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From: "Aaron Orr" <>
Subject: Re: You Know Who I Mean (Ah c'MONNNN!)
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 1998 22:12:27 -0500


Hi ALL:

I agree with Catherine on this issue!

Aaron

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> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: You Know Who I Mean (Ah c'MONNNN!)
> Date: February 12, 1998 12:52 AM
>
> 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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