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Spelling & Grammar

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ponynugget, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. #1
    Not to be a spelling nazi, but I've noticed lately that general spelling and grammar here has been pretty bad. I'm mostly talking about the use of shorthand (ur, thx and whatnot) - I think since we're all webmasters and have a fairly good grasp on the language, it wouldn't hurt to take that extra split second to add the y and o to ur and make things just that little bit easier to read.
    SEMrush
    Maybe I'm just being too picky. :p
     
    Ponynugget, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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  2. SumitBahl

    SumitBahl Reign of Chaos

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    #2
    I agree with this. The "cool" short form language used by kids these days is not cool and not professional at all.

    How many seconds does it save?

    I use the spell checker in Google toolbar to get rid of typos, its handy and efficient.
     
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    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    There is an old saying, our manners do not make us, they mearly reveal us. I think the same can be said of our communication skills. Now if only I could spell. :)
     
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    ramakrishna p Notable Member

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    #4
    I hate short form of language. I always take help of wordweb dictionary to check spellings. If Iam not sure about a particular word spelling I will go for substitute words. I well check each and every word for its correctness before I submit.
     
    ramakrishna p, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    #5
    I entirely agree.

    And even if we forget to spell-check beforehand, the 'edit' button is always handy!
     
    frankcow, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    Diablos Guest

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    I agree too. One thing that really gets to me is out of tense/bad grammer thread titles. If any part of your posts should ever be double checked for errors its titles. Please can we make them correct in future?
     
    Diablos, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    grammer?
    hate to nitpick, but...
     
    frankcow, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    DeniseJ Live, Laugh, Love

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    Argh!! I can't stand it when people "typ lyke dis." It's one of my largest pet peeves, and I can't help but cringe when I see any form of internet shorthand. It really doesn't take long to type correctly. I wish more people would learn that.
     
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    #9
    hukd on foniks wurkd 4 mi !
     
    lorien1973, Aug 30, 2006 IP
  10. DeniseJ

    DeniseJ Live, Laugh, Love

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    ACK!!!! Lorien! Must you torment me so?
     
    DeniseJ, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    #11
    Perfectly said Sumit...although I belong to this generation..I leave sms only for sms and prefer to use good ol english...
    Do not use a spell checker as such...only my mind gives it a skim at the end of the post:)
     
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    Nintendo ♬ King of da Wackos ♬

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    bah!! u should tak lik n00bies. Join us 1337 freaks. it iz kool!!!! d0n't u think 50!!!! :D:D:D:D
     
    Nintendo, Aug 30, 2006 IP
  13. DeniseJ

    DeniseJ Live, Laugh, Love

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    Barely... containing... my rage......
     
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    Tyler Banfield Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, our generation is pathetic when it comes to spelling and grammar. I don't even use shorthand in text messages (predictive text is much easier)!
     
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    SumitBahl Reign of Chaos

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    Yup, that's correct, I use T9 dictionary as well.
     
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    #16
    People who can't be bothered to type properly should have their computer confiscated. Especially when they're doing business.

    Ignore me. I'm a pedant.
     
    Keith Taylor, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    lorien1973 Notable Member

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    *is confused*

    Looks up "pedant"

    *is no longer confused*

    :D
     
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    DeniseJ Live, Laugh, Love

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    There, there Lorien. That is what dictionaries are for, after all. I can see you're making good use of them ;)
     
    DeniseJ, Aug 30, 2006 IP
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    Keith Taylor Active Member

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    Dictionary.com is the single greatest website ever created. Correctly employed, anybody can sound intelligent.

    For my part, I swallowed a dictionary when I was five so I don't often need it :)
     
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    DeniseJ Live, Laugh, Love

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    Ouch... remind me never to try that whole swallowing a dictionary thing.
     
    DeniseJ, Aug 30, 2006 IP