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From: Bette Kosmolak <>
Subject: Re: You Know Who I Mean (Ah c'MONNNN!)
Date: Wed, 11 Feb 1998 22:22:42 -0800


Thank you Catherine! - bette

wrote:
>
> In a message dated 98-02-11 23:47:39 EST, Lucy writes:
>
> << > Why is it that the posters with the poorest command of the "King's
> > English", the most horrendous spelling mistakes and the just plain "too
> > hard to follow" writing style always have the most naive and outrageous
> > opinions?
>
> 1) According to long standing "Netiquette" it is rude to even point out that
> others' grammar and spelling usage is horrendous. Deal with it.
>
> 2) Not everyone has a natural aptitude for it. It can even be quite difficult
> for some to understand the "inner workings" of the English language. I myself
> stink at Math.
>
> 3) It is incorrect to assume that everyone that is on this listgroup uses
> English as their primary language. Cut'em some slack.
>
> 4) If, like all voracious genealogists, you want the information provided in
> any particular query bad enough I'm sure you can figure out what is trying to
> be said.
>
> 5) The comment about an "Entrance exam" is itself horrendous. Through the
> kindness and hard work of the Listmembers, Listowners and the Rootsweb
> "staff?" we are lucky enough to be able to access and share valuable
> information daily and I'm sure many of us, myself included, keep meaning to
> send in donations to keep this valuable resource going, but never do. This
> isn't a private club, it's the Internet.
>
> Regards,
> Catherine Harper

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