Well, eye used spell check on this and I think its fare to say awl
is well. Bare in mind, eye think know spell checker corrects every
mistake. Many words have duel spellings and or meanings and some
times its hard to illicit what won is trying to say. Relying on
spell checker could bee you're wurst vise. Sleigh the temptation of
laziness. Spell checker may seam a good thing, butt sum day it mite
make a fool of ewe.
I was just waiting for some wise ass to show how clever they were, and
so you didn't disappoint me. By the way, I can't find any setting in
Netscape that adjusts the line length.
On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:07:37 +0000, Sherwin Dubren wrote:
VERY 'professional', Sherwin.
Has it ever occurred to you that, due to the international appeal of the
Internet, not everyone who posts here has English as their native tongue?
Some speak English as their second or third language and the intricacies
of its spelling rules is lost on them.
First of all, I wonder about someone who hides behind the name
Secondly, I lived abroad for several years studying the language in that
so I know what it means to try and communicate in your second language.
Although I never did it while living abroad, if I wrote a letter to the
I would have had one of my native friends check my language. Despite
I think that many of these postings are coming from English speaking
and the issue is more that they were probably never properly trained to
However, these people do know enough to compose a message and send it to
a news group.
All they have to do is invoke a spell checker. You can bet if these
people are adding
up their bills or balancing their checking accounts, they use a
calculator to be sure everything is correct, if their arithmetic is on
weak side. Most of the messages on the newsgroups are pretty good
spelling, and an occasional error is not a problem. However, some of
messages I see are atrocious, and makes you wonder how some of these
people made it
past the second grade. If there weren't these nice tools like spell
I would say this is something we have to accept, but that is not the
case. The sad thing
is that most of these spelling offenders are not even aware that they
are making these mistakes.
All the more reason to invoke an automated spelling check.
Never mistake sloth for stupidity; the two are mutually exclusive.
PS: Reset your line-wrap to 66 [characters]; it'll help in delivering your
message without having to take extra steps during the editing phase for
It's simple enough: those people that do not have English as a second (or
greater) language, post messages rife with errors (e.g. 'nad,' 'te,' 'sa,'
etc.), purport to leave spelling errors on purpose, think that a message
difficult to read is "good enough because 'everyone will get it'," or don't
care to take the few extra seconds to check their messages prior to a
worldwide distribution so that they present the best possible communication
are lazy. They enjoy being considered buffoons but they're not stupid...
That minority that will not install -- or use -- a spell-checker are stupid.
ObEdibleGarden: My dwarf mandarin orange tree is producing fruit like mad
after I decided to stop coddling it. Go figure.
Well, that wasn't so simple and I still don't see why they are
Don't worry about it. We are only prolonging this thread far past
what it deserves. Don't feel that you need to reply unless you
really want to.
Not everyone active in this newsgroup has the (spell check) option.
Why keep this ridiculous thread that didn't even belong in this newsgroup
Seems to me that only the folks that want to use this forum as a chat-room
are responding so to not let it die.
It is obviously of some interest to several/many/a number of people.
An unmoderated group frequently wanders off-topic. Is there a
moderated group for strictly edible gardening topics? Then someone
will filter extraneous posts. Rec.food.cooking is extremely chatty.
Rec.food.recipes is moderated and all business -- nothing but recipe
requests and answers. Many unmoderated groups *are* a little like
chatrooms. How does a discussion of sugar-snap peas evolve into
bicycle repair? The same way a group of non-virtual people starts out
with a public highway agenda and gets to contemporary jazz. The
threads generally die out after a while (unless they're for or against
cats), and new topics are usually on-topic.
You are the ridiculous, sour faced old trollop who first responded by
calling the OP a liar and claiming that no newsreader/browser,
including the OP's had a spell checker. Your idiotic claim, which was
quickly refuted, is what got the thread started, so stop throwing
stones at those who responded. Threads about how to post and read, and
the features of various newsreaders or browsers are quite valid
topics. Pull your withered old head in and stop being such an asshole!
Grade school drop-out eh?
BTW, trim your posts you tired old tart!
On Wed, 11 Feb 2004 06:07:37 +0000, Sherwin Dubren wrote:
[top post moved below where it belongs]
[top post moved from above to here]
Please don't top-post. It makes it much harder to follow the conversation,
and is considered rude on usenet.
Also, I'm serious. Until you can fix the way your lines break, you have
absolutely no business criticizing anyone's spelling. It is far more
difficult to follow your postings than those with even a large number of
misspellings -- particularly phonetic mispellings. If you are too dim-witted
or unresourceful to solve the problem with Netscape, then try another news
reader. I see lots of posts from Netscape users which are not butchered
the way yours are, so I know it is possible to fix the problem.
il Mon, 09 Feb 2004 06:26:26 GMT, Sherwin Dubren ha scritto:
I hadn't noticed any glaring errors. I can still understand you guys.
And some of us live in countries where the spelling is still the
original stuff. ;-) But I won't belabour the point as I go to clean
out my grey aluminium milk saucepan and continue to cook my bacon
under the grill. <heheh>
A spell checker for my Amiga? hmmm I would have to train any
dictionary New Zealandese.
Loki [ Brevity is the soul of wit. W.Shakespeare ]
I had no idea so many people were using off-brand, no-name browsers and
newsreaders in this newsgroup!
I assumed that since most everyone uses a Microsoft Windows operating system
that they would also use the compatible Microsoft internet explorer browser
along with the Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express for the newsreader and
email client which requires one to have word processor software to activate
the spell check feature!.
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