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Old 03-27-2013, 11:06 PM   #29
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'Sokay...

I just couldn't resist the hoist-on-yer-own-petard opportunity, Mister O.P....

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Old 03-28-2013, 12:08 AM   #30
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Figured.

Since the O.P. I have noticed dozens of what should be "than" changed to "then". The 'A' and the 'E' are not so close together that sloppy typing could be blamed. There are numerous such typos that can only be blamed on software.
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:55 AM   #31
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'Sokay...

I just couldn't resist the hoist-on-yer-own-petard opportunity, Mister O.P....

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That's "o-tay"
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:11 PM   #32
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Figured.

Since the O.P. I have noticed dozens of what should be "than" changed to "then". The 'A' and the 'E' are not so close together that sloppy typing could be blamed. There are numerous such typos that can only be blamed on software.
Those typos can't be blamed on spellcheck software, which typically examines only for spelling and doesn't pass judgement on usage. That's up to the typist.

Good reason for proofreading...which leads me to my favorite "disappearing professions" rant:

Forums like this are one thing, but publications are something different! I'm seeing this kind of typo in The New Yorker, for cryin' out loud.

Doesn't anyone employ proofreaders anymore????

End of curmudgeonly rant...

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Old 03-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #33
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I don't care. As long as all molded trailer owners are here, willing to share and are nice. Too many other things in life to worry about...
I vote for this to be the winning response! Granted, I have noticed that sometimes my words are changed without my assistance. I always feel like anyone that has something to say deserves to say that without being criticized. I am the mother of a 26 year old with Down syndrome with limited speech and no written communication skills. To be able to express yourself? Priceless.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:03 PM   #34
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Case Closed. I just read an article today from someone in NYC that said "there equipment was .............." I twinged when I saw that there usage typo!! No spelling checker in the world would help that boy, although my Word program does tend to suggest the correct substitute when used in the possessive as I recall. But I don't use their spelling checker for forums. We are all good ole boys down here in Tejas.
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We'all be doin' otay, if you want bad grammar and spelling, check out government web sites. And when did "site" become a word?

Some of the problems actually stem from "texting" language. Kids around here can't spell due to using texting addictively. How do you spell addictively? Spell checker high lights no matter how I spell it.
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How do you spell addictively? Spell checker high lights no matter how I spell it.
Spellcheck is based on standard English sources. It will always underline "addictively" because, here quoting from The Merriam Webster Dictionary:
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(define "addictively")

The word you've entered isn't in the dictionary. Click on a spelling suggestion below or try again using the search bar above.

adjectival
addictive
additive
adjective
But it'll get there sooner or later- "addictively" probably already appears in more "with it" sources.

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LOL..............true.

I've been reading the Constitutional language today and it was called "art."

That "art" has been lost, especially after being hammered by those who want to do away with our Constitution.

Tell a lie long enough and the people will believe it is true; Adolf Hitler
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Tell a lie long enough and the people will believe it is true; Adolf Hitler
I think it was P.T. Barnum that said that!

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It was for a fact, but Hitler quoted him like I quoted Hitler.

The saying is true also.

Like "There's a sucker born every minute."
I know because I was one of them.
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Interesting discussion...and as an Aspiring Curmudgeon I gotta weigh in!
"site" has been a word for a long time, think location
etc., is the correct spelling, but wants a period and a comma
a sailboat is only "careened" when on its side, i.e., beached. If it's leaned over from the wind it's said to be heeled. ("keeled over", often used, is incorrect)

For those who really want to dwell on this, check out "The Grouchy Grammarian". Good around-the-campfire reading, and you can use the stuff to really tick people off.
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ca∑reen

/kəˈrēn/
Verb
  • Turn (a ship) on its side for cleaning, caulking, or repair.
  • (of a ship) Tilt; lean over.

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heel - tilt
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