2015/09/16

Respect Writer's Online By Not Correcting Their Mistakes


Do you have the urge to correct someones typo?  Do you thrive on correcting other peoples grammar or punctuation?

If that sounds like you, you're a "grammar bully".  On the other hand if you send someone an email quietly pointing out their mistake, and its out of public view.  You can relax.  You're just human.

Shaming a writer in public is different to sending a message via email politely.  I read a lot of blogs/articles with spelling errors, but don't feel the need to leave a comment about the writers' mistake.

If you've ever written a blog or article and have been really proud of what you've created, you'll know the crushing feeling of someone pointing out a spelling mistake or grammatical error.

Unfortunately these days it's fashionable to pick out peoples mistakes and make them public.  People wear titles such as "grammar Nazi" and "grammar bully" with pride.

Typographical Error = Stupid?

The simple answer to that would be :

Stupid is as stupid does

It doesn't matter how perfect your punctuation is, a bad blog will always be a bad blog.  If a grammar bully finds a mistke they won't waste their time reading the rest of your blog.

But they will be quick to point out a minor error and leave an unpleasant comment.  Sounds really dumb, if you ask me.

Using spellcheck or grammarly is never a guarantee that with will pick up every mistake.

Quote

Grammar is a piano I play by ear.  All I know about grammar is its power. Joan Didion


If spelling/grammar mistakes upset you that much and make you angry, then stop using the internet.  Go for a walk instead.

The next time you want to call someone out on a typo, relax, take a deep breath, keep reading or don't!

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