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Spell Check Anyone?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mcneal9926, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    First, I will start by saying I am horrible with spelling and grammar, and this is the only reason I know this....

    The radio button labeled "ABC" with a green check on it, top row, and far right of this text box is a spelling checker.

    I am seeing a trend of people poking at people, and disregarding their opinion due to poor grammar, easily remedied by using this feature.

    Not trying to be a d-bag, just saying, if you want to get your point across and not be criticized for spelling...use the feature. Alternatively, copy and paste in a Word doc if you do not want to download the spell check, which is what I do.
     
  2. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    Ctrl C= copy
    Ctrl V= Paste

    :)
     
  3. Tangent123123

    Tangent123123 Battle Ground Active Member

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    Ode to a Spell Checker

    I have a spelling checker
    I disk covered four my PC.
    It plane lee marks four my revue
    Miss steaks aye can knot see.
    Eye ran this poem threw it.
    Your sure real glad two no.
    Its very polished in its weigh,
    My checker tolled me sew.

    A checker is a blessing.
    It freeze yew lodes of thyme.
    It helps me right awl stiles two reed,
    And aides me when aye rime.

    Each frays comes posed up on my screen
    Eye trussed too bee a joule.
    The checker pours o'er every word
    To cheque sum spelling rule.

    Bee fore wee rote with checkers
    Hour spelling was inn deck line,
    Butt now when wee dew have a laps,
    Wee are not maid too wine.

    And now bee cause my spelling
    Is checked with such grate flare,
    There are know faults in awl this peace,
    Of nun eye am a wear.

    To rite with care is quite a feet
    Of witch won should be proud,
    And wee mussed dew the best wee can,
    Sew flaws are knot aloud.

    That's why eye brake in two averse
    Caws Eye dew want too please.
    Sow glad eye yam that aye did bye
    This soft wear four pea seas.

    --Author Unknown
     
  4. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Got to watch those Spell Checker's.:paranoid:

    They like to switch words on you and "Bubblegum" things up.:bluelaugh:;)

    I've been using "ie-spell". It's a free down load and installs under TOOLS in your menu bar.:thumbup:

    Jack:cool:
     
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  5. mcneal9926

    mcneal9926 Oregon Active Member

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    Looks and reads like a Gaelic Blessing....
     
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  6. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    I know I have horrible grammar and my spelling is'nt the best. If people don't like they can get bubblegummed. If they feel the need to put someone down or make fun of them for such insignificant mistakes they are the ones with the issues. :twocents:
     
  7. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    i thinc foks doan tak a point sereous ifn it haz bad tok in it so i tak spesul car to spel purdy.
     
  8. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    The only problem with spell checkers is that a person can still spell all the words correctly, yet still look like a dumbash through improper use of common words. When I see such common errors made by people who supposedly should know better, it makes me cringe.
     
  9. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    To, too and Two. There, they're and their. Your and You're.
    These are my favorite.
    I cringe when an opinion I agree with is poorly written or has spelling errors.
    If it's an opinion I don't agree with, it's obvious the poster is an idiot! ;-)
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    It's all the teacher union's fault! ;)
     
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  11. hman40cal

    hman40cal Dallas OR Member

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    You know us gun loving rednecks ain't very good with grammar
     
  12. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    I would have won my grade school's spelling bee if it weren't for an awful word - vacuum. :( So simple .... now.
     
  13. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Up until my early 20's I thought vacuum was spelled vacume...LOL! Aside from that I used to be a hot sheite speller, but now find that in my mid-40's I have to sit and think on words at times... my number one bane of all words was "foliage", but not in the spelling of it, rather pronouncing it "foilage". I was doing time in Latin American jungles back in the 80's and I guess Sgt. Tate couldn't take it any longer(I'll never forget it)..... " DAMMIT, IT'S NOT FOIL-AGE, IT'S FO-LI-AGE". LMAO... didn't even realize I was doing it. At least I don't call a chimney a "chimley", and I don't say "WaRshington", a roof is not a "ruff", and I NEVER have an "ideaR", nor want to go to "Cuber" to visit Castro. :bluelaugh:
     
  14. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Up until my early 20's I thought vacuum was spelled vacume...LOL! Aside from that I used to be a hot sheite speller, but now find that I'm in my mid-40's I have to sit and think on words at times... my number one bane of all words was "foliage", but not in the spelling of it, rather pronouncing it "foilage". I was doing time in Latin American jungles back in the 80's and I guess Sgt. Tate couldn't take it any longer(I'll never forget it)..... " DAMMIT, IT'S NOT FOIL-AGE, IT'S FO-LI-AGE". LMAO... didn't even realize I was doing it. At least I don't call a chimney a "chimley", and I don't say "WaRshington", a roof is not a "ruff", and I NEVER have an "ideaR", nor want to go to "Cuber" to visit Castro, and regularly use a cauLking gun @ work... any other pronunciation would just be obscene. :bluelaugh:
     
  15. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    Stomper - now you need to get one of those double-post checkers!
     
  16. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    :laugh:
     
  17. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    If you have a hard time reading my posts just put me on your ignore list. Others have I betcha. :D
     
  18. Boomerang

    Boomerang Portland area Active Member

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    Current versions of Firefox have spell check built into them these days.
     
  19. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Spellcheking has mad eme a terrible speler. :) :winkkiss:

    Thanks for the heads up on that button location!
     
  20. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Those are some of my favorites too Mark.

    Another one is loose and lose.

    Screws come loose, but you lose a game.
    Not the other way around.

    Spell check will not save you, if you don't know the proper word usage.

    Oh, and be sure to check the weather before you leave, to see whether or not you'll need your raincoat.
     
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