ANSWERS: 28
  • Yes. I can't stand talking to illiterate people.
  • If it doesnt make me look like some smart a**hole. I will and it can be funny sometimes. But if you just go around correcting what everybody says people will not want to talk to you.
  • As in correct their spelling? No i dont but i HATE it when people correct me it gets on my nerves. Im not talking to them so they can check my spelling, im talkin to them to have a conversation!!
  • Yes.. I can't help it... but there are ways of doing it so that you don't come off as an arrogant dick.
  • no not all me and my bestfriend always cut eachother off and we keep having a convo, i still kno wats she sayin, i never correct anyone
  • I am ashamed to say that I do. I can't help myself it's like a compulsion.
  • Sometimes.
  • Yes, although I try not to unless it's horrible. And I correct my son, in the hopes that he won't go around sounding ignorant.
  • No..I know what they mean if they get their words mixed up.
  • Never. I am able to converse easily with both highly educated people as well as those who may be more prone to grammatical errors, as well as those who are foreigners, and also the very young. It is, as I see it, a part of being a tolerant human being not to constantly correct people who are speaking to you, which is distracting and annoying.
  • Only to people I know really really well, and I try to only do it if it is something that may cause them problems with others. Other than my son, I correct him frequently, but that's part of my job as a mom.
  • No certainly not it is extremely impolite. If it was one of my nephews or neices or siblings or a very close friend , I would tell them but certainly not in a public place before other people . That can and would be humiliating for the person concerned.
  • Yes, but I have one foot in the stirrup
  • No. But I sometimes feel like doing that. For example, there's a woman that I've known for a long time, since we went to the same school. We sometimes like to 'reminisce' about our school days. She'll say something like, "Do you remember when we nused to...", or " I nused to ..." It makes me 'itch' to correct her. I never do, though! :-)
  • No. I think that is rude.
  • Sometimes, but usually if it is a close friend who has already asked me previously to correct them if I notice their English isn't correct. They do the same for me when my Dutch is incorrect.
  • It depends on who the person is, what they say and whether I believe it'll serve a useful purpose to offer correction.
  • No, unless it is my eldest daughter to help her learn things correctly, or my husband because he wants his english to be correct and because he asked me to.
  • Even though I'd love to sometimes, I never do. I find it rude. I realize that people I talk to are from all over, and they use local slang and colloquialisms. It's how/where they raised. Now, if we are talking facts and such about a specific subject and they state something they think is fact which is not true, I can politely/tactfully tell them that's not correct.
  • Only when they are wrong...and only if they need a light push off of the high horse they have chosen to climb upon
  • i do it to people i know, and in a sarcastically funny way
  • i do..lol..in 2 languages..i have a problem with people not speaking right...i don't correct them in a demeaning way..i just repeat the word correctly
  • not really...unless they are really wrong!
  • if the mistake is really funny and obvious. ex)my friend was trying to say "he s fucking wonderful" but she just said "wonderfuck" THE funniest moment ever. LMao. ;]
  • Isn't it better grammar to ask, "Have you ever corrected someone when he or she was speaking to you?" Just joshin'. In all seriousness, yes I correct people. I would hope they would do the same for me. I like learning something new every day. Personally, I dislike being ignorant - if I'm mispronouncing something, I got the facts wrong, etc. I would want to know for my own edification. Also, I wouldn't want to keep on passing along the same erroneous information to others. That's like a bad game of telephone. I think interjecting your thoughts and opinions in a conversation is perfectly fine. A conversation shouldn't be a monologue. But it should be done politely. I think corrections are good as long as its not done ad nauseum - I don't think any of us appreciate people who are totally pedantic, condescending, or repetitive to the point of putting your hand over yours ears and saying la la la la to drown them out or having your eyes glaze over and your mind wander until they sound like the teacher in Charlie Brown (wah wah waaaaaah wah wah).
  • Yes, until they smack me.
  • i wouldnt dream of it, its so rude and such a 'put down
  • You mean in terms of correcting grammar? No. I also don't do it on Answerbag if someone doesn't spell a word correctly, or uses it improperly. That is very rude. People who do that I think are simply trying to show off. Unless you don't understand something and need clarification, you should address the topic directly without being a critic or commentator or "language police". Happy Saturday! :)

Copyright 2017, Wired Ivy, LLC

Answerbag | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy