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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
I agree with Catherine on this issue!
> 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
> > hard to follow" writing style always have the most naive and
> > opinions?
> 1) According to long standing "Netiquette" it is rude to even point out
> others' grammar and spelling usage is horrendous. Deal with it.
> 2) Not everyone has a natural aptitude for it. It can even be quite
> for some to understand the "inner workings" of the English language. I
> 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
> any particular query bad enough I'm sure you can figure out what is
> be said.
> 5) The comment about an "Entrance exam" is itself horrendous. Through
> 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
> send in donations to keep this valuable resource going, but never do.
> isn't a private club, it's the Internet.
> Catherine Harper