This Made My Day (A Horror Story)

Last Update: February 10, 2019

I just received a notification from WA that one of my comments (submitted via Site Comments) was disapproved.

The reason?

He/she said, I have a HORROR GRAMMAR...

...just like in HORROR MOVIES! lol :)

Now, my score went down from 99% approval rate, to 98%. (With 2% skip rate)

I wonder, how can I make my grammar sounds COMEDY instead of HORROR?

Yes, comedy, so it would be funny. :)

Do you have suggestions?


Thinking,

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JulietAA Premium
That was mean of them. They should of concentrated on what you had to say. After all, websites are supposed to be for everyone on the globe.
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JeannetteZ Premium
English is not my first language either, however, if you ever need someone to proofread your posts, I would be more than happy to do it for you. I have been reading your posts for a while and I love them.
Jeannette
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CoachGom Premium
Thanks.

I plan to reinstall Grammarly to my Google Chrome Internet browser. I removed the extension 2 months ago.
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wendyg53 Premium
Shame on the grammar Nazi. It's not your responsibility to make sure that your grammar is perfect for a comment. You are contributing to their website, not trying to win a grammar contest.

A lot of native English speakers are real idiots when it comes to respecting someone's attempts to communicate with English as a Second Language.

I make real attempts to communicate in Spanish because I teach a lot of ESL kids from Spanish speaking countries. I know first hand how awkward it can be communicating in a language that does not come naturally.

What that person doesn't realize is that comments from people who are not native English speakers actually make their comment section look more authentic. If all the comments are perfect, it looks weird and pre-arranged.

Their loss, don't let it get to you. :-)
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GauravGaur Premium
Hi Gom, Your new Profile Pic is stunning...
A Great Change :)
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Showolf Premium
Gomer,
We must stop the Horror of Horror Grammar... afterall it is a fright!
(May I say all I can see is Leatherface, slicing through the Dictionary... between Horror and Horrible....)
Comedy... go with it!!
Shaunna
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dchapman3 Premium
This is critique, not a comment. That person needs to review the rules of giving comments here at WA. This is not your issue, but his/hers. I would send a note to Kyle and see if he can get this off your record.
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Sftat Premium
Hi Gomer,

Please don't worry about this smug person and their silly criticism.
You could probably catch some of your errors with Grammarly, and that might help avoid a grammar horror show-
www.grammarly.com

I doubt you will transform any new mistakes into comedy, though; obviously, this person can't take a joke.

I often find expressions by others with English as a second language funny, but then I realize that I don't even have enough knowledge of their language to make a mistake in it, and I stop laughing. I respect the effort of others who use English, but didn't grow up with it as I did. Making grammar mistakes in English is evidence of effort to learn and shows respect for my language, so I appreciate those who make them.

My best conversational second language is Japanese, and it is very crude. I know enough Japanese to get on the right train in most of Japan, but I can't read or write at all in that language. While I find some English use by Japanese friends funny, I can't be critical, because they are WAY better with English than I at their language; I'm not a great hypocrite, so I smile, but don't criticize or complain. I welcome comments on my sites from those who show effort to learn English; my language is much richer because of their effort to use it.

Thanks for your contributions to English, Gomer. I'm happy you are sharing this language, and I always enjoy your thoughts and smile as I see your progress at learning to use it better.

Steve
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accad Premium
Grammar can be tolerated as long as the statements are related to the post.
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Ahimbe Premium
I too have gotten my comments disapproved. There is always a reason. That should not put you down though.
You could do some spell checking before posting.
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