Is attention to spelling and grammar something that some people just have a knack for and some people don't?
I notice that some people, regardless of how many times they are corrected, continue to make the same spelling and grammar mistakes. Meanwhile, a person (let's say... Polkablues) can write with impeccable spelling and grammar even while drunk. Or are you just not that drunk yet?
Are these language skills innate, or are the people who can't write well just lazy sonzabitches who never bothered to learn good?
I assure you, I am soused. If anything, my (written) grammar and vocabulary tend to improve as I get drunker. I don't think language skills are innate, per se
, but there are certainly people who are more naturally gifted (I don't really care for that term, but it'll do) with language, in the same way that some people are naturally gifted towards math, music, art, or whatever. More than anything, I feel like it's an inclination towards language, and thus a greater desire to understand the structures of written communication, that makes the difference. In other words, education gets you up the hill, but it's the passion for it that gets you rolling down the other side.
Polkablues, why did classical gas's awesome post disappear just now?
Having fortunately caught a glimpse of it before he deleted it, I can only imagine he had second thoughts, but I'll still answer it to the extent that I remember what he asked.
There is no difference between an escort and a prostitute. Those are essentially marketing terms; there is no fundamental difference in what they denote. The illegalization of sex work in a modern, secular society is a travesty and a hypocrisy, and an affront to the concept of personal freedom.
Practically speaking, finding your new friends at 1:00 in the morning, the internet has superseded the era of streetwalkers and brothels. If you're in or near a major city, it's a simple enough matter to find an escort service or listing/review board for independent escorts ("providers", in the current parlance), and finding the sexual artisan to fulfill your needs. Steer clear of your craigslists and your backpages.coms; you're as likely to find yourself in a law-enforcement sting as to find what you're hoping for.
See, I get verbose when I'm drunk. And I wish classical gas hadn't deleted his post, because I'm sure there were questions I haven't fully addressed, and I have a metric shit-ton of wisdom to share.