I've noticed this in quite a few people, who because they are friends I shall not name. When I correct their grammar, or spelling, or factual errors they've made, they act as if I just called them a moron.
I'm sorry, but it's not a personal insult to correct a mistake! EVERYBODY makes errors in spelling, grammar, and factchecking. I make such mistakes CONSTANTLY, and do my best to catch them in myself and others before they cause problems.
If mistakes go uncorrected, misinformation spreads. Why is it that correcting someone's facts--information they may be relaying from another source, speaking nothing to their intelligence--is seen as public humiliation?!
And then, of course, when I try to apologize for having the temerity to publicly contradict them, they take me to task for apologizing too much.
If you think I'm talking about you in this journal, please take note: This isn't an attack on you, either!! >.<
Sorry. Rant over.
7 years, 9 months ago
07 Dec 2010 04:22 CET