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Old 01-22-2004, 01:02 AM   #16
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I've yet to use the spell checker. What I really need a grammar checker. LOL
Old 01-22-2004, 01:56 AM   #17
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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.
Old 01-22-2004, 03:24 AM   #18
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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.

ps - fo shizzle ma nizzle.
Old 01-22-2004, 05:32 AM   #19
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NYC dialect: Yo, dat boyga was moyda
South of Masson-Dixon line dialect: Dagnab, ya'll tawk funny
Valley girl dialect: Liek, fur shur
Old 01-22-2004, 06:04 AM   #20
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problem solved instantly if the spell check were to be performed regardless
Old 01-22-2004, 10:38 AM   #21
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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...
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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.

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Old 01-22-2004, 09:21 PM   #23
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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.

Old 01-22-2004, 09:45 PM   #24
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bah humbug to the spelling police. bsdies if mermoy sreves crroctley, its only the frsit and last letters that mttaer.
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Yeah, maybe only the first and last letter are the ones that matter, but if you're just someone learning english and needs to read stuff like hrdairdve it's kinda difficult isn't it?
Old 01-22-2004, 10:41 PM   #26
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i do not know.
Old 01-23-2004, 12:17 AM   #27
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...just use the damn spell check. simple enough.
Old 01-23-2004, 12:54 AM   #28
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Well, it looks as if this board, like the rest of the world, is divided into two camps. Those who are neurotic about spelling and those who are not.

For you uni-language speakers, wait until you have to keep the cognates of three languages straight. We will then see how well your spelling is.

P.S. I used the spell checker and everything was spelt correctly. It didn't catch that I had dropped the s from languages.

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Old 01-23-2004, 09:10 AM   #29
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Kde 3.2 -> integrated as you type spell checking

(If any works are misspelt in this post it is because I am at work and am forbidden to plug a secure Linux box into network of unsecure/insecure windoze boxen)


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