite another.

So are we going to start asking people who email us what their Excel & Windows skills are so we can knock them off the list? How about an algebra quiz before we meet?

Actually, I assume that anyone with any intelligence could figure out how to use software and not call it a skill. I would also hope most people can deal with simple algebra.
 chritter
Joined: 7/19/2005
Msg: 912
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Posted: 9/13/2008 10:54:12 PM

If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?

For nearly ten months, and spanning 37 pages thus far, many have debated the issues, but few have answered the question. Yes, I would reply!

You see, I am no better, and no worse, than the next individual. How I choose to present myself to others is as simple as a choice. It is merely courtesy and polite manners that I exhibit when I choose to respond to someone who apparently thought that using their time and effort to reach out to me validated the whole reason I put myself in the spotlight by creating a profile here in the first place. Surely, each attempt to connect with an individual is sometimes awkward, yet definitely worthy of some form of a response, even if it's "Thanks - but No Thanks". To merely disregard an individual because we do not agree, or we are not impressed by their choice of self expression is nothing but rude, disrespectful and inconsiderate. It's as though we have discounted their existence because they choose not to present themselves polished and professional. At the very least, each one of us is worth the minimal response of a simple keystroke!
Sometimes names and words are intentionally and satirically misspelled for a rhetorical purpose, or to provoke a response. Punctuation aside, spelling and grammar are high on my personal list of pet peeves. We are on the internet people! Every resource is at our fingertips, and answers are available at lightning speed! If you are not sure, look it up, or use a different word that you are sure of. There really is no excuse for spelling the word grammer, when you really mean grammar! Mixing up words like there - their - they're / your - you're / personal - personnel / hours - ours / mixing up words that end ..ance or ..ence.... I could go on and on, but I won't! Ultimately, you decide!

Don't let a magic, once in a lifetime opportunity evade you while you're picking nits! Reply, at least once, no matter what...


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 german chick 1968
Joined: 5/13/2008
Msg: 913
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/14/2008 8:18:07 PM
OMG .
I better stop the forums then , if I get single again, I will never get a date again , all because my spelling is suck ....
wow is that what the op is telling me ??????
A man will look at my profile and out the window I go ????
better get a secretary then ...
that is just a bunch of hoags wash realy . You will judge a person by some typos ... talking about being shallow here .
JMO
I have to go and buy me a wenster now
 TakeMeTheWayIAm
Joined: 7/19/2008
Msg: 914
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/14/2008 8:21:32 PM

aperfectlifeforme: "I know I shouldn't be so picky about it;but, people who email me with very bad grammar and misspelled words turn me off. Is this an indication of how they communicate in person? Is this being too critical?"

I respond to everyone who emails me (except the site administrator for those announcements). I'd feel rude if I didn't.
 MrRight351
Joined: 9/6/2006
Msg: 915
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Posted: 9/14/2008 8:32:48 PM
Not only do I respond, I let them know what they misspelled !
I try to be tactfull about it but it actually pisses me off.
I saw one womans profile that said she was very " inteligint".
She also misspelled compassionate , energetic , you're , beach
and 7 other words. I'm surprized she spelled her name right.
This is not uncommon , I see it alot.
 DenaliDadd
Joined: 11/20/2007
Msg: 916
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/28/2008 12:48:28 PM
I read this once: "well I had the same experence with them just try to fine where to cancell your membership but I called my bank and told them that it was not and authoried purchase and that toke care of it"

Everything inside the quotation marks is a direct copy/quote, including the lack of any periods in the run-on sentence. It's painful to read. So if I got that from a woman, would I respond? Why?? Would I date her? Would you date her?

Our education system sure does suck.
 Steel Phoenix
Joined: 2/20/2005
Msg: 917
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/28/2008 12:58:41 PM
I absolutely will respond to them. I am more interested in them as a person than their writing ability.
 Mostly_Angel
Joined: 8/31/2008
Msg: 918
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Posted: 9/28/2008 1:05:58 PM
I will respond, but unless I see something in their profile that really intrigues me I will let them know that I don't feel we have much in common. I place a high value on education and I'm looking for someone that feels the same way.
 Teddi bear-me
Joined: 1/27/2008
Msg: 919
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/28/2008 1:11:18 PM
I would have to give people a chance -no one is perfect,therefore a few spelling mistakes can be overwritten -
 waterviewtoo
Joined: 7/5/2008
Msg: 920
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/28/2008 1:17:22 PM
I'm not going to read all these posts as the few I skimmed just made me feel bad.

