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 greyingred
Joined: 6/12/2008
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I canna (not bad spelling just scottish accent in text) believe this thread is still going. Agree with tinapenny......too many spelling mistakes means THICK AS A BRICK.
 aussiesealady
Joined: 11/10/2011
Msg: 377
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 2/11/2012 2:15:41 AM
i taike IT eye 'm nut tee furst pursun 2 b cunsurned aboot tis?

Rekin?
 Colemin8r
Joined: 1/12/2012
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Posted: 2/11/2012 3:57:31 AM
I think penmanship counts, but a deal-breaker? Admittedly, it does make me think twice.

I'm not sure if I'm the only person on the forums to do this, but when writing posts, I'll normally write it in the browser (Firefox) and there is an auto-correct constantly underlining my typographical errors, so when I re-read my post, it is quite easy to see any spelling mistakes that I have made. Don't know about IE - I haven't used that browser for a while.

Otherwise I will use Word or other WP to write my post and copy it into a reply given that if I have spent more than five minutes thinking/typing up a post, and I then hit the post button and the log-in screen comes up again, I think to myself "I hope everything I just wrote is still somewhere as I don't want to have to retype all of that again!"

But other issues such as the misuse of no/know; your/you're, to/too/two... that frustrates me.
 Frau Chilliknickers
Joined: 12/5/2008
Msg: 379
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 2/11/2012 5:07:53 AM

Don't know about IE

It corrects typos.
This really peeves me, especially in profiles. make an effing effort to at least start a sentence with a capital letter.
 *purple4*
Joined: 1/16/2010
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Posted: 2/28/2012 3:50:41 AM
PMSL!!!! Love it that this thread got bumped....so many memories and friends here.....hope I spell inks this all right....
 crustyold
Joined: 4/25/2011
Msg: 381
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 2/28/2012 11:10:08 PM
OMG................spelling................cart..............but have spell look now.............which means,

if it looks ok, its ok


a study has been done again..............if you get the first letter right, & the last, & maybe one or 2 in the middle, most people will get it...........

 WrogermeWroger
Joined: 3/24/2012
Msg: 382
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 4/8/2012 7:06:37 PM
REALLY great use of the language is a real skill - it's an art form.

It's just like constructing any great work of art, the combinations of topics, feelings, appraisals, grammar, vocabulary range, expressiveness, grammar, punctuation, depth and breadth of knowledge - while variety and creativity and beating up on the status quo is great and it is important, so are the uniform standards of high quality communication.

I had a Ginger - probably a day walker because of the amount of sun screen on in the photo, attack me with the, "txtng wrdz tht r sokol & ezy2 undrstnd coz im fkn sht" and I thought, "It's true - Gingers have no soul".

That is why I like writers of technical works from the 1700's to the end of the 1800's and the early to mid 1900's - because they KNEW how to WRITE well - in technically accurate conveyance of the meaning and intent.
 aussieblues
Joined: 11/22/2011
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Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 4/8/2012 8:45:40 PM
My kids call me the grammar police..Whilst I appreciate conversing with those who have a good grasp on the language, I don't discount those who do not. In the real world when meeting new people: I just accept people for who and what they are. We can't all communicate well via the written word. Once you get past the poor grammar, you can find some real gems. People who know lots about other things which don't involve the written word. My Father is virtually illiterate; yet he's the best Dad a woman could ask for & the best French Polisher.
Further, I feel that if someone takes the time to write to me on this site, it's only polite to reply in return. A person can certainly learn to write better, but one who sits in judgement of others will not learn much at all: based on such narrow precepts.
 tensail
Joined: 10/15/2009
Msg: 384
Bad Spelling in forums / profiles - a real turn off ?
Posted: 5/3/2012 10:41:58 PM
yes it annoys insecure control freaks who dont live in v real world, ok back u go 2 uni miss spell phobia.
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