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Old 05-08-2008, 03:41 PM
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I would just like to say, some of us suffer from fat finger syndrome. It is a debilitating disease that keeps us from striking the correct keys. There is no cure, so I apologize in advance for those typos. By the way, I had to look up how to spell debilitating!
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I would just like to say, some of us suffer from fat finger syndrome. It is a debilitating disease that keeps us from striking the correct keys. There is no cure, so I apologize in advance for those typos. By the way, I had to look up how to spell debilitating!
Typos are one thing. It's the complete disregard for proper English grammar that gets under my skin. Nothing says ignorant to me more than poor grammar. I know that's harsh, but that's my opinion.[:@]
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ORIGINAL: mscic-RCU

I would just like to say, some of us suffer from fat finger syndrome. It is a debilitating disease that keeps us from striking the correct keys. There is no cure, so I apologize in advance for those typos. By the way, I had to look up how to spell debilitating!
There is probably no known cure, but there is a course of treatment: the backspace key and delete key, allows for correcting the incorrect key strike!
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Jeesh, loosen up guys. I feel like I've been listening to my evil stepmother who just happened to be my English teacher in high school!!!! Yeah, that's right, my stinking stepmother was my high school English teacher. She didn't like kids or me!!!! Everything, I mean everything was a lesson in English. Now here I am 50 years later hearing the same stuff on an RC thread. If the spelling is CLOSE, let it lay. You keep critisizing oh, oh, I'll get called on that spelling !!! We are a bunch of guys & gals that enjoy the RC hobby, not nitt-pickers on " the correct spelling)!!!!!! Why don't we RELAX & enjoy it..
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I recently discovered that I have been spelling "seize" and "weird" incorrectly for 60 years. What happened to the "i before e except after c" rule that they beat into my head in the eight grade?
They DO follow the rule, because they were pronounced "SAY-ze" and "WAY-rd" at one time, so the part about "...and when sounding like "AY" as in 'Neighbor' and 'Weigh'" is the guide you use there.

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outdoorhunting, THANK YOU. I thought I was the only one. Having many problems as a kid I am not the best speller or organizer of a proper sentence. This is not a sign of IQ but more a sign of a troubled youth with LDs. Who is next? People with birth defects or debilitating injuries?

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Jeesh, loosen up guys. I feel like I've been listening to my evil stepmother who just happened to be my English teacher in high school!!!! Yeah, that's right, my stinking stepmother was my high school English teacher. She didn't like kids or me!!!! Everything, I mean everything was a lesson in English. Now here I am 50 years later hearing the same stuff on an RC thread. If the spelling is CLOSE, let it lay. You keep critisizing oh, oh, I'll get called on that spelling !!! We are a bunch of guys & gals that enjoy the RC hobby, not nitt-pickers on " the correct spelling)!!!!!! Why don't we RELAX & enjoy it..
I don't mine the occasional Fat-Finger-Syndrome, God knows I suffer from it too.

I also don't mind misspellings on the occasional word now and then.

But it's those words that are misused that get to me.

The question, "When are you going to fast?" asks, "When are you going to stop eating?"

The question, "When are you going too fast?" asks, "When is your speed excessive?"

BTW, another misuse I see "a lot" is the word "alot"

"A lot" is two words, "Alot" is not a word and "Allot" means "Assign" (As in Allotment)
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Everybody who has posted in this thread has made valid points.

I understand that there are reasons at times, very good reasons at times, for poor spelling and/or poor grammar.

To those folks who have good reasons, God bless you.

To those who are simply sloppy or lazy, I would wonder if you build your airplanes the same way?

And to those who do it deliberately to gain attention, shame on you.

I simply believe you should give as much attention to detail in your language habits as you do to your job or your hobby.
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ORIGINAL: JollyPopper

Everybody who has posted in this thread has made valid points.

I understand that there are reasons at times, very good reasons at times, for poor spelling and/or poor grammar.

To those folks who have good reasons, God bless you.

To those who are simply sloppy or lazy, I would wonder if you build your airplanes the same way?

And to those who do it deliberately to gain attention, shame on you.

