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Can You Spell It, I Can't? All of Us bad Hubbers need a place to right. How Much Do You Dislike Them?

Updated on September 24, 2015

People who like to write.

This hub is about what many hubbers think of us bad hubbers. I'm one of the bad ones. Are you one of the hubbers who dislike hubbers you think can't write or spell? You know the ones, hubbers who have some trouble with grammar or spelling. Why would you dislike them? I think they have very likely visited your hubs and left comments and been very nice to you. Do you also want to stop them from coming to your hubs? How about the traffic you get from the outside of HubPages I wonder how many of the people who stop by your hub have great grammar and spelling, not many I think.

It's a form of snobbery. There seem to be many snobs on HubPages. They think they're so educated they belong here and no one else does.

HubPages encourages this attitude by not letting some hubbers into the HubPage's apprentice program. I know the people who get into the program deserve it and I know they have worked hard. I sure don't mind the (A) in front of their profile it just shows they have been in the program. I know for sure they would never accept me in the program and I probably need it more than most.

I can't spell
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I cant spale!

Were the ones who cant spale. Were the ones…..elight type of Hubbers hate.

U no the ones that right articals for magzines or have gone to Yell.

Its aproprate that wez hear on hubpages, stive two beecome has profesaional has possemible.

Axcsue may grammur I no its' knot sew grate has ite sould bee. Its thee bast I gan doo.

I have at least a couple people in my life who correct not only my spelling but my grammar.


Puntuiations r Wrog!

Our puntuiaitons r in the wrog places: They nit and pike at us.

We use advise instand of advice.

We put on the wrog pictues and get in waters four thet.

i never no betwen then and than.

How do I find out?

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Pretty Baby
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I dont no wat should I use!

O know, now what should I use.

right, write, Wright

tool, tulle

Your, You're

Add, ad

Two, to, too

toad, toed, towed

ewe, yew, you

precedence, precedents, presidents

for, fore, four

frees, freeze, frieze

gild, gilled, guild

gnu, knew, new

hear, here

ho, hoe

heigh, hi, hie, high

hoard, horde, whored

holey, holy, wholly

idle, idol, idyl

knot, naught, not

knows, noes, nose

lays, laze, leis

lea, lee, li

lochs, locks, lox

mall, maul, moll

marc, mark, marque

their, they're, there

bight, bite, byte

cent, scent, sent

carrot, karat,carat, caret

cored, chord, cord

genes, jeans

dear, deer

dye, die

The list goes on and on. How confusing is this list..

O, buy thi waie sould wee syi anyways or anyway

Eye ket a spitting haed eck fome all of that.

Pleace Dont teas.

Don’t teas me now I no iam write. They want us to leaf.

R you weith me. Should we go somplase else.”

Called “the know righters sight.”

Whir to go what two do.

No whey am I leafing hear.

Still Good People

My grandmother couldn’t write, but she taught herself how to. I loved to read her letters. She spelled the way it sounded to her.

As a young girl she couldn’t go to school she had to spend her time in the cotton fields helping her family. She was one very good person. She would help anyone out. She lived to be 100. She had seven children live and seven die.

What stories she could tell. She traveled in a covered wagon with her family.

Do you really want to dismiss her because she couldn't spell or didn’t have the right kind of grammar?

I sure would rather have the kind of people my grandparents were as my neighbors than some of the snobby people I have seen on HubPages.

When someone can’t spell and has bad grammar or don’t put their punctuations in the right place, no big deal. I know what they mean. I figure there’s always a story behind this person’s life. I think everyone should be on Hubpages. They very likely have far better stories to tell.

Now I know some of you hubbers won’t like this and feel I’m wrong.

I think anyone who needs help can always count on a hubber to help because I believe there are some very kind people on here.

I try as hard as I can to correct my hubs but I miss things and don't realize it.

Many people use Hubpages because they're just starting to write. Don't kill a dream.

I know we're not children but have you ever read children's papers? They’re interesting to read. Some people are like that. They may not be perfect, but they sure are interesting.

Just my opinion.

