I mean, I used to be pretty bad with this sort of thing. I would get irrationally angry about 140-character statements that, in spite of getting the point across most of the time, lacked the sophistication of proper grammar.
Oh, how my stomach would turn at a misused your, you’re, or the rarely-used yore.
Think of the ire that’d be drawn because of a missing oxford comma.
Consider the furrowed brow at the sight of needlessly shortened words, dropped vowels, or text-speak.
For me, I got to the point where I asked myself “What’s the point?”
Is it so important for me to flex my intellectual superiority because a two-sentence status update wasn’t up to MLA standards? Do I really need to turn a blind-eye to the point of a sentence because it didn’t fit my standards of presentation? What is this snobbery achieving other than making someone feel stupid about something that they may or may not need to feel stupid about?
It seems so petty now. Now my stomach turns when I hear others judging those who don’t use proper grammar in status updates. I can’t help but think “It’s only Facebook, dude. Calm down. We’re not going for style points, we’re going for a shared experience. Don’t make it about you if it doesn’t have to be. Lower your nose, you’re missing the point.”