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Old 08-04-2010, 01:50 PM   #43
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An important thing to remember about spelling!

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl 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.
Sure, one can understand this collection of letters, more or less.... But, the point is that if one wrote like this they would be perceived as an uneducated idiot. Try writing like that (or even with just a few obvious word misspellings) on a job application and see how fast it is torn up and you are ushered out the door....
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:31 PM   #44
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Sure, one can understand this collection of letters, more or less.... But, the point is that if one wrote like this they would be perceived as an uneducated idiot. Try writing like that (or even with just a few obvious word misspellings) on a job application and see how fast it is torn up and you are ushered out the door....
I totally respect what you have written, and I'm only commenting on this from my own perspective. But I must respectfully disagree. Just because someone may make some spelling errors does not mean that they should be considered an uneducated idiot. Some folks are "smart" in other ways than spelling, punctuation and writing ability. Common sense and mechanical ability are examples of this IMHO.

As for me, I spent many years writing and editing my own and others written documents and reports. I'm retired now and if I make an error or two writing something on this forum or some other media, so be it. I am not job hunting and could care less. But, like I said, that's just my own perspective.

Let's go RVing and not sweat the small stuff.
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I posted the misspelled paragraph as a joke!

It was meant to be funny and informative at the same time.

I certainly did not intend to offend anyone!
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Languages are "evolutionary" and rules of spelling and grammar change in accordance with accepted norms. Just like societal norms.

In other words, there are NO hard-and-fast rules of grammar. What people use currently are the "rules".

New words:
  • Megabyte, Gigabyte, (n)
  • Google, (v)
  • Text (v)
  • Telecommunication (n)
  • Cellular, (a, n)

None of these words were used 20 years ago, and are quite common today.
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I posted the misspelled paragraph as a joke!

It was meant to be funny and informative at the same time.

I certainly did not intend to offend anyone!
idenphones, Although intentionally misspelled, it was grammatically correct! One of my biggest problems is that I get a lot of bounce off my keyboard and I could wind up with threee letters quite easily.
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Diver,

It just shows to go you that nothing, including spell checking software is ALWAYS right.

I use Firefox and it has a spell check add-on called "After the Deadline" that said mispelled was incorrect but misspelled was correct.

It just did it again!
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Old 08-04-2010, 03:51 PM   #49
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I posted the misspelled paragraph as a joke!

It was meant to be funny and informative at the same time.

I certainly did not intend to offend anyone!
You did not offend anyone. It was obviously created to make the point that even when words are grossly spelled wrong, the meaning can still be understood to some extent.

My point is that perception is everything if one does not know the person. This is especially true in this mode of communication where one can not "see" the person to get cues to intent and meaning. If one does not have the knowledge or ability to use "standards" of spelling and grammar, the perception of their knowledge is decreased. It is very easy to catch most spelling errors, typos and grammar errors by using one of the various spell check programs or add-ons available.
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Diver,

It just shows to go you that nothing, including spell checking software is ALWAYS right.

I use Firefox and it has a spell check add-on called "After the Deadline" that said mispelled was incorrect but misspelled was correct.

It just did it again!
I gotta watch my typing! Driver just became Diver..........Maybe he is
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I am not job hunting and could care less.
So, what you are saying is, you do care.
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There are those, like me, who think faster than I type (which is pretty fast) and then I hit the "submit reply" button knowing that I've expressed myself perfectly.........only to find a mistake (not in my thought process), but from my "phat phingers" that hit two keys at once! Sometimes I don't realize the mistake until AFTER the one hour time limit to edit the posts!

English is English - but it isn't necessarily spoken (or written) the same way across our country. What is proper in the "south" wouldn't come from the mouth anyone in the "north".

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What if you are dystlic with a 130 I.Q. Being called stupid by your teachers lasts forever.
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I'm sorry for the above post. I didn't mean to stop the conversations. Mod's please delete.
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Our daughter is slightly dyslexic and is very intelligent with a much above average IQ. She reverses numbers and letters and has learned a lot about compensating to over come this problem. She can spell pretty well, but when she reads something, teh looks the same as the to her. Most of her teachers recognized the problem and worked with her, but there were a couple that should never have gone into teaching as a profession.

My problem spelling is I am an engineer.

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What if you are dystlic with a 130 I.Q. Being called stupid by your teachers lasts forever.
Your statement is absolutely correct. There is no need to apologize
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