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Old 24-02-2006, 05:38   #1
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Maybe I am being a tad anal but is it possible to have a spell checker on this site? Nothing destroys my confidence in someone's advice like poor spelling & grammar......Just a pet peeve of mine.
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Old 24-02-2006, 13:16   #2
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And to whom's English are ya goin to check it against. English Inglish, Kiwi Unglush, Oz Anglash or American Eeenglesh We all spell and pronounce words different. Colour=color, tom"arr"toe Tom"aa"toe. I'm crook=Kiwi for not feeling well=American for a theif.
So don't get too woried about spell and grammer. It is not allways becoze the writar carnt spell and tork right nor now his granmarr.
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Old 24-02-2006, 13:59   #3
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Alan.

Your witful Kiwi sense of humor, never fails. Does it?

Have you ever acted out any Monty Python scenes with any of your friends?

I bet you'd be the life of the party?
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Old 24-02-2006, 16:00   #4
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Many people who are experts in every facet of cruising may not have had the formal training you had in corporate life.

Don't let spelling errors, typos and even some downright strange grammar fool you.

There are some incredibly intelligent people on here. I've learned a lot... spelling or no spelling.

Also, no amount of time spent working on Phonics will be able to make up for the real life experience people have on here.

PS: I have typos all the time. It's because I'm posting quickly, usually and in the middle of some huge project on the boat. Crafting a perfect document is sometimes 2nd to getting the message out in a timely manner.

My too sents.
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Old 24-02-2006, 16:46   #5
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My apologies to everyone on the forum. I knew it was a mistake as soon as I posted the spell check thing. I got up on the wrong side of the berth or something. Again, my apologies.
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Old 24-02-2006, 16:56   #6
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Nah Jerry, no appolagy neccessary. Actually I wouldn't mind a spell checker. Often I think "now how do you spell?" so I do think it would be a handy tool, but I have a feeling the software doesn't allow for it or something. Gord will be more informative about that.
One issue I have personaly, I have dislexia. So I will get certain works mucked up. Especially if I type too fast or am tired or something. But I hope people don't judge the intellect of my posts by the wdors begni fuddled
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Old 24-02-2006, 17:29   #7
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Man........?

Maybe they need to add spell check to this posting program?



I'm only kidding around Alan!!
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To throw in a temporary side turn to this thread, the suggestion about a spell checker reminds that our new board owner was going to make additions/improvements to the board; anyone know what those might be and when they might happen??
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Old 24-02-2006, 18:07   #9
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Spell check

Actually I thought it was a good idea as I often have typos and I miss them when reviewing.
Some more common differences: aluminum aluminium, color colour,
net nett. There are some words that do not exist in US English: Spouting, ballistrade, architrave, skirting, mudguard, bonnett, boot, both on a car, stroppy, skite, pluto / pluty, accelorator, flossied, alsation, bach, flat, both buildings, berk,bickies, bit of fluff.
These are just a few examples to illustrate how limited North American English is.When the guy next to you at the dock always wants to borrow stuff, he is a bludger.
The guy down the dock has a very pluty cat that he likes to skite about, but between you and me I think he is a bit of a wanker, and a bludger to boot. He's been acting stroppy even since he had a run in with the pommies, to muck plonk if you ask me.
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Old 24-02-2006, 18:48   #10
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Working in an industry where abreviations are the norm, I often use non standard short hand when I type, out of habit. I have the spell checker set on my email. It drives me nuts. I am fine as long as people get my point.
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There is absolutely no need for a specific spell checker for this forum. If you want to spell check - download iespell and it will then be available for anything on explorer. I loaded it some time ago, but rarely find the time to use it.
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Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't 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 rest can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Frkenig amzanig huh?

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Old 26-02-2006, 13:26   #13
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Well done Delmarrey. I have seen that before, and I know you are correct. It falls in the same catagory as how we learn language. We learn phrases, not words. The same is true with music, and even morse code. It becomes painfully obvious when, after learning code at about 20wpm, you try to listen to slow code 5wpm, or try to read a paragraph made up completely of unfamiliar, or nonsequencial words. It akes far more effort. I recently heard an interview with a Poet Loriat. He pointed out certain artistic license taken by an author writing in all lower case. It was clear just by listening that the first lower case I that was encountered was a diversion causing the reader to break from the flow of the poem.
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C'mon ,mate,every one kowns tehre is an a in fekarnig.Ya not on the trpus are ya
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Mudnut is very funny!!
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