Does grammar matter anymore? (LOL)

Does grammar matter anymore? (LOL)

There are 89 comments on the www.cbsnews.com story from Jun 22, 2012, titled Does grammar matter anymore? (LOL). In it, www.cbsnews.com reports that:

A lot of folks are up in arms over bad grammar invading the workplace. A Wall Street Journal notes what appears to be a growing shift toward informal writing, courtesy of email, social media, and smartphones.

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Sheik Yerbouti

Richmond, IN

#1 Jun 22, 2012
Just another step in the dumbing down of america!

“Smokin' Hot'n'Feelin' Groovy”

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Here, There, and Everywhere,..

#2 Jun 22, 2012
Just as long as it looks and sounds ok the way you percieve IT...

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#3 Jun 22, 2012
I dunno!!! Am I doin sumthing wrong???
Krypteia

Worthing, UK

#4 Jun 22, 2012
DaveMC wrote:
I dunno!!! Am I doin sumthing wrong???
You need to speak proper English like what i doe's mate..lol

“That is Just Weird...”

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#5 Jun 22, 2012
Krypteia wrote:
<quoted text>You need to speak proper English like what i doe's mate..lol
your write lol

“I think this might be...”

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#6 Jun 22, 2012
it does matter.

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#7 Jun 22, 2012
AngelOfDeath17 wrote:
it does matter.
^^^^^ Incomplete sentence and you did not capitalize the "I"...Im giving you a C-....lol
Krypteia

Worthing, UK

#8 Jun 22, 2012
Burento wrote:
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your write lol
Fank u i fort i was..

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#9 Jun 22, 2012
Come on, let's eat Grandma!
Come on let's eat, Grandma!

“Reality”

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#10 Jun 22, 2012
DaveMC wrote:
<quoted text>^^^^^ Incomplete sentence and you did not capitalize the "I"...Im giving you a C-....lol
It was a complete sentence,she just didn't capitalize.LOL

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#11 Jun 22, 2012
Ga missy wrote:
<quoted text>It was a complete sentence,she just didn't capitalize.LOL
Are you sure??? That sure does look like a fragment to me??? Looks like it was lacking the subject and possibly even a complete thought...who knows...I was always better at Math.

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#12 Jun 22, 2012
I think using correct grammar is important
and shows respect.

Phone Texting is a different matter,
words/sentences abbreviated for convenience.

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#14 Jun 22, 2012
My grammar matters to me, she bakes the best chocolate chip cookies.

“Don't harsh my mellow, man!”

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#15 Jun 22, 2012
Well, ain't that speshal! Oh, it said grammar, not spelling. Lemme try again.
Well, ain't, that a, kick. In the; pants?

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Cannon, KY

#16 Jun 22, 2012
When did it ever matter, in the first place?

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#17 Jun 22, 2012
Naughtyrobot wrote:
Come on, let's eat Grandma!
Come on let's eat, Grandma!
Gloop!

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#18 Jun 22, 2012
Of course it matters. Your grammar and command of language equates to the summation of perception the business world has of your education. Trust in your qualification to lead or make informed decisions is greatly influenced by language skills.

Hell, even here in topix land, self appointed grammar police jump on the slightest miss use of your/you're, their/there. Think about it, these are short words. Miss using them reflects a short bus or short attention span education.

Sigh,... I side with Judge Judy on this one. However, in the spirit of communicating on topix, I think if one is wise enough to catch bad grammar and spelling, one is wise enough to know the intent of a poster's comment. To offer insult or correct grammar on line is just fighting illiteracy with ignorance. I'll choose the illiterate over the ignorant any day!

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#19 Jun 22, 2012
Sure Grammar matters, its an indicator that you actually learned something in school!

Laura Beth

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#20 Jun 22, 2012
It only matters in real life ? My Dad is a doctor of english...I do like to buck, and rebel , being as improper as I can here. LOL.
Geno

Milan, OH

#21 Jun 22, 2012
Duh! My Grammer's the most important person in my life. She lets me live in her basement for free!

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