Mudcat Café message #1034066 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63595   Message #1034066
Posted By: Mickey191
12-Oct-03 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: BS: Fighting fair in arguments
Subject: RE: BS: Fighting fair in arguments
It's my feeling that to correct someone's spelling or grammar is simply rude, unless one person is a teacher and the other a student. It's an ego enhancing trip for the corrector. Nothing more. If one is having a serious debate or discussion, doesn't it just obfuscate the point being made? It's just one upsmanship, and many observers may be alienated by that kind of pettiness. A mispelling maybe a typo - so how we to really know the difference? Perhaps the person is a great speller but a lousey tipist.