I don’t agree with this segment, they are taking what people saying too literal. Also Stacey Dash needs to realize the term, “rape,” has several meanings and does not only refer to forced sexual interactions.
Nigel, I’ve been checking the site regularly since 2008. Your use of commas makes you seem like a dumb idiot without a high school diploma. Why do you put commas before and after anything that has a ” or “”…it makes no sense. Step your writing game up.
Hey I’m Nigel and I just saw the, “Seen It All’, music video.
There’s no need for commas there, buddy. Same thing goes for how you use them in this post. Do you read any other blogs or websites? No one uses commas like that.
Hey,* I’m Nigel and I just saw the, “Seen It All,” music video.
I will take your comment into consideration. I don’t think anyone looks at me like a dumb idiot. I’ve managed to run a successful blog and travel the world.
Also aren’t you missing a direct address comma?
loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool what a thing to notice
Dude, really? Commas?
You and Stacey Dash both need lives. Stacey is wrong for taking things to this extreme, but working for Fox News, I wouldn’t put it past her for the paycheck, which is deplorable.
Instead of encouraging someone else to go spend time in prison, why doesn’t she pay attention to what Kanye is doing to help keep people (Black Men in particular) OUT of prison. Uplifting and educating. These things aren’t possible, huh?
You tripping on Nigel on some comma stuff is petty, bro. And I’m an advocate of grammar, honestly. But, not on something so silly as this. Nigel is running a blog that probably gets more than a million hits a month, depending. What are you doing with your life?
Start your own blog. “[www.realtalkwithcommas.com] We’ll see how many people go visit.
And I ain’t sticking up for Nigel either. I’m just saying, if I had something TO say TO Nigel, it wouldn’t be about his grammar when typing, man. Someone just did the same thing to some reporter on TechCrunch who typed an article about Satya Nadella. In the comments area, Satya was the first person to comment. Then, after Satya, there’s some jackass on there saying “The author has the CEO of Microsoft reading his article and the author can’t spell correctly.” Or something to this affect.
I SERIOUSLY DOUBT that Satya was concerned with the spelling errors in the article, as much as he was appreciative of the publicity that the article and his response to it will bring.
Some of you miss the forest for the trees way too much.
He right tho.
About the commas that is.
Nigel, I realize now that my comment was a bit on the harsh side. Nothing personal. I was in a bad mood about some life stuff. I come here to escape from that…
And to @ImMe, what I’m doing with my life makes me and everyone who knows me proud. I don’t have to validate myself or my career to you. I’d be willing to bet, though, that if I did get into what I do, you’d feel pretty stupid.
Back to the root of this conversation: The reason it makes me upset isn’t because I’m some hater. I recognize and respect Nigel’s success. I’ve watched this blog grow since 2008. Nigel, it just bothers me that you have this influence on kids, but they are being misguided about the proper use of commas. It might sound petty, but hear me out.
You gotta remember that popular blogs (like yours) are the new magazines and books. When I was a kid, and I wanted to read about hip-hop, I bought XXL, The Source, Vibe, etc. I read more of that then I ever read a textbook or assigned reading for English class. And those publications had Editors and Assistant Editors who made sure that the writing was top-notch.
You owe it to the future generation to show them what correct grammar is because RealTalkNY (among other top blogs) IS the new XXL, Source, etc. It’s what young people are reading for pleasure these days.
Also, I never said you were a “dumb idiot”…I said your use of commas makes you seem like one to a person who knows the difference. Regardless, I shouldn’t have been so harsh. I am glad it got your attention, though. Please, let’s not just take my comment into consideration; let’s take action and show these kids how a comma is supposed to be used. It could be the difference between an A and a C+ on a school paper.
P.S. Not sure what you meant about “direct address comma”.
email me firstname.lastname@example.org
What for? Let’s talk here. It’s means more pageviews.
Me, feel stupid, about what you do in life?
Not a reality, bro. I’m all about uplifting, so if you ARE doing something of relevance in life that will make me feel stupid, divulge. I’m happy to oblige.
What I will say is that it takes a big man to come on here and be like “I was in a bad mood” and such. Its a first step toward maturity. A FIRST step. A step after that is to learn NOT to take your bad day out on someone else. Learning to separate what’s going on with you personally from things that are going on with others and not injecting that into their lives. That injection is venomous and the reason no one can get along, especially us young black men (if that’s what you are).
Now, if you are doing good positive things in life that I wouldn’t be able to comprehend or would make me feel stupid, then, again, divulge. In life, people need to learn to work and build together. If not, then keep this level of ignorance and all future instances of ignorance henceforth to yourself.
Let Nigel live. And i’ll personally email Nigel to let him know how life is for me.