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Originally posted by laceupboots I can usually figure out what someone is trying to say no matter how bad a speller they are. Funny what bugs some people. This smiley > < bugs me. It has teeth. Just doesn't look friendly.
Yep, a few too many people spending too much time in general (instead of in pr0n chatrooms where "normal" people hang out).
As for the smiley, it's supposed to be that way. It's a context thing. On one hand, it's either a really big smile, on the other it's that sarcastic, toothy smile you generally give your boss when both of you know he's wrong.
Whoa now, differences in dialect and spelling between continents is not what I was going on about.
I was referring more to things like "teh" and "lnuxi"...
Garbled words like that.
I don't get pissy about the difference between "favorite" and "favourite".
There's a difference between locale related spellings, and careless "mashing the keyboard in a fury of words."
Just that some people need to realize (oops.. should it be -ise?) that their fingers do not, in fact, move as fast as their brain.
I know what you mean...and im sorry I do it. But its not that I dont proofread or anything like that.. its my damn Dyslexia. I can type a word like....lixnu and know in my head its linux...even using the spell checker i still think its spelled right.
But ....ill proof read harder and use the spell check button more...or at least try too...
i often enjoy the contractions and slang that i find here("non root peeps" is a recent one that now seems to apply to most of the characters i encounter everyday), but the spelling thing is a different matter-forget the "ise" vs. "ize", etc. that's more a matter of limited exposure to english literature. what depresses me is to see things like "seperate" everywhere, even in professionally produced commercials and discussions. there is "a rat" in "separate", people(one of the best mnemonics i 've come across) and "it's" is "it is" and "its" are "its belongings". i'll move on now and spell check.
post spellcheck: the options list for "ise" is bigger than that for "ize"-guess results for a british spellcheck would be the reverse.
i know "ise" is English thats what i was saying "ize" is silly american-try-to-be different-and-then-make-everybody-do-it-your-wayness.
I did write the colour / color thing the wrong way around and its not on here but it is in heaps of code and programs don't accept it if you spell it correctly so dumb Americans force the rest of the world to change. i should stop complaining though in case you guys bomb us and invade.
its harder to proof read on computer its been tested. something like 30% difference in the ability of people to spot mistakes.