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sneakypete
11-08-2010, 08:52 PM
Guys, I was a little leery about posting this, and I sincerely hope that you don't think I'm being a S-A about it all, but it seems to be getting kinda difficult to interpret what some of you are trying to say in your posts. Spelling isn't the problem - a little imagination is usually enough to get the gist of the messages. But please try to stick a comma or a period in an appropriate spot occasionally. It will make the reading a lot easier. :D
Thanks - and hopefully from more participants herein than lil ole me.
Pete

jig rig
11-08-2010, 10:46 PM
Guys, I was a little leery about posting this, and I sincerely hope that you don't think I'm being a S-A about it all, but it seems to be getting kinda difficult to interpret what some of you are trying to say in your posts. Spelling isn't the problem - a little imagination is usually enough to get the gist of the messages. But please try to stick a comma or a period in an appropriate spot occasionally. It will make the reading a lot easier. :D
Thanks - and hopefully from more participants herein than lil ole me.
Pete

Hey SP,

Ya musta been a English teacher in your other life. :)

Maybe we can add a grammar checker someday, too. ;-)

Jig Rig

jlaughlin72
11-08-2010, 10:49 PM
Pete, I agree with you.. If you only knew how many posts that I edited and added the coma's and periods into after they were posted, you would be amazed. I haven't done that in about a month or so. Guess maybe I need to start doing it again?

Tbone
11-08-2010, 11:27 PM
Pete, I think it's just another example of how the texting craze is creeping into everything. Some people spend so much time sending those cryptic/shorthand text messages to their buddies that they forget how to type a coherent sentence. And it's not just on crappie.com. I see it all the time in emails my students send me. I don't sweat a few spelling or punctuation errors because I make my share, but sometimes it's such gibberish I just want to respond with a "Huh?" Young people, particularly, need to understand how short emails or postings can have a big effect sometimes. I heard a magazine editor say one time that if anyone ever submitted an article to him by email for possible publication, he wouldn't even read the attached article if there were any spelling/grammatical errors in the email. His position was that if they can't even write an email in the King's English, he wasn't interested in publishing their work.

sneakypete
11-09-2010, 06:34 AM
Terry -
You made a good point about all the texting. Now, how do you eliminate the carry-over?

Johnny, your editing efforts are well appreciated. Keep it up - PLEASE!

J-R, I never taught English, but that was my quick way out of LSU.
Please don't hold it against me!

Now I'm going duck-blind-building!
Pete

mikeg
11-09-2010, 07:01 AM
I can go along with the spelling and other things. I am also not good at spelling,never have ben never will be. I wish everyone would put what town they are from not just LA. personaly I will verry seldom read or answer anyone that does not put thair town. unless I now them.Thanks not trying to be a HORSES BEHIND.

mikeg

jig rig
11-09-2010, 05:50 PM
Terry -
You made a good point about all the texting. Now, how do you eliminate the carry-over?

Johnny, your editing efforts are well appreciated. Keep it up - PLEASE!

J-R, I never taught English, but that was my quick way out of LSU.
Please don't hold it against me!

Now I'm going duck-blind-building!
Pete

That's to bad Pete, now I know your just a curmudgeon.:)

But your duck blinds are good for the fish.

Jig Rig

sneakypete
11-09-2010, 07:57 PM
J-R -
What the hell is a curmudgeon?? :confused: :confused:
And my duck blinds are built on top of a rice-field levee, so they probably won't be beneficial to anything but me. :D
Hopefully, anyway.
Curmudgeon, huh? Hmmmm.... Gotta Google that one...
:D
Pete

sneakypete
11-09-2010, 08:03 PM
I AM NOT!!!
I am a happy puppy, pleased with my life and the folks in it. Ask Dwyane and Johnny!
See me smile!
Cranky??? Not me, cher! Not even with Barbara!
(Most of the time, anyway!)
So, being the nice guy that I really am, I will accept your sincerest apology.
See?! Good ol' Pete - never a bit of bad blood in him!
XOX
Pete

Tbone
11-09-2010, 08:11 PM
cur·mudg·eon/kərˈməjən/
Noun: A bad-tempered or surly person.

