I'm pretty sure my grammar isn't perfect, and I probly go on and on. I'm just in a little hurry to get the crap in my head, out as fast as possible before my mind wanders to something else. But I don't think its so bad that no one can understand it. You also have to relize some are quite young. Geeze sometimes I have to ask how to spell "the" (I'm kidding, well sort of)
I just skimmed this cause it really seems pointless, but I must reply.
There are people on here from all parts of the world. I remember a member from Africa and his English wasn't very good. I myself am a poor speller and I admit that and everyone who knows me here knows I suck at spelling. I find it rather rude when people make such comments. If you can't read it then deal with it and go on it's really that simple.
You hit a sore spot. One of my jobs included teaching remedial writing at a community college. My students had attended schools that can only be described as horrific. They didn't know the difference between a sentence and a sentence fragment because nobody had ever bothered to teach them. However, my biggest challenge wasn't teaching them to use a singular verb with a singular subject or to use a comma and a coordinating conjunction when linking two independent clauses; it was getting them to pick up a pen and to put words on the page. They were terrified of being judged dumb and felt they didn't deserve to have a place in written discourse. I would hate for anyone here to develop that sort of fear.
Is this like the toilet flushing backwards in Europe thing? Must you misunderstand EVERYTHING I type and pursue it with such venom? SHOW me where the sarcasm was and I'll tell you sarcasm is generally used with tone and voice inflection, NOT TYPED WORDS. Posts are easily misunderstood ending with stepped on toes. As far as baltantly slamming people and then trying to play it off by changing the subject after you've "chummed the metaphoric TP water" You my dear take the cake, or should I say crumpet. Just as you cannot (PRIDE) own up to your misunderstanding and just aplogize to me I WILL NOT bow down to you. You must have me confused with someone that doesn't have enough confidence to call you out.
The above was written before the apology. I do accept the apology, but stand by my request to have no further comments directed to myself by Cassandra from this point.
I prefer to surround myself with positive people that add to my life, not tear away from it. At the end of the day, with or without Cassandra's acceptance I am happy with myself, my WHOLE self. She can't touch that.
***Edited By: sweetgmichelle on 1/28/2006 10:12:19 PM*** Reason: EDIT
Oh damn, how long are you going to keep this issue alive for?? I am not the one that is spitting venom, it is more like you are the one that has a problem with letting go - EVER heard of the saying "LET BYGONES BE BYGONES." To michelle.
To Protodog and Stormy - I appreciate your post and would like to thank you. I honestly didn't realise the magnitude of this problem and the reasons for it; I just attributed the problem simply due to sheer laziness; I didn't know any better and for that I do apologise.
***Edited By: Cassandra on 1/28/2006 10:16:57 PM*** Reason: deleted a word.
Oh yea, lets just have a big ole' group hug and smooch with the snotty stuck up girl and we'll just all act like it never happened because she apoligized and really seems to mean it, come on Michelle pucker up!!
The nerve and audacity of some people never ceases to boggle my mind, like we're just going to happily switch over and talk dogs after all the insults and nastiness.
Wenchy - you sure have a problem with moving on, don't you? I was sincere in my apologies otherwise I would not have apologised in the 1st place. You sound like the kind of person that would find great delight in putting a noose around a person's neck for the smallest of reasons.
Out of respect for the other posters, will you just stop obsessing about this? I have been on the receiving end just as well and I am not going to hold any grudges, is it at all possible to disagree once in a while without constantly sputtering poison and never knowing when to stop?
Hench, I have no intentions of "Puckering Up". Accepting her apology (shallow and empty) is my way of closing this matter for myself and following the TP rules. She is absolutely, positively at the top of my SH*T LIST. I must just be lucky because until today only posters with good intentions and positive feedback have written to me and about me. I'd like to think people on here have their own minds and can base their opinion about me on ACTUAL converstions. I believe I've positively added and appreciatively taken from the group since joining.
Wrong me once, shame on you, wrong me twice, shame on me.