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  • Niether, grammer is useless to me, i use the web to comunicate conversationaly, not the 'right' way.
  • it is because being articulate is more important than being uniform
  • Both, I think. (p.s. "grammar")
  • I think it is just easier and some people will do 'easy' every chance they get. I think it is sad. Good grammer and punctuation make it so much easier to read and understand writing. To someone who counts on good grammer and punctuation (like me), it seems rude when I have to struggle through text type and hunt for meaning in a ridiculously long line of text with no punctuation. Perhaps it is a lost art, but I know getting hired for a job is still one place that this matters very much. It should be more important now than ever before, to put the effort into writing correctly.
  • It's neither bad grammar, nor mistakes. It's just casual.
  • I think it's largely carelessness and/or laziness.
  • English is my 4th language, please forgive us who are Non English speakers.
  • I don't think it is either. I think for the most part it is a rebellious and lack of caring for the rules of educated communication skills. Most of the new shorthand text way of communicating is for speed and saving on long text messages to save time and money. I do believe They know very well how to spell but they want to be accepted as being themselves and not what others expect them to be. We can accept that they want to be different; because we can choose to read what they type or simply walk away.
  • Maybe folks do not understand that the functions of grammar and spelling are to provide some tools for a common language in which we can all communicate and be understood. Without the basic rules of language usage, we may or may not be able to get our message across to the people who are reading what we write.
  • It is neither. It is low standards.
  • It could also be a result of the 'texting generation'.
  • Spell check addiction. It needs to be stopped! It's ruining our internet!
  • Physician heal thyself
  • i think neither its just quicker and easier to miss spell ur words it doesnt mean people dont no how to spell its just lazyness!but ye i spose sometimes its typing mistakes or poopr education bt i dnt think that is the main issue
  • Probably a blend of those. Just add some laziness and some lame typing skills(which i have><).
  • *grammar. ;) Some of it's poor education, some of it's a lack of desire to learn-- and it's often impossible to tell until you start heckling the person for it and they say either "oops, you're/your, I always get that wrong, sorry" or "hey f--- you ill spell how i want." Some of it's typos. my big one is ns-> sn. so I type isntance when I mean instance, pretty much all the time. My job is to help people communicate. So, when people write "were do I go 2 2 [do xyz]" it makes me want to cut off their hands.
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  • it isnt important. its not poor education or mistakes. it is just not important. are capital letters really necessary. is a question mark really necessary.
  • It is due to a long-term dumbing down of our government "education" system. It needs to be scraped because the ignorance of its graduates is a national embarrassment.
  • Look to yourself first! It's grammar, not "grammer".
  • it's because of texting and different chat websites. after a while of using different terms like idk, u, ttyl ...it really gets stuck in your brain. there are so many ways of writing just about anything. it makes you forget "correct" writing and grammar
  • Just couldn't find the spell check..
  • I'm very bad at spelling and its not because I'm ill educated I'm dyslexic which does not mean I'm stupid in anyway Albert Einstein was also dyslexic..however on here if you spell something wrong it underlines in red right click on the word and there is your spell check :D
  • It's sometimes due to typing without editing.
  • Typing mistakes like I ussally press the letter to many times or forget Caps Lock is on, or forget to caps my I's.
  • I think some people are just careless, that accounts for about 80% of it. By the way, it's grammar.
  • It's a fact that all typo's are made because of two reasons, and two reasons only. First, when the batteries are low on a wireless keyboard mistakes happen, and two, when they are made without an excuse it's done for drawing attention to the part of the word/sentence/noun/verb/person/place/and/or thing that's trying to be emphasized. So now you can no longer blame bad grammer. Isn't that a relief? your welcome. I do what I can to make it all ok.
  • I think that it may be a combination of the two. I think some people including myself are typing so fast and in a rush to submit or send that they don't take the time to spell check before sending. I also feel that the new generation of texters and IM'ers have started a whole new way of communicating (some sort of code) without having to spell words all the way out or correctly for that matter. I don't think it is a good thing. It makes one look illiterate. But hey to each his own!
  • maybe you try to type too fast. Or maybe you have Evil keys on your keyboard that purposely create grammar errors just to piss you off.
  • In part it is carelessness and laziness. In part it is lack of a complete education and in part it may be some typos. However, I think for the coming generations it is texting that is causing a lot of the problems because a lot of it is done by teenagers. Okay, when I was a teenager it was the 'thing' to change your handwriting, to make if flowery or to form your letters in different and unusual ways to attain a distinctive handwriting. Drove parents and teachers wild. We grew out of it. In later generations it seemed to me that speech became the thing to change and consequently we have people who can't or won't speak clear english (my opinion okay!). Now it is the written language that is changing. (sometimes for the better, sometimes not!). I suppose my only real gripe with changing speech and written text it that the changes are not set and too fluid in that communication has ceased to be clear and understandable by the majority of people. Well that is what I think anyway.
