Re: The Death of Agrippina

Gene Royer (
23 Jan 1997 02:05:54 GMT

In <> (Quirk) writes:

> << posted & mailed >>
>On 22 Jan 1997 21:11:44 GMT, Gene Royer wrote:
>+ >Anybody else have a more interesting line of discussion?
>+ You tell 'em Quark. Tell 'em you kan spel aniway you want too
>+ this is a free kontry. Spellnig is not neerely as imprtant as the
>+ shear genuos of your abitlity to right good. nd your stuff was
>+ to. I printed it out an my dog liked it so much he ate the paper
>Well, as for "a more interesting line of discussion" -- I guess not,
>another guy with nothing to say, who thinks that his cutesy
>misspelling and crusade against bad spelling are of interest to all
>who read these newsgroups but my historical essay is rendered by
>unreadable by a couple of spelling mistakes.
>Help.... surely there must be somebody out there with a brain,
>somebody who actually knows a bit about new testament history and can
>comment on my interpretation of the available information and on my
>characterisation of Agrippina at the time of her death.
> +++
> Dmytri Kleiner -- Quirk
> "Gravity lets
> P.S. Oh, Nevermind. you down"
> << >>
> ** Keep in mind that this transmission
> just might be a malicious forgery.
> Copyright 1997 Idiosyntactix, Toronto.

Well, you've certainly hurt my feelings this time.

I thought my response was very clever; but I guess its meaning was lost
in the translation. You're missing the point entirely. Before anyone
will take you seriously as a writer you have to take yourself seriously
as a writer. And that means doing it right. BTW, misusing the words
*through* and *threw* is NOT a spelling error as you suggest.

The people who will ultimately judge your work are educated people.
Would you actually stand before a group of educated people and use bad
grammar in verbally relating a story? I hope not.

Even the little note you wrote to me above is not correct. I'm
embarrassed for you. Clean up you act. Check your work. Do it right
and people will be more likely to read it. They may not like it any
more than they do now, but at least they *might* read it.

--F. Scott Fitzgerald