The Grammar Police

I was reading in some forums earlier and came across an interesting post. As some of you know, we call Devon the grammar police because it makes her crazy when things aren't just so. Apparently, she's not the only one although I believe the term they used in the forums was grammar Nazi.
Seriously, there was page after page of posts from people who can't handle typos, abbreviations and misspellings let alone words being used out of context or in the wrong tense. I was seriously surprised. I knew Devon was like that, and maybe my English and writing teachers were although I can't remember that far back.
Does it seriously bother you that much? I mean, with Dev- she's just quirky and knows it is a habit of hers that we find annoying, but would never think of telling anyone and possibly making them feel bad. Except for us, of course. But to go around correcting others or saying it should be this instead of that, or you were supposed to use too instead of to. I always was just happy that they were sharing at all.
Actually, a lot of people have problems with spelling. Ki and Dev are the only two of mine who can spell worth a darn. Dawn and Casey- not so much. I blame Hooked on Phonics, myself. Well, not the actual program but learning to spell how things sound and then later trying to memorize it right the first time. I never did grasp how that was supposed to help.
Seriously, does it offend your delicate sensibilities to see a comma where a semi-colon should be or someone who uses ... a lot?
If so you probably won't care to read this blog. Not only are my spelling, grammar and punctuation not perfect, but I make up a lot of words myself when it's almost this and not quite that I will combine them or make up something totally random.
If you spend much time on the computer at all it might behoove you to learn to read typos along with abbreviations.
Around here we are fluent in Typonese and not only do our fingers type faster than our brains can catch up with we are also well versed in speakos since our words fly out of our mouths faster than our brains as well with some regularity. Ah, well, what can you do? Just like with a machine, a human is going to have glitches.
Even if these things do bother you, it might not be a bad idea to keep it to yourself. After all, as a very wise little rabbit once said- if you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.
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