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My Views on Spelling.

Posted in WoW with tags , , , on October 14, 2010 by Tabathine

My guild in WoW has an usual quirk: We are crazy about spelling and grammar. This mainly stems from one of our guild officers, Grimmarrow, who is rightly dubbed ‘Grammar Nazi’. But recently our Guilds Master posted on his Always Saturday blog a post on his thoughts on the subject of spelling and grammar as it pertains to WoW. The fallowing comment is a direct quote from it, one that I just HAD to comment on: ‘You eat at a Buffet, dumbass. You get smacked around by a Buffet. Big difference.’ I would love to know the difference here. And it is a great place to have a typo. But I understand what he mean.

There were two major lessons that stuck with me from my english classes in grade school and then again in college (High school was a tad disappointing): 1. Avoid the words ‘got’ or ‘get’, and 2. Avoid conjunctions. I am not sure why these particular two seem important to me, but they just are. If you can’t sound intelligent on paper, where you can go back and edit, proofread, and spellcheck, you probably are not much better off in person.You would not know it in WoW, but I am someone who will refuse to turn in a paper if I find a typo, spelling or grammar related, in it. I will print the damn assignment out ten times if I have to.

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