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Fun 2011/08/08 19:46:27
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The Internet is available for anyone and everyone who can fork over the money each month to get on that crazy information highway and start surfing the web.

But should it actually be that way?

We think it'd be awesome if the World Wide Web offered this quick grammar quiz before allowing people to start surfing.

Sure, it's a little elitist. But, c'mon. Shouldn't people know the difference between "there" and "their" before they're (It's correct. We checked.) able to write blogs and comment on forums?

And if they fail the test? They're officially rejected by the Internet. It's a little brutal. But you've got to take the hint somehow.

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  • jumpboots 187th PIR 2011/08/09 02:39:50
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    It's a free country... If some one miss spells a word most people can figure out what the word is.. I see the liberals jump on people who miss spells.
  • sundance jumpboo... 2011/08/09 09:23:39
    Liberals? Really? This just became a political mud slinging thing?...Just a thought...
  • jumpboo... sundance 2011/08/09 20:17:26
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    Ya I do....
  • sundance jumpboo... 2011/08/09 21:46:35
    Yo do? You do what? (sorry for the redundancy)...Just a thought...
  • jumpboo... sundance 2011/08/10 02:42:02
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    I didn't post Yo Do Ya I do--.meaning Mud slinging!!!! Helloooooooooooooooo.........
  • sundance jumpboo... 2011/08/10 04:36:01 (edited)
    You posted
    "It's a free country... If some one miss spells a word most people can figure out what the word is.. I see the liberals jump on people who miss spells."
    I posted "Liberals? Really? This just became a political mud slinging thing?...Just a thought..."
    You responded with "I do"
    I asked "You do. You do what?"...

    So now what?...Just a thought...
  • jumpboo... sundance 2011/08/10 21:04:36
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    Here is another thought!! Look at your'er post. It begin with YO DO?....Then it goes on to,You do what? Just a thought.
  • sundance jumpboo... 2011/08/11 00:36:11
    Hey, aren't you the guy having a fit about the whole spelling thing. It was your rant, and your going to tax me for miss typing a word? So, are you all of a sudden an anal liberal?...Just a thought...
  • jumpboo... sundance 2011/08/11 01:23:16
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    You made the mistake not I....No rant here...Stick your'er name calling where the sun don't shine...
  • sundance jumpboo... 2011/08/11 04:06:23 (edited)
  • jumpboo... sundance 2011/08/12 03:30:33
    jumpboots 187th PIR
    Ende der Nachrictt.Von mir.
  • sundance jumpboo... 2011/08/12 04:18:51
    Well, was fun. Have a good one, and enjoy...Just a thought...
  • Josh 2011/08/09 02:35:09
    That's stupid, if you pay for internet you should get it regardless of how good you are at grammar/spelling. Hell half the time someone corrects small grammar/spelling mistakes its because they don't have a valid argument and just want to ignore any logic the other person is using.
  • doctorwho_guru.†=♡ 2011/08/09 02:24:46
  • C-ZAR™ of the PHÆT 2011/08/09 02:14:13
    C-ZAR™ of the PHÆT
    YES!--tired,tired,TIRED of running into ignorant folks online!!
  • sundance C-ZAR™ ... 2011/08/09 09:25:08 (edited)
    I find the ignorant much more annoying than the illiterate...Just a thought...
  • R ~In Harry Potter I Trust~ 2011/08/09 02:11:24
    R ~In Harry Potter I Trust~
    I got 6 raves when correcting someone on the right way to spell 'shudders'. lol :)
  • Catita R ~In H... 2011/08/09 04:34:18
    for this mistake you wont get any: numbers from one to nine you SPELL them, meaning one digit, two digit numbers after, nine you just write the number 10, 11, 12, etc..
    just a little trivia......
  • R ~In H... Catita 2011/08/09 04:56:08
  • Catita R ~In H... 2011/08/10 02:13:32
    guess not.......LMAO
  • tewaz1 Catita 2011/08/09 07:43:17
    Actually, that's really interesting. I knew that was the case in scientific writing, but I didn't know it extended to other forms of composition.
    Just a few things, because I'm enjoying the humor of this blog:
    Two digit numbers are, by definition, after nine and I'm sure the comma after "after" is a typo. ;)
  • Catita tewaz1 2011/08/10 02:12:45
    yes, it was a typo.
    oh! by the way, if I didn't have a dictionary handy..........I would get a -0 in spelling LOL.
    one more thing before I forget (senior moment....) spelling the numbers from one to nine is not just used in scientific writing, is used in the classrooms in South America, Europe, Australia, Mexico, etc., and yes two digit numbers are, by definition after nine, I was just bursting Rachel's bubble with her six raves......LOL
  • tewaz1 Catita 2011/08/10 05:31:32
    lol I'm right there with you. As much as I value clear written expression, the English language is impossibly complex and I would be in the same boat without spell check. I swear, if it has a double consonant, I'll omit it, if it is an exception to the rule, I'll add it. Without fail. This is what happens when you have as many exceptions to a rule as you have examples of it. Gosh, I feel like such a linguistics geek right now. At least I'm shameless about it! ;)
  • Sandy 2011/08/09 02:04:38
    NO.. some of the smartest people I know can't spell... and some of the dumbest can...

    I think we all have foibles... some have the very elite foible of being elite...
  • katiekat Sandy 2011/08/09 02:24:18
    I'm considered one of the smartest kids in my class and I cannot spell worth anything...
  • Sandy katiekat 2011/08/09 02:25:35
    I used to spell 100% but then I learned a foreign language and poof... there when my spelling.. and of course I am getting on in hears... it adds up.. LOL
  • katiekat Sandy 2011/08/12 02:27:22
    Great when I learn Spanish next year my 65% spelling rate too 37%. Dang!
  • Sandy katiekat 2011/08/12 02:31:49
  • katiekat Sandy 2011/08/12 02:39:10
    But oddly I can read really fast and am very good at vocabulary but I cannot spell!
  • Sandy katiekat 2011/08/12 22:32:31
    when it come right down to it.. in this modern world where your machines spell check everything... who needs to spell... you have all the really needful skills...
  • Nozzle katiekat 2011/08/09 06:48:46
    that's a problem
  • katiekat Nozzle 2011/08/12 02:25:04
    I know I really have problems with spelling but I'm good at other things.
  • sundance katiekat 2011/08/09 09:29:03
    I'm not so sure if that bodes well for you or poorly for your class...Just a thought...
  • katiekat sundance 2011/08/12 02:26:03
    I might not be good at spelling but I'm really good at other subjects! Everyone has there talents and things that they can't do!!
  • Catita Sandy 2011/08/09 04:37:25
    ha! don't have to to be "elite" just to know how to use the tools available to you.
  • Sandy Catita 2011/08/09 06:03:14
  • sophieissophie 2011/08/09 01:50:39
    If you buy a computer or laptop and you want to use it then you should be allowed to.
  • seasba 2011/08/09 01:46:30
    Yes yes yes.
  • Job 2011/08/09 01:38:13
    !!!!!! HEY !!!!!! WHAT THE FU*C DOES 'LOL' MEAN ?????????? (honastly)

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