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Posted September 14, 2016 - 03:35 PM
Posted September 14, 2016 - 04:04 PM
Spelling and punctuation drive me crazy
Posted September 14, 2016 - 07:31 PM
Posted September 14, 2016 - 07:48 PM
I like miss-spelling in my messages. Worse when I'm tired or in a hurry! My versions are easier to understand! I didn't go to NO Kollege SKool to be better!
Posted September 14, 2016 - 08:14 PM
Funny stuff! I have a true one from when I was a sign painter apprentice. We worked for a billboard company and the boss gave my journeyman a rush work order and said it needed done now to go out in the morning. It was a 4' tall by 30' long "rider" to be added along the bottom of an existing billboard. My journeyman began "laying out" the letters with a yardstick and charcoal and I was painting the lettering behind him. It was almost quitting time and this needed to be dry by morning for a crew to take out to the board. In a rush sometimes they just become letters, not words.
When we got done I noticed it said "NEXIT EXIT" instead of the obvious----. Needless to say we donated another couple of hours to the company wiping off the still wet copy and started over again!
Posted September 14, 2016 - 08:23 PM
Dats sum funy ones there Tink.
Bad spelling bugs me to no end. Irritating when I have to reread something to understand what a guy mea
About like trying to figure out the texting lingo. I don't text - period. So lot of times I won't even try to figure out what the heck they are trying to say. I got by 75 years without that stuff and darn sure am not going to learn a new language now.
Posted September 15, 2016 - 03:18 PM
I worked hard on a project for history class in high school , I did this nice posterboard sized picture of a cannon .
The caption read ' A Cannon used in the Cival War ' my Civil War teacher made sure to point this out in front of everyone .
It still makes me mad to think about that I didn't get a good grade needless to say .
Posted September 15, 2016 - 04:59 PM
The English language is a tough language to learn
And through the years new meanings words and phrases did earn
For example to someone from England knocked up means one thing
While in the U.S. and Canada another meaning the phrase does bring
And to spell colour in Canada is not done quite the same
So autocorrect struggles at the correct spelling guessing game
Think of the words that you speak and use each day
And look up their true meanings and surprised be you may
And when they are spelled wrong it can add to the confusion
And the original meaning sometimes becomes just an illusion
Throw in the meanings in each part of the world words have taken on
And you may stop reading and decide instead to just go cut the lawn
A simple suggestion if you wish to communicate a thought, wish or deed
Is to take a few minutes to double check what you wrote with a simple proof read
For while the results of mistaken spelling can be humorous and sometimes even fun
If people don't understand and get confused they may stop reading when all is said and done
Posted September 15, 2016 - 10:58 PM
I was in a warehouse in Quebec where the guy who was trying to learn correct English grammar pointed to a box on the floor. He asked do I say "this box" "the box" "that box"
English is one mucked up language!