And Slashdot gets worse. In the story Cross-Platform Video Capture Cards And TV Tuners?, the writer states, "This Christmas reminded me of the times when you were a child and your parents bought that new toy that says on the packaging "Batteries Not Included". Post-Christmas rituals always turn into spending sprees to get other things that will be compatible and complementary to the gifts we recieved."
The writer is English-challenged. This comment says it best.
"reminded *me*", "when *you*", "the gifts *we*". Is this guy stupid? Seriously? Do people think they should write as they speak?
Writing is an art. Something sorely lacking on solidus full-stop. What do you do when an email requires reading the subject line? Unless it's from the boss, i torment the guy. (Yes, i once received an email from the top, where the *entire* message was in the subject. Asking a question or something.) Yet on the homepage, it happens not too unoften. I realize this, for in the summary emails, i always skip the titles and read the meat of the article. There simply are times when i *have* to read the title to know what the writer is talking about.
Which is why i try to write the titles of journals and email *after* the body.
Now, there's this mix of pronouns. That changes the focus of the sentence. This guy does it twice. Besides the sentence not making sense.
Is it just me, or does anyone else care?