I will protect your pensions. Nothing about your pension is going to change when I am governor. - Chris Christie, "An Open Letter to the Teachers of NJ" October, 2009

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bad IQ Tests

As a general rule, it's a bad idea to judge someone's intelligence based on grammar and spelling mistakes on a Facebook page. Or in the comments section of a website. People just don't treat those forums the same way they do formal writing situations like letters or essays. And they shouldn't treat them the same way; life's too short.

In fact, I think making a big deal out of silly writing mistakes in comment sections says more about the intelligence of the person pointing out the errors than it does the error maker. Just calm down, OK?

Internet Grammar/Spelling Police Force

1 comment:

JerseyMeshe said...

I agree 100%. Mistakes in grammar in Facebook posts does not equal low I.Q.! It just shows that the person that's being the "grammar police" has a superiority complex and no real valid point to argue;-)