Social Media: Grammar and Spelling

I should have known better than to try to spend some time on Twitter earlier.

After seeing at least 200 glaring spelling and grammatical errors, I became so exhausted, I logged off.

How many times?

YOU ARE is ‘YOU’RE’.
Please, please stop writing ‘YOUR’. STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT!

I want to slap your stupid legs until they sting all night, then make you stand in the corner with no dinner, like the irritating fools you are.

I really have to stop looking at this rubbish, I really do.

82 thoughts on “Social Media: Grammar and Spelling

    1. Her name was Miss Brenda Harvey, and I stayed in touch with her until very recently. When I didn’t get any reply to my last two emails, I sadly supected she might have passed away. She would be at least 90 years old now, if not older.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. Spelling is atrocious on Twitter. Even celebrities reveal their complete ignorance of spelling. One of my pet peeves is the use of apostrophes when they’re not called for, and the lack of apostrophes when they are.

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  2. Complaining Pete is back again.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I am glad to see you are back. Btw I get stuck because of autocorrecting so no involving me but I do agree that some people are very weird. Although English is not India’s first language, we love the English language. πŸ’–βœŒπŸ˜Š

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    1. I never criticise people from other countries, Suzan. This was about British people on Twitter, mostly complaining about having to wear masks in shops.
      Best wishes, Pete. xx

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      1. If you could, would you criticise me?? I am okay with their British English writing style but complaining about wearing a mask??? They can go out without a mask, their choice but tell them to give a measure for their coffin cause when they die, they will need it. (Being harsh but it’s so damn true). πŸ˜’βœŒ

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  3. This amused me, Pete because in my comment on your new serial I wrote about that it was different to your previous one and then spent the next five minutes – after posting the comment – wondering if it shouldn’t have been different from! Then the next post I see from you is about bad grammar πŸ™‚

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    1. I am sure that I also make many errors over the course of publishing thousands of words every week. But they are not deliberate, wheras those I am griping about are doing this day in day out without regard for any rules.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. Pete, do you see the grammar error in your comment: “I am sure that I also make many errors over the course of publishing thousands of words every week. But they are not deliberate, wheras those I am griping about are doing this day in day out without regard for any rules.”

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        1. Many thanks for reading, and pointing out any mistakes I have made. I have not allowed your other comments, as they are replies to blogging friends who do not use English as their first language.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. I share your pain, Pete; Facebook can be just as bad: often, I struggle to comprehend what a person is saying [or not, to me!]. My daughter & son-in-law are sanguine about my inevitable compulsion [part of the job description, as far as I’m concerned] to correct my granddaughter’s speech when she starts! πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Jon.

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    1. Thanks for the link, Jo. I do recall my step-daughters being told (in 2002 when they were 13) that spelling and grammar rules didn’t matter, as long as they were able to express themselves. But it still matters to me, and to so many of us.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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      1. Effective expression is tied to grammar and spelling. While our language evolves and changes over time, agreeing to the rules of engagement is what lets us communicate. If you don’t know the rules, how can you expect to be understood?

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    1. Phones don’t help of course, but I now believe it’s because they just don’t care, Kim. I wonder what English will look like in another 100 years? I doubt we would recognise it.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    2. Hey Kim! English is not the first language of a lot of nations. Also, not everyone pays attention to grammar class. Also, on Twitter you have to react faster or someone else will say the exact thing you want to share before you do, and get all the likes.

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        1. I was. It was a raft of (British) tweets complaining about having to wear masks, and others telling them to just do it. The grammar and spelling was awful. I never complain about people who can speak English when it is not their first language.
          Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. “I want to slap your stupid legs until they sting all night, then make you stand in the corner with no dinner, like the irritating fools you are”.

    This made me laugh but also sad. I can understand your frustration.

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  6. I create trainings as a living. The basic content we get from experts is written by people in various industries. Since writing isn’t their business, It often has syntax and grammar errors to the level where the meaning changes and we scratch our heads for hours to solve mysteries. So, but Twitter takes it to a new level, I agree! 😁🀣

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    1. Ot it’s instead of its: the horse lost it’s footing. Drives me mad. I think often it’s the auto-corrector which is at fault. It changes something just as you’re posting it.

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