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I sometimes find errors on News sites.

Thank god for dictionary.com :laugh:

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Mr Duncombe says when recruiting staff he has been "shocked at the poor quality of written English".

I can vouch for this. Trying to find any staff who can write letters and emails to clients without making a dozen embarrassing grammar and spelling mistakes is almost impossible. I don't know what kids are learning in school, but it sure as hell isn't what I learned. Maybe they're picking up valuable social skills - like how to text and talk at the same time - instead of learning the fundamentals of the language?

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Even more reason for the grammar Nazi's to come out and contribute more. I tend to correct people as well, which people take offense to.

I may correct people, but I'm not perfect by any means, so when someone corrects my typing, I reply with a 'Thank You'. I genuinely express my gratitude because hopefully it will keep me from making the same mistake in the future. :)

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If people are at the point where they can't tell the difference between "to" and "too", "you're" and "your", or "there" and "their" or "they're", then I don't think correcting them is going to teach them much. These sort of things need to learned in school over a period of time, not corrected on a case-by-case basis on a forum.

Also, as you've just said, you'll simply get abused if you try to correct grammar or spelling on a forum. Nothing worse than fixing someone's horrendous English only to have them say "omg your retarted" back to you!

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It's called spell check. If you can't be bothered to do that, then I won't be bothered to buy your item.

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Unfortunately I don't have the option to boycott them because they have a bit of a monopoly in the legitimate Australian passport market :laugh:

LOL

I honestly have no idea how people still manage to fail to spell correctly when all usable word processors and browsers feature a spell-checker and corrector.

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I'd just like to take a moment to laugh at all the little forum tards that like to say, "Well excuse my bad grammar, I didn't know I was in english class!"

People take that attitude all throughout the web, and it winds up costing them.

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So many retards from the UK type like complete twats... How many times have we seen the chavs type "there" for "their" or "should of" instead of "should have"? :whistle:

Unfortunately it isn't just the twats that type this. A certain high posting MVC does did this on a regular basis.laugh.gif

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