Little House
Little House

2013 A Note About My Grandma

This month I received a note from an old neighbor who lived next door to my grandma her Mom had just passed away and she was talking about old times.

Yes, I do remember the day Sharon when Grandpa Woods died. He had been fishing at the first ditch east of our house. He and Ma woods as we called her were such wonderful people to mom. Dad had left us and they helped mom raise us. Jean loved to sit on the screened in front porch with ma woods. I remember those wonderful days so much. We were just talking about them the other day as well

May 15, 2012

I can't edit this hub because it's meant to have bad grammar. I have been checking all my hubs trying to make improvements on grammar and spelling.

After all Google will hate me if I don't get it right.

Someone beat me to one of my hubs. She called me a Dumbazz and a Fatazz. You could tell she was a Hubpage person because she made sure she didn't use the a-- words she shouldn't use on HubPages. It's awful someone hates me so much to leave this kind of remark. She could have just told me the mistakes and I would have fixed them. Bless her heart.

What some people don't realize is we can find them just by their IP address, it's not so hard

Fabric Greigh, gray or grey??
Fabric Greigh, gray or grey??


If you go on the forums and read any of the stuff on there you will find out people who make grammar mistakes need to go someplace else to write. They're not welcomed on HubPages.

I can't believe the hubbers who don't like people just because they think they're dumb. The only reason they think they're dumb because of a mistake in spelling or grammar. There are some very nasty people get a thrill out of putting other people down. Mistakes happen, they happen to all of us except to people who think they are perfect. They think I'm just trying to pass myself off as a writer. I'm not. READ MY LIPS I AM NOT A WRITER. I don't plan to ever be a writer. I just like to make hubs. I love my computer and I always have, but I need something to do on it. No matter where I go someone will make fun of what I write or what I do.

I went to school in the 50's and 60's. I also grew up in an age where grammar and spelling mistakes were frowned on and you got a good slap on the hands with a ruler. We also had bad teachers and I have never forgotten the teacher who slapped me. I was so scared of her I could barely think when I went to her class, of course, I was only a first grader. Who knows why I don't get grammar or forget how to spell. My grades were good in English, but I guess I have forgotten much of it.

JFK couldn't spell and Einstein knew math but couldn't spell. There are very famous people who had bad grammar and couldn't spell.

I wish I was as erudite as some hubbers on HubPages or as they believe they are.

Thank goodness there are some very nice people on here.

I have more trouble with their, they're and there. I know exactly what each one means but when I type them on the page I will type the wrong one every time and have to go back and correct them. I hate to think what I have left in comments on some hubs. I sure make a lot of mistakes in my comments.

I guess I'm the bad house in the good neighborhood. I would hope my hubs would not pull other hubber scores down.

Hubbers have stomped off of HubPages in disgust blaming all the poor hubs on the bad views they are getting.

There will always be people who think you shouldn't take their remarks personal or they will say "I just say what I feel." Those people are just rude and with their remarks they are being rude.

I would guess you would find lots of mistakes in this hub and not just the mistakes I wrote


A Few More Things I Don't Like About HubPages

NEW COMERS~I also am not happy with newcomers come in hang around hubs than copy them in their own words of course!!. I've seen it happen so much, why can't they come up with their own subject? This is a subject for another hub I guess.

Unfeatured~I don't know what HubPages is thinking with this unfeatured thing, but I think it is hurting the site. If the hub is bad that's one thing, but another if the traffic has just slowed down. I see no reason to do this to people.


There is one word I know not to use, anyways. I have never used it and don't think you can find it in any of my hubs. I may not be great at grammar, but I know not to use anyways. I see it used often and sometimes with people who believe they are great writers.

There she is the old bat.

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All of Us bad Hubbers need a place to right. How Much Do You Dislike Them?


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    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from America

      I never hit the corrections everything stayed the same. The corrections only show 8 misspelled words. I know there is more than that. I was worried about this causing trouble with Google but I just left it.

