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Originally posted by Diplomat
reply to post by Silver Shadow
It's much deeper than just spelling. The terrible spelling is a sign of something much more intricate, I'm afraid.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by Phlynx
When pointing to the emoticons, did you intend to write "to munch" ??
Or, was it "too much" ??
I think "to munch" is brilliantly funny, but that's just me. (not "I").
Originally posted by Muckster
reply to post by Diplomat
Well... first off I’d like to say that you cannot judge intelligence on spelling...
However, I do understand where you are coming from... I, like you, have been reading ATS for years and i too have noticed a recent drop in standards regarding every aspect! Maybe it’s the new generation of instant gratification text talk teens!?!?
I am slightly dyslexic (at least that’s what i was told at school) and I do have problems with spelling. I sometimes miss out letters from words and even confuse words.
I have to read, spell check, read again, and check again before i post, and even then, i make mistakes. I failed English at school and 25 years later still do not have a full understanding of correct punctuation!
I try not to worry about it and hope that people see past my mistakes and appreciate my writing!
I hate the fact that I struggle with such a basic thing as English... I would give my right arm (good job I’m left handed) to be able to fully master my native language! I guess that’s one of the reasons why I get so frustrated when i see people deliberately mutilate the English language.
If u no wat i mean... l8ers m8!!!