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Jun 17, 2010
Yes, we should always try to improve our communication skills.
Yes, grammar is not something to be let only to books and school.
Yes, it’s sad how people just don’t care.

But really! Most of you forget that English is not the only language in the world, and some of those people that make a mistake here and there (me included) speak at least a couple of other languages among which English is not the native one.

Corrections are welcome, but cut the aggressive posture of superiority that some people show, because you never know if you are not bulling with some kid trying to learn your language, and try to think how you would manage trying to write in his or hers.
 
 
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Apr 22, 2010
I have to say I agree with points from both arguments - it is irritating to read internet-speak that is more or less utter nonsense... At the same time, you *are* reading comments on a comic strip... So how important is the grammar, exactly?

More than anything, I think these lengthy debates on grammar could take place in a forum somewhere else - and leave comic comments to actually be about the strip.

That being said, lol to PHB getting pwned by d engineers =P (and yes, haha, this is on purpose. Hope no one blows a fuse over it)
 
 
Mar 22, 2010
Personaly,I like reading sentences that I don't have to insert anything into. It's just a lot easier to understand and faster to read.
 
 
Dec 27, 2009
There's a difference between understanding and deciphering. There's also the factor of making sense. Someone can have written something well, proper grammer and good spelling, but it doesn't mean what was written makes sense, espeically without deciphering. (e.g. Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.)
What EaTaylor wrote makes sense, there really isn't much deciphering involved. I don't know about the rest of you, but when I read it my brain just seemed to automatically put punctuation where it was supposed to be. It could have been much worse. It could have been in chat-speak.
Now could we possibly focus the comments more on the comic, rather than on how other people write? Most of the comments on here seem to be "I'm smarter than you." posts.
 
 
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Jul 9, 2009
ow, my head hurts
 
 
 
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