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Kev Y.
7th May 2004, 02:19 AM
For those who get so concerned about the incorrect spelling used on this board, do us all a favour, go visit an english spelling board!, the main focus of this board is WOOD WORKING and related topics!

I am sorry but it annoys me at the number of useless entries in the board that take up reading time.
:mad:

ozwinner
7th May 2004, 08:33 AM
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bitingmidge
7th May 2004, 08:39 AM
spell checkers

chequers

;)

P

PaulS
7th May 2004, 10:37 AM
Czechers

outback
7th May 2004, 12:25 PM
When the spelling thing first raised its head, I remembered an email I once received, it was simply a paragraph in which every word was spelt correctly, and could be checked with a spell checker, but, because the wrong word was used, (weather not wether, or whether etc.) it didn't make much sense, but was pretty funny.

I can't find it or another copy via google, don't know if anyone else has it, or similar, but it would be worth posting.

DanP
7th May 2004, 12:50 PM
"OWED TO A SPELL CHEQUER"


I have a grate spell chequer,
it came with my PC
It plainly marks for my revue
Miss takes I cannot sea
I run this poem threw it,
I'm shore your pleased to no,
It's letter perfect in its weigh.
My spell chequer tolled me sew.

From the polishers bible. Somebody please call an ambulance for Bob Willson, I thinks he is having convulsions.;)

Dan

outback
7th May 2004, 06:43 PM
Thanks Dan, thats it, I hadn't seen it for ages.

Don't worry 'bout Bob, your spelling is real gooder.

Bob Willson
7th May 2004, 10:08 PM
Now lookee here. I only wrote one, count it ONE email about spelling and that was to do with the total lack of knowledge re the various spellings of THARE.

IE They're, there, and their. Meaning (in order of writing) They are, over there and belonging to (somebody).

Learn English. It helps communication

Fini :p :)

SteveI
8th May 2004, 11:34 AM
....and commas in the wrong place too!

One book out at the moment deals with the way punctuation changes the meaning.

It's called "Eats, Roots and Leaves"

(Take out the comma and you have a different meaning.... I think this comes from the old joke about a some blokes being like a wombat when it comes to women.)

Apostrophes in the wrong place irritate me too...

macca2
8th May 2004, 12:40 PM
At work I had reason to worry about grammar, puctuation and spelling. On this forum I am more interested in the subject matter than whether it is spelled right or punctuated correctly.

Carry on the good work, and those who want better grammar etc can go to night school or where ever else there need might lead them.

Macca

SteveI
8th May 2004, 01:33 PM
Macca


I agree with the sentiment - it's just sometimes hard to understand what someone means because of the way they've laid it out.

It's like hearing news items on the radio where they talk about a car losing control before crashing. (I thought it was the driver who lost control!)

Or better still.... the man was in a car on the highway, which hit a tree - what hit the tree???? the car or the highway?

ozwinner
8th May 2004, 06:51 PM
Macca


I agree with the sentiment - it's just sometimes hard to understand what someone means because of the way they've laid it out.

It's like hearing news items on the radio where they talk about a car losing control before crashing. (I thought it was the driver who lost control!)

Or better still.... the man was in a car on the highway, which hit a tree - what hit the tree???? the car or the highway?


Sound like you and Bob should catch up with each other, you both have a lot in common.
Then you can correct each others grammar until the cows come home.

:p :p :p :p :p

Iain
11th May 2004, 05:45 PM
Help, anybody, I am bilding ( :D ) a wall unit and I need someone to write out a list of materials for me.
I am afraid if it is grammatically incorrect the bunnies at Bunnies may not understand what I am after or my precise needs.
Oh, the frustration of it all...........
I also remember when I was a smart **** 10 year old, went to the local milk bar and asked how many fantales for a penny, two or three replied our host, I'll take three said I before I was told to off.

Bob Willson
11th May 2004, 06:20 PM
It's OK Iain, it won't matter if it is grammatically correct or not as nobody at Bunnies is able to understand the most basic of written English instructions anyway.

Just go and get the bits yourself and then stand in a queue for 1/2 an hour while they try to scan in the items of the bloke in front of you.

OR

Phone up your local timber yard and they will have it waiting for you when you go down to collect it. Cheaper, faster.

