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originally posted by: TheProphetMark
Lol what a funny thread.
I always tell people who go out of their to correct other peoples's spelling that they are obviously compensating for something. Just because you can spell and someone else can't, doesn't make you anymore intelligent than they are. I see it as something people do in order to make themselves feel better.
Just my opinion anyways.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: rockintitz
The real reason for most of your examples is the modern practice of "spell-as-you-pronounce", developed by the non-reading internet generation, combined with sloppy pronunciation.
The worst case I know is the dropping of the "t" from "can't", so there is no way of telling whether "You can do that" is giving permission or refusing permission.
Which illustrates the point that the loss of standard spelling is a bad thing, because it interferes with communication.
originally posted by: NarcolepticBuddha
originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: TheProphetMark
Sorry, not trying to derail.
You wouldn't want to derail your own thread now would you? I better alert a mod so you can get back on-topic.