      Where do I find Google stats? If it's the stats in the edit it shows total 33 for Google.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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      Glenn Stok 

      5 years ago from Long Island, NY

      What an interesting experiment. It must have been hard to misspell so much on purpose. I'm curious to know how you kept the errors after the edit bot came along and tried to correct everything. Did you have to go in there and reject the corrections? Or did you get HP to make a special exception to leave this one alone?

      I'm also curious to know what your Google stats show for this hub. After Google had a post in their webmaster blog about ranking grammar and misspellings, I removed poorly written comments in some hubs. And, as expected, the Google traffic picked up after that.

      So this experiment of yours should prove interesting. You should do a follow-up on it with the statistical results. I bet many would be looking forward to that. You've got a lot of interested followers. 26 followers of this hub by last count. That's one third of the people who posted comments here. That's huge. You may not realize it, but you're doing something right!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Thelma Alberts, Thank you for coming by I'm glad my hub made you smile. Thanks so much for the vote and share.

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      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany and Philippines

      Happy New Year 2014 Moonlake! I enjoyed reading this hub. Awesome! It made me smile. We are not perfect. I too made a lot of mistakes with my spelling and grammar. Even though I checked the hub many times before publishing, I still missed something which was wrong in spelling. I edited many times after that. ...Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      Paul Kuehn, Thank you and I'm so glad you stopped by. Thanks for the vote and sharing.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      7 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand


      I really enjoyed reading this hub and found parts of it very funny where you are making your point with some great irony. If I had to worry about every spelling and grammatical error I made on Hubpages, I really wouldn't enjoy publishing hubs. If you think some of your spelling and grammar is bad, just look at what is being posted on Bubblews. Keep up the good writing here and on Bubblews. I enjoy reading your hubs and bubbles. Voted up and sharing with followers.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from America

      marieryan, The spell check never works in HP. I always spell check on word or in my email. I also use the grammer check on word. My grammer is the worst. I'm so glad you stopped by I appreciate it.

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      Marie Ryan 

      7 years ago from Andalusia, Spain

      I also get nervous before pressing the "publish" button for the same reason....worrying about spellings and grammar! I notice the spell-check in the capsules always says "no errors found" or something like that, even when there ARE mistakes. I have started writing in Word first in order to use the spell-check there. (I'm triple-checking this comment before posting, just in case!)

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      8 years ago from America

      c mark walker,

      Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

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      8 years ago from America

      Jeff Berndt, I agree some hubs need to be flagged. I hope it's never one of mine but I'm sure it has been. Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

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      8 years ago from America

      Sneha Sunny, Thank you for your nice comment. I appreciate it.

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      8 years ago from America

      Careermommy, I agree with you. Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

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      8 years ago from America

      RTalloni, Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

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      8 years ago from America

      Peggy W, Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it. Thanks for the vote and share.

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      8 years ago from America

      Diana Lee, Oh I know I have had words wrong in titles and as many times as I have looked at them I will miss the mistake. Thank you for stopping by I appreciate it.

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      Charles Mark Walker 

      8 years ago from Jasper Georgia

      just like everything,you have to start somewhere.....then learn. The people on here have been very kind to me as an amateur just getting started.Use "Word" for grammatical problems (this coming from someone who commits a lot). Sometimes just being yourself means writing from the heart which knows no boundaries.

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      Jeff Berndt 

      8 years ago from Southeast Michigan

      I'm one of those folks who can see both sides of this issue. On the one hand, you've got your "professionals," who rely on this site to earn income (and more power to anyone who can make steady money on HubPages!), and on the other, you've got your "hobbyists," who write mainly for personal fulfillment. I straddle the gap: I don't do all the outside-hub-pages stuff the "professionals" do to drive traffic to my articles, but I'd like to imagine that I write high quality stuff, both in content and in mechanics.

      The folks who are just writing to please themselves don't bother me at all. They're doing the best they can, and most of them are striving to improve their craft. The articles that I flag (and I do occasionally flag bad articles) are so poorly written as to be incomprehensible. If I can't figure out what the heck the writer means, I'll flag that hub. I'll also flag articles that are obviously spun or were obviously written in a foreign language and pushed through a babelfish-type translator program. Those kinds of things will hurt HubPages' traffic much more than the occasional hub with a few typos.

