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Subject:Re: alot From:Romay Jean Sitze <rositze -at- NMSU -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 14 Dec 1994 14:03:11 -0700
On Wed, 14 Dec 1994, Nora Merhar wrote:
> I have noticed much bad spelling on this list, including a personal pet peeve
> mine--confusion of whose and who's (as in "Anyone who's back hurts should
> take Advil"--UGH!!!) but I haven't said anything, because I didn't think it
> worth it. If you really feel a need to criticize your fellow writer's grammar/
> spelling, do so privately, not only out of consideration for the person you're
> criticzing, but also because you'll look like an idiot to the rest of us if
> you're wrong.
Criticism of grammar/spelling on net messages seems out of place for
several reasons not the least of which is the fact that the server often
does not keep pace with fingers. I frequently find that my message does
not appear onscreen for several words at a time. If I were to go back to
correct everything every time, this whole process would become burdensome.