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You LOSE Credibility When You CANNOT Spell..

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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:08 PM
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Originally posted by zilebeliveunknown
Sorry, my bad. What I was trying to say is that I have a problem with understanding slang, I have to google it, also most people constructing weird sentences which I struggle to comprehend.


Oh no, my bad lol.

Yeah I have to google slang, and struggle to comprehend some sentences also, so it's got to be pretty tough when Engrish is your second language.

I think the problem is most people write the way they talk, rather than formal English these days. Got to becomes "gotta" for example.


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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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Thank you, I should pay attention that people actually write as they talk. Hey, but that would be so cool in the end, write as you speak, speak as you write.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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How about you don't worry how people spell. Sorry nobody is as perfect as you... Just leave people be...



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:34 PM
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HAHAHAHA!!! This is great! Your so amazing!!!!!



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:36 PM
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Originally posted by Sinny
reply to post by NoLoveInFear46and2
 


Tell you what I'm sick of, I'm sick of Microsoft telling me my English is wrong, when my English is correct and its Microsoft and the Americans that are wrong!! Telling me to put "Zs" in fekkin everything!!!

Grrrr.


Grr yourself. Show a little initiative. Change it. Tools - Language - Set language - English (UK) for Word 2003. Similar options have been available in spell check since, oh, about 1984 or so when it still came on two 5-1/4" floppy disks. In 2003 there are eighteen separate English choices, so if you are from Zimbabwe and have your extra special little differences in the way you write English, you can have it your way, too. Microsoft goes out of its way to pander to your nationalistic pride.

Microsoft does a very good job of localization for nearly any language in the world except maybe Icelandic. Legitimate criticism is fine, but when you criticize out of laziness it does nothing for your credibility.



I have to wonder ones credibility


Speaking of credibility, OP. It's "one's" So do you attribute your inability to spell correctly to laziness or dumbness? Those were the options you presented. "Wonder ones (sic) credibility" isn't exactly correct either. It would be "wonder at one's credibility" to be grammatical.
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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:55 PM
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Damm rite! Themz baid spelliz no nuffing.

...ant thay carn't doo mafs propa eiver!

Tork abowt dum.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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i no sum ppl r so dum!



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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I'm sorry the op comes off as a bully,

Can i ask a question..? How does it feel belittling people with disability's, does is make you feel good, does it make you a better person. do you feel like a big man.

I didn't learn how to read and write until late teens, but have all ways been good with math. No one has had a problem with reading my poor grammar and spelling, anyone of intelligence will read and comprehend most mistakes people make. But will not resort to picking on the person making the mistakes.That is reserved for bullies and people who believe they are better then others and like to point out others short comings to hide their own insecurity's and short comings.

To all those that find it hard to spell, Keep on trying,
with practice things will work out somewhat
To the spelling and grammar police get a life.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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I could really ream you on the way you wrote all that, but I like the message you sent so I won't pick you apart.

You make a good point. Just because someone isn't on the level of a master speller or linguist doesn't make what they have to say any less credible. Sometimes it's the thought that counts. Some days I have my moments though. One time someone started a thread and must have typed 5,000 words without ever paragraphing it. That, and they didn't capitalize ANYthing. That makes for a very hard read.I told them to find the shift key and they didn't know what I was talking about.

I didn't derail the thread by doing that, but I did steer it off course a bit. There's nothing wrong with helpful suggestions when someone needs it, but I agree that the out and out flaming of someone for something like this is a bit unwarranted.




posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by Vinny5036
Many times I see a "New Thread" title misspelled, I have to wonder ones credibility. Either you're extremely lazy (spell check), or you're simply dumb.



Or they are simply not from US

I would like to se your German or Croatian or Serbian spell check

You can't rely on Google translate because you get out completely wrong things.

Just for consideration......



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:01 PM
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As long as it's readable and interesting it really should not matter. If someone has poor spelling then it's pretty likely they are dyslexic. I suffer from it mildly, and misread things, mistaking words for other words. I would never pull someone up for spelling, I'm not their school teacher!

Give them a break man, doesnt make them less credible than anyone else.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:03 PM
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there have been lots of great men who couldn't even read



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:07 PM
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I was just thinking that spell check wouldn't necessarily solve every single problem, because if you spell a word correctly but it's the wrong word...

If I spell "they're" correctly, spell check won't underline it, because it IS a word, but if I really meant "their" then it's useless. Like "who's" and "whose".

With my earlier mistake, I typed "this" and it wasn't marked as wrong, but I should have used "these" instead. I should have been paying more attention







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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Just watch the video...



psss



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:20 PM
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when they spell a words like comet,


You failed and lost all credibility. Now what?



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:26 PM
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When you post these things people mostly laugh at you. Me myself am on a cell phone so I shot down your spell check.
Good day



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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hestonly, terhe is no pinot ot garmemr.


WNINNG!



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:41 PM
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You threw an 's' after word and it shouldn't be there. I don't know whether to believe you or not now.

Me being on my phone most of the time makes it a lot easier for errors. I know I'm stupid but it doesn't mean someone else with spelling or grammer issues isn't credible. It's the issue or information that they provide.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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I think for many people it's not their inability to spell correctly, it's more of their emotions causing them to type faster and without as much attention. Granted, I think it would be a good rule for everyone to slow down and check what they've written before posting because maybe their emotions will cool down.. which is better for any discussion.


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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 10:01 PM
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Originally posted by PageAlaCearl

Originally posted by Vinny5036

This is something I've noticed, not only here, but on some other boards as well. Some people think it's people who have English as a second language the ones making mistakes, while others think it's the native speakers, because those who have English as their second language make an extra effort to make themselves understood.


Originally posted by Vinny5036
Some people think it's people who have English as a second language the ones making mistakes


No it's everybody making mistakes, I promise....


I would just quit now...but then again you have a good point with real time examples


Peploe mkae msitkaes but if you can raed the msesgae waht deos it matetr
edit on 21-3-2012 by PageAlaCearl because: (no reason given)


Are you replying to me? That quote was from my post, but the OP quoted me without actually adding anything. I can't find any mistakes in it, maybe I'm not seeing them, is that why you replied?



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