To be honest, Kalabar is protected under my statement..... As far as I know, he never claims that people should perfect their spelling, which in turn means that my entire tirade was not directed at him at all.
To appease the captain, might I bring forward that you are, or at least where not the only one who would criticize people for punctuation, spelling and gramar?
To give you a simple point, proving the difference between English and American:
Native English speakers use about four times as many words regularly as native American speakers.
One of the funniest examples that I know is that in English, one has about six times as many words to explain the phenomena that water falls from the sky. (They beat dutch by a factor of four by the way.)
Some other nice ones:
Lorry and Truck (but truck in turn is used in English as well)
Lift and Elevator (Again elevator is used in English as well)
If you use a wordprocessor that knows different languages, just for fun, switch it to english (UK) and you will see the difference in a fairly short amount of time.
No do not misunderstand me, I do not claim to be fluent in English, in the end, to be honest, I speak american. I'd be happy if people would consider me only fair or average at that language.
The point is: If you complain that punctuation, spelling and grammer should be perfect, then also be correct at your question. Do you want American or British English?
p.s. If you feel that I have started the Tirade again, I am sorry. That was not my intention, my only intention was answering the points raised by the Captain.