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Bill White

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103 days ago

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A lot of the posters are….....well, not up to speed on spelling and stuff.
I find it hard to follow the post. Is it just me, and do I need to shut up?
I’m not tryin’ to be a slammer, but it seems that some don’t EVEN use spell check.
I want be as helpful as possible. Attention to the basic stuff will make it a lot easier to respond.
Blast away if ya want.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us


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Joseph Jossem

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#1 posted 103 days ago

yeah this isnt school doesnt bother me

speil chck wats dat

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cutworm

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#2 posted 103 days ago

I ugree.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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dawsonbob

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#3 posted 103 days ago

Anoynig aren’t it?

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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ChuckV

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#4 posted 103 days ago

What difference does spelling make?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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Redoak49

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#5 posted 103 days ago

I would think that people might make a little more effort at spelling. With spell check showing that words are not spelled right, you would think that people might correct them. It is clear that I am wrong about this. I think that some make mistakes on purpose as a kind of a badge of honor. It appears that some think that using certain language and spelling makes them more interesting and it certainly reflects a lot about them.

As long as the post is reasonably easy to read. I guess that I do not care too much.

The important thing is to be able to get ones thoughts or comments across so that others can understand it.

One of my pet complaints is some posts where it is one very long sentence or paragraph that is extremely difficult to follow. If it is too hard to read, then I just go on to something else.

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Dallas

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#6 posted 103 days ago

Some people take pride in different things.
I was taught that spelling, reading, and language usage was extremely important.

I use to care a lot about how others spelled or put a sentence together, recently I have found more important things to worry about and don’t sweat it anymore.
Maybe sometime you can get to that stage and know what I’m talking about.

In the meantime, try to look at the misspellings as a release for your inner humor.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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teejk

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#7 posted 103 days ago

what is UR point? LOL BFF…you see my point I hope…

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richardwootton

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#8 posted 103 days ago

The only time it bothers me is when the improper grammar impedes my ability to understand the intended message. Especially if the sentence could be interpreted in more than one way.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 103 days ago

It it doesn’t bother me. I can figure what the meaning is, usually. If they’re not the best spellers, it doesn’t matter as this is a WW site. Too much criticism may cause some to not post their projects or participate in the ofumrs. (I just left that one so you could see the permanent neurological damage Topamax caused. It is a real PIA to have to fix 10% +/- of the words I type.) There can be many reasons why sentence structure and spelling is not the best. Some can square 2 digit numbers in their heads as fast as you can spit them out, but not spell. That isn’t obvious on the screen ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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nailbanger2

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#10 posted 103 days ago

^ +1 to Topo, and don’t forget how many non english speaking people enjoy this site.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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bbc557ci

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#11 posted 103 days ago

I can’t spell to save my azz. I am just down right lousy when it comes to spelling, so poor spelling doesn’t bug me as much as it might others. What does bother me though is when sentences or a paragraph just runs on and on with no caps, comas, periods, etc. That’s not so common here, but sites like CL I see that frequently. Guess that must be the new normal or just more dumbing down of America…..

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 103 days ago

Hey, you know we are NOT supposed to politicize LJs and criticize the party that keeps trying to de-fund public education. Remember, no politics.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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JoeinGa

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#13 posted 103 days ago

Mabe some people ar not such guud speelers. But so long as I can figger out whut there trying to say I can over look the poor speeling. And as nailbanger said, their is many non-English speaking folks here that use computer translaters so it might just NOT be their fault!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Handtooler

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#14 posted 103 days ago

I certainly try, but all to often just make mistakes. Then sometimes I go back to edit in order that I might correct those errors. I sometimes error in the proper use of semi colons and commas. But I learned those rules some 60 years ago, and the rules have changed somewhat.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Buckethead

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#15 posted 103 days ago

Funny Chuck…. Pubic defender.

Ever notice how the prosecutor has a name like Slaughter, or Frye, and the public defender is named Buckles?

It just seems like the deck is stacked.

-- Bucket, any person that spends 10k on a bicycle is guaranteed to be a $@I almost started to like you. -bhog

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