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Old 05-22-2004, 10:05 PM   #16
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I think there are bigger problems in the world and ranting about the state of people's grammar is a waste of valuable energy and time.

Sure, it's worth mentioning, and I doubt Cosby makes it his sole objective to complain about these things, but I don't find this to be as troubling as corporate greed (white collar crimes), invading a country across the world for no ethical reason and killing thousands of innocent people (9/11 and the recent Iraqi conflict), and those other things that deserve the utmost attention (cancer, AIDS research).

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Old 05-23-2004, 09:24 AM   #17
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I don't think you understand what he's saying.

It's not a mere matter of grammar. The way a person speaks and writes is so important to his or her future success. If you want to equip a child for a good future, it is just as crucial to teach him or her to speak and write properly as it is to keep him or her away from drugs, promiscuous sex, etc. If a person can speak and write well, it will give him or her better standing in education, work, politics and community activities...the list goes on and on.

If I were the parent of a child trying to get "out of the ghetto," I would in fact be sorely offended by the implication that it is somehow unimportant that my child learn to speak and write well.

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