My Rants (2)

I've seen a few other "Rants" stories on Qfeast, so I decided to make my own. This story will feature my very own original speeches about things that aggravate, frustrate, upset, and confuse me. Please no hate or inappropriate language in the comments!

published on December 08, 201514 reads 11 readers 20 not completed
Text Talk & Stupid People

Text Talk & Stupid People

        If people are on mobile, I understand if they do text talk, have a few typos, don't use punctuation, and so on - usually, mobile keyboards are hard to type on, and your thumbs or other fingers can easily touch wrong letters. But seriously, people, if you're on a COMPUTER, or even a large-screen mobile device (like an iPad) , your keyboards are pretty easy to type on. You should AT LEAST use capital letters and punctuation!
        I know some people say that "Oh, it's just the internet; I don't have to spell things right!" , and I know that you won't get in trouble for doing it online, but still - the human race needs to be intelligent, right? I'm not saying that toddlers have to be geniuses, but come on: We're civilized people! We worked hard to actually create a language and alphabet, so we shouldn't just undo all that effort.
        And it's not just ELA - math and science and social studies! Humans have been alive for a long time, and we've discovered so many amazing things about mathematics and how the world works. We shouldn't let that go to waste. Don't get me wrong - I DO NOT, in ANY way, believe that people should study complicated textbooks, suffer through in-depth math problems, and learn everything about every second of history. I'm just saying we should know the basics.
        I don't want humans to end up idiots - fat, lazy creatures who never leave their house, spend all day virtually going places (but never actually leaving your bed) through robot technology connected to a handheld screen you control from your bedroom, have food tubes that deliver nutrients to our bodies (and cakes and cupcakes and chips delivered to our bed by a robot) , and - *shudder* - not know anything! Will we one day have to look everything up on Google? Will there come a time when a 40-year-old needs to ask Siri how to spell 'house'? Will a teenager ever post on social media that "the Titanic never actually happened and it was just a movie"? Sadly, the last scenario has happened. I don't know about the others, but look at the cover image for this chapter to see what I mean.
        Seriously. Imagine I'd started this chapter off like this: "hi guys this is mystic medevil sameri princess i'll be telling u about my rants in this story! ok so 1st off i hate it when ppl steel things its rlly annoying like srsly ppl stop it y do ppl steel?? idk its a mystery. and y do ppl bully? its so wierd cuz there bein mean 2 other ppl 4 no reason :( and it makes me rlly sad does it make u sad??"
        If I'd started the chapter like that, you would have been thinking, "Wow, this is going to be hard to read. She spelled so many things wrong... I don't understand this sentence. At all. And what word is she trying to spell here? Does this sentence end here and another one is starting? She needs to use some periods..."
        In conclusion: Unless you are on a mobile device with a small screen, please try to use correct spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar whenever possible!
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Lucky_Queen
*looks at photo*

Wow. That sort of stupidity, however, scares me almost as much as those people who laugh at kid's deaths in the Hunger Games movies. It's common sense that a movie filmed like that would not actually be the real life event, but a filmed copy. The boat in the movie didn't actually sink. I mean, if this is a little kid that doesn't really know See More▼
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
I know! I am genuinely concerned for the human race! XD
I saw another post that was like, "Wait how is one direction #1 in 37 countries i thought their were only 7???"
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Lucky_Queen
Sometimes, yeah. But sometimes it really is just a sort of short-circuit in the brain and people do or say something stupid. Just because people act like total morons online doesn't mean that they're that stupid IRL.
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Lucky_Queen
RESPONSE TO CHAPTER ONE:
OK, so I get most of this. I definitely agree that it is VERY frustrating when people use very bad grammar. Tablets and cell phones are an exception -- it's not just the keyboard, but my touchscreen kills me. The keyboard will vanish and reappear at all the most inconvenient moments and end up turning your message into a half-literate See More▼
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
I know there are some people who don't understand the rules, but I've tried showing them how to do it and I made my grammar instruction manual.
And I know there's nothing wrong with using Google and Siri, but we shouldn't have to look up things like "who is Abraham Lincoln" or something when you're an adult!
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Lucky_Queen
Oh my gosh that is really sad...
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Aww! That's saw
My grandmother told me a story about my deceased great grandfather, Ira. She said when he was younger, he was at a fair or carnival of some sort, and he saw a white man get shot. When he contacted the hospital, some black doctors were sent. Ira wanted to help the man, so he asked the doctors for assistance. However, the crowd didn't want to See More▼
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Lucky_Queen
XD Pretty much. I read a historical fiction once with this really sad story about a family of spies... One of them, Walker, was supposed to save Lincoln (he knew he was going to be assassinated, just not by who yet). He tried to get in, but they wouldn't let him in the front since he was black. He had to take a long route to get to the back of the theater. By See More▼
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Yup...
REALLY SMART PERSON: "Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, helped free the slaves and was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during a play at Ford's Theatre." *goes off on tangent explaining entire story of the night Lincoln was murdered*
AVERAGE PERSON: "Abe Lincoln was a president who freed the slaves, but he was killed."
KIND OF DUMB PERSON: "Lincoln See More▼
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Lucky_Queen
Yeah, some people just use bad grammar to be annoying. Most annoying phrase ever: "Wutz grammer?"