  • Mistakes are just that..mistakes and everyone does it. The problem is the CONSTANT mistakes/bad grammar. It is sadly, because of poor education system which is due to a lot of reasons (I won't get into) but most of it is due to laziness and just general not caring if it's readable and makes sense. Some people (me) get in a hurry when typing and make mistakes but the ones who misspell every word do NOT care and are too lazy to check the spelling before sending it
  • Both happens, besides that you find lines written by people who have another native language like me now.
  • A mixture of both plus a lot of people on line are lazy about the way they form words and sentences.
  • As soon as you tell me where you got the word 'grammer' from, I'll tell you the source of all the poor spelling on the web ~shakes head from side to side in disbelief~
  • hahahah it's "grammar"..I think u answered your own question
  • Eat your own words.
  • Both-English has become a second language
  • I think that it is a little of both. Most people nowadays use incorrect English because they where not properly taught it or have developed slang that influences their speech pattern. I have friends from overseas who have studied "proper" English and when they arrived in the States, they were terribly confused at the actual speech of Americans, which was in large amounts regional or personal slang, not proper grammatical English. Also, most people in today's society are instilled with the behavior of quickness and speed. This is the idea that everything has to be done as fast (and sometimes efficiently) as possible, so more things can get done each day. This behavior then can translate into typing fast and not reading over their previously written words for any grammatical mistakes that they could have made.
  • Poor education, lack of emphasis and value on learning - and the fact that we're on computers and/or tv way more than we used to. Gen Y hand-eye coordination puts me (baby boomer) to shame. I don't think many folks take typing classes any more, if they can avoid it. I took 2 in JUNIOR high. It was considered a necessary job skill way back then.
  • I think it is because of education and because we are communicating with people whose first language is not English.
  • Ignorance!
  • it's simply because of quick typing, besides, we are used to auto correct service in computer and pay no attention to our mistakes. we simply have no time...
  • Most people view the web as a informal setting. Many people on sites like this think it's really cool to increase the number of posts they have made, so they just type off an answer as quickly as they can. I don't think your schools are responsible for this. But, I have to agree; when someone fires off a comment without checking to see if it is readable I get a little peeved, too. Most of the above I could understand, but in some other topics, ugh. I don't have time for that.
  • It's probably a lot of both. I would like to point out, however, that a good number of highly educated folks are terrible spellers.
  • So the truth is... grammar, orthography, and diction are universally BETTER than they've ever been. Now if you control for wealth and white, then maybe not. But universally, much better now! Consider the great number of blacks and Native Americans who couldn't read at all, or had to go to segregated schools, and weren't allowed to attend universities. Consider the great number of immigrants from Italy, Poland, Scandinavia, consider the isolation of white Appalachia and the rural proletarian South. If you had to assess the gram., orth., and diction of these people, you'd be in for a shocker. Their children were no better. The difference now, is access. Whereas you would have NEVER come across their mistakes (because they would not have had access to the means to make their writing public), now almost everybody has access with which to assault our wits and our grammar-sensitive sensibilities. sendschie
  • Good grammar (as opposed to orthography) is highly contentious. Standards of grammar haven't changed much since late Middle English, and even less since the emergence of Modern English. What many people think of as 'good English grammar' isn't English grammar at all. Many of the standards that I learned as a child were based on Latin grammars. English teachers consciously moved away from such constrictions in the late '80s and throughout the '90s since English is a Germanic language. Things like not ending a sentence in a preposition, a rule which Mark Twain mocked notoriously, and one to which I still stick doggedly, was imposed artificially. Not splitting an infinitive? artificial! Adverb after verb? artificial. Thus people criticize Star Trek's "To Boldly Go" insisting that it should be "To Go Boldly". But you'll find that even in the US Constitution, the oath in article 2 says, "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President". It doesn't say 'swear solemnly' or execute faithfully'. And these were pretty educated guys. Plus, you'll find that virtually no one has a handle on the subjunctive in English. US speakers almost universally ignore the imperfect subjunctive, Britons, the present subjunctive, and the entire Anglophone world pretends relative pronouns don't exist! (see what I did there?) Go and re-read Chaucer, Mill, Hobbes, and the KJV of the Bible and see if all the adverbs, infinitives, and prepositions are in the right place. Lastly, I'd like to add that the internet is not a representation of formal writing. My annoyingly young (and supple) girlfriend is a poet (a bad one at that). But stylistically, she has her ducks in a row. Go to her facebook page and it's like, WTF? sendschie
  • I think that we tend to type fast so we can go onto the next thing. I dont think we notice our own mistakes but we can easily point out other's. That is why when I am doing a term paper I have to have someone else look it over.

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