Do you correct a misspelled word while chatting?
August 26, 2008 8:00am CST
I chat a lot when I was in 1st year college but now I rarely do. I chat with shortcut words but sometimes I still correct them because they're unreadable. I pot an asterisk before the readable word. I got used to it but now, I don't usually do it when chatting. It's only when my chat mate asks what i wrote then I correct it. How about you? Do you still correct a misspelled word while chatting?
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26 Aug 08
I do correct my misspelled words. It just drives me crazy to sit there and look at it, knowing it is wrong. I have been known to sit here with dictionary.com pulled up in another tab, just to make sure that a word is spelled correctly. The other thing that makes me nuts is poor grammar. I am not talking about those people whose first language is not the same as mine, those mistakes I can overlook. I am talking bout people who should not need a translator to make a simple sentence. I want to correct other, but I don't unless I just absolutely cannot understand what they are trying to say.
29 Aug 08
I still chat a lot these days. Its one of my best hobbies and i enjoy doing it. Especially when I'm bored or having nothing else to do i log into my messengers and chat. I type very fast when I'm online so i tend to make mistakes but if they are readable and make sense to the other person i don't bother correcting them but if its simply something weird and totally confusing then i retype the word and send with an asterisk in order to show the word I'm referring to.
27 Aug 08
yes I do! I hate misspelled words at any time! If I am chatting and misspelled something I will usually correct it on the next line by saying something like "I meant" and the correct spelling. It bugs me if I just ignore it LOL. I use a little bit of chat shortcuts, but not a lot. Mostly the usual lol, lmao and that type of thing. I hate not being able to understand what someone is saying because everything is in shortcut, it takes the fun away from chatting trying to figure them out LOL.