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Thro up yur arms in disgust and thro away the spelcheker

Spelling it like it isn't

Fed up with correcting his students' errors, a university lecturer in Britain suggests allowing 'variant spellings'
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(NT) What a stoopid idea

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So?

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Look around the internet, or at this forum for instance, and you'll see that that policy has been in effect for years.

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How can you be taken seriously,

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if you can't be bothered to learn proper spelling and grammar?

Diana

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Exactly!!!

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-chuckle-

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(NT) This, from the king of typos ?

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Siiiigh!!!

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I've explained many times that a typos is not the same as the inability to use the language. Most of the world's great literature was produced by people who could not type. Very little has been produced by people who don't know the difference between "your" and "you're".

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I think you protest too much

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Try turning on your spell checker... and paying attention to it.

I would rather type out a rapid fire response and substitute a properly spelled word for a synonym... than have a wonder of technology which can detect a simple juxtaposition of letters go willfully unused. That is just... lazy.

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What does that mean?

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Gobbidygook.

Fact is, you persistently show that you do not understand the proper use of the apostrophe, among other elements of English grammar. And yet you claim to be "overeducated".

Go start a fight somewhere else. Jeeez!

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Go start a fight somewhere else ?

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-chuckle-

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Look at the thread...

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Who attacked first? YOU. I responded, not even mentioning you, and you responded with another attack. I finally did address you specifically in my response.

So, yes, as usual you were attempting to start a fight. Not me, YOU. Sorry. TRUE.

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So mocking is not starting a fight ?

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or have you been doing it for so long you have forgot why you do it?

like I said... you are too old to be playing this game.

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Mocking?

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Where?

Maybe it was the "nom de plume".

I don't play games Get over it. It wasn't about you.

Jeeeeeezxzzzz!!!

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RE: Go start a fight somewhere else ?

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Are you going to fill out an application?

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(NT) above post was for Grim

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(NT) Don't talk about Fight Club !

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Isn't it "gobbledygook?"

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Wink
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I have seen many variations....

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It's made up nonsense word. Some forum filters reject "gobbledygook" for some reason (possible racial slur) so I don't use it.

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BTW, "King of Typos" is wildly inaccurate

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Many more here are far worse.

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(NT) But they don't justify it. You do.

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So?

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Even if that were true, it would be irrelevant. I have never denied making typos. Fact is, I am hardly the King of Typos. Not even close. False, that is.

BTW, in your spare time look up "synonym".

And, BTW, I DO use a spellchecker.

-chuckle-

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Whoops, you got me there...

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I should have said "homonym".

You do use a spell checker ? Then you willfully ignore it when it suits you ?

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Wrong again

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Just knock it off. Leave it to you to turn a perfectly innocent lightweight little thread into a brawl. When will it stop?

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Not to justify the idea, but...

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... how many times have you heard your local linguistic expert complain about the fact that english is one of the more difficult languages to learn because of the inconsistencies in spelling and grammatical rules ? The thing is, I don't know if this is actually true, or if it is just some academic urban legend that has been repeated year after year.

Be that as it may, I am thankful we don't use the chinese or japanese method where each individual word is represented by a picture. However, I would point out that one unique result of their writing traditions is the fact that since these symbols have remained unchanged for millennia, that literature from a thousand years ago and more, can still be read from the original manuscripts by anyone who can read a news paper today.

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Of course...

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Of course, you have things like Chinese cooking, with dishes like ants in snow , Budda jumped over the fence, or the various Dim Sum (dot/touch the heart) items.
I like the character for trouble, it depicts two women under one roof, (grin).

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(NT) I think this is not a new idea over there.

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