amoamasam at sympatico.ca
Fri Feb 16 13:38:41 EST 2001
On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Computer Books For Less wrote:
> Only because so many have posted on this am I going to go down this
> road. But there are those for various reason for whom grammar and spelling
> are a very difficult thing. Yes I do use a spell checker, but they only
> provide basic protection from real errors. There are many errors that
> programs like ispell can not check for. And yes I do re-read my post
> numerous times before I hit the proverbial send button. This does not stop
> me from sending out some seriously demented emails.
> We don't not know what issues oclug members face when pounding on the ole
> keyboard, so let us not be too Fascist with our grammar policing. :-)
I understand your point, Bruce, and my post only suggested that everyone
show the courtesy of, as you say, doing their best, eyeballing their
messages before sending them, and some basic--ahem--standards compliance.
Besides, it's usually easy to tell the difference between someone
struggling to do their best, and laziness.
I would also say that we should all stop throwing around terms like
*Fascism* so lightly. The real thing is too menacing to be trivialized
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