Do you correct a misspelled word while chatting?

@kharen (1488)
Philippines
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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7 responses
• United States
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.
@kharen (1488)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
you have a point there..
@razor123 (979)
• India
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.
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@chirantani (1382)
• India
27 Aug 08
If the misspelled word is unintelligible to the other person,then I will have to correct it for his convenience. Otherwise it will hinder sharing of thoughts and ideas.
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@shiloh_222 (5480)
• Philippines
27 Aug 08
sometimes i do, sometimes, i don't.. heheheehe... yeah.. if they need clarification... hehehe.... happy mylotting...
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@jomom75 (90)
• Canada
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.
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@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
in chating theres no wrong or misspelled words... some use short cuts...
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@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
26 Aug 08
chatters english are not the normal proper english spelling. they are highly modified to suite the situation and I often use many shortcuts whenever I send sms or chatting. this saves time and space.
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