Spelling doesn't mtaetr atefr all!

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  1. JonathanDT

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    From a Phillies MB I psot on. Crzay [​IMG]
     
  2. Ed Edwards

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    If you have a spell checker watch out
    for these sound-alike spelled different words:

    THERE - over yonder
    THEIR - what belongs to them
    THEY'RE - short for THERE ARE

    example: They're their own worse enemy there.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Helen

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    Actually, on the serious side, spelling does matter. I have been shocked at the number of posts I see on all forums where misspellings are rampant. What it tells me, as a retired teacher and mother, is that these people either were not educated or paid no attention to their education or simply do not care. None of those options are going to help in job-seeking or gaining respect among others.

    Good spelling is important for a number of reasons:

    1. It shows you care about the reader. You are not trying to challenge him, but are, rather, trying to communicate clearly.

    2. It shows respect for the language you are using and the people reading.

    3. It is a giant help to those who have English (or whatever language you are writing in) as a second language.

    4. It helps with the meanings of unfamiliar words.

    5. It shows the writer is not too lazy or proud to check himself/herself.
     
  4. TeenforChrist

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    " [​IMG] According to a research at an English University, it doesn't matter in what order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that first and last letter is at the right place. The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem. This is because we do not read every letter by it self but the word as a whole".

    ^Yea, you still can read it but it takes a long time to figure it out. [​IMG]

    TFC
     
  5. JonathanDT

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    Wow, and here I thought I was just being funny. [​IMG]
    And I tghouht it was cool that our mdins could untnlgae the lteetrs so easily, without even tniknhg about it. Ah wlel, smpile mndis are esaliy aumesd.
     
  6. Baptist Believer

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    I have to agree very strongly with Helen here. In addition to her excellent post, I want to point out that poor spelling undermines your credibility as a person of intelligence and competance.

    I work for an engineering/architectural firm as a marketing coordinator/technical writer and part of my job is to review/edit/rewrite the technical reports and promotional material our engineers/architects produce.

    Think of it this way... I you are on a committee trying to determine which firm is going to design and build a dam - a structure that will kill many people and destroy enormous amounts of property if it fails - would you feel confident selecting a firm who is ignorant/apathetic about proper spelling and grammar?
     
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    The next time you need representation try telling your lawyer that spelling doesn't matter.
     
  8. JonathanDT

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    :rolleyes: A joke people, joke.
     
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    Jonathan, I found this very interesting that it really was easy to read.

    I know you were doing humor [​IMG]
     
  10. BrianT

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    THAT is COOL. At first read, I could read it at basically full speed. I have some friends whose job it is to write software manuals who are going to get a kick out of this. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    You may have treated this as a joke. But I have actually heard this from students.
     
  12. MissAbbyIFBaptist

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    I read it through first time fine. Maybe it's because I'm known for my spelling er...or the lack thereof.
    A lot of my misspellings are not intentional. I may mistype a word when my figers get to going fast. Or I may not know the spelling, to which most of the time I put "(SP?)" out beside it. Or I may not even see it {gotta love that deteriorating eyesight huh? [​IMG] }
    I have a major tendancey to use "southern-isums" when typing because that's were I'm from and that's how I talk. It sounds un natural for me any other way.
    I really do have a brain, and I've been told I was smart {I still don't believe it though!}but if people want to realize it's there, they have to get to know me I guess, because at first glance on things I type or speak I appear to be a country hick, and I know that because I've been told so! But hey! People that know me, myself and the Lord know I do have a brain....they also know I forget to use it often, but that's a whole new story! [​IMG]
    However I think if the way way we spoke was to be taken as how much we care about the person we're speaking to, wheither {SP?} we are educated, or how well someone is learning a new language I'd fail. I love people dearly, and I do have a brain, but I talk even worse than I write {LOL, even southerners sometimes ask me to repeat because they didn't understand my deep drawl -the more syllables the better I always say! [​IMG] } and talking that way is natural, just like typing that way.
    Beesydes, eye downt speel thet ba-ad doo eye? {LOL speed that up a bit, and that's how I talk!} ;)
    ~Miss Abby
    Proverbs 31:30 KJB
     
  13. TeenforChrist

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    Yeah, little things amuse me.
    [​IMG]

    TFC [​IMG]
     
  14. TeenforChrist

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    It's a Ohio thing, lol. :D [​IMG]
    I know a lot of people in Ohio are :eek:
    amused real fast, by the strangest things :confused: , I'm one of them. [​IMG]

    TFC [​IMG]
     
  15. MissAbbyIFBaptist

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    You too? Shoot I thought I was the only one that died laughing at a corny joke! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. JonathanDT

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    Glad you guys enjoyed it. [​IMG]

    Which is why I didn't post it on the "adult" discussion boards or such, I knew I would get hammered for it. But I figured youth would just enjoy it for what it was and think it was pretty cool.
     

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