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By damian.ward ·
Hi there IT gang, I was just reading the 25 tips to promotion article and was amused at the author?s comments about people needing to be able to write clearly without spelling and grammar mistakes.

I then went on to read some discussion items and am amazed at the number of basic typos, spelling errors and syntax problems many of us seem to be having.

It seems to me that we really need to read what we write before hitting that send or save button. I know it takes time, however the respect gained from writing without errors is massive.

Just a thought!

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No worries mate.

by stress junkie In reply to Spelling and grammar

Once upon a time long ago I wrote a post that said the same thing that your post says. You'd be surprised how vigorously people will defend their right to be ignorant. Since I started hanging out at TR it seems like someone like us makes exactly the same observation with attending recommendation. Let the games begin!!!

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Agreed sentence construction , very important topic

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to No worries mate.

it seems like someone like us makes

Hmmm

2 : 0 to me then.

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Okay. "...seems that.. "

by stress junkie In reply to Agreed sentence construct ...

Damn. You got me.

At least I'm not defending my right to be ignorant and to display that ignorance in public.

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Oh my god NO

by drowningnotwaving In reply to Okay. "...seems that.. "

I hereby defend my right to be ignorant and display said ignorance in public.

Tell me - just how many people would actually be on the streets if such an inalienable right didn't exist??

I also defend my right to be bald, overweight and a binge drinker on Fridays.

OOoooh, in about 50 minutes from now!!! Is it ignorant to want to adjust the hands on my watch at a time like this?

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You bring up some good points in favor of ignorance.

by stress junkie In reply to Oh my god NO

Actually you didn't defend ignorance very well. I just thought it would make a good title.

There is one advantage to being ignorant. You don't notice other people's ignorance so it doesn't bother you. I have long held that knowledge and wisdom are a curse. The ignorant unwashed masses go about their business without a care or a worry. I, on the other hand, am constantly frustrated and enraged by the ignorance of the people around me. This makes me very unhappy and prone to fits of violence. I have come to rue the day that I ever studied for an exam or read anything with the intention of retaining that information. Education has ruined my life.

Ignorance is bliss.

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Very well

by onbliss In reply to You bring up some good po ...
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thatz cuz im edjakated

by stress junkie In reply to Very well
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eye undastud U

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Okay. "...seems that.. "
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tnx

by stress junkie In reply to eye undastud U
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Oh dear, how very unfortunate

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Spelling and grammar

That should be

grammatical mistakes

Many people write with no mistakes in spelling or grammar, they still talk complete bollocks though. There's more to posting than I and myself or myself and I, the content is far more important than presentation in this medium.

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