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    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
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    Stating the obvious

    Very few of you idiots can spell. The scary part is that I get the sense this is a college crowd.

    God help us.

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    Continuing on the topic of this thread:

    This thread sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrangeWill View Post
    Continuing on the topic of this thread:

    This thread sucks.
    Kudos, no spelling errors. Let's see how long the rocket scientists here can extend the Proper Spelling Streak.

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    What a cheek! An American complaining about the standard of English after *******ising our mother tongue for over two centuries.

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    We turned it into the motherFer tongue.

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    Spelling is abysmal on the internet. Always has been, always will.

    In fact, I believe it will get worse as the digital age progresses.

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    Whilst in university (far too long ago now) I applied for a holiday job teaching English abroad in a language school. I was rejected on the grounds that I speak English and not American. I'm still bitter; nearly as bitter as when I was turned down for a job at McDonalds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    What a cheek! An American complaining about the standard of English after *******ising our mother tongue for over two centuries.
    Spelling phonetically is quite a bit simpler (not saying this is a good thing either), it's just unfortunate you lose a lot of the root meaning & history in words.
    Last edited by Maelstrom; 05-24-08 at 05:08 PM. Reason: too be loose or to lose. You decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    Whilst in university (far too long ago now) I applied for a holiday job teaching English abroad in a language school. I was rejected on the grounds that I speak English and not American. I'm still bitter; nearly as bitter as when I was turned down for a job at McDonalds.
    pushaw...in my early years in highschool I got refused access to the computer class, even though I had more experience than any student in the school. The reason, I have a small handicap on my left hand that forced me to fail typing class. Why you ask?...I can't put my forefinger on the little stupid nipples on the J and the F. I type one full set of letters to the left. At over 100 words a minute, they still wouldn't pass me.

    Anyways, I just felt like sharing, people are unfair at times. I know my old teacher still, and I look back and laugh at the early years of computers science...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelstrom View Post
    Spelling phonetically is quite a bit simpler (not saying this is a good thing either), it's just unfortunate you loose a lot of the root meaning & history in words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    See...internet spelling ...

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    I misspell words on purpose, just so I can use the nifty edit feature. Suk on that.

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    Propper spellin' is over-raited.

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    Fail!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Propper spellin' is over-raited.
    This is the actual Canadian spelling.
    "harder" is not a very good safeword.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Very few of you idiots can spell. The scary part is that I get the sense this is a college crowd.

    God help us.
    Incorrect.

    I've never attended a day of college, yet I doubt seriously that you'll find many spelling errors in my posts. I also worked as a carpenter for 25 years, never having to write anything other than a lumber list for my living, relying instead on everything I learned with a public high school education.

    Now...how much more idiotic are college graduates that can't spell if I can?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Very few of you idiots can spell. The scary part is that I get the sense this is a college crowd.

    God help us.
    Did you mean to post this in the Road Cycling Forum? I can move this thread if you erred.

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    I can spell correctly if I know a judge will be reading my writing at a parole hearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    I can spell correctly if I know a judge will be reading my writing at a parole hearing.
    Incorrect.

    You'd have been paroled by now if that were true.
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    On a serious note, looking back on my younger days on the internet, I realized my posts set off my gag reflex due to such amazing errors.

    I'd have to say that forums and general internet usage has probably improved my ability to use English correctly way more than any class in high school ever has.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Very few of you idiots can spell. The scary part is that I get the sense this is a college crowd.

    God help us.
    God halp j00.

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    Crap, I knew there was something I forgot to do today. I forgot to light the incense and speak the holy pcad mantra. (Turns out he gets kinda uptight about things if you don't do that.)

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    Go read through a stack of cover letters written by college grads. You will want to cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Very few of you idiots can spell. The scary part is that I get the sense this is a college crowd.

    God help us.
    You are not one of those "very few" who can spell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbubbles View Post
    You are not one of those "very few" who can spell.
    Point out my errors Professor Bubbles. I'll be waiting.

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