Yikes, a call for high english?
Deez dayz dem wordz dat dey do r str8 def?
I don't know, I love the way english gets morphed on the streets, and sometimes, on the internet. Generally, it doesn't translate well in written form. However, trying to tame the writing that occurs on the internet is like going to Mexico City for a week of vacation and picking up litter with the hope of trying to solve the garbage problem via setting a good example.
I just spent four days in NYC and that is always a language lesson...I also loves me some cockney english, something about that sound and particular treatment/invention of phrase, a treat for the jugs.
Watching my kids chat and communicate in the popular text shorthand is fascinating to me and I find that form to be endlessly imaginative.
Considering that our host on this site seems to take his own writing with a grain of the casual it might be hard to drive your point, Rob.
And, if a bunch of folks don't adhere to these standards? Ban? Ignore? Correct them? Forty lashes on the cheeks with a bluegill??
I'd prefer that a page on this site be dedicated to a gallery of the offenders in the stocks as consequence for bending rules of the written, or, the rules of generally polite interaction. That sort of directed and conscious acid, IMO, is much more alarming and disconcerting than any of the writing problems i see.
R U comfy???
(Are we making progress here? Yes, I think so, however, the point of condescension and an uncomfortable impatience is always being teetered on.)
Lots of folks here and everywhere who offer good information and caint write for crud..whether it be english as a second language issues or just plain old not receiving an education that matches up to the complainant's standards. IMO, no biggy, and ultimately, you'll drive yourself nuts trying to hold people, in the larger world, to your own set of expectations.