Spelling errors!!

@Magus274 (664)
New Zealand
October 6, 2006 5:10am CST
Do spelling errors annoy you? Even though you know they are just typo's.
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
6 Oct 06
It is tolerable and I cannot expect all the participants to come from US or UK. Secondly as long as the reading makes sense, it is alright.
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
6 Oct 06
I agree but it makes me laugh when i see some really bad ones. But generally there are some pretty bad cases out there.
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@ssh123 (31086)
• India
6 Oct 06
What can be done about it? Any idea.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
6 Oct 06
I can think of reminding those who have perhaps errors in their msg to correct them, but that would take a lot of editing, what do you reckon?
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@rmuxagirl (7554)
• United States
15 Oct 06
sometimes. I get annoyed when people use the completely wrong word....but if it's something like "Thikn" it doesn't bother me so much
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
16 Oct 06
Hey thanks, i guess it depends on the mood one is in at the time? I know sometimes it bothers me, and other times i can see the humour in it. But there was a suggestion about a spell checker, but i can see that taking too much time. But when someone uses a completely wrong word ussually suggests they prob don't know what there talking about?
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@rmuxagirl (7554)
• United States
16 Oct 06
yea...sometimes it tells me they're not as smart as they are making it out to be. I know that's harsh, but a 20 yr old should know the difference between "write" and "right". Know what I mean.
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• United States
18 Oct 06
Yes, I know what you mean...
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
18 Oct 06
they annoyed Dizzydeer! the guy that posted about about spelling.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
19 Oct 06
Thanks Marciascott, what does he say?
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@marciascott (25550)
• United States
19 Oct 06
Don't know they haven't response yet.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
22 Oct 06
Thanks anyway, maybe i should invite him to this discussion, or would you like to?
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@shubhvani (275)
• India
8 Oct 06
spelling errors are a common find in india.see any banner/hoarding or address board,lack of knowledge of proper language leads to mistakes. on eclassic example is, i was moving on the footpath and noticed a signboard as:any two piss at 50% discount.it should be any two pieces at 50% discount.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
8 Oct 06
That is so true, wouldn't it be funny to take photos of such mistakes and put them on-line? Maybe an outlet for some good humour at the expense of someone else's bad grammar. lol
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• India
17 Oct 06
i have tons of such funny mistakes (grammatical errors) with me/i come across every day. i need somebody to fund for camera to shoot it,and also funds to publish it.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
19 Oct 06
Why not set up a post to fund your idea? You never know somebody may have a camera or you. I think its a good idea. Good luck.
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• United States
18 Oct 06
Unless it's a really bad one, no. I know that people get in a hurry and don't notice small mistakes, or if you are like me, you keyboard is not working right and you make mistakes leaving out letters because the keys are sticking. The thing that annoys me is grammatical errors. That drives me nuts!
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
19 Oct 06
Perhaps you need to get your keyboard serviced? But grammatical errors are the pits.
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• United States
19 Oct 06
I'm getting a new one, just waiting for it to get here.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
19 Oct 06
All good, I know what it's like to have faulty equipment. Especially when it stops you from doing what you need to do in a hurry.
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@claudia413 (4283)
• United States
18 Oct 06
Yes, it annoys me...especially when they're my typos. But, I taught Typos 101 for years and am an expert now.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
19 Oct 06
Hi Claudia, tell me what is Typos 101? I haven't heard of it.
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• United States
19 Oct 06
It's "how to type incorrectly"...LOL.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
22 Oct 06
Thanks Claudia for the lesson, you learn something new everyday.
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@Clubber (141)
26 Oct 06
Some grammatical errors annoy me, but we're all guilty of the occassional typo here & there. I can accept the internet is home to many different cultures, speaking a variety of different languages. Quite frankly, the comprehension of the english language that some of the foreign people on the internet have, astonishes me. I makes me feel lazy for not being bilingual. It's the people whom speak english as their first language, and then show a total disregard for the beauty of it; that's when I feel somewhat ashamed. Afterall, we're setting an example, wherever we may be, whether it's literal, or lingual.
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
29 Oct 06
It's nice to hear and see someone who has pride in themselves and there language, whatever it may be, in this case english. Some good points made in this response, i would to choose this a 2nd best response, if there was such a feature? Thanks for sharing.
• Singapore
19 Oct 06
Spelling errors don't annoy me as much as grammatical errors. We al maek mistkaes dotn' we? With spelling errors, one can still understand the sentence but grammatical errors can frustrate the reader sometimes as to what the heck the writer is trying to say.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
22 Oct 06
Yes good point, i guess most people can tolerate typos and the odd grammatical errors, but there is a point, and when tolerance runs out, well then it's over. It is the point that most people are interested in after all.
