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    There is nothing that makes me cringe as much as sloppy writing and bad spelling. One in a paragraph is forgivable. Two is approaching the thin line. Any more and i will cane your backsides and give you all two hours detention (looks over top of glasses and raises eyebrows)

    When i was using Internet Explorer, i would often type into a word doc to check spellings and then cut and paste.

    Since Internet Explorer is so diabolical and prone to allowing pop ups and other nasties, i have recently converted to Mozilla Firefox (Netscape is winding up and handing the reigns over to Mozilla)

    And to my delight, have discovered this browser to automatically check spellings and grammar as you type onto any web page.

    Now i am happy and there is NO excuse..............


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    What about lack of grammatical consistency? Because I often forget the odd semi colon :-D, oh and start sentences with 'because'. XD


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    i belief this incistense on propur speling is zilly.
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    beware of putting all your trust in spell checkers - especially if the word you've used is spelt correctly but isn't quite the word you wanted to use
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    beware of putting all your trust in spell checkers - especially if the word you've used is spelt correctly but isn't quite the word you wanted to use
    Fragment, consider revising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    beware of putting all your trust in spell checkers - especially if the word you've used is spelt correctly but isn't quite the word you wanted to use
    Yes that's true, i have used bum on many occasions when i meant to say 'but'.
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    The 't' is not even close to the 'm' on the keyboard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    The 't' is not even close to the 'm' on the keyboard.
    Mmm....Freudian slip?
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    We all make the occasional freudian strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CircularlyPolarized
    We all make the occasional freudian strip.
    Not sure what you mean by that, could you give me a demonstration? :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    beware of putting all your trust in spell checkers - especially if the word you've used is spelt correctly but isn't quite the word you wanted to use
    Yes that's true, i have used bum on many occasions when i meant to say 'but'.
    Have you ever used i when you meant I?

    It would be interesting to find out what your criteria for non-sloppiness might be, particularly since the orthographic conventions regarding the first person personal pronoun seem not to bother you. "How far should prescriptivism go?" all the Wodehouse fans seem to ask...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinewarrio
    Have you ever used i when you meant I?
    no - i always use i whenever i mean to
    it's part of my campaign for the use of lower case language + it helps my dyslexic fingers
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    With the latest upgrade on my Mac, it spell checks everything I type, no matter where I type it. This is a really nice feature. So as I type this post, I'm notified by a red underline if I misspell a word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunshinewarrio
    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    beware of putting all your trust in spell checkers - especially if the word you've used is spelt correctly but isn't quite the word you wanted to use
    Yes that's true, i have used bum on many occasions when i meant to say 'but'.
    Have you ever used i when you meant I?

    It would be interesting to find out what your criteria for non-sloppiness might be, particularly since the orthographic conventions regarding the first person personal pronoun seem not to bother you. "How far should prescriptivism go?" all the Wodehouse fans seem to ask...

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    spellings are more important than i or I, me thinks.
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    Automatic spell checking is hell for speakers (well, writers) of languages that compound words.

    Edit: added "automatic".
    ...Wait, what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    What about lack of grammatical consistency? Because I often forget the odd semi colon :-D, oh and start sentences with 'because'. XD
    I just took a college assessment english test that wanted you to take a cause and effect sentance such as "I went to the store, because I was hungry," and change it around to say
    "Because..."
    A) I went to the store, I was hungry.
    B) I was hungry, I went to the store.
    C) going to the store, I was hungry.
    D) hungry, going to the store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    The 't' is not even close to the 'm' on the keyboard.
    D'you know Spurious just as was writing bum i checked the distance with the m and i just knew one of you would pick up on that!

    Trust you! It's those 'big bulging come to bed i want to eat you' eyes of yours isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demen Tolden
    Quote Originally Posted by 425 Chaotic Requisition
    What about lack of grammatical consistency? Because I often forget the odd semi colon :-D, oh and start sentences with 'because'. XD
    I just took a college assessment english test that wanted you to take a cause and effect sentance such as "I went to the store, because I was hungry," and change it around to say
    "Because..."
    A) I went to the store, I was hungry.
    B) I was hungry, I went to the store.
    C) going to the store, I was hungry.
    D) hungry, going to the store.

