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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Glesga_Steve » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:19 pm

Fossil wrote:who actually gives a shit?

Do I really have to name specific HGers :wink:
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby hazy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:35 pm

Glesga_Steve wrote:
Fossil wrote:who actually gives a shit?

Do I really have to name specific HGers :wink:


Just say Dex and Autolycus they wont mind . It gives them a woody .
Thank you. And why not.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Fat Cat » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:12 pm

I blame text messaging 8O
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Dave » Sat Jan 23, 2010 7:32 pm

d't u mn txt msgs
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Fat Cat » Sat Jan 23, 2010 8:02 pm

Dave wrote:d't u mn txt msgs


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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby floweredpig » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:27 pm

Language evolves.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:33 pm

floweredpig wrote:evolves.

Maaaaaaan, what a good word, I mean, just look at it, I see that word, I think of werewolves, I love words.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby BrigitDoon » Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:32 pm

Councils have paid hundreds of pounds to correct street signs with spelling and punctuation mistakes and missing information, it has been revealed.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/8489894.stm
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby banjo » Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:16 pm

i think spelling mistakes can be quite funny.you get them often on takeaway menus.i got one the other day saying that i could have a traditional MICE curry,at least i think it was a spelling mistake.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Dave » Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:44 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Red Adidas is in. I defend the right of every teenager to dress up in whatever way they like but once they're twnety they might want to think on when they're gonna give up looking like a twat. thay can of course return to this image as so many have done when they reach their forties and. Lace up trainers being replaced by elasticated loafers.


I'll assume alcohol was to blame.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Quality Mince » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:36 pm

When I was at university, I attended a psychology session all about poor grammar, incorrect spelling and made up words. The conclusion being as long as you could understand the meaning of a sentence, then none of the above mattered.
“The boy’s definately done well for the team ‘cause he’s scored hunners of goals”
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Josef » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:41 pm

Quality Mince wrote:When I was at university, I attended a psychology session all about poor grammar, incorrect spelling and made up words. The conclusion being as long as you could understand the meaning of a sentence, then none of the above mattered.
“The boy’s definately done well for the team ‘cause he’s scored hunners of goals”


It doesn't in terms of comprehensibility. It does in terms of credibility.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Josef » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:45 pm

Quality Mince wrote:“The boy’s definately done well for the team ‘cause he’s scored hunners of goals”


... which brings to mind the following :


Conjugate the verb 'Done great' :

I done great
You done great
The lads done great.
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Glesga_Steve » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:05 pm

Josef wrote:
Quality Mince wrote:When I was at university, I attended a psychology session all about poor grammar, incorrect spelling and made up words. The conclusion being as long as you could understand the meaning of a sentence, then none of the above mattered.
“The boy’s definately done well for the team ‘cause he’s scored hunners of goals”


It doesn't in terms of comprehensibility. It does in terms of credibility.

I wholeheartedly agree.

One of my pet hates is colleagues who write work-related emails in a style that resembles scribbled notes or, to my horror, text messages, even when they are communicating with senior managers or directors (I kid you not) :evil:

I've forced many of them into improving their standards by openly ridiculing the quality of their spelling/grammar and badgering them by pointing out that emails are basically the modern-day memo and are even beginning to take over from letters in some respects. It frustrates me that I have to regularly resort to such actions but I feel it is necessary as I believe their poor grammar also reflects on me as their colleague. This is particularly the case with my line manager, who is probably the worst offender but is proving the most difficult to 'convert' - I often wonder to myself what people think of our team when our manager communicates in such a shoddy manner :oops:
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Re: Spelling mistakes

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:46 pm

That approach never works. You'd be better ignoring it.
"I before E, except after C" works in most cases but there are exceptions.
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