The dangers of bad spelling

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  1. SteveEllis

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    The dangers of bad spelling.

    The spelling mistake in the following sentence completely changes the meaning :

    "The old man was under the wether"

    What the writer was trying to say is the old man looks a bit down and tired. What the writer has actually said is the old man was under a castrated sheep!!

    Heres the definitions :
    The climate is made up of “weather”; whether it is nice out depends on whether it is raining or not. A wether is just a castrated sheep.

    So, if you are in a photoshoot and the photographer says "Can I make you look a little wethered" you may want to confirm his intentions :lmao:

    Take care guys :lol:
     
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    The dangers of bad spelling on this board?

    Rob throws a hissyfit about apostrophies. :lol:
     
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    And spelling.

    Apostrophes are the thing though.
     
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    Isn't it persnickity? ;)
     
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    sp! See me after class. 4/10

    "apostrophies"


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    Told you he'd throw a hissyfit.


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    Wotch it you schlaaag.
     
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    I only have one real hate:
    People who use 'graphical' when they really mean 'graphic'.
    'Graphical' is actually to do with graphs. So 'graphical design' means designing graphs.

    And people who do not understand the real meaning of words so bung in redundant qualifiers. For example 'we have a well stocked book library'.

    And people who do not understand absolutes, in particular perfect and unique, and try to qualify them.

    And people who do not understand the difference between 'could' and 'would'.
    'Could you do this?' is asking if it is possible to do something.
    'Would you do this?' is actually asking to have it done.

    And anyone who claims that they use English when they so obviously don't. That means you, America :lol:
     
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    We do use a unique dialect. I get perturbed by the "we-bee's, woulda, shoulda, coulda's. Or the question "Can I?" when it should be "May I?" But we all nitpick a little, don't we? Spelling has never been my forte, and never will. I recently read an article in a professional journal. It claimed that if the first and last letter in each word of a sentence was correct, and the total number of letters was correct, but jumbled up, then the human brain could still read the sentence. So, if the rmaienedr of the sntenece lokeod lkie tihs, it can slitl be raed. Itnretsnig!
     

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