ANSWERS: 37
  • It aint too much real bothersome, i dont gues:
  • It aint ever bothered me none.
  • Not much but I do like to see a little effort.
  • It just bothers me sometimes. For example, when people say, "Definately" instead of "Definitely", that bothers me. Some others do, too. :D
  • I've got OCD so quite a bit; probably more than anybody who answers this question, actually. In fact, I'm the type of person, where if I'm using an Internet browser, and I misspell so much as one word, I erase my entire internet history and begin again.
  • It bothers me a lot. I love writing and editing and words...Yes, I'm a gigantic nerd. Grammar is important if you want to be taken seriously. For example, I'm a Western Equestrian Studies major and when we break out colts for outside clients at my university, we're required to write "colt papers" periodically, which are letters to the owners, letting them know how their young horse is doing in our training program. It's incredibly important that those letters are well-written and error-free so that we don't tarnish our names and the name of our university.
  • I don't mind it as much when spoken, but it does make some people sound unintelligent. It does bother me when reading.
  • Not much as long as I understand. What does bother me tho, are prigs..
  • Just a gander and then I'm quickly over it.....
  • Not at all. I can figure it out pretty easy, what they are trying to say. I understand that many are young and others are not very good with English and have some problems. I have seen many on here go on a tantrum when someone makes a mistake. I never understood why.
  • well as long as the person isn't using umpteen different swear words every other word or so, and the spellings are somewhat close (typos happen)I don't mind at all what bathers me is the lack of punctuation how do you know when one idea starts and another begins I mean other than paragraphs
  • I find imperfect grammar irritating. To me the word "improper" implies some sort of sexual advance.
  • I totally agree with you G! I have put in long hours to develope my vocabulary and I try to use it to the best of my ability. It pains me... to listen to kids where I live, they have no concept of how to speak proper english. I quit using slang decades ago and I thank God that my children are not following the crowds in their schools. They know the lingo.. which I would agree with... but they speak in ways that show they are intelligent. Word up. :P
  • I would be the last to complain about someone using grammar improperly since I am sure I have done more than my fair share of using poor grammar.
  • not a prob for me. As long as i understand it
  • not at all, some people may have a learning disability so dont knock them for it and not everyone is perfect like some that think they are.
  • Honestly it annoys the hell out of me especially if it's on my site. I CANT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO SAY OR ASK FOR! So yes it does annoy me SO much.
  • I used to call my dad "Conan the Grammarian" when we were growing up...he was always correcting our grammar. It drove me nuts....until I got older and found myself being annoyed by the same things. Now, I can't fault anyone who's not a native speaker of English. And we all have different accents, colloquialisms, slangs, etc. That is never an issue with me. But people who can't use any proper grammar at all sound uneducated. Did they not have a good English teacher in school? Is it laziness? Who knows?
  • Probably too much.
  • depends. if it's common speech like "gonna" or "she don't" or "i seen" then i don't really care. i know it's improper and i don't speak like that, but i can't tell if they really don't speak properly or they haven't spoken english all the time or something so i guess i'm at a disadvantage to judge
  • It depends on the context for me. In class, it bothers me very much when my students use improper grammar. I want them to learn there is a time and place for both proper speech and colloquial speech. English class should be a time when proper grammar is used. In other situations, it doesn't bother me that much. It would be boring and unrealistic to expect everyone to speak and write properly at all times. As long as the improper grammar doesn't affect communication, I am fine with it. However, it does irk me a bit to see misspellings and other mistakes on signs and such.
  • It depends. If its *really* bad, then it starts to get on my nerves. And I'm *Australian*! lol
  • When its so bad you can't understand what they are saying, then yes.
  • I am bothered more by certain key words or sayings said incorrectly.
  • The English language is pretty flexible, and whenever I look down my nose at someone's phrasing I discover that either they are correct, or that I do something worse. I've tried to be more grown up of late work to communicate clearly, instead of nit-picking about someone else' writing.
  • I do detesting it using while peeps spoke.
  • It doesnt bother me just because i dont know a lot of grammar rules in English so i bet mine sucks.
  • omg...it is sooo annoying.
  • I can tolerate it as long as I can still understand it.
  • It annoys me. :P
  • Yes it bothers me. When people say "I don't got..." They either don't have, or haven't got... Or when others say "I went to the shop innit?" Innit is short for 'isn't it', so saying "I went to the shop isn't it" just doesn't make sense. I'm far from perfect, and I don't mind local accents/dialects, but statements like those smack of, well, being thick!
  • Why be annoyed by improper grammar here on AB? Why not be annoyed by the low standards of education that America has very complacently come to accept in last two decades or so? Perhaps there are no official statistics in this regard, but from personal experience I can assure you all that most so-called A+ American students do not measure up academically to most C- students in most foreign nations; now, how's that for annoying?
  • It bother me enough.
  • It is very annoying. Grammar is there to ensure proper understanding of the language. What gets me the most is the people that don't bother with grammar and spelling, but then get all upset because you don't understand what they are writing. Written language has to be as clear and correct as possible, since readers don't get any other visual or sound clues. Readers cannot see your hands, facial expressions or body language, and can't hear tones or inflections in your voice.
  • i am used to it, i try not to judge the person harshly.
  • It bothers me quite a bit.
  • You trippin dat's what you been done did. No Mean?

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