    B?
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    Isn't beginning a sentence with a conjunction... dirty?
    ...Wait, what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CircularlyPolarized
    Isn't beginning a sentence with a conjunction... dirty?
    Yes.

    But isn't it good to get dirty sometimes?

    Look we don't have to get too pedantwic here about our 'ands and butts

    I just hate having to decipher bad spelling.
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    such as 'pedantwic' ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    such as 'pedantwic' ?
    I slipped that in MarnixR to see who responded (is that trolling??)

    Gotcha!

    Perhaps someone who says silly things should be called pedantwit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    ... (is that trolling??)
    it most definitely is ! and so is inventing neologisms, especially when they hit their target :wink:
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    Neology!

    That's a new word for me i shall put on my new words to remember list on my pin board. Thank you :-D

    That's similar to Neotony which is already pinned up there (a friend said to me that the human species are neotenous, which is why we never mature! I'm not sure if i agree with that, do you?)

    My other new words this week are:

    Peroration
    Inimitable and
    Hermeneutics

    I hope i have made you reach for your big fat dictionaries but if not and you already know what they mean- well done!

    I think i will redefine Pedantwit as somebody who is so obsessed with rules regulations and formality they turn themselves into a caricature and look foolish instead!

    Sorry about the trolling ManixR, i have been really trying hard to be a good girl
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Sorry about the trolling ManixR, i have been really trying hard to be a good girl
    never mind about the trolling, how about spelling my name correctly ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    Sorry about the trolling ManixR, i have been really trying hard to be a good girl
    never mind about the trolling, how about spelling my name correctly ?

    marnix
    Oh shit!

    Sorry
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    i find it rather funny, seeing as this thread started off on the evils of misspelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    i find it rather funny, seeing as this thread started off on the evils of misspelling
    Yes it is.

    But i don't think it is evil

    I never said i was perfect and i don't expect anyone else to be either, but the least we can do is try.

    Often when i am typing fast and think I'm being hot on the keys I look up to see what I've typed I see impending dyslexia and Alzheimer's!

    I'm sure somebody moves the keys around when i am in bed asleep just to pee me off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene

    That's similar to Neotony which is already pinned up there (a friend said to me that the human species are neotenous, which is why we never mature! I'm not sure if i agree with that, do you?)
    Neoteny (wearing serious hat) should not be equated with emotional maturity or otherwise. To be neotenous, in the sense used, is simply to enter sexual maturity at a physical stage that would in similar/related species be adolescent or younger.

    The human species is not inimitable in this sense: this sort of thing even happens for salamanders, particularly the famous axolotl.

    Oh bother - I'd thought of writing strained sentences/paragraphs so I could use hermeneutics and peroration in context too - but it's just too much hard work for little reward - a cheaper form of wordplay than puns. Sorry. Maybe some other day.

    My favourite word (it belonga me!) is rodomontade. (Only word I ever had to look up when a colleague was doing a word-a-week test with me...)
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    Rodomontade!

    I must get a bigger pin board!
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    My favourite word is poop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    My favourite word is poop.
    Poop!??

    As in Poop like doggy poop?
    Where you use a scoop?
    Like a super duper pooper scooper?

    I prefer poop to cack!
    My nan used to say that word and it used to make me wanna retch! Thankfully it's not in the dictionary!

    Talking of Poop...........

    My 13 yr old son called down to me about some video i just had to watch that all his friends at school talking about called 'two girls and a cup' there's me Miss Gullible thinking it was some interesting science experiment or something for school!
    Horrendous! Don't watch it, it's gross, what on earth posseses people?
    There is no way that is poop. It's chocolate mousse!
    Must update the parental controls.
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    poop as in pooped out, or pooping in, or poop me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    poop as in pooped out, or pooping in, or poop me.

    http://www.spuriousmonkey.com/forums...ic.php?p=30416
    Ah poop as in poop!

