Ex Files: The Grammarphobic Need not Send Messages

Received today:

“What’s with women and their rants about grammar? Is that the only thing women learn in school?

You never see enough women at the higher echelons of science or tech discoveries, but yet people rant about a ‘u’ and a ‘you’. Jezuz C people..its called ‘casual conversations’!!. Get over it!”


Dear Sir,

Your strategy of expressing interest by attacking a woman for the contents of her profile is not likely to elicit for you the date you seem to be bitter about failing to have acquired.

If you dislike grammar but the woman whose profile you are perusing seems to care a geat deal about it, move on to a different profile. It’s really quite simple (and saves you the embarrassment of revealing your chauvinistic sexism).

Maybe instead of condemning women for their lack of contribution to the scientific realm, you could simply acknowledge that if a profile contains rants about “u,” the writer simply want to be addressed as an adult rather than a Jr. High student. (Dozens of message asking “How r u? Wld u like 2 chatt???” get old fast. But then, if you are resorting to verbally accosting women whose profiles disqualify you from their consideration, you are probably not having the problem of receiving dozens of messages, are you?)

Furthermore, I have seen many a man’s profile containing similar so-called rants, so it is not just a woman thing. It is an “educated individual seeking a connection with a similarly educated individual” thing. Personally, I would never date a man I could not respect; and as a woman who has acquired a Master’s Degree in English Education, I could never respect a person who could not introduce himself to me using full words and at least an attempt at proper punctuation.

How sad it is that you resent people having enough self respect that they set standards for themselves.

Best wishes in your quest for effortless conquest and low expectations.

By the way, since you seem to be uninformed, you can read about some of the Mothers of Technology here:



4 thoughts on “Ex Files: The Grammarphobic Need not Send Messages

  1. Sugar Bear

    Praise the Lord my wife didn’t hold me to extremely high standards as I matured. The occasional misspelled word and grammar error still do appear in my rants….. However, your post is spot on. Attacking somebody, demeaning them….or putting them down is childish and immature.


  2. Nathan "Rosy"

    If a person refuses to use “you” correctly, he should at least be creative with his rebellion. My personal opinion is that “ewe” is more acceptable than “u.”


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