I simply believe you should give as much attention to detail in your language habits as you do to your job or your hobby.
That's the way I should've stated it. I'm sorry if I offended anyone with legitimate excuses. Shame on me[&o].
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Misspelling and wrong word usage like to / too or here / hear doesn’t bother me. What drives me nuts is a post that is put together like a text message, using single letters for entire words such as: “R U using a …” [:@]


EPA
FBI
NTSB
IRS
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The government sets the trend, the kids are just following along....
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ORIGINAL: BillyGoat

Misspelling and wrong word usage like to / too or here / hear doesn’t bother me. What drives me nuts is a post that is put together like a text message, using single letters for entire words such as: “R U using a …” [:@]


EPA
FBI
NTSB
IRS
DHS

The government sets the trend, the kids are just following along....
There is a difference here, the example you gave from the government are in fact TLA's (three letter acronyms) and ETLA's (extended three letter acronyms) where as R and U are not acronyms but simply laziness.

Other points, I have a valid excuse (dyslexia) and I was not offended, I would tend to agree.

Also the posts spell checking works well, if you misspell a word it will be underlined with a red dashed line, right click over the word and select the correct spelling. Works just like Micro$oft word.

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Old 05-11-2008, 10:50 AM
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my favorite I saw on another discussion board in which they used the same mis-spelled word over and over and over again, several threads...........

..........SLERVO, instead of servo









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SLERVO, instead of servo
Isn't that a conjuction for Sloppy Servo?
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Isn't that a conjuction for Sloppy Servo?

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dang, never thought about that - but you might be right ..........ROFLMAO
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I don't mine the occasional Fat-Finger-Syndrome, God knows I suffer from it too.
Yeah, big difference between a Finger Faux Pas (what I like to call them) and/or FFS and the obviously blatant I-haven't-a-clue-how-to spell-what-word-I-just-chose-to-use-but-I'm-too-lazy-to-look-it-up-and-prefer-to-appear-ignorant-or-illiterate.

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ORIGINAL: vasek

Hi,

I am surprised how many frequently used words are misspelled in posts:

Gluing > glueing

Rivets > rivits

Throttle > throttel

and there are many more...

English is not my mother tongue and these words are spelled wrong so often I sometimes forget which one is the correct spelling.[>:]

My favorite is "FULE." I get typing so fast but i usually catch it.
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My pet peeve has got to be "hanger": it's hangar, not a clothes hanger. People keep referring to "Hanger 9", though no such manufacturer exists. [>:]
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I actually used to keep a list of some of the funnier misspellings/misuses, but lost it in a computer crash.

But the two I remember were:

"I mise well get another one" (Might as well)

And:

"I got this plane as a hammydown" (Hand me down)

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"I got this plane as a hammydown" (Hand me down)
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Anyone know a synonym for thesaurus?

Isn't that a large 'exstinked" animal?
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"teh"

there, I said it..
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ORIGINAL: khodges

Anyone know a synonym for thesaurus?

Isn't that a large 'exstinked" animal?

Did you mean an animal that is no longer smelly or did you mean an animal that has died out and is no longer in existence (extinct)??
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ORIGINAL: Cyclic Hardover
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Anyone know a synonym for thesaurus?
Isn't that a large 'exstinked" animal?
Did you mean an animal that is no longer smelly or did you mean an animal that has died out and is no longer in existence (extinct)??
When my daughter was young she was watching TV one day and turned and said, "daddy, why did dinosauers go ex-skank-ed ?

Words out of the mouth of babes.
I had to leave the room to keep from laughing in her face.
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What gets me are thread titles so misconceptualized or mispelled I sometimes have to stare too long to figure out what in the heck they're saying or asking.

Like this one -
"What Song Are You Listning Too.?"

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_70...tm.htm#7064428
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When my daughter was young she was watching TV one day and turned and said, "daddy, why did dinosauers go ex-skank-ed ?

Words out of the mouth of babes.
I had to leave the room to keep from laughing in her face.
When my son was three, he walked up to his Mom with his little screwdriver in one hand and his little hammer in the other and said, "Mommy, I'm gonna bang you and screw you!". [sm=bananahead.gif] Eleven years later, it still makes me laugh.
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