Blog Post 3: A Critique Of My Own Critique Of Grammar (Blog Post 2)

I am Raj.

Let’s begin by agreeing that there are several reasons one may stray from the norms of English grammar that were not mentioned in my previous post. I may not name all of them. For the sake of this response, let’s eliminate the obvious people who are prone to English grammar mistakes:

  • People who speak a different first language
  • Nihilists
  • The uneducated
  • Obscene Instagram hoes
  • Hyper-masculine Twitter bros

Now that we have narrowed our focus to those who are educated in English grammar, and care about English grammar, and also those who are not hoes or bros (not bro like brother but bro like broooo), let’s jump into acceptable reasons why people may not follow English grammar rules that were not mentioned in the previous post.

No one is perfect. Human beings are mistaken if they do not believe they make mistakes. Mistakes often occur without us realizing we have made a mistake, and so we protect ourselves from mistakes and limit them by using our time to our advantage, practicing our craft, and double-checking our work.

Sometimes we just don’t have the time. Sometimes we may be rushed. When sending quick messages that are only a few words, we may choose to ignore adding a period. Often these messages are interpreted with no mind-bending strain, especially when these messages are sent to people who are familiar with the sender. Longer messages, however, should be sent when we have time to compose a thoughtful response, or should be said in person where communication is direct.

Writers may choose to ignore grammar rules for creative purposes, or maybe they’re just insane. Grammar rules may box and suppress creativity that yearns for release. Good writers can remove the conventions of grammar and create work that is still coherent while pushing the bounds of what is considered grammatically correct.

Messages sent online are usually filled with acronyms and jargon that help reduce word count and reduce the time it takes to compose a message. One thing to consider with acronyms and jargon is that all parties involved in the communication should be familiar with them. Otherwise there is room for confusion and misinterpretation.

There are more exceptions to using proper grammar than what has been listed. Responsibility ultimately rests on the sender for what he/she writes and how he/she writes it. And the interpreters of the message will judge them accordingly.



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