If you are on the internet at all, you know the English language (and I’m sure others as well) is going through some rapid changes. New words, unrecognizable abbreviations, and so many old rules seem to have been thrown out.
I’m no Grammar Nazi, but I do believe it is important. If you are going to post something on Facebook, your webpage, or a Yahoo News story, grammar is required to properly convey your message. I know there are people online who are not native English speakers, and so I can forgive them their inaccuracies. But others seem to be native English speakers and have no idea how to accurately convey their thoughts. I’ve read so many comments where there is almost no capitalization. Many people can only use commas, or worse, ellipses, between their thoughts. They look like this:
BREAKING NEWS.i think Donald trump is the best leader to take over the american empire in 2017. Donald trump is a douche bag no doubt but hes openly a douche bag like rob ford and thats a good thing.trump is the only person on that dam ballot that isint a coward.he is the only candidate that is willing to put the cowers back into forgin powers.hes not churchill and never will be but i see elements of him that make him a man not to be pushed around.
I think any and all religious leaders thatthat manipulate the weak minded should be thrown in the pit with lions even though after that we wouldn’t be able to have line meet because if the USDA inspected it well we all know what would happen then
People need to understand grammar is what allows our written words to be understood by others. If you are going to bother making a post, it might as well be understandable, right? But who am I to judge? ‘Their’, ‘They’re’, ‘there’. Maybe I’ll get which they mean out of context. Still, it’s just Facebook, so what’s the big deal.
But the news stories? Shouldn’t proper spelling and the proper use of punctuation be a requirement? Words should be spelled correctly, and proper grammar is expected. It should be accurate, understandable, and generally make sense. Unlike this article about a man that died playing with fireworks on the 4th of July. It is the first article I pulled up off Yahoo News just yesterday. If it was written on paper, I’d expect it to be in crayon and look like this:
Who writes these articles, 3rd graders?