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
17 Oct 06
Spelling errors that are obviously just typos do not bother me at all. But spelling errors that are obviously made by people who can't spell - these drive me nuts. And not only that, they take away from the force of that person's argument. After all, if you can't spell, why should I listen to you.
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
17 Oct 06
Exactly, but that does sound harsh. When it makes no sense, is a complete waste of time. Perhaps there is a point for another discussion? It can be headed "Do you have a problem spelling?" Thanks DeenaD
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• India
16 Oct 06
No, I don't get annoy by typos. But yes, I get annoyed when typos completly changes the meaning of the statement.
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
17 Oct 06
Yep there are limits to most people tolerance, however when a post is misunderstood by a wrong word then that can be confusing. Cheers
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• Canada
20 Oct 06
I have more respect for people who are trying to speak/write another language (in this case, english) than those who purposely misuse or misspell words. People who write things like "wow! tht kewl coz it b da ting dats 2-gr8 4 wurds!" It's like some kind of cryptic shorthand. Seriously, I'd feel like a moron. It takes longer to figure out how to read and write this crap than the "novelty" is worth. (It's also annoying when people want to suddendly change the way their name is spelled, just to be "original"-like Jessica to Jessika. But I digress...)
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
22 Oct 06
Yes that is a very good point, especially the language being used on cellphones. I think cellphone language should stay on cellphones. But somehow it is bleeding out into everyday language. It becomes common place to spell badly. Lets stop that from happening.
• Canada
22 Oct 06
I hear ya, and I couldn't agree more! *sigh*...it's exasperating. :)
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
26 Oct 06
I just found out from a response that if there are too many mistakes in a post MyLot wont pay. Have you heard of that?
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I'm fine it's about 5:00 am. been on this computer for 2 1/2 hours. How are you are you hanging in there?
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
24 Oct 06
Hey I'm good thanks, I've been on a little longer, It's great when you get positive feedback. I think it makes it all worth while. Hope you earning heaps of coin. Take care.
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
25 Oct 06
Thx you.
@acdc0805 (981)
• United States
24 Oct 06
yes they do, i'm not that great at it, but still...i cna spell YOU
@acdc0805 (981)
• United States
24 Oct 06
occasionally i type too fast, which results in a word mispelled like can...oh well
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
24 Oct 06
Thanks I know what you mean, i have done already a couple of times today. It does get annoying, but we all make mistakes now and then. Thanks once again.
@ArsonCuff (3116)
• United States
22 Oct 06
in our rush to make money please forgive poor typing..heh...my own typos annoy me, but I see I have them frequently on here, yet no EDIT option..my bad
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@timou87 (1641)
• Singapore
26 Oct 06
yeah i think it would be a great idea to have an edit button! allows us to change those silly mistakes we make when typing too fast
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
29 Oct 06
Hey what do you think about the new features? With editing?
• United States
26 Nov 06
YES... the perfectionist in me gets upset with it! I wish they would add a spell check option and also an EDIT option after you've entered something.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
17 Dec 06
Sorry about the very late response, i hope the new updates are helpful. Perhaps your response may have sparked some ideas?
@SimplyMe (373)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Spelling errors annoy me, and I hate it when I make spelling errors.
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
29 Nov 06
Thanks for being honest and thanks for your response. I think the preview option is a great upgrade. At least there is an option to check spelling.
• India
1 Nov 06
not at all this is the only place where spelling doesnt matter
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
6 Nov 06
Sorry but i have to disagree with you, because i think spelling does matter. Okay i may seem like a bit of a sheriff, but if one wants to engage in conversation, which may involve many views, i think it is important to get the spelling right so as not to confuse your point of view. Thanks for your response. What do you think?
@fonofun (888)
• India
29 Oct 06
sometime it annon's me and sometime it not as everyone do this so not be always serious with it
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
29 Oct 06
thanks for responding.
@Edge1984 (131)
• China
29 Oct 06
No,coz I often make spelling errors myself!
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
29 Oct 06
Me too but it still, sometimes it is a nuisance. thanks for your response.
@J_peso (2434)
• United States
29 Oct 06
spellin errors....whats that? they re typos......and u re supposedly chattin/speakin/discussin .who the ehck finds it annoying ....except those that dont kno enuff english:)/perfectionists(useless pppl lol)........no offense jks well spellin errors mite prolly be annoyin if there are 2 many in the same sentence:)
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@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
29 Oct 06
You are a classic example of what is being discussed, thanks for your display, its good to see what people regard as being acceptable and what isn't.