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      Sneha Sunny 

      8 years ago from India

      Hey, loved your hub! I really want to admit that I too commit a lot of grammatical mistakes, and one of my hubs got some comments asking me to correct the spellings and grammar (a few in a very disrespecting manner!). I rechecked it many times. I put it in Microsoft word to see what are the mistakes in there. Even after all the efforts I got some more comments like that. Recently I updated it again! True what you expressed here. Although not perfect in grammar, we put our heart, time and full efforts to write a hub. And that's what matters more than grammar!

      Due to lack of time I don't publish often but I still come here everyday to read hubs and get some experience. I'm still learning.

      I would like to add that even if we get negative, demoralizing comments we should not stop writing or doing what we like to do. People start at a point and then improve. Keep learning because we are here for ourselves, and our happiness. There will always be some people who think they are superior. Let them be happy. We should focus on ourselves and our improvements. We can't help with what other people think. Just keep doing your thing. ;)

      Great share! Thank you! Rated, voted up and shared! :)

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      Tirralan Watkins 

      8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      moonlake, I love surprises when I read, watch TV or watch a film. This hub had twist after twist, and I loved your message. I'm sure we've all noticed hubs that have more grammatical errors than the average, but we've also noticed the heart and soul they put into there, I mean "their" article. Great job.

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      8 years ago

      :) Also enjoyed reading about your grandmother and seeing her photo.

      HP is a great place to learn and grow as a writer and I'm thankful for the many people who were (and continue to be) kind to me in spite of how much I had (still have) to learn. They overshadow the disparaging remarks by a month of Sundays.

      As for those who think they've got it all wrapped up, give 'em time… :)

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      Peggy Woods 

      8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      This is a good hub to end the night reading because it made me smile. Yes...we all make mistakes. We are not perfect. Your point was well taken. Loved the photo of your grandmother. She undoubtedly lead a full and interesting life in spite of her spelling being accurate or only written as it sounded phonetically. Many of us have had relatives like that. At least they could read and write! Up votes and sharing.

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      Diana L Pierce 

      8 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      Good topic, moonlake. It is hard to catch all mistakes by eyeballing the article. In self editing even when all the software is used to fix it, not all is taken care of. I know what you are talking about exactly. I can self edit many times over and still find errors of some kind on the stuff I write. One of my favorite things to write is fan fiction for the old classic westerns. Imagine the embarrassment when although you know the correct spelling for CORRAL, you look over a published story written months ago only to find several spots you dropped one of the Rs. We all know CORAL is a completely different word, yet so far my fans who read my stories are kind and never mention these goofs to me. That's loyalty. Voted up.

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      8 years ago from America

      trade3156, Thanks for stopping by.

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      8 years ago from America

      suzettenaples, Thank you so much and thanks or coming by and leaving a comment, very much appreciated.

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      8 years ago from America

      BeatsMe, Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by. Greatly appreciated.

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      8 years ago from America

      ytsenoh, Well, if you ever see mistakes in my hubs let me know not this one it has to stay the same. Thanks so much for stopping by I appreciate it.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from America

      peachpurple, Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment I appreciate it.

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      8 years ago from America

      CarlySullens, Congratulations on getting in the Apprenticeship program from what I read it is not easy to do. I often wondered if I had a learning disabilities but in my day they didn't check kids for disabilities. I think I’m mostly just forgetful. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment I appreciate it.

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      8 years ago from Verona,ITALY

      Let your child drive around in fashion with their own outdoor riding toy. Riding toys have changed throughout the years. No longer will you find that red tricycle that you once would’ve in every front yard, there are all different types from the red Coupe to the electric bike. Choosing a riding toy can prove to be difficult, you must read what it out there and see if your child is ready for one.

      A toddler’s outdoor riding toy list may include: Tricycles, powered vehicles and push cars.

      Willy’s Jeep Tricycle is a more sturdy looking tricycle. It’s camouflaged in color, non-slip petals and low seated. Your child will feel like he’s on a mission with this cool, new outdoor riding toy.

