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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-14-07 03:25 PM
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41. Capitalize "Dubya" since it's a proper noun. Don't use apostrophe-S for plurals.
And when a number is at the beginning of a sentence, you should spell it out ("Six-point-five" instead of "6.5").
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  -Does anyone realize how bad our spelling has gotten in the last glowing  Jul-14-07 07:02 AM   #0 
  - Many Americans cannot speak or write proper English.  mwb970   Jul-14-07 07:07 AM   #1 
  - I can show you treatises on English education making the same claim  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-07 01:24 PM   #32 
  - What Do You Mean, "Our"?  Crisco   Jul-14-07 07:09 AM   #2 
  - I meant that trying to spell all dubya's dumb ass words and made-up  glowing   Jul-14-07 07:32 AM   #7 
  - I hope so  malaise   Jul-14-07 07:36 AM   #8 
     - see... I'm even coining words myself these days....  glowing   Jul-14-07 07:39 AM   #10 
     - LOL n/t  malaise   Jul-14-07 07:41 AM   #11 
     - A bu$hism?  Blue State Native   Jul-14-07 08:37 AM   #19 
     - Urban stupidity?  karlrschneider   Jul-14-07 08:41 AM   #20 
     - Idiocity? It's the driving force behind idiocracy.  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jul-14-07 03:02 PM   #40 
  - Di you reely think that Cheney will hand over the sock puppet in 09?  HereSince1628   Jul-14-07 07:10 AM   #3 
  - Ha, not on here  MissWaverly   Jul-14-07 07:12 AM   #4 
  - I've noticed, but I can't blame THIS ONE on Shrub!  napi21   Jul-14-07 07:30 AM   #5 
  - I suppose I should have clarified... I meant trying to re-spell the words  glowing   Jul-14-07 07:37 AM   #9 
  - Maybe they ARE spelling phonetically, and that's why their spelling  Clark2008   Jul-14-07 07:57 AM   #14 
  - Maybe, but that wasn't the case in the past, and the spelling of  napi21   Jul-14-07 08:04 AM   #15 
  - Nope.  sleebarker   Jul-14-07 12:15 PM   #27 
  - Did they include "haveing" spelled with an "e"?  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-07 02:06 PM   #38 
  - In English, one word can be spelled different ways.  bumblebee1   Jul-14-07 11:53 AM   #25 
  - You remind me of the quote from Andrew Jackson.  mwb970   Jul-14-07 02:05 PM   #37 
  - Guilty.  old guy   Jul-14-07 12:46 PM   #28 
  - I've always thought it was BCAUSE schools teach spelling by phonics  kgfnally   Jul-14-07 01:00 PM   #29 
  - Are you Series?  jimshoes   Jul-14-07 07:32 AM   #6 
  - Don't go casting asparagus at our linguistocratic combonaroos!  NoPasaran   Jul-14-07 07:47 AM   #12 
  - Is that supposed to  vpilot   Jul-14-07 08:05 AM   #16 
  - A lot of it has to do with Internet Speak, as well.  Clark2008   Jul-14-07 07:54 AM   #13 
  - I was an excellent speller pre-spellcheck; it's made me lazy  soothsayer   Jul-14-07 08:35 AM   #17 
  - Whut r u talking abowt?  mmonk   Jul-14-07 08:36 AM   #18 
  - Actually "our" handwriting has gotten pretty shabby too because of computers  book_worm   Jul-14-07 08:42 AM   #21 
  - "Snafu's" what?  Bluebear   Jul-14-07 08:42 AM   #22 
  - I have to admit  Bitwit1234   Jul-14-07 08:48 AM   #23 
  - "the english language will become a patois of gang slang, hillbilly, and hip hop"  datasuspect   Jul-14-07 08:55 AM   #24 
  - Since these are remarkably creative linguistic communities  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-07 01:25 PM   #33 
  - Wee Doo Bedder then booosh  Hubert Flottz   Jul-14-07 11:59 AM   #26 
  - Your right. There dumber than a box a rocks. Bunch a loosers...  chaska   Jul-14-07 01:20 PM   #30 
  - Are you attributing "bad" spelling to George Bush?  alcibiades_mystery   Jul-14-07 01:23 PM   #31 
  - funny, i  Bluerthanblue   Jul-14-07 01:38 PM   #34 
  - I thought that was 'speling'  JacquesMolay   Jul-14-07 01:39 PM   #35 
  - We can't blame GWB.  Rosemary2205   Jul-14-07 02:04 PM   #36 
  - Sorry, don't buy that...I don't  zidzi   Jul-14-07 02:25 PM   #39 
  - Capitalize "Dubya" since it's a proper noun. Don't use apostrophe-S for plurals.  Bucky   Jul-14-07 03:25 PM   #41 

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