Friday, February 16, 2007

Blog Fodder #11

This week’s topic is brought to us by Suzanne, over at Contemblogging and it’s a doozie!!! I don’t think there is a right answer, do you?


Which is worse? Poor manners or poor grammar? Why?
I normally have to think about these questions long and hard but today there's no contest in my opinion. Poor manners hands down! Poor grammar can be about a lack of education or the accent, speech patterns and syntax of your locality. But poor manners are just that. There's no excuse for not saying thank you, for not holding a door open, for forgetting to say you're welcome. Manners maketh the man or the woman and they're our way of saying I respect you (whoever the other / next person is) as a human being. Here endeth the moral rant :o)

10 comments:

scribbit said...

When you asked the question I immediately thought "manners" and after reading your answer it's just what I was thinking. Spot on.

mar said...

Very well written, I agree with you (poor grammar can be a result of poor learning a foreign language, lol!)
have a lovely friday!

Tendrils said...

AMEN! :) You're right on the button! Poor Manners wins HAND DOWN! Have a great weekend!

craziequeen said...

We are SO on the same page on this, lovey.....

I'll take manners over grammar anytime.

:-)

cq

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

i agree, manners. grammar can be learnt (how do you like that for spelling!). somewhere my english teacher is screaming.

Fi said...

Although I'm a bit of a grammar nazi good manners are far more important.

Miss 6.5's got a friend over today who doesn't know the meaning of the words thank you and please - I'm having to remind her all the time. Not that it'll make any difference if Mum and Dad don't care in the first place.

TorAa said...

Well, well, this one is more difficult at second thought. To write correctly, I have to write in my own native language. Hva syne du om det? Poor manner? If a wrote laike en foraigner, is it poor manner? or Grammar?

Jeg skal la den saken ligge. If you really want to know what it means in english, you can check googles translation services (yes, do it, and have lot's of fun).

Have a jolly good weekend.

=^.^=

Gopher said...

Le Laquet, I totally agree with that, and sometimes seeing the look on peoples faces when Im with my 8yr old nephew and him saying please and thank you it is amazing. Social Etiquette oh my it's sunday morning and that's a big word (laughs) ain't taught no mo in skools ya knowz.
My bad, I couldn't resist slipping in some deliberatly stupid spellings of stuff.
The thing is many parents don't give a "shit" but of course it could never be thier little "angel" that was rude and stuff oh no, then they let rip and turn the air blue and I just shake my head and think "I rest my case".

Ms Mac said...

Absolutely, poor manners in just about unforgiveable in my book. And there's no excuse for it. teaching your children how to say please and thankyou costs nothing. Sadly, the amount of adults with no manners is increasing every day.

Indigo said...

That's a toughy. I'd have to go with poor manners as being worse.