|Re: Not an English teacher (anymore), but.....||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Mmariner (Mmarineraol.com)|
|Date: Wed, 1 Feb 95 13:53 CST|
I usta be one, but now I can't even spell "Inglish!" But seriously folks, I move we squelch our urges to comment on other folks' grammar, punctuation & spelling, except where the "error" causes you to misunderstand what the person meant. I know spelling and grammar errors are distracting to those of us who got good grades in English. But, please, let's remember that written speech is just a crude simulation of spoken language and that a lot of nit-picking tends to inhibit communication for those who got good grades in math, science and PE but were bored by or hated English class. Intense scrutiny of grammar and spelling can also be a stigma that alienates some of the diverse people you want to attract who are very eloquent and intelligent, but who simply don't choose to write/speak by English teacher rules. =Mike Mariner, Boulder, CO=
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