      Battered powered vehicles- There are many different types of battery operated cars to choose from such as Barbie or a Jeep Wrangler. Finding a lot of features on these can prove to be hard though, however the Hummer H2 actually has two different speeds 2 and 5 mph. It even has its own fm radio station that works. This little outdoor riding toy is battery operated and sure to make someone’s day.

      The Cozy Coupe Car is another wonderful outdoor riding toy or it’s newest addition the Cozy Convertible Coup. The Cozy Convertible actually has a canopy that will go up if your child needs the sun out of their eyes or down.

      The Manley Toys Honda Minimoto Maxii Electric Bike is a fancy outdoor riding toy and has become quite famous in housing developments. When a person first sees the Mini Bike they may mistake it as a toy bike a child will ride, but it’s the real thing. These little mini motorcycles can hold up to 220 lbs, but I’m not really sure what the weight limit is for the little people. Choosing an outdoor riding toy like this would be great for a teen or an adult but not a child under 10.

      Children of all ages love riding bikes that are just their size and scooters. The regular scooter seems to be getting quickly replaced by the electric scooters. Little electric motorcycles have been zooming the roadways in housing areas. The Manley Toys Honda Minimoto Maxii Electric Bike is a fancy outdoor riding toy. When a person first sees the Mini Bike they may mistake it as a toy bike a child will ride, but it’s the real thing. These little mini motorcycles can hold up to 220 lbs, but I’m not really sure what the weight limit is for the little people. This would be perfect for a child 10 years old and up. Even though this bike is little it can pick up speeds to 20 mph, which is actually pretty fast. A big plus for this bike is it doesn’t even take gas to run.

      Go out and get an outdoor riding toy for someone special in your family. Your child will love showing off the outdoor riding toy you got him. piotr from ITALY

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      Suzette Walker 

      8 years ago from Taos, NM

      moonlake: I am taking this hub 'tongue in cheek' but I have never turned down a comment because of grammar or spelling errors. Even the best writers make them at times. This is a very interesting and good hub though. I don't discriminate against anyone because I make mistakes also. I do consider you a writer and this hub is good proof of that. I think your message needed to be said and you said it quite appropriately. That is a wonderful story about your grandmother -- she was a very determined lady. I enjoyed reading this and keep writing.

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      8 years ago

      Oh come on. You are not one of the bad hubbers. I can see the eloquence in your article. And thanks a lot for standing up for us. ;)

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      8 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Moonlake, thanks for this hub. I can see a conversation on both sides. Anyone who has a passion to write and strives to improve on that passion is A+ always. For those wanting to create "good quality hubs" to work towards a goal of earning some kind of reward, they will continue to do so.

      I have a trained eye to edit because that's part of my day job and it's programmed in my brain to catch mistakes, but I would never, ever, ever slam someone in a comment. If they asked for suggestions, I would email them. As readers, we have a choice to continue reading or not. If I ever had an error, personally, I would welcome someone to tell me.

      There are some writing sites where you actually have to provide examples of your writing before you're even accepted. Certainly, if HubPages wants nothing but good quality hubs, then it's the role of HubPages to monitor poorly written hubs, isn't it? Not everyone is a qualified hub hopper.

      As far as remarks go, whether they are taken personally or not depends on the skill set of the writer and the way it is communicated and how it is communicated.

      Obviously, your hub is very good food for thought because I can't stop my monologue! Thumbs up. Just keep reading and writing, I say.

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      8 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love to read yr hub. Yes, there are hubbers who corrected some hubs grammar and spelling mistakes. Actually, I do appreciate that. Some don't. Anyway, voted up for yr hub. Congrats ! Your hub has been nominated for Hub of the day !!

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      Carly Sullens 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Moonlake, thank you for taking the time and articulating the pain some of us experience when writing and the horrific judgement that comes from our colleagues. I am not gifted with grammar or spelling, but I too like to write. It is insane how some feel we must all be perfect with our grammar to be a successful hub writer. For some reason, I was granted in the Hub Pages Apprenticeship program. Yes, I work very hard in the program, and yes, I do believe people talk behind my back and think I should not be there because, I too struggle like you and other's do. I wrote a hub on it once, what it is like to be a Hub writer with a learning disability.

