I love Facebook.
I have contacted old friends.
I play games.
I get informed of interesting news on all sorts of topics.
But just occasionally flames start.
Yesterday a friend [A] posted about his difficulties with his new insurer (car).
A reasonable reply by a friend [B] of his accidentally referred to the company in the plural.
Now, anyone following this blog knows that I suffer from a significant lack of skill with English. All the more embarrassing as it is the only language I speak or write.
So normally I am quite forgiving of typos, grammar and spelling mistakes.
I have little ‘ground to stand on’, so to speak.
But a reply [C] to the comment mention above pointed out the mistake. It was polite enough so I thought I’d give a little lite rib tickle back, especially as the reply included some equally small mistakes like “i” instead of I. I even put a “wink” at the end.
There followed the normal lite ribbing about “Engrish” and such – no problem there.
But the respondent [C] seems to have taken offence.
I carefully read the reply and was •so• tempted to point out the error in the argument put forward.
Instead I bowed gracefully and walked away.
I leave it up tithe reader here to make their own mind up. Comments welcome as always.
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