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Old 03-24-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Spell check?

The posts on this forum seem littered with typos. I'm sure people are more literate than is indicated. I think they can probably type better than indicated. Many of the "typos" appear to be the result of some sort of spell check run amok.

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:58 PM   #2
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Channeling Andy Rooney today, Glenn?

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Old 03-24-2013, 07:59 PM   #3
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:30 PM   #4
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Baglo I have seen spelling errors on many forums.
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Spell cheque

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Baglo I have seen spelling errors on many forums.
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These aren't spelling errors. It looks like spell-check changing "Than" to "That" or "Car" to "Cat".
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
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Wats de prablim, I kin reed teh posts gud
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:46 PM   #7
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I told my grade 12 English teacher that the fact that I was functionally illiterate was irrelevant, since there would be spell check in my future. He said, "Tilston, you've got to stop living in a fantasy".
Of course spell check makes mistakes too.
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MIPELLSSED WDORS

Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosnít mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #10
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I tend to post from my iPad and it loves to change my word choice!
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:36 PM   #11
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Yes, in my experience, "auto-mistake" loves to change "its" to "it's" and "there" to "their." So much for being a grammar nit-picker.

So what it now comes down to is proof-reading before hitting the "post" button.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:21 PM   #12
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When I started as a journalist in the early 1970s, my grammar was good and my spelling excellent. But after 30 years of seeing misspellings, misused homonyms and other errors, I can no longer claim to be an excellent speller because the I have seen incorrect words so often they begin to look right. And these errors came from professional writers, so I think we can cut the folks on this forum some slack.
I also learned in that time that language, written or spoken, is about communication, not rules. If people make themselves and their intent understood, then mission accomplished.
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Speaking of communication, I believe the issue I raised was "spell-check run amok".

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I also notice misspelled words and punctuation in about everything.
Newspapers used to have proof-readers, but I think that's a lost art form.
If they do, the government skrewls have dumbed everything down.
My sons would bring their school work home with "A's" on them. After I did a spell check and grammar check, they were lucky to have a "C". They said they were graded on whether they handed in the work or not, not the spelling and grammar. ARGH!
I have even found brand new Bibles with misspelled words. What's with that?

In forums, it's just a given. Most are in a hurry.
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I believe the issue I raised was "spell-check run amok".
I wonder how many people actually click on the words with ........ dotted red underlines?

While it may be "Spell-check" it's not "homonym-check"!
  • to = "toward"
  • too = "also"
  • two = "2"
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I am having a few keys on my laptop sticking which makes for some interesting sentences at times if I don't double check.
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Parser Pacifier

Grammarcheck.net

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Some browsers have native spellcheckers, others don't and so we just try to muddle along. I think "spellchecK" is ungracefully named btw as usually it's checking for typos. Typocheck might be better
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Not to mention abbreviations. Et cetera is etc not ect. Probably the most misspelled abbreviation ever. I've had several friends and students argue with me until I have them look it up.
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