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Title: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Tiny on April 12, 2006, 04:45:41 PM
ONLY 101 PEOPLE ON MYSPACE CAN READ THIS (Me being one). CAN YOU?

i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.

The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs rpsoet it.

ONLY REPOST IF YOU CAN READ THIS...Udtpae the nbuemr(at the top) boefe rpotsineg
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: D on April 12, 2006, 11:47:11 PM
Yeah you know what?  Y'all still need to employ the courtesy spell checker. :)
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Mack Ravensline on April 13, 2006, 12:47:56 AM
reply #2,
I just posted something similar about a week ago.
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Blake Johnson on April 13, 2006, 07:50:39 AM
102 i have a myspace, even if i didnt have a myspace, id be able to read that, not evrey one has a mnid lkie smoe of use
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Socket on April 13, 2006, 09:22:29 AM
I'm not on myspace (i refuse dangit!) but I seriously read through that as fast as a normal paragraph, if not faster.

SPELL CHECK IS STILL IMPORTANT THOUGH!!!  Especially for people who have a tendency to leave out letters or use the wrong ones.
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Linda Baldwin on April 13, 2006, 04:16:42 PM
OK, sure, I can read it, no problem.  So I'll make you a deal.

I hereby give anyone reading this permission to spell words incorrectly to their hearts' content, AS LONG AS THEY MAINTAIN THE TWO CONDITIONS IMPOSED IN THE PARAGRAPH.  That is:

1) Each and every word must start and end with the right letter.

2) The rest of the letters must all be in there, in the proper numbers, although they can be out of order.

You do that, and misspell away!  (It's actually harder than spelling the stuff right in the first place.)

Oh, and I'm not a great believer in spelling checkers, either, although it's better than nothing, I guess.  But spelling checkers just tell you if what you typed is a word, not the word you mean, or even anything close.  Four instants, I cane right a satins lake thistle won.  And a spelling checker will give it a green light.

Linda
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: GM John on April 13, 2006, 08:45:05 PM
Thanks Linda, when the author (not Tiny) says "spelling isn't important" those two conditions for human recognition of words get forgotten.  I suspect the original author way back when was joking but I've seen others use it as true justification.

Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Linda Baldwin on April 14, 2006, 04:08:47 PM
I've often thought the same.  And yes, of course we make patterns out of things that are mixed up -- it's what makes puzzles so popular (and solvable)!  It doesn't make a bunch of miscellaneous letters intelligible.  (Great, now I'm wondering how much of this I misspelled!)

Linda

P.S.: Tiny, sorry for threadjacking!
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Tiny on April 17, 2006, 05:25:23 PM
No aoopleigs ndeeed, Tihs was all dnoe in good fun to see how ppeloe wulod racet to the psot.

;D   ;D    ;D    ;D    ;D    ;D

Knowing how I spell did I get it correct?[/size]
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Linda Baldwin on April 17, 2006, 10:33:06 PM
Yep.  And was it harder than spelling it right?

Linda
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Kage Shi on April 26, 2006, 08:15:07 AM
i can read it just would make more sence if it was spell checked
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Barbara on April 26, 2006, 10:56:30 AM
No aoopleigs ndeeed, Tihs was all dnoe in good fun to see how ppeloe wulod racet to the psot.

;D   ;D    ;D    ;D    ;D    ;D

Knowing how I spell did I get it correct?[/size]

MAJOR TWITCH!!!

ah....hurt the Barbara's head why don't you?

Barbara
Klutz of the month club - charter member
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Barbara on April 26, 2006, 11:10:32 AM
i can read it just would make more sence if it was spell checked


*Snafing her coffee.....grrr...pulls out red pen...then decides the energy level spiking was the sugar that they put in her coffee.*

Harumpff!

Barbara,
tease and member of the Red Pen Society (RPS)
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Tiny on April 26, 2006, 12:37:31 PM
It was not taht hrad to acomclpish. All I had to do was selpl it coerrtlcy tehn go bcak and raearregne the ltteres.
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: GM John on April 26, 2006, 12:58:26 PM
If it's so easy for you to spell correctly, why are we having this discussion?

 :P
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Tiny on April 26, 2006, 01:09:29 PM
  ;D  basecue   ;D
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Linda Baldwin on April 28, 2006, 08:44:09 PM
John, you took the words right out of my keyboard!

Linda   8)
Title: Re: Does spelling really matter
Post by: Mike on August 07, 2006, 05:24:38 PM

 :D  I was an English major in college (it was my goodest subject - joke!!) and I work
      as a proofreader.  Some people are just bad spellers.  It doesn't make them evil
      or intellectually inferior.  It just means they should use the spell check when they
      use a computer.  There's my too sense (joke again!!).


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