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Why Are So Many Grammarians Such [insert expletive/s]?

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  1. Elin Dotsya

    Elin Dotsya Junior Member

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    I signed up for a few transcription jobs and am in the process of brushing up on my grammar. Almost every blog I come across talks about proper grammar usage. Many of these blogs are written by one or two snobby grammar nazis critiquing improper writing. They must be forgetting one important rule of language. If the person you are speaking to understands what you are saying, then you are doing your job well enough, me thinks.

    Who do these people think they are? It always rubs me the wrong way when grammarians act like they know the English language better than anyone else. Maybe I write a certain and informal way just to spite them? I must be doing it on a subconscious level. I normally know when I write incorrectly, but do it regardless~. You could say that I've always had a problem with authority.

    Look at Terry Pratchett; one of the most well-known satirical fantasy writers. He knew the English language like I know the best money making guides for Runescape. Even so, he still loved to use sentence fragments. Quite. A lot. Actually.


    Should I be as upset about this as I am? Maybe I need to take a break from reading shit online today. Gonna go listen to some music.

    Anyway, leave your thoughts in comment form if you'd like.
     
  2. JamaicanMoose

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    Bro, do you even MLA?
     
  3. irfanrufi123

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    They do know English better than others. Grammar is an essential part of written language.


    "Let's eat Grandma"
    or
    "Let's eat, Grandma"

    OR

    "Help, criminal"
    or
    Help criminal"

    Without proper context, wrong use of grammar can get you accused of cannibalism or accomplice to a felony. Make sense?
     
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  4. Elin Dotsya

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    Wrong. They only know as much as I do. The rest is fluff. Nice try, lad.
     
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  5. Sherbert Hoover

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    Back in college, I attended two stellar creative writing classes taught by authors Pam Duncan and Ron Rash. With wildly different writing styles, there was one hard point that they always hammered home: correct grammar is the decision of the reader. The goal is finding a common ground that works for both reader and writer. Please your audience, or you're wasting your time.

    This:
    Is some of the dumbest, most childish bullshit that I've ever read from you, and you have written some dumb, childish bullshit.

    Writing incorrectly on purpose does not show that you have a problem with authority. It shows that you are incapable of writing correctly sometimes, and use an edgy attitude as an excuse.
     
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    @Sherbert Hoover Bad move, bro. You know how this guy/girl is.

    Right now, I believe he/she is writing a novel with shit arguments only to deflect from the truth. Just like he/she always does.

    He/she doesn't make those threads to ask for advice but to get approval. When you challenge his/her beliefs, he will argue. You have been warned.
     
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  7. Sherbert Hoover

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    You mean how in OP's first paragraph, they state "one important rule of language", and then finish the sentence with "me thinks"?

    EDIT: I see you, @Elin Dotsya [Elin Dotsya was last seen: Viewing thread Why Are So Many Grammarians Such [insert expletive/s]?, 1 minute ago]
     
  8. gman777

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    @Sherbert Hoover I mean he makes a post which supposedly is about asking a question or looking for help, yet he already has a predefined conception about that thing, and when you try to give him an advice, he'll just deflect it, like "I think I know better than you."
     
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    They tend to be skint students who live with their parents. They realise that all their England degree got them, was lack of job opportunities. So bitter at the thought, the only thing they can use their degree for, is to troll the internet looking for grammatical errors. A fucking sad life indeed.
     
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  10. Elin Dotsya

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    Looks like I'm only here to please you, daddy. I still can't quite figure out why you always choose the "high road". Does it come naturally to you? I may be childish but at least I'm not pretentious. Well, not on purpose anyway. I'm still trying to figure out what makes you tick. Your threads tell me a lot about you, but I can't seem to relate in any way.

    What truth is that? I don't come to the Lounge for advice. Maybe approval is all that I desire? Everyone argues when you challenge their beliefs. So far, no one has showed that their belief is the most factual. I mean what belief are we even talking about here, that grammarians talk more shit than I do?

    Putting commas in their proper place is one thing but this is just BS:

    "You should write 'all right', because 'alright' is informal." <-- I'm referring to this type of grammar nut busting.

    Btw, I'm not going to write a novel because I'm pretty tired after work and will need sleep soon. I could write one tomorrow just for you, if you'd like.~

    I'm disappointed that you can't always read my sarcasm, Mr. Hoover.
     