      I told my friend once that I can't believe how other writers negatively judge other's. I read once, where someone said they feel like they want to throw up when they see bad grammer. As an artist, I would never tell another adult if you cannot draw a vase of flowers exactly how it appears or how well I can draw it, then I think I would throw up based on what you could draw.

      We all have different skill sets. And we all have a place here on Hubpages.

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      8 years ago from America

      TIMETRAVELER2, Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

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      Sondra Rochelle 

      8 years ago from USA

      You make some very good points here, many of which I have thought about myself. However, what you are missing is that HP is a business and many people who write here earn their living or part of it from their work. When people who can't write well publish poorly written articles, they lower the value of the entire site and reduce the chances other people have of earning. Hubbers want to be proud of what they produce, and they want to be proud of HP. It is hard to do that when a fair number of people who write here, write poorly. This may be an unpopular view, but it is nothing personal. I just feel that people who really work hard to produce quality writing should not have to suffer at the hands of those who don't do the same. Sorry, but I cannot help the way I feel.

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      8 years ago from America

      DanaTeresa, I will try my best to improve it won't be easy. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

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      8 years ago from America

      rajan jolly, Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate the vote, shared, pinned, on facebook, and tweet.

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      Dana Strang 

      8 years ago from Ohio

      This hub really has me thinking. I absolutely make errors in my hubs. I am a treeibly proofreader. I try to go back now and again and catch them. I also have a few friends that are kind enough to alert me of mistakes. Grammar is a tricky one! I try to stick to what I know and I make it a point to learn more and more as I go...

      I am patient with those taht make errors. It does tend ot be distracting when they are abundant. Do I think these hubbers should be banned? Not if the contnent is quality. They should be encouraged to improve. That is all we can ask of them.

      What I dislike more than errors in spelling and grammar are factual errors and hubs that say a lot of nothing. I do not appreciate when I read hubs that are clearly written by a person that spent 10 minutes doing online research and just threw it into a hub, with no real knowledge or experience on the topic. That really does a disservice to those people that are reltingon that hub for information.

      I will continue to support hubbers (like you) that provide informative, entertaining, and thought provoking content. Even if there is an error here and there. All I ask in return is keep working on improving. I will return the favor by working on my content. :)

      Thanks for the brain workout. And for generating some great comments! Keep writing! :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Did I hear a resounding slap or was it a clap. This hub made my day and it's the last hub that I'm reading before signing off for the day. And trust me, this is not only a delightful read but something I feel strongly about too.

      Thanks for this, moonlake. Voting up, awesome and of course shared, pinned, on facebook, tweeted and whatever.

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      8 years ago from America

      MizBejabbers, Thank you so much for stopping by. I don't like to see writers chastise by other writers. Some writers on here are so good at their job but some think they're better than anyone else and if you make mistakes you don't deserve to be on here.

      That is true about so many of our grandparents they were just busy keeping their families alive and didn't have time for school.

      If you need to contact anyone all you have to do is click the fan mail on the profile page and the contact will show.

      If you see mistakes in any of my hubs please contact me.

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      Doris James MizBejabbers 

      8 years ago from Beautiful South

      What a hub! I enjoyed every word. Whether or not you intended to, you did a great (grate?) job of pointing out the idiosyncrasies of the English language. I do think it rude for people to chastise other writers, but I find that done mostly when someone disagrees with the writer, and that isn’t nice. It is just another weapon to throw at them. This is my 27th year as a professional editor, and I certainly make mistakes in my writing. I have had to pull a hub or two and correct a typo or grammatical error that I found days or even months after it was published. I would appreciate anyone tactfully pointing out my errors. I do wish that there was a way to contact a writer and privately point out an error or errors that could be corrected. I don’t find any contact emails anymore.

      However, this is a writing website and part of the purpose is to hone writing skills, and I don’t think there is any excuse for using texting lingo.

