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Posted on Tue, Jun 10, 2008 19:46

I'm from Sweden. Back in the '70s we had a prime minister who's English language skills wasn't the best. One history goes (short version):
Dancing with a woman who was from a foreign country he said
- I love you.
- I love you too she said.
- I love you three that 'moron' said.



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Posted on Sat, Oct 20, 2007 16:43

The spelling error that people make that drives me nuts is that people don't know how TO use the words TO, TOO, and TWO.



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Posted on Tue, Nov 21, 2006 10:23

Cheramie
I read the same thing from Cambridge. It's not so much the letters being in the wrong order, it's having too many letters in a word.

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Posted on Thu, May 25, 2006 23:02

I have to represent for the men & women who appreciate the time & effort taken to use good grammar and the spellcheck feature when e-mailing a potential date. Experience has taught me that if he's lazy with the English language, or prefers to use the Prince shorthand method of communication ("I want 2 get 2 NO U" - which is only acceptable from His Purpleness), he's going to be lazy in other ways, too. While I won't cut a guy loose for a few typos or misspelled words, I will if he's a lazy communicator, or refuses to get acquainted with his SHIFT key. 'I' is a proper noun. Capitalize it! Am I alone in this, or are there others who feel as I do?



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Posted on Sun, Sep 25, 2005 00:12

I always make typing errors because I typev (see?) real fast w/one finger but my fingers are so large sometimes thety (ah ha!) hit 2 keys at the same timr.
[see what I measn ?]



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Posted on Thu, Aug 25, 2005 03:51

Cheramie the original post was of a member on here, a female, who was dissing out people who made spelling errors when they messaged her, and in their profiles, she was saying that if you dont have good grammar or spelling how do they expect to have someone of quality like herself to be interested in them .... but obviously the flack she was coping was enough for her to remove the initial post

  


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Posted on Mon, Aug 22, 2005 12:14

I don't know what the original post was but for what its worth.....
The paomnnehil pweor of the hmuan mnid.
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it
deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod
are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and
lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae.

  


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Posted on Wed, Jul 27, 2005 15:32


Rainnestorm write:
Oh, and, I do want to know...where oh where did the word "conversate" come from? I see it written in so many profiles!

Actually last year Fred Durst (limp bizkit) used the word conversate in an interview or something. Well there was a bunch of reporters and literary types all making fun of him. until a Professor from Harvard spoke up and gave the meaning and history of the word and that he used it correctly. Well the word is antiquated it is still a word.

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Posted on Tue, Jul 19, 2005 06:54

Oh, and, I do want to know...where oh where did the word "conversate" come from? I see it written in so many profiles!

Actually last year Fred Durst (limp bizkit) used the word conversate in an interview or something. Well there was a bunch of reporters and literary types all making fun of him. until a Professor from Harvard spoke up and gave the meaning and history of the word and that he used it correctly. Well the word is antiquated it is still a word.



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Posted on Tue, Jul 19, 2005 06:19

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Posted on Sat, Jul 16, 2005 08:22

you know thats a good way to look at things and put them in persective. some of us are lazy in typing. but it doesnt mean we are stupid. i mean i am always asking people how to spell stuff, bc i dont want to sound dumb it kinda defeats the purpose huh? and the thing that was all spelled funky that was sooo brillant! and soo insanely funny. there may be typos in here but im looking at this with confidence, that noone will correct me!! ha ha lol



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Posted on Sat, Jun 18, 2005 22:31

Hi Everyone

This is my first posting. I'm having a bout of insomnia, so thanks for being here :)

I'd like to say that it could me something other than dyslexia. My very intelligent brother was born 50% deaf, or hearing, depending on whether you're a pessimist or an optimist. It wasn't diagnosed until he went to school because, as the doctors explained, he had a big sister [me] hearing and speaking for him :) So smart, he learned to read lips on his own, though some words incorrectly. For example, he learned the word fantastic as vantastic because the shape of the mouth made when forming the "f" is the same as it would be if it were a "v" Around the same time, he was diagnosed hyperactive [then] or ADD [now]. The two combined, he had a very difficult time learning to read and write. Now 41, he's a college graduate and very successful, though he still says vantastic :)

