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A more global lackage of good english than I thought...
R. Craig Hogan, a former university professor who heads an online school for business writing here, received an anguished e-mail message recently from a prospective student.

"i need help," said the message, which was devoid of punctuation. "i am writing a essay on writing i work for this company and my boss want me to help improve the workers writing skills can yall help me with some information thank you"....

[ source (from porsupah) | http://news.com.com/What+corporate+America+cant+build+a+sentence/2100-1030_3-5481494.html ]



Wait, you mean it's not just the occasional idiot anime fan that finds his or her way to me? I've always assume these people who don't use punctuation are 12-13 year old morons...? (Granted, my grasp of grammar and spelling isn't perfect either, but still... I think most people understand me a good 99% of the time.)
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contrasedative From: contrasedative Date: December 8th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lots of people can't use English at all. My dad understands English pretty well, but the emails he sends (even for work, which horrifies me) are reminiscent of the better-written scams or spam letters.

I don't understand why 12-13 year olds would write that poorly. I think I sprinkled all of my online conversation with smiley faces, both :) and ^_^, but I always typed non-IM communication in full sentences, and I could never understand why nobody else did the same.
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