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    I swear on me mum m8, I'll write you a 100 page eBook if you keep teasing me.
     
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    What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the copyscapes passed content, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on UpWork, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in SEO and I’m the top author in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of naitive writers across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in article writings, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the 100% SEO optimized contents and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
     
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    I don’t give a fuck who you are or where you live. You can count on me to be there to bring your fucking life to a hellish end. I’ll put you in so much fucking pain that it’ll make Jesus being nailed to a cross in the desert look like a fucking back massage on a tropical island. I don’t give a fuck how many reps you have or how tough you are IRL, how well you can fight, or how many fucking guns you own to protect yourself. I’ll fucking show up at your house when you aren’t home. I’ll turn all the lights on in your house, leave all the water running, open your fridge door and not close it, and turn your gas stove burners on and let them waste gas. You’re going to start stressing the fuck out, your blood pressure will triple, and you’ll have a fucking heart attack. You’ll go to the hospital for a heart operation, and the last thing you’ll see when you’re being put under in the operating room is me hovering above you, dressed like a doctor. When you wake up after being operated on, wondering what ticking time bomb is in your chest waiting to go off. You’ll recover fully from your heart surgery. And when you walk out the front door of the hospital to go home I’ll run you over with my fucking car out of no where and kill you. I just want you to know how easily I could fucking destroy your pathetic excuse of a life, but how I’d rather go to a great fuckng length to make sure your last remaining days are spent in a living, breathing fucking hell. It’s too late to save yourself, but don’t bother committing suicide either… I’ll fucking resuscitate you and kill you again myself you bitch-faced phaggot. Welcome to hell, population: you
     
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  16. Elin Dotsya

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    Oh heavenly blessed beauty, whose inner beauty is simply divine and everlasting, I would love to be your knight in shining armor. If you want to talk to a good friend, honest, sweet and tender, you can do with me at any moment, I am a good person, kind, loyal and sincere. My friendship that I offer you is clean and transparent. I congratulate to you, because you are very beautiful, your beauty, your charming figure, your pleasant and angelical smile, your personality, your happiness, your charm, your kindness, your beautiful eyes, your lips soft and exquisite, delicate your hands, your legs precious Your beautiful, spectacular and divine body, you have all these qualities and more, you are a wonderful and perfect woman, your gaze is tender and sweet, penetrating my soul. The beauty of a rose has no comparison with the sweetness of your face and the beauty of your heart. I am of the people, I like to have a good relationship with all my friends.
     
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    What dost thou just exclaim to thyself, you meager wench? I'll have thou know I graduated valedictorian at Cambridge University, and thy hath partaken in numerous invasions of France, and thyself have over 300 recorded slayings. Thyself hath been trained in chivalrous warfare and thyself am the top Longbowman in the entire King of England's army. Thou art not a thing but target to thyself. Thy will conquer thou with accuracy the likes of which hath never been witnessed before upon this fair isle, dwell upon my oration. Thou think thou can get away with proclaiming such filth to thyself via His Majesty's letter deliverance service? Repeat your thoughts, copulator. As we engage in conversation thyself art summoning thy clandestine company of shadowy individuals across His Majesty's kingdom and thou fortress doth be traced this day so thou best prepare for the ruckus, peasant. The ruckus that decimates the pathetic meager object thou proclaim thou vitae. Thou be mortem, child. Thy can roam any county, any sunrise to sunset, and thy can take thou life in above 700 technques, and that's using naught but thy own gauntlets. Not exclusively is thy extensively trained in duelling without a blade, but thy pertain access to the entire arsenal of the His Majesty's Royal Cavalry and thy will use it to its complete usefulness to wipe thou forlorn buttocks off the face of the kingdom, thou meager dropping. If only thou could hath foreseen the divine retribution thou meager "quick-witted" exclamation would in due time bringeth upon thou, perhaps thou would hath halted thou tongue. Thou could not, thou did not, and thou art paying the blasted bounty, thou God forsaken imbicile. Thy shall excrete fury upon thou and thou will suffocate on said fury. Thou be vanquished, child.
     
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    at least make original copypasta - this sounds like some olive garden shit
     
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  20. Elin Dotsya

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    Fuck me, even I'm tempted to indent those paragraphs and correct the spelling errors. Must resist urge to become grammar nazi. Hnnnnnngggg