It honestly makes me want to whack them upside the head.

And yes, that's true, unless you lived under a rock. Or you time traveled from the past. Or you acme from an alternate dimension. But yeah, not knowing who Abe Lincoln is as an adult would be pretty crazy.
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Ahh, I just now realized that when I called people "lazy" for never leaving their house and always being on a computer, it came across as rude. I apologize if it did. I meant that people were lazy if they said "I'm all comfy in my bed, and I just don't want to leave the house... oh, is that a bird outside the window? I like its music. But actually I'll stay inside See More▼
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Lucky_Queen
Wow. Cool. I still don't think I get how it started, though... My computer is deciding that it doesn't like my internet and it's causing a nightmare. -_-
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Dates aren't my thing, either. I mean, I know about 1492, and 9/11, but I forgot the exact dates (and years) of the major world wars.
Wow. I actually can't remember what WWI was about. I'll look it up on Google. *goes on Google because she is becoming the exact same thing she ranted about* *sees when it ended* Wait, oh my gosh, I think- *attempts to log into See More▼
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Lucky_Queen
OK, yeah. I know about Anne Frank and Hitler and the Holocaust and everything, but dates are REALLY not my thing. What was WW1 about again? Because I quite honestly have no idea... For all I know, it really could be when Thomas Edison freed the slaves. XD
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Yeah, it was about Hitler, the Nazis, the Jews, and the Holocaust. I was just giving an example of a stupid person.
If you explained WWII like a play brochure, it'd look like this:

Come See... WORLD WAR TWO!
StArRiNg...
Adolf Hitler.......Hitler - old man with a stupid-looking mustache See More▼
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Lucky_Queen
Um, WW2 was about Hitler and the camp things in Europe and Pearl Harbor, right...? If I need to know, educate me. Because even though I have memorized pretty much every fact about the American War for Independence (better known as the Revolutionary War if you're American), the Middle/Dark Ages in Europe, the Crusades, the Civil War, and the Trail of Tears, I See More▼
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Also, never leaving the house and almost always being on a computer does not necessarily make a person lazy. There are people with phobias of leaving their home, or their "safe zone." There are introverts who will spend days at home recharging; their brains aren't made to handle too much time with people. Also, is it really even necessary for someone to understand See More▼
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SnakesVenomSans
So.. I am a fat, lazy creature.. I guess.
I do try to use good spelling and grammar. It isn't my strong point, but I try.
I also have a question. If a person typed "i am so bored. i am also starving. today isnt a good day." would that also annoy you? I mean, they are typing in lowercase and all, but at least they aren't spelling anything wrong.
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MysticMedievalSamuraiPrincess
Well, when someone types something like "i am so bored. i am also starving. today isnt a good day," it would be hard for me to read - because I will always be a grammar nazi and my editor-instincts kick in - but it wouldn't really annoy me. Sure, it could be better, but at least they're using correct punctuation (except for the missing apostrophe in "isnt" ) See More▼
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SnakesVenomSans
You have strong points in your story, and I see where you are coming from.
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