Posted 23 March 2007 - 11:26 AM
QUOTE(Piglet @ Mar 23 2007, 10:49 AM)
QUOTE(Orchestrator @ Mar 22 2007, 11:50 PM)
Does posting to this board actually make names harder to spell than normal?
No. I said that it wasn't that important (it not being an arena for formal English) not that it made it difficult. To be fair Siobhan did try to spell it correctly. 'Whatever' was only in response to attack for misspelling it. As for especially from someone named Siobhan, I can't for the life of me see how that makes sense.
Of course one should aim to spell names correctly, asa common courtesy, but lets be realistic and not cringingly pedantic. Hammarlund is a trickier name to spell that say Paige, Barrowman or even Maxwell-Martin. Jade Goody's comments are, of course, irrelevant here.
Your concern for the correct spelling of Kaisa Hammarlund's name is slightly at odds with your inability to use the term 'slag off'. It is possible to criticise (and I really do think 'slag off' is the wrong phrase, idiomatic and colloquial as it is, it nonetheless implies something more vicious and less founded than Siobhan's measured criticism) without spelling a name correctly.
Worrying about spelling and grammar is futile. Noone's posts here are correct. This isn't and yours wasn't. Providing it's clear and understandable it shouldn't be a problem.
On a less argumentitive note, I always found Cory English to be much better than Nathan Lane
First, Piglet, learn how quoting works here. It'll avoid confusion.
Second, you did
said it was especially tricky to spell Hammarlund on this board where spelling and grammar didn't matter: "It's a tricky name to spell, especially here where spelling and grammar aren't that important."
Third, what I meant about Siobhan's name is that it is, in my opinion, also a tricky name to spell.
Fourth, you seem to be confusing me with Moose, unless you are accurately describing me as someone that doesn't use the phrase 'slag off' at all
Fifth, this isn't an argument about spelling and grammar, but about politeness. As I said earlier, no one should mind a mistake. Siobhan's "Kaisa Whatever" was, by any standards, rude; can you imagine saying that to someone's face? It's the rude intemperateness that reminded me of Ms Goody.
Sixth, I absolutely agree that Cory was better than Nathan in The Producers.