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Why do people capitalize every single word, put a space before things like commas, use double & signs and things like that? And if you are somehow offended by this, control yourself.

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Oh my gosh, I am SO glad I am not the only one. That capitalizing-every-word thing is just weird, and the worst (for me, at least) is when they do that "&&" thing. It's ONE ampersand, people, NOT 2. In conversation, you don't say, "and and" so why the bloody heck do you type it that way? I will, however, put a space before a comma if I put it in after a link, because otherwise sometimes the links fail. Another thing that drives me nuts is when someone types an entire 12-line-long paragraph with no punctuation or capitalization whatsoever. Reading it becomes a chore, and the only time I reply to those questions is if the problem is really compelling and one with which I can easily help.

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I completely agree with you!!!! You get another follower.
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Your tigers looked like dung last night.
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Maybe people who read and write computer programs type && because && means & in many languages.
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Thanks, swallex.

newbuddah, I wanted to cry. But even if they don't take the series, they made it this far, thanks mainly to Verlander.
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chintanpokhrel, I asked another user one time why she did it... and her reply was because it looked cute. I wanted to reach through the monitor and strangle her.
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It's an Internet thingie, we don't need to be perfect, I do agree about the capitulation being annoying though:)
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Some people just dont care Or their not educated enough on commas and capital letters they might have cap lock on and dont know how to turn it off

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i'm pretty sure they do it on purpose, but the uneducated part is kind of believable e.e
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I really believe the uneducated part.
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They think it looks cool. It really really bugs me though!!

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UGH me too D'x it's such a pet peeve.
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Looks cool? &&.
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Yes, believe it or not. I asked a few people on and off of here why they do that, and they said they just like the way it looks. I don't get it..
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Let them know the back of my hand is waiting when they enter the real world.
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^ i know right >.<
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What does "use double & signs" mean???

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She said a space before the comma, not after. I thought the same thing you did initially until I reread it.
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I Mean Wen People Type Like This Isn't It Annoying && Stuff ?
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OH ,crap ,I see how that could be annoying as well 8)
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Yes , It Is , && So Are The Other Things She Mentioned.
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Like this &&
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Oh ,Now I Am Fully Understanding This Now ,&& I See That People Really Need To Pull Their Heads Outta Their Azzes........&& 8)
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I've never seen &&. I see how that would be annoying. So are talking about , this for commas. That makes me want to fire a fist through my screen. I guess until schools make kids actually learn its up to the ask community to teach them spelling and grammar.

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"Hey parents.....sick of trying to raise your kids and teach them the basics of life??? Why not send them over to the Ask Community?? They'll pick up the slack where your lazy dumAZZ left off. You can just continue on getting drunk while the Community does it's best to try and convey all the important life lessons that you should be imparting upon your offspring"
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Like how to get preggers from a toilet seat and how to BBQ hummingbirds.
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Two of the most important lessons ever 8)
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Lowheadroom

It Drives Me Crazy && , I Just Want To Reach Through My Computer Screen && Strangle Someone. Wow, that was really hard to type that way, it took me way long.

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IKR??? It was actually a chore!!!
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Lowheadroom
Yeah, it was and it's hard to read.
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Deep breaths.
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What fills me with rage is seeing someone use the abbreviation "ect." instead of "etc."

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Isn't that an abbreviation for erection.
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Lol
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That's what I used to think it was but now I know it's etc and I never forget it
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Many of us got out of school 35 or 40 years ago. And didn't make anything close to an A in english . We went to work and read nothing but blue prints, never complete sentences. We built your cars and houses and sent power to your homes . We never read instructions , we just look at the picture . We never got to sit front of a computer and never had time to read much. All we know is work. So if I spell something wrong or use the wrong word somewhere or put a comma or period where it should not be I'm sorry. But I'm really to old to give a dam.

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Well said, But your answers are among the most coherent, relevant, and grammatically proper I read on this site.
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dustee
me too. ;)
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That's because I get lessons from farmergirl.
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lol
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dustee

I don't see why grammar and spelling would matter on here.. seems like we are here to help and have fun. Not everyone including myself is a genius or an English teacher or spelling bee champ. I do my best asking and answering questions. Sometimes my grammar and sentence structure doesn't have the proper verbs, nouns, and commas..I do my best.

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it only bugs me when people purposely make annoying mistakes
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Have you ever heard of Courage My Love?

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I don't think its wrong to express your emotions o3o

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