September 17, 2016
It’s an odd phenomena to me that folks are quick to “horn in” on conversations on FaceBook, especially to correct you. Or disagree, or make another point in the conversation. And especially I notice it to/from strangers - friends of friends - who feel the need to correct a comment grammatically.
I have to wonder, would we do something like that in person to someone having a conversation at another table in a restaurant? Would we do it in line at the grocery store? Perhaps some would, but that begs the question, should we? Is it helpful? For what purpose does someone “out” a person publicly for making a comment with a grammatical error in it? Do you feel better by making me look ignorant?
Okay, rant over.