Friday, March 25, 2011
This week in jackassery
This week in Jackassery
This is going to be an ongoing feature that I am adding to the blog. I will discuss the stupid that seems to be infecting our beloved Internet.
This week I nominate those defending bad grammar and spelling for the inaugural jackass of the week.
This is a pretty common phenomenon on forums and blogs lately, and I think it spells doom for our ability to communicate other than with grunts and gestures. In addition to raping meaningful communication, these jackasses defend bad arguments solely because someone else criticizes the piss poor spelling and grammar of another poster.
I would like to point out that spelling and grammar mistakes are extremely easy to correct, in fact, during the process of writing this, I had a few of the dreaded red squiggles appear nder some of what I wrote. Guess what, I right-clicked the underlined parts, and corrected the mistakes. It took me all of a few moments, and my post sounds more intelligent for it.
Defending bad arguments because someone criticizes the bad grammar on a gaming forum is annoying, bur when the forum is political in nature, and the topic is controversial in nature, you have to ask; is the bad grammar a matter of a lack of respect for the potential reader, or is it a matter of ignorance ?
So, For crimes against language, fallacious arguments, and defending the bad ideas of the ignorant, those that defend bad grammar and spelling on-line receive this weeks jackass award.