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Grammer and Punctuation

Discussion in 'The Atrium' started by mattresell, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. mattresell

    mattresell Cheesehead

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    By no means do I want to sound whiny or become the Packer Forum Grammer Police, but I feel like we get quite a bit of posts that are near impossible to read because of a lack of punctuation or simply third grade level grammer.

    The occasional misspelled word in nothing to fret over. Neither is the improper use of a comma. But I just read, or tried read, a 100 word post without a single period.

    I know this isn't English 101, but I'd like to ask everyone to try to make their posts as easy to read as possible.

    Am I alone on this or does this problem annoy others on the board?
     
  2. carol k

    carol k Cheesehead

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    I have noticed that too. It is very hard to read something when punctuation is not used, or it is used incorrectly. Sometimes their our wrds that r ocasinally mspelt. I know. I am being a smart alec.
     
  3. 4packgirl

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    i use punctuation but do not capitalize - hope that's ok cause i'm not changing!! :)
     
  4. rabidgopher04

    rabidgopher04 Cheesehead

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    Speaking of grammar....it's not spelled with an E. ;)
     
  5. GakkofNorway

    GakkofNorway Cheesehead

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    And punctuation should not be written with a capital p. :p
     
  6. Miskito

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    Shouldn't that be "...IS nothing to fret over."?
     
  7. mattresell

    mattresell Cheesehead

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    Yes, but let's not fret over it.
     
  8. NDPackerFan

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    mattresell,

    I agree 100% and even posted in an earlier thread about it. I know it's petty to some, and maybe rightfully so, but it gets difficult to read.
     
  9. bavpb

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    Where is that two-word-post-thread? :wink: :lol:
    But you're absolutely right, mattresell. If you, as people with English as mother- tongue, yet have problems with such posts, what can I say or do? :shock: :-?
     
  10. cheesey

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    HEY!!! What's my GRAMMER got to do with it!?!? She was a NICE lady!!! 8) :lol:

    Enee weigh, eye kan see whut ewe meen. It KAN get a littel diffekult ta reed theengs when it ain't writ rite.

    Now......on a more serious note.........some people might not be able to spell well, or know how to properly phrase something. Do we want these people NOT to post, because it might make us use our own skills a little more to figure out what they intended? If it's because of laziness, then they should be scolded. If it's because it's the best they can do, I surely don't want to be the one to push someone out of here because I was lucky enough that I had a Mother that MADE me read out loud to her. My Grandmother couldn't read or write. My Mom was the one that taught her how to write her own name.
    I'm sure not going to be the one to judge.
     
  11. mattresell

    mattresell Cheesehead

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    No. That's not what I'm implying, nor do I believe anyone else is implying that either. Nobody cares if you end a sentence with a preposition, use who instead of whom, or forget the "i" before "e" except after "c" rule.

    I just think it would be nice if people would use periods at the end of sentences.
     
  12. cheesey

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    I agree.........run on sentences can be difficult to understand. Sometimes i don't read a post if it's that way. I just go on to the next one.
     
  13. gopackgo4

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    I use puncuation now yay.
     
  14. ahaug82

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    It should read like this: I use punctuation now, yay!

    But I'm not one for nitpicking. :p
     
  15. arrowgargantuan

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    punctuation is a key component to anybody's text because it tells people clearly when to end a thought or take a breath i mean come on would you really want to read one gigantic sentence without being able to reflect upon that persons perspective or ideas at least a few times during the actual post c'mon guys get it together for the sake of your fellow posters it's more of a convenience issue than anything i've seen posts about 2 paragraphs long without a period let alone a comma for god's sake it basically tells me to skip that persons viewpoint entirely so i understand completely brother matt exclamation point
     
  16. BACKIN-PACKIN

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    Mattresell, you make a good point; however, it's not only the misappropriation of the period that makes for difficult following, but run-on sentences completely elude understanding as well; and some posts seem to be an experiment in hieroglyphics rather than an expression of some Packer interest!
     
  17. mattresell

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    That's the funniest thing I've heard all day.
     
  18. carol k

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    You guys are absolutely too funny. I enjoy your posts very much. I had to use the words very much because "really much" is incorrect.
     
  19. bavpb

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