controversyatx

May 17, 2013

You read through someone's answers to questions, and they answers these two questions this way:


Do spelling mistakes annoy you?
Yes

Do you enjoy discussing politics?
No

lolwat
what's going on in the world and the space around you, things that affect everyone... not important; but spelling mistakes (that every human ever commits) are annoying?

Walley7

May 17, 2013

I think it's a stretch to connect the two. Politics is largely a waste of time if you look at it honestly/critically (you'll probably disagree, which is fine), but then so is being overly picky about bad spelling. People are selective about what they scrutinise, meaning they can end up being selective here, caring about one but not the other, and vice versa.

Of interesting note though actually... a lot of politically motivated people, and a lot of "bawww you spell wrong" people, are just out to stroke their own ego... so maybe they really are the same ;).

controversyatx

May 17, 2013

to be emotionally attached to someone else's typos, but to not be emotionally attached to the policies that govern one's life seems interesting, at least, if you ask me.

smashingmayo

May 17, 2013

I am the ebst speller anywhere and I could not care LESS if someone else spells well or not. People who care about that have major issues. Politics, yeah anyone is dumb to talk much about them IRL because nobody will feel the same as you on every sisue and it's arguments waiting to happen.
MsOtis

May 18, 2013

I view it as: most people aren't very deep, so petty things annoy them, and they hate talking about  serious things issues like politics, religion, environmental problems, feminism, etc.

What9Thousand

May 18, 2013

It's worth pointing out that not enjoying discussing politics isn't the same as not being interested in/caring about politics, or thinking them unimportant.

controversyatx

May 18, 2013

yeah, i agree. that's an important distinction.

i probably wouldn't want to talk about politics as much, if i lived in jackson, mississippi.

Mikheil

May 18, 2013

contro, your stewpid.

OctoberTens

May 18, 2013

Other strange question/answer combinations include:

Getting the question about which is bigger the earth or the sun wrong and answering that intelligence is a big turn on. 

How?

 

What9Thousand

May 18, 2013

Getting the question about which is bigger the earth or the sun wrong and answering that intelligence is a big turn on. 

How?

Opposites attract.

controversyatx

May 18, 2013

in regard to intelligence, most people get the one wrong where you switch around the order of the numbers, and "wherefore" seems like a tough one for a lot of people.

Sarah-Leslie

May 18, 2013

You can get many indications of a persons intelligence simply by the way they construct sentences. Unless English is their second language, sentence coherence is a simple way of determining someone's intelligence. 

smashingmayo

May 18, 2013

first off sarah is dumb. second, she is dumb (for other reasons). I am the master English sentence constructor, but people don't always CARE about structure on a stupid forum. Not to mention writing people off due to their supposed lesser intelligence is elitist and not intelligent, itself.
controversyatx

May 18, 2013

You can get many indications of a persons intelligence simply by the way they construct sentences. Unless English is their second language, sentence coherence is a simple way of determining someone's intelligence.

*indications of a person's intelligence

and there are lots of types of intelligence.

first off sarah is dumb. second, she is dumb (for other reasons). I am the master English sentence constructor, but people don't always CARE about structure on a stupid forum. Not to mention writing people off due to their supposed lesser intelligence is elitist and not intelligent, itself.

*first off, sarah is dumb

elitist and not intelligent, as determined by whom or what?

Mikheil

May 18, 2013

The number question and the glove question are so easy. I don't understand where people mess up.

controversyatx

May 18, 2013

oh, yeah! the glove one!

i think that most people get that one right, though.

but yeah, i don't think that any of those should be that hard, really.

Mikheil

May 18, 2013

There are no right answers. It's all a lie, especially the cake.

xJealousOrchard

May 19, 2013

There's a difference between a typo and an egregious spelling mistake.

I saw a screencap of a profile once where the person professed to be a "Shakespeare geek" and got the Romeo & Juliet question wrong.

wat

Cillianonymous

May 21, 2013

Well, Romeo and Juliet (while being hilarious) wasn't the greatest of his comedies.  Also, the random gentleman above is correct.  There are no right answers, only answers that will make sense when aligned with your goals in a universe that does not give us meaning or value ( or values or even any sort of easy numerical answer) at birth.  That's something you pick up along the way, if you so chose to do so.

xJealousOrchard

May 22, 2013

Well, Romeo and Juliet (while being hilarious) wasn't the greatest of his comedies.

Okay, but that doesn't really have any bearing on the fact that they claimed to live and breathe Shakespeare and yet could not understand his language/writing.

No excuse for that, really

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