Pete, this thread might start becoming "off topic" but I have to admit that the older I get the more of a curmudgeon I become. Is it just me or is the world going to hell in a handcart? I don't mean politically--history shows the political pendulum swings back and forth between the left and right like clockwork and if you're not happy at the moment, just be patient and it'll swing the other way in a few years. I'm talking about on a more basic level of civility, courtesy, manners, and plain old common sense. My wife and I went to the movies Saturday and about a half dozen young teenagers (14 or so) came in and talked and played slap and tickle the whole time. Three moved up next to us and started talking and I went over and told them to either shut their mouths or I'd have them removed from the theater. They looked at me like I had violated their space (they then moved). I would have never done that in my earlier days but now I just get tired of it and speak up more and more. And don't even get me started on the young store clerk whose head nearly explodes when you hand them a penny to make the change come out even.

docwaldo
11-09-2010, 08:27 PM
And don't even get me started on the young store clerk whose head nearly explodes when you hand them a penny to make the change come out even.

i teach math at an innercity middle school. my kids cannot even do basic math. it's not an education problem, it is a culture problem. these kids' families have sucked the government for so long, none of them can survive with out assistance. they are totally dependent. just like in the slave days. totally dependent on a master or big brother to provide for them. and this time it ain't other's fault. they did this to themselves (liberals).

sneakypete
11-09-2010, 08:46 PM
Wow! Doc, I never heard you be so forceful! Good!
Anyway, like Terry says, this thing is probably going to get booted elsewhere if it hasn't been already. So, y'all please put some periods and commas in places where they seem appropriate in your posts, and go catch some fish so we can have some proper reports.
And thanks (Even you, J-R! :D ) for the input herein!
Pete

jig rig
11-09-2010, 09:18 PM
i teach math at an innercity middle school. my kids cannot even do basic math. it's not an education problem, it is a culture problem. these kids' families have sucked the government t&% for so long, none of them can survive with out assistance. they are totally dependent. just like in the slave days. totally dependent on a master or big brother to provide for them. and this time it ain't other's fault. they did this to themselves (liberals).

Hey DW,

Try teaching OHM's law to post secondary students out of the same education system.

I do think kids can be taught basic math. But it's easier just to social promote them.

JMO

Jig Rig

Micropterus salmoides
11-09-2010, 11:12 PM
OH MY. While we're at it, let's just go ahead and.



ADAM

NorthShoreTiger
11-10-2010, 09:38 AM
Hell, I'm a young man by many standards, but I find myself identifying with the "Get off my lawn." crowd much more than the "OMG LIKE I TOTALLY THINK..WAIT OMG WHAT ARE WE TALKING ABOUT?" crowd. I actually had someone deliver that line in all sincerity once. She seemed even more befuddled when I laughed and walked away. That poor girl made it all the way to college.

The lack of common respect displayed by much of today's youth is appalling. For instance, I was walking up to a restaurant door and noticed two young (early 20's) ladies walking to the same door behind me so I opened the door for them. They didn't bother to say "Thank you" as they passed. I was a bit put off by that, but what happened next made me wish I was their daddy so I could turn them over my knee. They paused inside the door as I walked past them to get to the hostess. They then proceeded to run into me as they rushed past me to beat me to the hostess. Not so much as an excuse me. Don't even get me started about movie theaters. I almost felt bad when the kid with the laser pointer looked like he was about to cry after in instructed him to put it away for the second time. Other people clapped so I guess it was a mixed bag. The "take one" policy of unguarded candy on doorsteps during Halloween is completely ignored. My own daughter took 4 pieces from one dish and I made her put 5 back after she confessed to knowing she was only supposed to take one piece. While I was explaining it to her other kids grabbed handfuls and ran. It's hard for her to understand how it all works, but it is a perfect foil for another lesson. I will likely be insufferable when I actually reach curmudgeon age. }:-/

Dang it. Who gave me a soapbox? Weren't we talking about poor punctuation and spelling in posts? That drives me nuts too, but I have just about given up that fight. There is a fellow on another forum that is so bad that I don't even read his posts anymore. I can't make heads or tails of what he is saying. I've made sincere effort but it's still Greek to me. It's like that ding dang ole boy on that show about them ole Texas boys with the dang ole beer drinking by the road and Peggy, you know they one.

Hey Doc. No calculators in class. That ruined me in junior high. I was already weak in math and that crutch kept me that way for a long time.