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Old 02-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #99
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[QUOTE="Route 66"]Remember Norm Crosby?

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Malaprop is difficult. So I will not try my hand at that. But I will say this. So sorry to learn that he is alive, after thinking him dead for years.

Mangling the English language is truly an art form.

Type on my fellow RVers. Nobody of confidence is deglazing your choice of words or sentence constriction.

Had to give it a try.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #100
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Can I quote you on that? Lol.

If you are merely pontificating or exercising your education in the rules of punctuation it will be apparent to those who read or hear you. They will not be impressed unless you are Dick Cavett or the late William F Buckley Jr. Punctuation keeps things from running together just as breathing does when speaking. Use commas sparingly. A dash or two sprinkled here and there will do nicely. Simple sentences are fine. And for social media - don't worry about any of it. There is no paycheck or report card at the end of the month.

I much prefer word play over mechanics. But, if you can master writing and reading aloud like Victor Borge in Phonetic Punctuation, you may have a career in entertainment ahead. Less likely is a career in teaching grammar and punctuation on iRV2.

Read this with emphasis on the bolded word, brings very different meanings to the same sentence:

I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.

The written word approximately 7% of communication.
Both body language and tone of voice are much bigger indicators in reading messages.

Body Language - guide to reading body language signals in management, training, courtship, flirting and other communications and relationships
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:40 AM   #101
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Read this with emphasis on the bolded word, brings very different meanings to the same sentence:

I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.
I didn't say you took the cookie.

The written word approximately 7% of communication.
Both body language and tone of voice are much bigger indicators in reading messages.

Body Language - guide to reading body language signals in management, training, courtship, flirting and other communications and relationships
I'm buckled over laughing at THE cookie. You will have to take my word for it.

From the link provided - I take issue with only the following....

"body language warning
Body language is not an exact science.
No single body language sign is a reliable indicator."

I can think of a single digit extension that is a reliable indicator and I am not referring to PI at 16 places to the right of the decimal. Lol and great big
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:59 PM   #102
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There is no spelling requirement, per se, for iRV2 enrollment but most people do not realize, and/or care, that they are being judged by what and how they write and speak (curiously enough, the worst offenders are the ones who care least). ...........
I am to confident in myself to care what others may think of me. I know who I am, and I am proud of myself and my simple accomplishments in life. So you are correct in that I, personally, do not care what anyone may be thinking.

If there were laws against what someone was thinking there would be a lot more people in court, and possibly jail.

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I know I have a prejudice about this, but I still take note of spelling and gramatical errors and discount the person's abilities and education when I see really poor efforts to correct their communication skills.
I was an educator for 40 years and had to teach English and spelling to even my most gifted students in Math and Science. It does little to develop the mind if it can't communicate their ideas. At least give it an effort before you press the 'Submit Reply' button. Of course we all make typos, but a little 'proofing' before posting isn't too much to ask. Flame on.

Well, I don't particularly care to be the one of bad tidings, but for someone who has taught English and spelling, you must realize that "gramatical" is an incorrect spelling and it should be "grammatical." I guess the point here is that everyone has the potential to hit an extra key, or not hit a key when it it should be required.
Yes, flame on indeed.

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That is reely neet! Seriously I didn't have any trouble reading it but I would be hard pressed to type it out like you did. Nice job!
Confession: I didn't type it, I copied it from one of the many places that has that type of mumbo-jumbo.

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The one that bugs me the most is misuse of they're, there, their.

Their RV is parked over there and they're walking across the parking lot.

There now, I brought that UP and got it off my chest. Now I'll shut UP.
I am so guilty of that and it is not because I don't know the difference, it is just the way the mind works sometimes with fingers flying.

I type at 70+ wpm, at least that is what I have been tested at some years ago and I may not type that fast when the mind has to think of what to say, but from copy-type I do indeed type that fast. Different keyboards also have a tendency to speed up or slow down my typing.

