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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:44 PM
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The attacks on spelling errors has got to end!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:46 PM by Longgrain
Disscuss...
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JimmyJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:45 PM
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1. Spelling is my
spessialty....what can I do for you?
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:46 PM
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2. Badd grammer make me nutz to.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:48 PM
Response to Reply #2
4. You're not getting it...
I'm serious here...

Could we PLEASE call off the criticism of spelling and grammar!
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:52 PM
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5. You're preaching to the choir here.
I was showing the absurdity by being absurd.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:56 PM
Response to Reply #5
10. Thank you...
I was a borderline dyslexic as a child and have dealt with serious issues regarding stuttering, and social-phobia...

I take any attacks on my verbal abilities VERY seriously...



:hi:
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meppie-meppie not Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:54 PM
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36. honestly, when people try and put others down for those reasons
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 11:02 PM by meppie-meppie not
it's not only petty but more often than not they feel they're losing their footing in the discussion. Also, in fast paced discussions spell checking or worrying about how things come out isn't our first priority, the ideas are what count. Hell, you can always tell when I've undergone chemo because everything is spelled as it sounds and grammar, WTF is that?
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jellybelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:47 PM
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3. "Discuss", Longgrain
I am attacking you with love :bounce:
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:52 PM
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6. I'm sorry JB
but I don't want to flirt right now...

I got three responses the other night that my spelling ability's were "impaired" and I'm sick of it!

I don't think it's funny at all!

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jellybelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:57 PM
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11. everybody misspells...I do it all the time
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:57 PM by jellybelly
I don't take it personally, you shouldn't either. When people can't attack your ideas or beliefs, they'll find any reason to bring you butt down.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:08 PM
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15. I'm sorry...
It just makes me feel like an Idiot...

I have enough self esteem issues as it is...

(and I can take a joke...I just don't like seeing when it happens to other people either...)

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jellybelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:12 PM
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17. well, I have to go now..
couldn't leave without this :hug: first
I don't have self-esteem issues and I don't care about what anybody thinks of me. My feelings never get hurt. I'm cold, baby :P
Everybody is making a joke because they want you to lighten up so lighten up now :mad:

Be happy my friend. Bye
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:14 PM
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18. I speak in images better than words...
:hug:
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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 11:06 PM
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38. I am a terrible speller
and I have a really healthy IQ. I will bet you do too. I don't feel embarrassed anymore and I don't take crap from people about it. If someone wants to help you and they are genuine they will PM you.
If they feel the need to do it on the thread, tell them to get over themselves. Spelling really is not that big a deal. That's what they make spell check for.
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Calanus Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:52 PM
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7. Yuo must like pron.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:53 PM
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8. What a looser! Spelling error's are terrible!
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:58 PM by tjdee
On edit:

Longgrain, I've never found your spelling to be poor--those people are being unnessarily anal. On a message board it is inevitable that there will be spelling errors, grammar errors, etc. Sometimes I can't suppress my anality, but that's my problem, not yours.

Unless you spell loser looser and start putting apostrophes on plurals--then I'm coming to get you!
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:57 PM
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12. I'm sorry if you saw my first message...
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 08:58 PM by Longgrain
I'll edit more later...
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:26 PM
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24. No, I didn't see your first message.
But I wrote my first message before reading the entire thread.
I'm sorry as well.

I think you're great regardless :toast:
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:34 PM
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29. I got really angry at you for you calling me a loser
I'M NOT A LOSER! I'M JUST NOT AS EDUCATED AS THE REST OF YOU!!!!

(Sorry...I just need to vent right now...) :hi:
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:41 PM
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31. I was totally kidding all the way around with my first response.
Because I didn't get it--Vent all you want!

You're way more educated than I am in many ways, and I know that.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:47 PM
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34. Thanks!
But not all DUers know me as well...

I'm just not sure why some people have to keep nit-picking about spelling errors...



:shrug:
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 08:55 PM
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9. Sumbudy aint got no spelchek?
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:02 PM
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14. And Sumbudy aint got
mow t'en 1000 posts...
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:11 PM
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16. Yikes
A post attack! You got me. I have no credibility because I don't have 1000. Sorry for posting on your elite thread.
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jellybelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:18 PM
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19. it's not the point...
Longgrain doesn't have a spellchecker and you don't have over 1000 posts...both are credible accusations...Now, let's all be friends again...no flame wars, I like to stick around for wars...and I have to go now...you can continue the flame war when I come back :bounce:
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:25 PM
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22. Thanks JB
But I've cooled down now...

I just take it personally when people critique me for my spelling and grammer...

they think it's oh so funny...

but I can tell you from experience, It's not funny to have had to have spent years, as an adolescent, in a psychiatric ward, just because you couldn't talk to people...

Deep breath!

I'm calm now...

AHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
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hickman1937 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #19
23. Spell Check hasn't worked for me since I
switched to Firefox. I keep Dictionary.com at the bottom now. I have an allergy to elitists, no matter what their criteria is.
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:00 PM
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13. Is there anywhere where we can discuss this seriously!
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miss_kitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:22 PM
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21. here, Longgrain. I found this on the Internets, so it must be true
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:19 PM
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20. Seriously
Grammar, spelling and typing errors happen. It doesn't bother me. However, if I were a person who does proof reading for a living it would.

So long as the criticism given to my errors is in a friendly fashion, I really dont mind. :shrug:

*hits spell check* ;)
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:28 PM
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25. Absolutely not.
Especially when there's a 'Check Spelling' button right below the message box. How lazy can people be? Too eager to get your post-count up that you can't take a second to check your disgraceful excuse for spelling?

You horrible internet spellers sicken me.

Savages, ALL!
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:30 PM
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27. Asshole
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:40 PM by Longgrain
This is exactly the type of response I'm talking about...

I spell check everything! Sheeze...

On edit...Is sees ya beein funny... ;)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:31 PM
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28. The spell check here
doesn't always work for me.
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Placebo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:43 PM
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32. Then copy/past your message into MS Word...
and run the spell check there. Then copy/paste the corrected version back into the message box. Problem solved! :)

You also have to be smart when reviewing the words that the DU spell check things might be wrong. Sometimes it thinks correct spelling is wrong, and so you have to be smart about that as well. :)

It's tough work! But it's rewarding to the soul. :D
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:45 PM
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35. I know I can do that
but I am lazy. Besides, I teach elementary school. I should be able to write legibly and with correct spelling here without having to use a spell check :)
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meppie-meppie not Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:58 PM
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37. I'm sorry, but I think you're only talking about a placebo effect here
damn that's just too much hard work to converse with open souls ;-)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:29 PM
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26. anuther bored I go two
just went through a big deal with this too. One of the posters is now posting words with the correct beginning and ending letters and jibberish in the middle of the word. It's pretty funny. And you can read it!
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:37 PM
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30. As a former "Spelling Bee" champion, I must protest!
Well, actually, I was first runner-up for the entire school when I was only twelve. ;-)

But, good and proper spelling is important to us all! Always keep copies of the dictionary and thesaurus handy!

:D

:hi:
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Longgrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:43 PM
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33. But as you know...
I'm a painter...not a spelling bee champ...and a pretty lousy painter at that... ;-)

Painting is so damned messy...cleaning things up is not my specialty..

:hi:
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