    Poopoopidoo :-D

    Is that an American term?
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    Everything that is good and patriotic is American.

    So no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    Everything that is good and patriotic is American.
    Did you say that with irony, or 'tongue in cheek'?

    The British used to be 'patriotic' but now we're all fleeing the country.

    Get me outta here!

    I wanna be standing on a 'poop' and wave goodbye!

    Poop = The part towards the stern of a ship

    Shakespeare used poop to mean ' to befool'!

    Poop (N American slang!) = be out of breath....ah see it is American!

    Poop is also short for nincompoop

    Those bug eyes can't fool this poop!
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    I speak Europoop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spuriousmonkey
    I speak Europoop.
    Ah

    Now you've pooped me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene
    When i was using Internet Explorer, i would often type into a word doc to check spellings and then cut and paste.
    Why not just find a spell-check add-on for IE? Like ieSpell.

    Firefox comes with a bundled spell-checking piece. IE doesn't, and instead allows you to add the components that work for you.

    It's funny really. People complain about having features forced upon them, and also complain when an application doesn't. :? Whatever.

    I stopped using IE when MS's failure to update IE for years caused the app to fall too far behind. Now, what keeps me from going back, is the disparity between the interfaces. The new IE is pretty robust in features and add-ons, but the interface layout annoys me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf
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    When i was using Internet Explorer, i would often type into a word doc to check spellings and then cut and paste.
    Why not just find a spell-check add-on for IE? Like ieSpell.

    Firefox comes with a bundled spell-checking piece. IE doesn't, and instead allows you to add the components that work for you.

    It's funny really. People complain about having features forced upon them, and also complain when an application doesn't. :? Whatever.

    I stopped using IE when MS's failure to update IE for years caused the app to fall too far behind. Now, what keeps me from going back, is the disparity between the interfaces. The new IE is pretty robust in features and add-ons, but the interface layout annoys me.
    Well there is so much to learn about computers, more than a lifetimes worth! And i really can't be arsed with it all.

    I just want a computer that i can work on without having to keep sticking my head up its backside to find out why it isn't bloody working

    Computers and all that go with them are the most annoying frustrating thing on this planet!

    With IE I kept getting pop ups and virus's, i don't with Firefox.
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    I prefer poop to cack!
    That is pretty funny! There is an afrikaans word, KAK (pronounced cuck) that seems to have been derived from a German or Dutch word maybe? Is your gran an original pom or an immigrant descendant?

    Oh, I use Opera which is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    I prefer poop to cack!
    That is pretty funny! There is an afrikaans word, KAK (pronounced cuck) that seems to have been derived from a German or Dutch word maybe? Is your gran an original pom or an immigrant descendant?

    Oh, I use Opera which is great.
    No my Granny was Irish

    Does it mean the same thing in Afrikaan?

    Yes Opera is good as well, i used that a while back.

    I'll stick with Firefox, i've got used to it now and i like my little bits of comfort zone. (unless there's an earthquake)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Selene


    No my Granny was Irish

    Does it mean the same thing in Afrikaan?

    Yes Opera is good as well, i used that a while back.

    I'll stick with Firefox, i've got used to it now and i like my little bits of comfort zone. (unless there's an earthquake)
    Yeh it does. I like the explosive sound of the K’s when you really mean it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
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    No my Granny was Irish

    Does it mean the same thing in Afrikaan?

    Yes Opera is good as well, i used that a while back.

    I'll stick with Firefox, i've got used to it now and i like my little bits of comfort zone. (unless there's an earthquake)
    Yeh it does. I like the explosive sound of the K’s when you really mean it!
    Yeah like F**k