Barry_White
11th May 2004, 06:30 PM
I would have thought with the new version with all the bells and whistles in it, it might have had a spell checker included.

kenmil
11th May 2004, 06:30 PM
Now lookee here. I only wrote one, count it ONE email about spelling and that was to do with the total lack of knowledge re the various spellings of THARE.

IE They're, there, and their. Meaning (in order of writing) They are, over there and belonging to (somebody).

Learn English. It helps communication

Fini :p :)

You are dead right again Bob, and if you look no further than a couple of posts below yours, you will see an example of the problem. Christ, it's not hard people.....or is it ?

Bob Willson
11th May 2004, 06:36 PM
:D :D No, Fini, Stop, no more. :D :D

I will get flamed again now. :p

Caliban
11th May 2004, 07:25 PM
Hi all
I'm going to get shot for being honest but what the heck?
I only pick on people who misspell words for two reasons.
1. I think it is funny.
2. They have said something that sh#$s (sorry, Irritates) me and I lack the confidence to argue with them on the particular point of irritation.
3. I can't count but I'm a bloody good speller. :D
cheers
Jim (ex spelling Nazi) ;)

Caliban
11th May 2004, 07:32 PM
You are dead right again Bob, and if you look no further than a couple of posts below yours, you will see an example of the problem. Christ, it's not hard people.....or is it ?


Ken
I agree with you.
I've been told lots of unpleasant things for suggesting that it's ( it is ) not Swahili, it is our chosen, or native tongue. Sturdee is one of the best spellers on this post and English is his second language! So paying out on anyone who expects good spelling is an excuse for being too bloody lazy to learn your own language. Well done guys. Tell us to go and write on a spelling forum. Well ghoti to you. Thats fish for all you dumbarses. :D :D :D
cheers Jim ex (maybe not)spelling Nazi. ;)

Sturdee
11th May 2004, 09:01 PM
I am in a quandary about these posts.

I do not want to discourage people, who don't have the same grasp of the language, from posting and contributing from this board. I would rather read and learn from a post with spelling mistakes and typo's then not to learn at all because the member is embarrassed by his spelling. As Brudda says it is a woodworking forum.


This said, I fully agree with the sentiment expressed by the honorable Spell checkers on this board. It is much easier to read a post with correct English rather then one written in pidging English. The use of basic rules of grammar and spelling is really not too hard. What worries me is that before too long Australian English will disappear and be replaced by pidging English.


Peter.

AlexS
11th May 2004, 11:29 PM
Sorry Peter, it's not Pidgin (or Pidging) these days, it's Neo-Melanesian.

GeoffS
12th May 2004, 07:24 PM
I would suggest that the difference between those who complain about spelling and those who don't is the difference between those who do a lot of reading, and probably read quickly, and those who do little reading.
People who read quickly, do not 'hear' the words in their head, they merely absorb the meaning. Good readers do not see the individual letters, they see the words. Bad spelling creates meaningless text.
Slow readers will hear the words, some even move their lips, some even vocalise. The spelling for them does not matter as long as it makes the right sound.
Cheers
I should have mentioned - spell checkers only find typos, they will never note the use of an incorrect word. A good grammar checker might find incorrect word useage.

Bob Willson
12th May 2004, 07:58 PM
I have often wondered about the relationship between the way in which a language changes and the degree of ability to read and write and therefore have a visual interpretation of the language.
I know an engineer who says 'pacific' when he really means 'specific.' Now he is not what most people would call uneducated and he has a degree for proof of that.
The question is , how many people listening to him would hear what he is saying and then maybe, (because he is an engineer and therefore educated and should therefore know these things,) emulate his usage believing that they are doing the right thing. They would then pass this onto their children ad infinitum until it becomes the new accepted norm. The ability to have and use a written language does, in my opinion, forestall this tendency.

AlexS
12th May 2004, 10:51 PM
Interesting thought Bob. I once lived near a small country town where the almost universal pronounciation of 'ask' was 'arks' - certainly among those who grew up there. Where I lived - another small town about 20km away - it was 'ask'.

ozwinner
12th May 2004, 10:57 PM
Interesting thought Bob. I once lived near a small country town where the almost universal pronounciation of 'ask' was 'arks' - certainly among those who grew up there. Where I lived - another small town about 20km away - it was 'ask'.
But did they ask you to kiss their arks??

Al

Driver
12th May 2004, 11:16 PM
Interesting thought Bob. I once lived near a small country town where the almost universal pronounciation of 'ask' was 'arks' - certainly among those who grew up there. Where I lived - another small town about 20km away - it was 'ask'.

