Spelling airs....oops I mean errors

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    Jan 20, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    What is up with some peoples spelling? I read the forums here and on other website. It seems like spelling in something not taught is school anymore. Is it just me? Or do some people just think it’s funny or cute to misspell the same words over and over?
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    What about grammar? The first sentence requires an apostrophe after the word people icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:47 AM GMT
    Yeah, I understand what you mean. It's fine if one word is misspelled but when the person continually uses that word and misspells it the same way over and over then maybe they don't need to be using that word. I always check my spelling. Google search is a quick way to solve spelling errors. A lot of it is that some just don't proofread what they wrote.
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    What is up with some people's spelling? (Is people's possessive? I'm not sure..)

    I read the forums here and on other WEBSITES.

    It seems like spelling IS something THAT IS not taught is school anymore.

    Is it just me, or do some people just think it’s funny/ or cute / to misspell the same words over and over? (Don't use a preposition at the beginning of a sentence. Also, consider getting rid of "or cute".)
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    Andrew Jackson once said that he did not respect a man who could not spell the same word in at least three different ways.
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    JayneCobb, Nice demonstration.
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:53 AM GMT
    Heck, if you use Firefox, the misspelled words are underlined in red, and all ya gotta do is right click (or the Mac equivalent) on the word and select the correct spelling.
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:54 AM GMT
    Educashun haz now becomes a privilej this dayz, did they not? icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:55 AM GMT
    paradox saidHeck, if you use Firefox, the misspelled words are underlined in red, and all ya gotta do is right click (or the Mac equivalent) on the word and select the correct spelling.


    Learn something new every day. I didn't know about the right click.
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:57 AM GMT
    Nothing...and I mean NOTHING turns me off more than using letters for words...i.e. U, UR, and so on. Also, the difference between your and you're is really not that difficult to understand.

    Guess I am just being too picky huh?
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    Jan 20, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    carjock saidWhat is up with some peoples spelling? I read the forums here and on other website. It seems like spelling in something not taught is school anymore. Is it just me? Or do some people just think it’s funny or cute to misspell the same words over and over?

    Can you say "hoisted by your own petard"?
  • JayneCobb

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    Jan 20, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    Beat you Caslon icon_wink.gif. Work the scroll buddy.
  • metalxracr

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    Jan 20, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    Yeah, what about grammar and punctuation? The sentence structure was a bit funky! hahaha
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:04 AM GMT
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:06 AM GMT
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:09 AM GMT
    An old English teacher once told me that spelling has no impact on whether or not a person is a good writer. I do think its ridiculous that so many people lack spelling capability, but there's not much I can do about it so I forgive.

    The only things that really get to me are the usage of their/they're/there, and when people use the word "suposably."
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:14 AM GMT
    mcwclewis saidAn old English teacher once told me that spelling has no impact on whether or not a person is a good writer. I do think its ridiculous that so many people lack spelling capability, but there's not much I can do about it so I forgive.

    The only things that really get to me are the usage of their/they're/there, and when people use the word "suposably."


    I hate when people say 'suposably' about as much as I hate when people say 'tooken' instead of taken, or 'ax/axe' in place of ask. Not so much error in spelling as it is in pronunciation I guess.
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    JayneCobb saidBeat you Caslon icon_wink.gif. Work the scroll buddy.

    Yeah, but I take comfort in the fact that God didnt make me as ugly as you.

    I mean...

    funny pictures ... Actually, I think your formatting detracts from the impact of your message.
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:19 AM GMT
    It happens that this site actually host many people all around the world, whom english is not the first or second or even third language. I do comit many many grammar errors, and that is great in my case because mi accent is as bad as my grammar. I have a WEEEIRD french-brittish-jamaican-islander accent wich i learned while working as a waiter for some european restaurants. I don't mind having bad grammar as otherwise i could make the incorrect impression.

    I have dated men from the internet before, gorgeous looking! beautifull spelling, but in person they happen to have terrible manners and looks that would never measure how they looked on their profile pictures! So from that point on have i stopped judging people for how they write or i their pics, but that is just my experience of course....
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    Caslon8000 saidCan you say "hoisted by your own petard"?

    petard: n; originally, a tight-fitting garment worn over the limbs by a cat or dog while performing ballet.
    Also, American slang for a cat or dog with limited mental capabilities. "Your dog is a total petard."
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:25 AM GMT
    carjock, it's other person's spelling, or the spelling of other people. I'm afraid you missed the possessive. People's, though tacky, is permissible as well.

    For those not in the know, Firefox has an integrated spell checker, and is a superior browser compared to most.

    You also missed your pluralization, "websites."

    You missed your punctuation, and sentence structure, with "Is it just me, or, do some people just think it’s funny, or cute, to misspell the same words over, and over?"

    The punctuation I've provided you here is using the older rules. The newer rules would require fewer commas.

    Carjock, it seems you're ready for review of your English language syntax.

    Thank you for providing such a wonderful example.
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:32 AM GMT
    hai

    i can haz cheezburger?

    kthx!
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:33 AM GMT
    Your all morans. Their is nuthing wrong with peoples speling and grammer. They're are more importent things to wory about.

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    Jan 20, 2009 4:39 AM GMT
    xrichx saidYour all morans. Their is nuthing wrong with peoples speling and grammer. They're are more importent things to wory about.

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    moran: n; a person who makes himself idiotic while trying to make others look foolish. "He called them morans when he should have written morons, proving that they were neither, but that he was both."

    Sorry, I just wanted to write that. I realize the quote was done as satire.
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    Jan 20, 2009 4:40 AM GMT
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