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TOPIC: Incorrect_spelling_-_a_turnoff
Created by: nymphosx2
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Am I way too anal (not in the good way) that I hold incorrect spelling and typos against people? ! :O

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I don't think anyone in this lifestyle is searching for playmates who also happen to be former spelling bee champions. The fact that you take the time to check spelling or make sure that you're using a word in the proper context is great. It shows that you care about how you present yourself, which is something enough people don't take seriously. And not just within this lifestyle but in all aspects of life. Some people simply don't care.

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Nympho, you are far from the only one around here who puts stock in spelling and grammar. I'm far from a professional writer, but my line of work requires excellent communication skills, both written and oral (insert random cunning linguist joke here) so I definitely put stock in how well a profile is presented. A typo here or there is one thing, but no punctuation or "text talk" will almost certainly have us moving on to the next profile. To me, if you don't care about yourself enough to at least try and communicate clearly then you're either not taking this thing very seriously or you have fairly low standards about how you present yourself to the rest of the world. Either way, that's almost certainly a deal breaker for us.

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LOL @ nymphosx2! Great minds think alike - again!

We were recently invited to join a local group where the owner has a very tough time spelling things correctly. "Are" for "our" is his most frequent error. At some point we will go to the party he hosts, knowing that good spelling, grammar and punctuation aren't everything, and see whether there is an interesting character behind the poor text. If we were invited to meet him separately, I doubt that we'd go.

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Oh and love your profile pic Scandle- reminds me of someone's... :P

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Wooohooo glad I'm not the only one!! :)

I forgive a few typos but tend to get annoyed with impropper spelling- esp of there, your, and I even saw a couple spell know as "no"!!! WTF?!

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I feel the same way. It is understandable that auto-correct programs can interfere with spelling, but personal editing to work around it can and should be done. A few mistakes I can overlook, but if there are more than that then my interest wanes. I also get annoyed at punctuation errors, but given how rampant they are in "real" life, have learned to ignore them, too - but not without cringing!

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Not at all. We are the same way. If an email or profile is chock full of typos or sloppy sentences it can make one think the person is either lazy or an idiot.

We envision the person talking the way he types, so clarity is a good thing.

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Am I way too anal (not in the good way) that I hold incorrect spelling and typos against people? ! :O

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