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Rode Worrier(8 posts)

Rode WorrierET
Sep 25, 2003 7:52 AM
Anyone who has been here a while can't help but notice that common words my 10-year-old would never get wrong are regularly misspelled, often as homonyms, making posts hard to read. I'm not talking about an occasional typo or time-saving device; I mean things like:

"I road my rode bike on the rode."

"Do you no when your coming hear two?"

What gives (besides the U.S. education system :-))? And of course, spell check won't save the day. I, Rode Worrier, leave thee with the following internet classic:

An Owed to the Spell Checker

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 rare lea ever wrong.

Eye have run this poem threw it
I am shore your pleased two no
Its letter perfect awl the weigh
My chequer tolled me sew.
Your knot saying were bad spillers?! nmBrooks
Sep 25, 2003 8:27 AM
I no what you meanSteve_0
Sep 25, 2003 9:22 AM
Ever notice the sentence sprawl, shifing voice, lack of parenthetical commas for nonessentials, and the dangling fragment in your first paragraph?
Ewe called . . . NMRode Warrior
Sep 25, 2003 10:25 AM
re: Rode WorrierAlexx
Sep 25, 2003 4:05 PM
i Anyone who has been here a while can't help but notice that common words my 10-year-old would never get wrong are regularly misspelled, often as homonyms, making posts hard to read. I'm not talking about an occasional typo or time-saving device; I mean things like:

Try editing your posts more. Maybe this should read:

Anyone who has been here a while can't help but notice that common words WHICH my 10-year-old would never get wrong are regularly misspelled, often as homonyms, THEREFORE making posts hard to read. I'm not talking about an occasional typo or time-saving device, BUT RATHER things like:
I think your rong, ewe missed won.Spoiler
Sep 26, 2003 7:56 AM
Their's know knead two ad the werd "WITCH."
Ewe also missed won.
I raised this issue a couple of years ago and got flamed majorlyKerry Irons
Sep 25, 2003 4:42 PM
I think we're down to the US education system, at least for this cut of the population. People can't seem to tell the difference between their, there, and they're, you're and your, affect and effect, then and than, the list goes on and on. I never realized how bad people's spelling and grammar were until I joined the Internet world. Some would claim "it's just typos" but simple observation would prove otherwise. To me, it's about having a little pride in your ability to express yourself, but others get VERY defensive for themselves and their bretheren.
bretheren?mickey-mac
Sep 25, 2003 5:38 PM
Don't you mean brethren? Damn typos. ;-)