For the most part my browser shows a misspelled word in red underline. It is easy to right click on it and choose the correct spelling. However, in word substitution it is not so simple as many of the grammatically incorrect words are spelled correctly. As an example: "on" for "one, or "the" for "then," and others. it is just the fingers not hitting the keys in the correct sequence. Thank goodness it knows to correct "teh" into "the."

In all the posts I have read there have only been a couple that really looked like the Scotch bottle had been used extensively before the poster typed. The other occasional poo-pah typos are not worth caring about either.

Happy trails. (So many times I have typed "trials" but have caught myself.)
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I am to confident in myself to care what others may think of me. I know who I am, and I am proud of myself and my simple accomplishments in life.

Well, I don't particularly care to be the one of bad tidings, but for someone who has taught English and spelling, you must realize that "gramatical" is an incorrect spelling and it should be "grammatical." I guess the point here is that everyone has the potential to hit an extra key, or not hit a key when it it should be required.
Adjective

1. gramatical m and f (plural gramaticais)
of or pertaining to grammar

2. grammatical; following the rules of grammar

Actually, both are correct and gramatical doesn't show up as a misspelling in my spell check.

If you really didn't care what people thought, would you dress the way you do? Allow your RV to be covered in mud and bugs? We ALL care about what people think.
I taught many subjects over the years, a few of them teaching adult education on employment skills. We Interviewed many business HR folks in writing the grant for funding our program. Their input helped us decide what to teach. The most comments were on dressing appropriately for the job they were interviewing for, and good writing and speaking skills because the new hires would represent them to the public. It was very important to them.

Sure, we all miss a letter or a word, but ignoring all punctuation, grammar, and sentence structure to the point of being incomprehensible defeats the purpose of this forum, to communicate and help each other in the RV community.
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I could care less about spelling. My Pet peeves is people answering a thread when they don't own what ever it is and don't have a clue. Sorry to change your thread.
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I could care less about spelling. My Pet peeves is people answering a thread when they don't own what ever it is and don't have a clue. Sorry to change your thread.


YES! - What "Tha-Rooster" said x 10.

It's not really off topic 'cuz it is a Pet Peeve
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This is just the beginning, from what I have read it does not make any difference in what order words are written as long as the first and last are in the proper order. If the teachers can't spell how do you expect them to teach spelling and penmanship is no longer part of the curriculum. Pehaps they should put down their picket signs and learn the job, our future and their students futures are in their hands.

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Wouldn't it be nice if we could just choke the life out of the social aspect of iRV2, start at 8 in spit shined shoes, a suit and tie and vie for our positions as best dressed, cleanest shaved, well written, most coherent, perfect speller in the group, and hit the door last just in case someone is watching.

Can anyone detect the sarcasm, or too subtle? I will try harder to never wish anyone good luck with a problem I don't have. I admit it. I did it today. Please don't tell the boss on me. My review is coming up.
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Malaprop is difficult. So I will not try my hand at that. But I will say this. So sorry to learn that he is alive, after thinking him dead for years.

Mangling the English language is truly an art form.

Type on my fellow RVers. Nobody of confidence is deglazing your choice of words or sentence constriction.

Had to give it a try.
I frequently get my tang tongled around my eye teeth and can't see what I am saying.
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That's right, what's on second.
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I'm buckled over laughing at THE cookie. You will have to take my word for it.

From the link provided - I take issue with only the following....

"body language warning
Body language is not an exact science.
No single body language sign is a reliable indicator."

I can think of a single digit extension that is a reliable indicator and I am not referring to PI at 16 places to the right of the decimal. Lol and great big
True, not an exact science, but it is often used to interpret testimonies in courts of law as well as police interrogations.
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True, not an exact science, but it is often used to interpret testimonies in courts of law as well as police interrogations.
To tell ya truth - I've thought about it since, and concluded that depending on other body language - the meaning of the extended digit can vary widely. For instance - I could be smiling and both of us laughing and shooting those birds all in good fun. So - still holds up. Seems we'd probably have a great conversation over a cold one sometime. Lol.
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