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findingthepath Thu 02-Dec-10 18:29:14

To be really pissed off that other people correct or comment on my spelling even when i have told them before hand that i'm dyslexic?

That i'm not thick but i can't spell as i'm dyslexic.

These people make me so angry as i end up feeling stupid even tho i know i'm not and really its the other people that are stupid for not knowing or undrestanding what dyslexia means?

Ok rant over

Jumpty Thu 02-Dec-10 18:33:16

YANBU. Even if you were not dyslexic or you were thick, correcting / commenting on spelling is bad maners.

SauvignonBlanche Thu 02-Dec-10 18:35:00

YANBU, people only do it when they'tr losing the arguement. wink

HecTheHallsWithBoughsOfHolly Thu 02-Dec-10 18:41:17

perhaps they think they're helping. Because if they tell you how to spell a word you'll magically be able to do it from then on.

- yes, there are people out there who are that stupid! grin

altinkum Thu 02-Dec-10 18:43:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TheFallenMadonna Thu 02-Dec-10 18:47:01

Agree with Jumpty. I think it's pretty rude to correct someone's spelling or grammar (unless in an educational or secretarial context). Even if they're not dyslexic.

AgentZigzag Thu 02-Dec-10 18:55:19

YANBU, I can't stand seeing posters grammar and spelling corrected.

Pedantic twats trying to belittle other posters.

tinselthechaffinch Thu 02-Dec-10 18:58:25

mmm, I was mocked by a poster the other day over my dodgy sentence construction.

Cheek, I thought and there weren't even any spelling mistakes!

findingthepath Thu 02-Dec-10 19:12:49

Also can i campaign to have spell checker on this so i am more likely to spell thing correctly?

I agree i think it is rude and belittleing.

So in future shame on you who point out i have miss spelt something because you know what?

I already know hmm

LoudRowdyDuck Thu 02-Dec-10 19:13:16


But I think it's usually quite clear if someone is doing it to be rude. I picked someone up for writing 'inclapable' instead of 'incapable' on a thread about whether students misspelling their protest posters is proof they're stupid. I stand by that one.

Mostly it just seems strange though - it's not as if you're suddenly going to have a lightbulb moment and never spell the word wrong again, is it?!

Lizzylou Thu 02-Dec-10 19:15:12

YANBU, I am crap at typing and my laptop has a mind of it's own. My posts are often illegible.

verytellytubby Thu 02-Dec-10 19:16:23


altinkum Thu 02-Dec-10 19:17:35

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herbietea Thu 02-Dec-10 19:22:30

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mousesma Thu 02-Dec-10 19:23:47

YANBU but I must confess that I recently gently teased a poster who posted about the fact that "hoods block your profiterole vision", sorry.

I knew she meant peripheral but the mental image conjured up of a hood that blocks sight of chocolate covered pastries was too good to let go

LoudRowdyDuck Thu 02-Dec-10 19:26:42

Mmm, profiterole vision. That's exactly what I have every time I drive to M&S. Delicious.

Mind you, malapromisms are different from misspelling. wink

TattyDevine Thu 02-Dec-10 19:28:59

I have to admit I get annoyed when (in real life) people correct my pronunciation when they know I'm foreign.

Generally I'll adjust my pronunciation of certain words to the "norm" anyway, but in England that depends on where you are sometimes, (North/South etc) and if Northerners/Southerners can pronounce it a certain way that suits them depending on where they are from I dont see why I can't - within reason...

ninipops Thu 02-Dec-10 19:44:02

YANBU Its really bloody rude. If the content of the post can be understood what does it matter if things are spelt correctly. Yes there are times when it is important - my DH is dyslexic and I often check stuff for him for work but this is a site for people to connect with others in similar situations not to be graded on spelling and punctuation.

LLKH Fri 03-Dec-10 10:48:22

I am a dreadful pedant and I do think correct spelling is very important. However, I try to keep it in my head and not post for the sake of smug correction as a)Sod's law states that would be the time of the typo, b)it is rather nasty, and c) while I am not dyslexic, I am dyspraxic and I understand the frustration that comes with people not being able to understand why you can't just do the thing that they find so easy.

I think if you inform people that you are dyslexic and they still pull you up, that is actually borderline malicious.

hmc Fri 03-Dec-10 10:51:32

YANBU - my dd is dyslexic so it is a subject close to my heart.

I want to KILL when I see posters on here correct others spelling (for all they know, the other poster could be dyslexic). I think it is extraordinarily ignorant of them.

I am possibly slightly unreasonable with my homicidal impulses grin

SandStorm Fri 03-Dec-10 10:57:31

I have never corrected anyone's spelling or grammar because I don't find it necessary to my understanding of the post. On the rare occasion that a post is totally unintelligible there are more polite ways to ask for clarification.

Someone once pointed out somewhere (may have been another forum) that this a is leisure activity and as such they are relaxed when they post.

thefurryone Fri 03-Dec-10 11:02:19

YANBU it is very rude as generally whether the poster being corrected is dsylexic or not. It's a chat forum and I don't see any problem with typos, spelling mistakes etc and I don't see why some people think that you should have perfect spelling and grammar in order to contribute.

Although I do love to have a giggle when someone gets on their highhorse and decides to do some spelling/ grammar policing only to have loads of typos in their own post grin

WriterofDreams Fri 03-Dec-10 11:24:38

Do people really correct each other's spelling and grammar?? I've never seen it done other than in jest when someone makes a funny mistake. I can see why it would totally piss you off if someone did it as a way of belittling your post or something. I honestly don't see the point in it.

The way I feel about it is that on forums like these there are always a few posters who won't engage properly in an argument, will always resort to name-calling, and will always attack posters personally. I find if you just ignore these posters it's quite possible to have an enlightening, interesting debate about even the most controversial of issues. BUT if you engage with these posters even once you can be sure the thread will slowly go down the pan.

I know it must be hard, but my advice would be that if someone does comment on your spelling or grammar completely ignore it and all of that poster's comments from then on. You'll probably find the poster makes a complete tit of themselves trying to get your attention over and over again. It's quite amusing really

ShrinkingViolet Fri 03-Dec-10 11:36:56

I posted in pedants corner about a shop sign I saw with a stray apostrophe, but added an "it's" to my post - I took the replies on the chin though and never again will I dare post there.

LoudRowdyDuck Fri 03-Dec-10 11:43:07

grin at Violet.

(On the subject of this thread, I very nearly gave you gin rather than a grin, which perhaps would be nicer?)

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