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Old 03-06-2015, 04:42 AM
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One of my pet peeves is misspelling. Some of the Random Quotes look like a fourth grader (in the bottom half of his class) wrote them. "Poisening"?? "Swiming"? WTF?

Ever hear of spellcheck?

I volunteer to review and correct the Random Quotes if THT sends them to me.
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Old 03-06-2015, 05:48 AM
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Must be pretty boring in South Florida these days.
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yah, cuddent agre mor lotts of ideeots out their.
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yah, cuddent agre mor lotts of ideeots out their.
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yah, cuddent agre mor lotts of ideeots out their.
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It annoys me too but not enough to do anything about it. Guess it just goes to show spelling is not as important as it once was.
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I graduated high school in 1983 in the south and never went to college. Forth grade education to today's standards sounds about right, yet I can comprehend all post I read regardless of grammar. Who gives a crap if someone can't spell as long as they have something to contribute.
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Spelling to some degree is a reflection of intelligence and education. Employers "give a crap if someone can't spell" on a resume or application. Like it or not, it affects the perception whether someone has something to contribute. And BTW, I can't comprehend all of the posts I read on THT.

I put that aside on threads, but when a commercial enterprise is sloppy it annoys me.
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Spelling to some degree is a reflection of intelligence and education. Employers "give a crap if someone can't spell" on a resume or application. Like it or not, it affects the perception whether someone has something to contribute.

I put that aside on threads, but when a commercial enterprise is sloppy it annoys me.
I guess its a good thing I am the Employer. Some dogs just get lucky. You must be young. Some day you will understand there is more to intelligence than how many years of schooling you have. Some of the leaders in their field don't have a high education. I don't judge people on book smarts but on performance and knowledge of the task at hand.
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Only a meat gazer would correct another person's spellin.
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So what about the guy with the really big fingers? I can spell but sometimes I just make fat finger errors!! Anyway Wife is happy
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
I guess its a good thing I am the Employer. Some dogs just get lucky. You must be young. Some day you will understand there is more to intelligence than how many years of schooling you have. Some of the leaders in their field don't have a high education. I don't judge people on book smarts but on performance and knowledge of the task at hand.
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I consider spelling a reflection of someone's attitude about doing things right or wrong........which also reflects their level of intelligence (not referring to book smarts). An occasional word on a discussion forum is one thing but multiple words per sentence suggest an "I don't give a shit" mentality.

If your not worried about your spelling mistakes, you probably don't care about doing anything else properly either. (at least that's the way I view it........BTW: and like Bikem, I'm the employer too ).
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Originally Posted by bikem View Post
I guess its a good thing I am the Employer. Some dogs just get lucky. You must be young. Some day you will understand there is more to intelligence than how many years of schooling you have. Some of the leaders in their field don't have a high education. I don't judge people on book smarts but on performance and knowledge of the task at hand.
Isn't the "task at hand", on an internet forum, is to convey a message via forming a sentence with um,....words?

Yes, I agree to to convey a message the spelling could be all over the place and sentence structure may be as if a forth grader (or less) typed it BUT, "As long as the reader was able to understand the message", then all is good?

Everyone make mistakes now and then but to read something as if the author didn't even try and then gets defensive if someone points it out even if it is done politely.

wHt bout puttin ur bset phoot fourward awe da tyme?


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Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
I consider spelling a reflection of someone's attitude about doing things right or wrong........which also reflects their level of intelligence (not referring to book smarts). An occasional word on a discussion forum is one thing but multiple words per sentence suggest an "I don't give a shit" mentality.

If your not worried about your spelling mistakes, you probably don't care about doing anything else properly either. (at least that's the way I view it........BTW: and like Bikem, I'm the employer too ).

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THIS a thousand times over!
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I see Y'all's point every one should try their best at everything they do and there is spell check. I still wouldn't be to quick to Judge. Some of the best mechanics/skilled workers I know can barely fill out a work order but can do amazing things in their profession. Then there are others that may be brilliant doctors but couldn't put air in their tires if their life depended on it. People have different interest and skills.
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Originally Posted by t500hps View Post
I consider spelling a reflection of someone's attitude about doing things right or wrong........which also reflects their level of intelligence (not referring to book smarts). An occasional word on a discussion forum is one thing but multiple words per sentence suggest an "I don't give a shit" mentality.

If your not worried about your spelling mistakes, you probably don't care about doing anything else properly either. (at least that's the way I view it........BTW: and like Bikem, I'm the employer too ).
what about grammar?

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There obviously are different needs and contexts. My best friend (now gone) was a manager of a mechanic's shop called the Z shop....they worked on Datsun/Nissan Z cars. He was really smart and a great guy. If you are in a job where writing is not important, then fine. No argument. But if you are publishing in a forum on the Internet with 237,000 members, writing should be important and I expect a better effort. Notice I used the word "annoyed" not "condemned"! Don't get your panties in a wad.
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There obviously are different needs and contexts. My best friend (now gone) was a manager of a mechanic's shop called the Z shop....they worked on Datsun/Nissan Z cars. He was really smart and a great guy. If you are in a job where writing is not important, then fine. No argument. But if you are publishing in a forum on the Internet with 237,000 members, writing should be important and I expect a better effort. Notice I used the word "annoyed" not "condemned"! Don't get your panties in a wad.
I hear what you are saying people should try. Don't think anyone is going to believe I've been published though. If I ever think of anything real important to say I will send it to you for a proof.
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I'm an employer. I employ me. And my job is to sell bait to commercial fishermen. Alot of the guys I deal with probably just got through high school and that was it. But they are all sharp guys and I give them big respect. And when I write these guys an email or a text, if there's a spelling error, I fix it before sending it off. It's all part of the respect package.

This carries over to posting on the internet-- if you respect yourself and the people who are reading what you have to say, you make an EFFORT and clean up the grammatical sloppiness and spelling errors before hitting the "post" button. Then you read it again after it posts and if you find additional errors you hit the Edit button and clean it up and re-post.

It has ZERO to do with intelligence and EVERYTHING to do with attitude.

I run my bait business this way and I carry over that same attitude when I post on the internet.

I don't correct people when I see the crappy spelling and sketchy grammar but I'll admit, I'm already drawing conclusions about how the person posting in that manner goes about doing the other things in their life

With spell check available everywhere and anytime you want it or need it, no excuses..... well, no excuses if
you have the right attitude and respect for your readers

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