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Old 08-11-2013, 10:52 AM   #169
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So does this apply to scholarly writings and here. And if yes, does that mean what we read and type here scholarly? If my brain can comprehend what someone meant to type, I'm fine with it. I have read plenty in my life without a single spelling error that was both ludicrous and incompressible.

My thought is - get your point across any way you can - we'll work on spelling later.
I agree hole heart id lee..
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Watch it guys. You're getting awfully close to getting booted.
For what reason?
I might be wrong but I don't think that "the truth" is a "bootable offence".
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Old 08-11-2013, 11:03 AM   #171
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A conundrum is found lurking in the thread
Is a misspelled thought the same
as a spelled one once it is read?

Same as the forest and the felling of the tree
Is it heard
and by the same token
Is a misspelled word different written or spoken?

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Old 08-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #172
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Mine:

When people refer to the store named CAMPING World as "Camper World" or "Camper Land"

Another, when people use "text speak" on forums.... such as "r u going to Camping World?"

Heck, I didn't even use one lettered slang terms when I send text messages.
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Old 08-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #173
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I can deal with some words that aren't spelled correctly.

What drives me batty are people that insist on using acronyms - does FW stand for fifth wheel, or fresh water, or fleetwood, or something else? Sometimes the forum it is posted in helps, but not always.

The other thing that makes me nuts are the posts that are obviously written in English, but are put together so poorly that I don't have a clue what was said or asked.
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:18 PM   #174
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I can deal with some words that aren't spelled correctly.

What drives me batty are people that insist on using acronyms - does FW stand for fifth wheel, or fresh water, or fleetwood, or something else? Sometimes the forum it is posted in helps, but not always.
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IMO acronyms are the lazy man's way of asking, or answering, questions.
Why some posters waste their time posting things that the average owner/reader can't understand is beyond me.
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Imo acronyms are the lazy man's way of asking, or answering, questions.
Why some posters waste their time posting things that the average owner/reader can't understand is beyond me.
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x2 imo ????????
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IMO acronyms are the lazy man's way of asking, or answering, questions.
Why some posters waste their time posting things that the average owner/reader can't understand is beyond me.
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I concur and along the same line let me know when they vote to ban the use of "DH" and "DW" 'cause I wanna vote on THAT one!

Never have been sure what the "D" stood for anyway . . . darn, damn, dumb, dear, doting, dead, dreary, duplicitous, disgusting, drunken. . .????

Why can't we just type husband or wife without the unclear, "shorthand" adjective? I am assuming that is what the "H" and "W" stand for. DOH! I think that last sentence had a DP . . . diesel pusher? dangling participle? dear pet?

Also, how many folks take the time to PREVIEW their post before submitting it?

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Acronyms police... please a post a list of acceptable acronyms.

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Acronyms police... please a post a list of acceptable acronyms.

One company I worked for actually had a TLA Administrator (three letter acronym).
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The day texting was invented was the day society started to spiral downwards. LUAA. W8AM. SOMY. POAHF. NOTTOMH. L8R G8R. IYKWIM. Etc. (aka, etcetera) What planet are these people from? I can understand some basic acronyms for use on forums like LOL, DW and BTDT, but the texting ones now used by the younger generation are beyond me. NNTR!

We were taught "the Queen's English" in school and not only was spelling very important, so was grammar and how to structure a sentence properly to convey the right message. We had to know correct usage of our nouns, adjectives and verbs and adverbs inside out. When I see gross spelling errors it's like scratching nails on a blackboard. I had an english teacher once who did that too often and misspelling brings back a PTSD trigger that's sends a shiver up my spine.

It sure does get confusing in RV forums when folks talk about a TV or TT for example. Would that be television, a tow vehicle, Thousand Trails or travel trailer? It's a lot worse with the MH (motorhome) crowd. I still don't know some of their abbreviations. Even when words do get spelled correctly on RV forums, words are still very confusing. Is a camper someone who camps or is it a generic term for an RV? And just what is a coach? An athletic trainer, a railroad car, a closed automobile, a motorbus or what? And what about a coachbuilder? A manufacturer of bodies for automobiles or a manufacturer of class A RVs? Every RV forum should have a dictionary of RV abbreviations and acronyms!!

I can understand that not everyone has good spelling and grammar. Some just don't get it and never will. Everyone isn't good at everything and not all have gone to university due to circumstance or choice. Also, they say the english language is the hardest to learn - but I don't know because I was born with it. You just have to look past the spelling and grammar errors and as long as you understand what they are trying to say, that's okay. It's normal to make occasional mistakes that go unnoticed by the author, at least with me. I just hate reading a post I did the next day and finding spelling mistakes despite proofreading numerous times before posting.

All I know is that a couple of years ago I couldn't even spell RV. Now we own one! NNTR.
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OK, so here are some for us seniors....

* ATD - At the Doctor's

* BFF - Best Friends Funeral

* BTW - Bring the Wheelchair

* BYOT - Bring Your Own Teeth

* CBM - Covered by Medicare

* CUATSC - See You at the Senior Center

* DWI - Driving While Incontinent

* FWIW - Forgot Where I Was

* GGPBL - Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low

* GHA - Got Heartburn Again

* HGBM - Had Good Bowel Movement

* LMDO - Laughing My Dentures Out

* LOL - Living on Lipitor

* OMSG - Oh My! Sorry, Gas

* TOT - Texting on Toilet

* WAITT - Who Am I Talking To?

Hope these help. GGLKI (Gotta Go, Laxative Kicking in!)
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Pet Peeves?

Another thing I can do without.

Life is too short to worry about the little things that other people do.
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When the oldest son went to the daughter's kindergartners midway parent/teacher meeting last year he was informed that the kid's can get away with spelling things phonetically and not correctly until 2nd grade but that Lisa would not have to worry about that since she does spell things correctly and has learned how to use quotation marks. Yes the kid's do not have to spell correctly until at least the 2nd grade anymore. Personally I find that wrong but I have never seen eye to eye with any school system.
By the way Lisa is going into 1st grade and is reading above 5th grade level. Math knowledge is up there too. Our oldest son does not want his daughter to fail in life and is teaching her as fast as she is willing to learn. I did the same thing with him growing up and he has done well in life so he figures what was good for him is good for her I guess.
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