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Crewgeekette
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Icon 1 posted November 12, 2005 00:20      Profile for Crewgeekette     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Uggggg...no not the boots the sound. [Wink]
Anyways it bugs me that people around here keep reminding myself and others of our spelling mess-ups, and/or grammer usage. If you don't like it fine, if you take note of a mess-up ok, but don't go on a rampage about improper spelling or whatnot. lol. I'm 16, I'm a kid and still mess up words...even if I am a "geek" lol

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Icon 1 posted November 12, 2005 00:53      Profile for jordanv     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
you mis-spelt break in the title of this thread.

<witty sarcasm />

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quote:
Originally posted by jordanv:
you mis-spelt break in the title of this thread.

<witty sarcasm />

It's mis-spelled [Wink]

Crewgeekette. Being reminded of grammar and spelling slips is part of the fun of hanging around people who have more than a couple of brain cells to rub together. It's proof that we care [Smile]

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quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
quote:
Originally posted by jordanv:
you mis-spelt break in the title of this thread.

<witty sarcasm />

It's mis-spelled [Wink]
wotz rong wif spelt then, eh? [Razz]

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It makes a nice loaf [Smile]

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No use crying over mis-spelt mlik.

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Zwilnik

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Icon 1 posted November 12, 2005 04:37      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
quote:
Originally posted by jordanv:
you mis-spelt break in the title of this thread.

<witty sarcasm />

It's mis-spelled [Wink]
wotz rong wif spelt then, eh? [Razz]
Wooahh, looks like my memory dictionary has been made out of date. Spelt didn't used to be a word when I was at school, I'm sure of it [Smile]

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quote:
didn't used to be
I hear the sirens of the grammar police [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
It's mis-spelled [Wink]

I am fluent only in ENGLISH, you know, the language from England?

I try and learn the American, but the tough, it is too much for me.

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Icon 1 posted November 12, 2005 05:46      Profile for Zwilnik   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by jordanv:
quote:
Originally posted by Zwilnik:
It's mis-spelled [Wink]

I am fluent only in ENGLISH, you know, the language from England?

I try and learn the American, but the tough, it is too much for me.

yup, that's the one I use in England too. I just seem to only be fluent in Ancient English now [Frown] (and I suspect spelt is a modern Americanisation, but that's just me being old and grumpy [Smile] )

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Icon 1 posted November 12, 2005 10:38      Profile for YaYawoman     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey little crewgeek. Trying to use proper grammar and spelling will help focus your thoughts and sharpen your mind. Just try, ok?

If someone posts a correction, instead of getting upset, say thank you for helping.

Do your work to sharpen your mind, because there are many over-seas students getting ready to take your (future)job. Not to mention the pleasure of learning to write well for its own sake.

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I owe so much money in fines to the grammar police (now I spell grammar with an "A." Thank you GC!). I hope the don't pull me over for speeding, or else I will be arrested and hauled off to jail...
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Icon 1 posted November 12, 2005 11:34      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Zwilnick... I always thought the "t" used instead of "-ed" identified an old word, e.g., spelt, spilt, burnt (although more common/accepted than the first two), etc.

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quote:
Originally posted by Rhonwyyn:
Zwilnick... I always thought the "t" used instead of "-ed" identified an old word, e.g., spelt, spilt, burnt (although more common/accepted than the first two), etc.

Generally yes, although English always has a few odd exceptions to the rules to stop us being invaded by Americans [Wink]

Having said that, it's entirely possible (ie likely) that I've managed to grow up with an Americanisation in my spelling knowledge. I shall find the offending braincell and delete! [Smile]

BTW. While bad word usage such as brake instead of break can be really annoying to read, they are worth remembering for their much more evil usage as puns!

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quote:
Originally posted by Crewgeekette:
Anyways it bugs me that people around here keep reminding myself and others of our spelling mess-ups, and/or grammer usage. If you don't like it fine, if you take note of a mess-up ok, but don't go on a rampage about improper spelling or whatnot. lol. I'm 16, I'm a kid and still mess up words...even if I am a "geek" lol

Interestingly enough, your spelling and grammar bug some people around here. [Wink]

Seriously though, proper spelling and grammar create a better impression. Since all you have here to make an impression on people is your writing, we will judge you on two things, the ideas and subjects you present and the way you present them. We don't care how old you are, what you look like, how much money you have, how popular you are, or any other bullshit that is commonly used to determine status in offline social groups.

Think of it like physical attractiveness. You could be a really hot chick with a great body, fabulous hair, etc. But if you go to school wearing yesterday's clothes without brushing your hair and teeth and with that gummy mucus stuff still stuck to your eyes, nobody is going to think you are attractive.

That's what poor spelling and grammar do to your posts.

Dictionary.com is a good place to look up words. Even if you can't spell it correctly, it will offer suggestions. You can also write your post in a word processor that will check your spelling and then paste it in. Rhonwynn has a really good grammar reference that she has posted before. If you ask nicely, she might drop the link again. Good luck. [Smile]

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Steen you wag!

CrewG, I may only be speaking for myself here, but I find the indiscriminate use of "lol" a tad confusing. It makes me imagine someone rocking backwards and forwards, hysterically chortling and giggling, as they hammer out posts at that keyboard. If that is you, perhaps still doubled up with laughter as you read this, please forgive me! [Wink] and I'll pass you a tissue to wipe the tears away....

If however what you intend to convey is a touch of irony, that the statement should not be taken tooo seriously, do check out the fabulous array of smileys on the left hand side underneath the posting window, all at very reasonable prices, which can be used up to 5 times in a single post to convey all sorts of different types of humour from wry amusement [Wink] through delighted laughter [Big Grin] to evil glee [evil] !

Mainly CG don't worry too much about this stuff. Try to post on things you either care about, or have thought hard about, and we will always be interested. This isn't AIM chat, so a lot of threads about everyday trivialities, (which are perfectly acceptable there), can be irritating in a forum, unless you make an effort to be wildly witty and original at the same time!

Enjoy yourself and don't be put off posting by anything I or others have said.

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i find the same subject very annoying a matter a fact i have a 4 page thread about it...

Calli i apolagize for my rude comment towards you in that thred i had a bad day.

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quote:
Originally posted by Crewgeekette:
I'm 16, I'm a kid and still mess up words...even if I am a "geek" lol

I started posting here at 15, and I knew how to run a goddamned spellcheck long before that.

How the hell are you still in school if you can't manage even that?

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quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
through delighted laughter [Big Grin] to evil glee [evil] !

I always thought [Big Grin] was the evil one... I'm not sure why, but there's just no way that graemlin has ever delighted in something innocent. That's the sort of graemlin that laughs over blood and poo and swords and stuff. It's [Smile] 's evil twin.
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quote:
Originally posted by maximile:
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
through delighted laughter [Big Grin] to evil glee [evil] !

I always thought [Big Grin] was the evil one... I'm not sure why, but there's just no way that graemlin has ever delighted in something innocent. That's the sort of graemlin that laughs over blood and poo and swords and stuff. It's [Smile] 's evil twin.
Nah! Balderdash. [Big Grin] is just a cheesey grin. Laughin' at poo? This  - is laughin' at poo.

Sheesh... [Roll Eyes]

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