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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerpin_Taxt View Post
    And who here reads dictionaries and thesauruses for fun?
    Yeah, I do.

    Especially interesting dictionaries, like those of unusual words or with non-alphabetical organization.
    Who rises in the morning, looks in the mirror and says, "I think I will do something stupid today?" -- James Hollis
    If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
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    I don't think it's a big deal. If people understand what's being said or written then it's done what it's meant to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanamori View Post
    I don't think it's a big deal. If people understand what's being said or written then it's done what it's meant to do.
    If that is true, why do people get angry with misspellings and typos on printed advertisements, wedding invitations, diplomas, trophies and newspaper stories? I'm pretty sure the general meaning is clear in all these cases. The reason is because it looks sloppy and careless, and makes a bad impression. We should all be held to the same standards.

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    ...That's a giant non sequitur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanamori View Post
    ...That's a giant non sequitur.
    No it's not. If getting the message across is all that's required, then misspellings in those examples I cited should cause no problem.

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    We're talking about why the anger is justified... it's a huge jump to say there's some reason in the sky why everyone needs to be held to the same standards, and another one to say people should be angry if others fail to meet those standards. The errors don't cause any problem, the meaning was understood; people get angry over stupid stuff. And sorry, but if I'm going to debate with anyone it will be something that's worth my time, and I could learn something from, but not about whether or not we're justified in getting angry over spelling mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natrushka View Post
    Do misspelled words and bad grammar tick you off? Do you have to fight the urge to correct? Or is it really Just Me I *think* it's a J thing - wanting things done a certain way.
    Linguistically, there is no misspelling or bad grammar.
    Beyond that, to be offended by a variation in natural expression is a sign of misguided national spirit or philistine prejudice.

    Let people pronounce and write the way they pronounce and write.

    To think otherwise is to succumb to authority.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    Linguistically, there is no misspelling or bad grammar.
    Beyond that, to be offended by a variation in natural expression is a sign of misguided national spirit or philistine prejudice.

    Let people pronounce and write the way they pronounce and write.

    To think otherwise is to succumb to authority.


    A bunch of thieves.

    Before Shakespeare and James the vernacular was free.

    Tick on. Do not tick off.
    Embrace the world.
    This sounds very convenient in a one world/I'm okay, you're okay/60s halcyon sense. How can you make a political judgement about misguided national spirit based on how some people react to others that can't be bothered to reach for a dictionary? I'm not interested in breaking people's balls unnecessarily, just valuing clarity of expression and precision of language over obfuscation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kanamori View Post
    We're talking about why the anger is justified..
    No, I was asking if it irks other INTJs the way it irks me and whether it's common with other types.

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