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Old 08-12-2006, 05:59 PM   #15
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It used to be we told our kids to clean their plate because children in far away countries are starving. We may now want to change that to.
... Do your home work, the kids in far away countries are doing their's. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Gary,
An excellent treatise and analysis that was actually very concise considering the complex subject you tackled. I enjoyed it immensely.

But the above line I quoted above was absolutely brilliant!

What many will miss in your statements of diversity and people skills is that you weren't talking faking PC for a job, but actually that if you raise your kids with prejudice, they will NOT have any part of the future insofar as a high paying management position is concerned.

Why? Because those who did their homework, AND can work well with, and adapt to/understand different cultures will be able to use all the brains at their disposal for the work at hand in whatever industry or company they land in.

I wrote a longer reply than your post Gary and sent it in a PM.

Well said and done!
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:04 PM   #16
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Ray,
LOL! Yep, I think we all caught that too.

My question is why this thread even exists, why not just post on the original thread?

BTW, Here's my post on that original thread about spelling.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmeal pweor of the hmuan mnid! Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

The above for perspective!

I agree that misspelled words detract from a post. But most times they are typos.

When I post an article that is technical I do check it by copying and pasting to Word and doing a spell check. I am an almost perfect speller. I am a lousy typist many times letting my mind outrun my fingers.

I do not make there, their, they're errors, or two, too, to, or due, do, or it's/its possesive errors, and no spell checker will catch those as they are spelled correctly.

I have been around forums for a long time, since they began, and before that when we only had BBS'.

I personally know many PhD's who can't spell worth a darn.

It isn't education. Or lack therof.

In professional publications, like newspapers and books I am disgusted by the lack of proof reading in the final "Spell checked" published versions.

People are paid to do that, and in that sense, I think that the fault is not the schools, but the manager of a person allowed to get away with poor editing professionally.

After all, they are getting paid!

However, I agree with all who said that the important thing here is content, and experience passed along, rather that feeling like we all are going to be criticised for spelling errors. One may spell it color, but across the pond, it is colour. I have seen a few Americans try to correct a brit for spelling something the way it should be, since they are the source of English, rather than the colonial way!

As well, I agree that it takes only a few seconds to select all/copy/paste in Word/do a spell check/select all/copy/delete all in the post/paste the spell checked copy back into the post.

Sure it won't catch common errors as I provided examples for above, but it will catch the majority.

But, again, I don't take offense, nor feel superior when I encounter a poorly spelled post.

Let's remember that Einstein flunked math in grade school, and was considered a "slow" learner in his early years.

Perspective? Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

I'm 54, and those Phd's etc, that can't spell went to the same tough schools, Universities, and Graduate schools I did.

I don't do Calculus, they don't spell. We all do typos!
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