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Old 02-05-2013, 12:46 AM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Pet peeves from Western PA: ain't got, yinz guys, I seen it.
Haha... my mother is from Philadelphia, and I can tell you eastern PA has some weird speech patterns too! This is a woman with a Master's Degree, and yet she says "I seen it" and "she/he says" (when said would be correct). Here in California, we're mostly just guilty of "hella/helluv" abuse.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:02 AM
 
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Meh...plenty of people with poor spelling skills, writing skills, and grammar have jobs. Many of them have good jobs.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Earth
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I feel that if a person can not communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up." -- Tom Lehrer
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:04 AM
 
Location: Mexifornia
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I've read a lot of threads on CD by and about people either looking for a job (unemployed) or people looking for a better job. Many of these people, if their writing examples on CD are any indication, have only a very basic understanding of English. For example, when mentioning money, the put the dollar sign on the right instead of the left. They have paragraphs that are just one long sentence. They can't spell. They don't know when to capitalize. Etc.... I get the idea that a lot of these people are very young (late teens, early 20s). Some might not be native English speakers. I should say this isn't a new issue. I was in a hiring position years ago and have had people fill out applications who couldn't spell the word "school". But are people this dense? Don't they realize some basic skills are required?
Why yall be makin fun da peeps who dun don't speak like white folks? Dat's racious yo!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Haha... my mother is from Philadelphia, and I can tell you eastern PA has some weird speech patterns too! This is a woman with a Master's Degree, and yet she says "I seen it" and "she/he says" (when said would be correct). Here in California, we're mostly just guilty of "hella/helluv" abuse.
Rid up the house.
The car needs warshed.

I work with two people who can't speak proper English and I have to rewrite almost everything that crosses my desk.
Every now and again, usually when I'm on holiday, an unedited document gets submitted to the next level.
I find it in my in-box requesting revision when I return.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:12 AM
 
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I've read a lot of threads on CD by and about people either looking for a job (unemployed) or people looking for a better job. Many of these people, if their writing examples on CD are any indication, have only a very basic understanding of English. For example, when mentioning money, the put the dollar sign on the right instead of the left. They have paragraphs that are just one long sentence. They can't spell. They don't know when to capitalize. Etc.... I get the idea that a lot of these people are very young (late teens, early 20s). Some might not be native English speakers. I should say this isn't a new issue. I was in a hiring position years ago and have had people fill out applications who couldn't spell the word "school". But are people this dense? Don't they realize some basic skills are required?

Maybe they don't expect the grammar police?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:26 AM
 
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I saw an add on Craigslist for a wrought iron table - but the poster spelled it "rot" iron.

Not to mention "Anyway" - not "anyways"

I, too, could go on... (to, two, too)
So true! It's scary, isn't it?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Currently I physically reside on the 3rd planet from the sun
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I've read a lot of threads on CD by and about people either looking for a job (unemployed) or people looking for a better job. Many of these people, if their writing examples on CD are any indication, have only a very basic understanding of English. For example, when mentioning money, the put the dollar sign on the right instead of the left. They have paragraphs that are just one long sentence. They can't spell. They don't know when to capitalize. Etc.... I get the idea that a lot of these people are very young (late teens, early 20s). Some might not be native English speakers. I should say this isn't a new issue. I was in a hiring position years ago and have had people fill out applications who couldn't spell the word "school". But are people this dense? Don't they realize some basic skills are required?
How dare you insinuate, much less state good grammar, the ability to communicate and how you present yourself should be considered when looking for a job - thats just plain racist!
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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How dare you insinuate, much less state good grammar, the ability to communicate and how you present yourself should be considered when looking for a job - thats just plain racist!
You're saying that only blacks have bad grammar?
You're sadly mistaken.
Lots of white, religious zealots fit the bill. Some even not so religious.
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:31 AM
 
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How dare you insinuate, much less state good grammar, the ability to communicate and how you present yourself should be considered when looking for a job - thats just plain racist!
Who said anything about race?
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