    Afrikaans can talk quite explosive

    I have a few Afrikaan friends here (UK) I will have to ask them about cack!
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    I have a few Afrikaan friends here (UK) I will have to ask them about cack!
    Oh you do? That’s cool. Yeh, they'll be happy to help you with the pronunciation. (cuck). Hey, let me try a little experiment? I'll type a few words that would sound like Afrikaans words when you read them. Ack vil no sape = I want to drink. Yay mark may kuh-too-wills = you make me horny. Ack vus arn dee slarp, too mark a art-beer-vung may vukker = I was asleep, when an earthquake woke me. Would you try those on your friends and tell me if it worked? Childish I know, but it would be cool if it works!
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    can you write them in afrikaans ? i have trouble making sense of the 2nd one

    it think the 1st is meant to be :
    ek wil nog suip
    and i think the 3rd is meant to be :
    ek was an die slaap, toe maak 'n aardbewing my wakker

    sorry if i get some of the spelling wrong, it's nearly 20 years ago since i left Vanderbijlpark
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR

    sorry if i get some of the spelling wrong, it's nearly 20 years ago since i left Vanderbijlpark
    Doesn't matter, Afrikaans is basically one big spelling mistake of the Dutch language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    I have a few Afrikaan friends here (UK) I will have to ask them about cack!
    Oh you do? That’s cool. Yeh, they'll be happy to help you with the pronunciation. (cuck). Hey, let me try a little experiment? I'll type a few words that would sound like Afrikaans words when you read them. Ack vil no sape = I want to drink. Yay mark may kuh-too-wills = you make me horny. Ack vus arn dee slarp, too mark a art-beer-vung may vukker = I was asleep, when an earthquake woke me. Would you try those on your friends and tell me if it worked? Childish I know, but it would be cool if it works!
    Gosh, they are going to work the jaw bone!

    I will have to practice and then i will try them out and see if i get blank worried looks or a smile.

    Not sure about using the you make me feel horny one as they might get the wrong idea about me and it will ruin my reputation of being a nice respectable girl!
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    Doesn't matter, Afrikaans is basically one big spelling mistake of the Dutch language.
    You mean like American English is of British English? :wink:
    can you write them in afrikaans ? i have trouble making sense of the 2nd one

    it think the 1st is meant to be :
    ek wil nou suip
    and i think the 3rd is meant to be :
    ek was aan die slaap, toe maak 'n aardbewing my wakker

    sorry if i get some of the spelling wrong, it's nearly 20 years ago since i left Vanderbijlpark
    Well done! The second one is "Jy maak my katools". I used "katools" as a synonym of "jags", since "jags" contains a pronounced g that a Brit might have trouble pronouncing. At least I know they can be made sense of!

    Selene, as long as you pronounce them without trying to make them sound Afrikaans, you should be fine I think.:wink:
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    [quote="KALSTER"]
    Doesn't matter, Afrikaans is basically one big spelling mistake of the Dutch language.
    You mean like American English is of British English? :wink:
    can you write them in afrikaans ?
    No like English is a huge collection of spelling mistakes of germanic and latin language groups.
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    [quote="spuriousmonkey"]
    Quote Originally Posted by KALSTER
    Doesn't matter, Afrikaans is basically one big spelling mistake of the Dutch language.
    You mean like American English is of British English? :wink:
    can you write them in afrikaans ?
    No like English is a huge collection of spelling mistakes of germanic and latin language groups.
    Ah, gotcha.
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    what a creative force the humble spelling mistake is - in the end all languages turn out to be a jumble of spelling mistakes concocted from earlier languages
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    what a creative force the humble spelling mistake is - in the end all languages turn out to be a jumble of spelling mistakes concocted from earlier languages
    Or mondegreens, of course, since language is primarily oral, no matter how fixated on script (an invented tool) us literate lot may be...
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    what a nice word, 'mondegreen' - the verbal spelling mistake

    makes me think of the mineral 'bluejohn' that can be found in the Peak District, which is a bad pronounciation of the french 'blue jaune'
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    what a nice word, 'mondegreen' - the verbal spelling mistake

    makes me think of the mineral 'bluejohn' that can be found in the Peak District, which is a bad pronounciation of the french 'blue jaune'
    Yellow blue?
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    And Jolly Roger, of course.
    ...Wait, what?
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    Regarding mondegreen

    I always thought Adam Ants song 'Stand and Deliver'

    was saying 'stand on your liver'

    For years i was perplexed as to why anyone should want to stand in their liver!??

    I was very young at the time
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