Fascinating subject altogether. I grew up in England and had a distinctive regional accent when I was a kid. People who grew up only 15 or so miles away had an identifiably different accent. Some of the words used in different areas were (and are) also different. The old regional dialects are slowly dying away in European countries with the increasing growth of instantaneous global communication but the point Bob makes provides a clue about the way language develops and evolves when subject to different types of pressure. If you're a language purist you're doomed to a life of constant frustration because language never has and never will stand still. It changes and mutates to meet the demands of the people who use it.

(This is all getting a bit deep, isn't it?)

Col

kenmil
13th May 2004, 05:53 PM
Yes it is, but none of that excuses slack spelling. :mad:

hawkinob
13th May 2004, 06:42 PM
"I would have thought with the new version with all the bells and whistles in it, it might have had a spell checker included."


Would be useful but might spoil the fun!

Bob H.

Driver
13th May 2004, 06:47 PM
Yes it is, but none of that excuses slack spelling. :mad:

Ken - I agree (and I've now corrected the typo in my post! ;) )

Ben from Vic.
13th May 2004, 06:52 PM
It's called "Eats, Roots and Leaves"

(Take out the comma and you have a different meaning.... I think this comes from the old joke about a some blokes being like a wombat when it comes to women.)


Eats screws and bolts :eek:

Caliban
13th May 2004, 08:04 PM
Ben
You are a cheeky boy ;)
cheers
Jim(ex spelling Nazi)(also ex put(ter) of cats amongst the pigeons) :D

Sturdee
16th May 2004, 06:33 PM
For those amongst us who need advice on the difference between a RABBET and a RABBIT please go to the following tutorial.

http://www.inpro.net/offcenter/education.html


Peter.

Bob Willson
16th May 2004, 07:03 PM
OK Rabbit it is from now on. :D

outback
16th May 2004, 08:12 PM
I need a jig to help with a rabbit, any ideas Sturdee?

Bob Willson
16th May 2004, 08:31 PM
What you really want is jigga jigga. :)

RETIRED
16th May 2004, 09:49 PM
I think under OHS she would need a hairnet? Perhaps Eastie can enlighten us.

echnidna
16th May 2004, 10:33 PM
So to carry the lesson to a further conclusion........
Does that mean a rebate is a homosexual rabbet???????

Kev Y.
17th May 2004, 09:41 AM
Bugger, my post has finally been hijacked.. but do I mind? not in the least, I am still studying the differences between rabbets and rabbits!!!!

she wouldnt have a sister would she???

:cool:
:p

Kev

Sturdee
17th May 2004, 10:26 AM
Don't know about a sister, but there is this guy in America who made it a business of collecting rabbits.

Maybe you could drop him a line to see if he's got some to spare. :D :D :D

Peter.

Bob Willson
17th May 2004, 03:30 PM
she wouldnt have a sister would she???

:cool:
:p

Kev

What, one of her isn't enough for you?

Kev Y.
18th May 2004, 07:01 AM
Bob, I was not thinking of myself, I was looking for one for you

:p
:D

Kev

Caliban
18th May 2004, 08:23 PM
Don't know about a sister, but there is this guy in America who made it a business of collecting rabbits.

Maybe you could drop him a line to see if he's got some to spare. :D :D :D

Peter.
Peter
He'd be an old fart by now wouldn't he?
cheers
Jim

Sturdee
18th May 2004, 08:50 PM
True, but remember the best tunes are played on old fiddlers, or is it by old fiddlers. :D :D

We often read that it is not the end result but the journey that is the best part of what we do, like how you play the game is more important than winning, so at least his journey through life must have been interesting playing with all them rabbits.


Peter.

Caliban
19th May 2004, 07:05 PM
Peter
that's all very well and the lustful side of a man would be jealous. But was he able to (honestly) call any of them the LOML? :D
CHEERS
Jim (Happily Married Ex (sort of) Spelling Nazi)

Sturdee
19th May 2004, 08:21 PM
.....But was he able to (honestly) call any of them the LOML? :D
Jim


Whilst I'd love to reply it also would mean skating on ice that is too thin. ;)

BTW, from bitter experience, if you skate on thin ice and come to a bridge you should stop and walk around the bridge before continuing skating.
If you don't, you will fall through the ice and have a swim in freezing water. :eek:

Peter.