Yet, claim to be lawyers, doctors, and teachers?
I was having a debate with a complete stranger over this and he claimed that lawyers can still be lawyers and neurosurgeons can still be neurosurgeons, without knowing how to write properly. If this was the case, then how would they have even made it past college? I can understand that the inability to write with proper grammar and spelling doesn't necessarily make you dumb, but you would need to have good writing skills in order to be admitted into law/medical school because that's what you're tested on in the entrance exams.
The point is that many users in online dating websites claim to be lawyers/teachers/cops, yet their grammar isn't consistent with the language used by the individuals who hold those occupations. This to me raises a big red flag that these guys are probably lying about their occupation... What do you think?
Most Helpful Guy
Such mistakes cast serious doubt on their claim to be a lawyer, doctor, teacher, or whatever, however the education systems throughout the Western world have been undermined so effectively by the left that almost anything is possible.
I completed an education degree recently at an Australian university. Most of the teaching materials (pre-lecture readings, etc) were American journal articles and books. These journal articles and books were written by American academics, most of whom had doctorates in education, English, or history.
What I found consistently throughout the work of multiple American academics was that they:
1. Did not know where to put an adverb.
2. Did not understand verb tenses.
3. Thought that the singular possessive apostrophe indicated plurality.
4. Used capital letters as though they were writing German, rather than English.
5. Did not understand punctuation, especially the humble comma.
6. Thought that sentences could be initiated by a conjunction.
7. Were fond of creating non-words, in a effort to manufacture a form of pseudo intellectual jargon that they, apparently, thought would impress someone.
I will not hold Americans responsible for the sins of Noah Webster, whose ignorance resulted in his attempt to rewrite English spellings, but I am infuriated by Webster's ignorance and arrogance when his work extended to an attempt to rewrite and bastardise Latin.
I tutor English and history students and, from time to time, I will edit a master or doctoral thesis for someone. It was frightening to learn how many such people lacked fundamental literacy.
Most Helpful Girl
poor grammar is always a turn-off to me, no matter who you are. but, in the scenario you described, likely 1) they're lying about their occupations or 2) are legitimately that lazy/stupid.
in fact, my boyfriend (who i met online) had me at his proper use of "you're".1