      I would love to have met your Grandmother. I love folk tales and the people who tell them. My grandmother couldn’t read or write either, and she was too busy behind a mule and a plow to teach. After I got old enough I read the newspaper and her letters to her and wrote letters she dictated to her relatives. Voted you up and awesome!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      I know exactly what you mean. I have done that. On here I have seen people giving advice on how hubbers should write and to watch their spelling, punctuations, etc. Their own hub has mistakes. It can happen to anyone.

      Thanks so much for stopping by my hub.

    • mljdgulley354 profile image


      9 years ago

      I don't like to hear of a hubber being flagged and especially for misspelled words. I was an editor at a newspaper and we had a policy to have someone else read our articles because you know what it is supposed to say, and when you read your article you see what you know whether it is there or not if that makes sense and even then, a speed reader will miss words, punctuation, etc.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thank you, so glad you liked it. Thanks, for stopping by.

    • infoforum profile image


      9 years ago from Universe

      Made me laugh lol :D

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thanks for stopping by my hub and leaving a comment. I appreciate it.

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      Aaron Rushing 

      9 years ago from USA- Florida

      You seemed to have described me to a Tea (LOL

      Fun Hub


    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thank you for stopping by. Glad you liked it and I agree.

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      9 years ago

      Moonlake, What a charming, entertaining, instructive account of what we all can learn from each other! Expression is as individual as spelling and word choice. The important point in writing is the creative expression which oftentimes comes before rule-breaking and mending.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,


    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Movie Master,

      Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by my hub. Lately I've been playing scrabble with my niece, friend and daughter online. I haven't told them but I hate it. They run circles around me. Their spelling is great, they manage to put double words in. I poke along with 2,3 and 4 letter words.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thanks you and thanks for stopping by. I know I write the way I talk, on paper it doesn't look right. I'm always redoing and I know I don't always improve it that much. My grammar is awful.

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      Movie Master 

      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      I'm so pleased you wrote this great hub, I am here at hubpages to learn, and we can all benefit from this, voted up!

    • tlpoague profile image


      9 years ago from USA

      I enjoyed reading this hub and have to say that I am horrible at grammer. Spelling certain words isn't too far behind. Sometimes it is easy to get confused, I know I have worst days than others. My daughter, I noticed, has taken up my talent. Wonderful writer, horrible grammer, and spells words how it sounds to her. I will often catch her being lazy with using capital letters. But behind those mistakes, she has amazing stories and poems. My mom and I try to prove each others hubs, but stuff still slips by. I am all for helping the hubber before kicking them. Wonderful hub!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Gypsy Rose Lee,

      Thank you, and thanks so much for stopping by.

      He does look confused. I always worry about clicking that publish button. I'm always sure no one cares about this hub. No one will look at it.

    • Gypsy Rose Lee profile image

      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      9 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      Ya no U R write. lol Thanks for taking the time to put this all into perspective. There have been times I've been worried about clicking the publish button and then times when I've read a hub and corrected it in my mind. Perhaps we should band together and just tell each other hey, it's spelled this way. Punctuation has always been a very sore point but I try not to take it to heart. I had to laugh - right in the middle of your hub is the picture of that ewe or you or u and it looks so confused. Probable wondering what's up when that pic was taken. Anyway great hub and will be taken into consideration.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Deborah Brooks,

      Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the vote.

      I enjoy the hubs you write.

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      9 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Hey Moonlake... thank you I am new at the HUB and at writing.. so I could use all the help I can get.. thanks for this great HUB.. I VOTED WAY UP...AND AWESOME...

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Thank you Seeker7 your right there will always be snobs, nothing we can do about that.

      Your right we can learn something from every hubber here so I would hate to see hubbers banned because of wrong spelling. I always see someone on the forums coming up with another reason for flagging a hub.

      Thanks for the vote and thanks for visiting my hub.

