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Old 07-07-2005, 08:34 PM   #21
 
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Hey Al,

Hows my Spellingg?

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Re: Bad Spellers
Old 07-07-2005, 10:50 PM   #22
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Just testing out the iespell program. It works (told me iespell was misspelled), thanks for the link. Now if I could just find a program to eliminate my malapropisms, Al would be happy with me.
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Old 07-08-2005, 12:35 AM   #23
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Re: Bad Spellers

I am not a native English speaker and often see myself type a word I know must be wrong - but as long as the message gets through I do not really care.....
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I am not a native English speaker and often see myself type a word I know must be wrong - but as long as the message gets through I do not really care.....*
I am a native English speaker I still can't spell worth a darn. Although in my defense, I did grow up in Southern Illinois, bible belt country -- hundreds of miles from the nearest city. Spelling -- and even reading -- wasn't high on the list of abilities valued by the community. I'm sure I am among the worst offenders of poor spelling on these boards.

Sorry, Al. I'll try harder.
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Old 07-08-2005, 06:01 AM   #25
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Having been brainwashed by years of public school and the University of Washington - long ago and far away - I actually used good spelling and proper grammer once apon a time.

Years of aerospace slang, practice and hard work can overcome a handicap like this - you don't have to live that way.

Webtv with a sticky keyboard was a great help. Avoid spell checker. Try some Cajun flipping of noun and verb positions for effect. Pick up a tad of internet slang. Practice some 9th ward New Orleans 'talk rite's.'

Stick with it - proper spelling and 'Good English' - can be eridicated in our time.
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Old 07-08-2005, 07:59 AM   #26
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Having been brainwashed by years of public school and the University of Washington - long* ago and far away - I actually used good spelling and proper grammer once apon a time.

Years of aerospace slang, practice and hard work can overcome a handicap like this - you don't have to live that way.

Webtv with a sticky keyboard was a great help. Avoid spell checker. Try some Cajun flipping of noun and verb positions for effect. Pick up a tad of internet slang. Practice some 9th ward New Orleans 'talk rite's.'

Stick with it - proper spelling and 'Good English' - can be eridicated in our time.
Unclemick: O.K., you can talk and spell like most folks. (heh, heh, heh).

Please don't make it a habit though.

Your short-hand style forces me to think once in a while. (A good thing).



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Old 07-08-2005, 03:33 PM   #27
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And I ain't going back to school or work!
You isn't ain't. Shucks

By the way, here's my spell checker when I'm unsure.

http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm

Is there a free website that will check your grammar?
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I am not a native English speaker and often see myself type a word I know must be wrong - but as long as the message gets through I do not really care.....*
I'm not a native English speaker, either.* I spell OK but I have trouble pronouncing words and putting emphasis on the proper syllables, so I like writing better than speaking.* I prefer sending e-mails at work rather than calling, but some people don't read/comprehend as well as others, so I end up talking to them anyway.

I can understand sentences even with mis-spellings.* I have more problems with postings that do not have paragraph breaks, so I often don't read them all the way through.
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I would never have guessed Ben and flipstress weren't native English speakers if they hadn't said so. They spell and communicate better than most of us.

The board does have a spellcheck feature, but the server doesn't have the pspell module installed to support it so it doesn't work.
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OK Al, I downloaded the iespell thing, now how do I use it? I find it in add/remove programs but can't find it elsewhere. Could my pop up blocker be killing it? Not only can I not spell I'm computer challenged.......Shredder
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... They spell and communicate better than most of us.
I had years and years of English classes in school, from kindergarten onwards.* The US introduced public education to the Philippines, and English was the medium of instruction.*

There was a brief spell of nationalism (in the 60's?), so some government body had to invent words for "airplane", "chair", etc.* Their usage didn't catch on much because they were quite strange and funny-sounding.* (Spoken, everyday Filipino is nothing like the formal, written communications.* There are lots of Spanish words used in everyday language because Spain was there for over 300 years.)

Now, if I only had a brain something useful, clever, or profound to say, I could put these spelling and grammar skills to good use.*
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Now, if I only had a brain something useful, clever, or profound to say, I could put these spelling and grammar skills to good use.*
Hey Flipstress, you have plenty to say. Your warmth and good sense come through clearly. You are one of the people whose posts I always read. So please keep them coming.

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Hi Shredder,

Try clicking the right mouse button ...... ieSpell should be there
if you downloaded ok.

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It's there now, must of needed to restart my computer, as it was not there yesterday. thanks shredder
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