Let me instead offer this, Cher, Disney, Steven Jobs, Edison, Patton, Nelson Rockefeller, Richard Branson, Sir Winston Churchill, Scott Adams, Bell, Henry Ford, and Whoopie along with millions of others have dyslexia.

Good thing Jefferson, Einstein and Kennedy didn't have to look here for friendship and dates.
 lestergass
Joined: 8/17/2008
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Posted: 9/28/2008 3:11:41 PM
man, 37 pages of this stuff, & silly me mentioned spelling in my profile. here's my two cents worth. guys that have worked with their (pretty sure thats the right their) hands their entire lives don't have a lot of experience spelling words they have been using their whole lives. the purpose of speaking or writing, is to communicate, if that is accomplished, the rest of the rules & regulations is bull...t to me. having said that, i would say punctuation is more important than spelling, because that tells the reader more about how the text is meant to read than any of that i before e stuff. but, i still use spellcheck so i don't look like a moron. i tend to use a lot of lottas, kindas, & gonna, 'cause that more closely resembles speech to me. not using caps seems more informal, plus it's on less key to hunt for. being as the whole computer thing is new to me ,(typing too) this thread (new word i just learned) has helped. maybe i'll reconsider the "gonna" & caps thing.
 lestergass
Joined: 8/17/2008
Msg: 923
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Posted: 9/28/2008 3:16:40 PM
damn, i misspelled one & left out a comma.
 StealingPrinceCharming
Joined: 9/21/2008
Msg: 924
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/28/2008 3:25:07 PM

A financially successful charismatic street smart man who emails misspelled words and bad grammar is very Sexy to me....

So sexy and unique!!! Wish he would understand that 100000000 is eight zeros behind 1...
 cooladrenalin
Joined: 2/20/2007
Msg: 925
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Posted: 9/28/2008 3:39:56 PM
No, you are not being too critical, all caps turns me off as well.
 returningoftheprodigal
Joined: 9/21/2008
Msg: 926
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/28/2008 3:40:31 PM
It depends on the circumstances in my opinion. Some of the people who contact me do not have English as their first language. If this is the case I am usually flattered that they would even try to communicate with me in my language. It would be easier for them to just move on to the next profile and ignore me. I actually find the cute little mistakes that people who are not typing in their native tongue make to be quite charming and sometimes even sexy.

Also, one should not equate grammer and spelling with inherent intelligence. There are seven types of intelligence and very few of us have all of them. Someone who many not write well might be brilliant at dealing with electronics, have extraordinary althletic ability, be musically gifted, etc. Sometimes the content of the message is more important than how it is structured. That having been said, there is such a thing as spell checker and maybe people who know their written communication skills are not top notch should make more use of that before messaging others or posting on forums. It can leave a bad first impression to submit a post or send a message where even the simpliest words are misspelled and the contextual format is so wrong that it is nearly impossible to decipher what the person is saying.

In the end it comes down to personal choice. If proper grammer is important to you then maybe texting with someone that cannot spell or form a coherent sentence is not right for you.
 Jac Biker Gal
Joined: 8/18/2006
Msg: 927
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Posted: 9/28/2008 3:50:54 PM
I find bad grammer irritates me slightly more than mis-spelling and I do allow for a few mis-spelt words or typos, but if their message is riddled with them and bad grammer then I think it is a fair indication that they maybe not be very intelligent and I have to say for me I want someone I can converse with, I like and enjoy using the English language and can't stand the laziness of not using it properly, the only acceptable time for that is in text or IMs. So if their message is poor English or lots of text speak I tell them sorry I'm not interested, but I don't usually read/delete because I consider that rude, I think everyone is entitled to a reply if they have made the effort to message me in the first place, even if it's just no thanks.
 StealingPrinceCharming
Joined: 9/21/2008
Msg: 928
If someone emails you with misspelled words and bad grammar, do you respond?
Posted: 9/28/2008 4:27:51 PM

one should not equate grammer and spelling with inherent intelligence

But one's grammer and spelling level should equate with his education level.
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