What bothers me more is the incorrect usage of words, even when the wrong form is spelled correctly. For example:

they're vs their
affect vs effect
your vs you're
insure vs ensure
should of vs should have

I could cite more, but I don't want to be a bore. These are not typos or mispellings. Everyone makes typos, and it is impossible to know how to spell every word. I don't fault the writer; rather, I fault less than dedicated educators. I hope the previous statement doesn't bring an onslaught of bad reviews. I'm not saying all educators are less than dedicated. I've been fortunate enough to have had some wonderful, dedicated educators, but I've also had less than dedicated educators. By the way, I work in higher education so I'm not bashing the profession. All professions have "the good" and "the bad."

Oh, and, I do want to know...where oh where did the word "conversate" come from? I see it written in so many profiles!

I'm with SteveNads...I have no idea what 99% of the IM acronymns mean! If I can't read it a...



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Posted on Sun, Apr 24, 2005 12:34

Scootnj . If you change your mind and use it at your next big meeting let me know how it goes over

itisjustme

  


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Posted on Thu, Apr 21, 2005 17:08


itisjustme write:
..THIS IS NEAT....

Typoglycemia Amzanig huh? And yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt !!!!



That is way cool!... I will give that a shot on my next big meeting with my cliets or maybe my next resume !... yay! .. I am sure I'll be a winner! .. LOL

I dnot tihkn so

LOL <-- or maybe OLL



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Posted on Thu, Apr 21, 2005 17:03


Rockchickbbw write:
I cnosidner msylef teh qeeun of typo's, but splleing msitaeks dnot ncesserily maen yuo aer udneducated.



Rock, you may wanna copy & paste that to MS Word .. I think you may have a couple of typos... LOL..

that was good!



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Posted on Sat, Apr 16, 2005 06:52

LMAO, itsjustme!! I have seen that before.

On the topic ... I can spell, but a typist I am not. Oftentimes, the two are mistaken for each other. There's no way to tell which of the two punishable by death offenses has happened, so let's all cut each other a bit of slack, huh?



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Posted on Sat, Apr 16, 2005 05:30

..THIS IS NEAT....

Typoglycemia

Don't delete this because it looks weird. Believe it or not you can read
it

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg.

The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid aoccdrnig to a rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a
word

are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the
rghit

pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a
porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Such a cdonition is arppoiately cllaed

Typoglycemia :)-

Amzanig huh? And yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt !!!!



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Posted on Fri, Apr 15, 2005 02:39

I cnosidner msylef teh qeeun of typo's, but splleing msitaeks dnot ncesserily maen yuo aer udneducated.

  


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Posted on Fri, Apr 08, 2005 14:50

Ok I'll toss in my 2 cents.

Full of Soul had it right, there is a difference between being educated and having great writing skills.

I have a masters degree and several other college degrees plus multiple certifications and licences in my field.

At work I spell check everything and then have somebody in my office proof it for me, because along with all that education I happen to be dyslexic.

Outside of work and especially on this site I really don't feel the need to break out a dictionary when I'm chit chating or when I wrote my profile.

On this site I was looking for a place where nobody would judge me by my exterior (you know the fact I look like a beach ball, and a bald one at that :)

No profile (2000 words or less) or pieces of paper on a wall is really going to tell all that much about a person spelled correctly or not.

Getting to know somebody takes alot more than that. All I'm saying Mazze is that you may be missing the perfect person for you because of a type O.



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Posted on Fri, Mar 18, 2005 19:17

WHIP CREAM......you're definitely on your way to this girl's heart - - look out now, ya'll!!

  


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