    • Seeker7 profile image

      Helen Murphy Howell 

      9 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Hey - you'll always get snobs no matter where you go! The trick is to ignore those who think they are a cut above everyone else. Hub Pages is a site for everyone, whatever their capabilities, whatever their strengths and whatever their weaknesses! If you look carefully, some of the 'elite' might spell correctly, have good punctuation and excellent grammar, but do you know what -the write boring hubs!!! LOL!! Keep your head up, everyone can learn something from every hubber here - and I think you have taught many on Hub Pages a valuable lesson! Keep writing and keep enjoying!!

      Voted up + awesome!!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      The spell check can be a problem it has sure goofed me up at times.

      So glad you stopped by and commented on my hub.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      What a great story. So true about so many people they have so much to say but don't always but on paper the way people think it should be.

      Thanks for stopping by my hub.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      9 years ago from Florida

      This Hub is SO true! When I write, I keep a dictionary nearby because the spell checker can really mess you up, (even if it is correct). If I see a misspelled word in a Hub, I emailed the Hubber privately to let them know. I would want someone to tell me.

    • bruzzbuzz profile image


      9 years ago from Texas , USA

      I teach special education. One of my students is a very deep young man who writes some of the most thought provoking material you will ever see. The only problem is that he is a terrible speller. If he was flagged or told to not write because of his spelling, the world would not have some great content. Besides, that is why we have spell checkers and why I am there to help him out. Great hub.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      I guess we all run into those kind of problems. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Mine is typically effect vs. affect, and insure vs. ensure.

      Great hub!

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Thanks Cardisa, for stopping by. I also always enjoy your hubs.

    • Cardisa profile image

      Carolee Samuda 

      9 years ago from Jamaica

      You are welcome my friend. And thank you for the compliment, I always love stopping by your hubs too.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Your are right, their and they're are one of the things I mess up on. I know that they're means they are but I never remember. I will correct it.

      You always have such informative hubs.

      Thanks for visiting my hub.

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      Carolee Samuda 

      9 years ago from Jamaica

      Moonlake, we all make mistakes even grammatical ones. I see we are on the same page, I just published a hub grammar. I did it because we all need help and some more than others but instead of sending those hubbers away we should help them, that's why I did the hub.

      I too get confused. I can never remember the correct use of cease vs seize, especially when it matters.

      Your last statement where you have"...because their just starting to write", should have they're instead of their, but we still understand what you are trying to say.

      I say we help each other. The hubbers we should get rid of are the ones spinning and stealing content.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Thanks so much for stopping by appreciate it.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      James A Watkins,

      She would answer them and have many things to tell you. She lived to be 100.

      Thanks so much for stopping by.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America


      Your right it is a home away from home. I relax when I'm on hubpages.

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Don Bobbitt,

      Thank you, I have had to redo and redo and every time I look back on a hub which I do often I find mistakes.

      Thanks for stopping by and for the vote.

    • diogenes profile image


      9 years ago from UK and Mexico

      There are a few hubbers who do write like this and it doesn't always detract from the article. Funny hub! Bob

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      Right on! I think there is room for everybody on HubPages but the HubHopping police go about flagging tons of Hubs as "substandard." I love hearing about grandma. If she were here I would axe her some questions.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 

      9 years ago from Reno NV

      This hub hit home. I continually have to remind myself that I do this because it gives me personal satisfaction and that I am not doing it for money or anything els. It is my one escape from the pressure of work and family, a little home away from home that I can call my own. Thank you for this hub. Jamie

    • Don Bobbitt profile image

      Don Bobbitt 

      9 years ago from Ruskin Florida

      Moonlake, come on, look at your follower count!

      That alone tells me that you are one Hell of an interesting writer. Also, those of your writings that I have read, confirm this to be true.

      I love the colloquialisms/slang/phonics?

      As to mistakes, I often go back and run through one or another of my articles and usually, there it is; another spelling or grammer error staring me in the face. No matter how many times I may have re-edited it, they still slide right by me.

      Oh, Well, I am already a follower, and I voted this one UP and INTERESTING.

      Have a great day ......... Yu Heah?

    • moonlake profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from America

      Thanks, leroy64 glad you stopped by.

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      Brian L. Powell 

      9 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      Ya made me smile.


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