Spelling Tips

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  1. Dr. Bob

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    I have problems typing, even though my brain KNOWS what I SHOULD type. Short circuits . .

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    How 'bout sharing some spelling tips (for people who CAN type). I've seen some really b-a-d spelling . . .

    Tip #1 - If you see a rat, you want to sepARATe.

    There is "a rat" in separate.

    Next?
     
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    We all went together to get her.

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    You can download from a FREE website what is called Ispell program. It is a spell checker program for those who type on the internet. It is really nice. After you are done typing a message. Right mouse click on the section you typed and choose "check spelling" and it goes over all your misspelled words for you automatically. Or just email me and I'll attach the program to an email for you.
     
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    I before E except after C, or when sounded like A, as in neighbor or weigh.

    Truthfully, English is a devilishly difficult language for spelling, for many historical reasons. (Perhaps a thread on the Great Vowel Shift would be in order. Or maybe not.)

    Spell checkers are fine, but they won't keep you from typing "their" for "they're" or "then" for "than" if you don't know the difference to begin with.

    I think Dr. Bob would be fine with a spell checker; I don't use one because I'm vein.
     
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    what about a grammar and punctuation checker?
    if i had one of those, i could rule the world
     
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    Reason enough not to have them. :D

    I've had access to grammar checkers and have found them annoying; the computer programmers, apparently, have different ideas about grammar, syntax and style than Theodore Bernstein and I.
     
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    "You will never succeed if you proceed to exceed the speed limit."

    All of those have "eed" like speed.

    All others (not in that sentence) have "ede" for the spelling.
     
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    FUNNY POST by Mike McK:

    "If I were you, I'd be more upset that they aren't teaching you how to spell or use proper grammer."
     
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    Some of us know better, or at least should. I write professionally (at least part of the time) but on boards,and such I gets slopey. [​IMG]
     
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    My fingers have a tendacy to out run my brain.Or maybe it is the other way around
     
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    I should use a spell checker (now, that's a word in flux, is it one word or two?) but I'm two vein.
     
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    Vein? Yeah, I caught that!

    If a gold miner cusses when he's chipping out ore, does he take God's name in vein?
     
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    Yes, I think that's true; however, he may not be sinning if it turns out that he's a victim of claim jumpers and has lost his mined.
     
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    Subject: Spelling


    Eye halve a spelling chequer
    It came with my pea sea
    It plainly marques four my revue
    Miss steaks eye kin knot sea.

    Eye strike a key and type a word
    And weight four it two say
    Weather eye am wrong oar write
    It shows me strait a weigh.

    As soon as a mist ache is maid
    It nose bee fore two long
    And eye can put the error rite
    Its rarely ever wrong.

    Eye have run this poem threw it
    I am shore your pleased two no
    Its letter perfect in it's weigh
    My chequer tolled me sew
    [​IMG] [​IMG] :eek: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like emails from my old boss.

    Nothing misspelled, but plenty of opportunity for laughter
     
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    Over there, they're their own worse enemy.

    :D
     
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    And if we weren't talking homonyms, how 'bout making up a sentence with "to, too, two, tutu". I'm exhausted and the brain won't work.

    BTW, did you hear about the bicycle that couldn't stand up on its own because it was two tired?
     
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    He went to get two tutus. I went to get two tutus, too.
     
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    I've seen "altar" spelled as "alter."
    Ack!!! :eek: :rolleyes: [​IMG]
     

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