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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ShaunnaLynne 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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