Some of you other bloggers can't write or spell.  

vengeur 41M
565 posts
5/22/2005 12:10 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Some of you other bloggers can't write or spell.


There was once a time in human history when only the ruling classes and clergy were literate. That was over a millennium ago.

Now, here in the age of computers, technology, and the internet, I am sorry to say that not all that much progress has been made, apparently. This is an opinion of mine based upon taking notice of the way that so many other people write.

Fellow bloggers, before you embarrass yourselves with your public displays of poorly written prose and sometimes nearly incomprehensible posts here, I would strongly suggest that you check it for spelling and grammar prior to posting it.

The way I achieve this is by utilizing Microsoft Word. First, I write the entire post in the space for adding the post. Then I copy and paste it into a newly opened Microsoft Word document. Then I use the spelling and grammar check feature. After everything looks good, I paste the post back into the space for submittal.

It's rather simple, really. Merriam-Webster has a free online dictionary, too. Use Google to find it.

If you are not familiar with copying and pasting, you should look into the two methods of doing it (keyboard and mouse.) It can be so useful in many different ways.

DanMANdanman0 44M

5/22/2005 1:27 pm

You won! man. Does it feel good "stomp'n on a guy like me.


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
5/22/2005 1:58 pm

when spell check can actually spell British English then my spelling might improve,till then i really don't care,my spelling is crap,my grammer worse but sorry on this site,spelling is not that important and blogging is for fun and pleasure not a literate exam


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


leyndokona2 49F

5/22/2005 3:37 pm

it's our blogs, you don't have to read them if you don't like them


papyrina 51F
21133 posts
5/22/2005 5:22 pm

and as a lot of people writing blogs are Europeans speaking and writing in two or three differant languages,the odd spelling is to be forgiven


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


vengeur 41M
836 posts
5/22/2005 6:08 pm

Microsoft can spell check for both British and American English. You have to set your regional and language settings appropriately in the control panel of whatever Windows OS you are using.

Explorers were not known to be purveyors of the great literary works in their day. I guess that's why they were better known for cartography and navigation instead. Otherwise, they would have likely become lost at sea rather quickly, leaving "The New World" undiscovered, I suppose.

My whole original point of this blog entry was to tell others how they can present their musings in a better light. Like it or not, how one speaks and writes is something that people place judgments upon.


vengeur 41M
836 posts
5/22/2005 6:27 pm

Microsoft can spell check for both British and American English. You have to set your regional and language settings appropriately in the control panel of whatever Windows OS you are using.

Although I can understand the difficulties of those whom are writing in English as a second or third language, I usually find the most egregious errors within the blogs of people residing within the United States of America, a nation where I also reside. My country is one where students have been known to receive high school diplomas despite actually being functionally illiterate. Meanwhile, my Italian-borne girlfriend learned to write her college-level term papers proficiently in less than three out of the eight years of her life so far in this nation.

Explorers were not known to be purveyors of the great literary works in their day. I guess that's why they were better known for cartography and navigation instead. Otherwise, they would have likely become lost at sea rather quickly, leaving "The New World" undiscovered, I suppose.

My whole original point of this blog entry was to tell others how they can present their musings in a better light. Like it or not, how one speaks and writes is something that people place judgments upon.


vengeur 41M
836 posts
5/26/2005 3:29 pm

DanMANdanman0,

I found it just so ironic that you claim to attend college, yet cannot even properly spell the word itself. So I let you know about it.

Even your retort that you've posted above here is rife with punctuation errors. You need remedial classes or something. Otherwise your writing will remain at the level of slow child, struggling to write his first book report.


swtexygirl1 33F

5/28/2005 12:58 pm

I agree with you 100%, I am an English major, although, sometimes it may not appear that I am. I make my own little mistakes at times, and I realized after reading over my last blog that I had some minor errors and I just about hit myself. I cannot understand why people do not utilize the skills and information that they have readily available to them. If I spelled something wrong or if my grammar was incorrect, I am sorry, I am in a hurry to go get my hair cut, but had to comment on this.


vengeur 41M
836 posts
5/28/2005 1:44 pm

swtexygirl1,

Your supportive comments are greatly appreciated!


swtexygirl1 33F

5/29/2005 1:30 pm

Anytime , this has always been a problem that I have had with people. Especially people that I chat with online. I understand possibly spelling a bigger word wrong, but everyday words, come on...most of them we learned how to spell in the 1st-5th grades. When it comes to grammar though, I know that in Texas, some teachers teach things differently, which is odd seeing as English grammar is English grammar, no matter where you are, but some teachers do have different styles. They often do not catch our smallest mistakes. I know that at the school I am currently enrolled in, as an English major, our hardest class to pass is Grammar. Most English majors fail this class 1 to 3 times. Hopefully, I will not be one of them .


swtexygirl1 33F

5/29/2005 1:32 pm

Ohh, sorry, one more thing. If you are unsure about how to spell a word, find a different word that properly reflects what you are trying to say. Most words in the English language have synonyms, it is simple to find a word that you are more equipped at spelling. lol


pseudohippie 49F

5/29/2005 9:40 pm

Swtexy, I adore you.

You're talking education, here. It's so strange. I think some kids simply don't pay attention enough to actually *learn* things way back in the fifth grade. The natural curiosity of a kid is squelched by routine and being told what to learn and when. Of course, learning routine and the discipline to do things we don't want to do (regardless of when) is highly important, so it has to be there.

And teachers...well, there are bad teachers and good teachers. Standards vary. And *all* teachers are just human; they make mistakes, forget what is right, get lazy and compliant and don't make sure they are always teaching perfection. Even the best fail sometimes.

So we're all doomed. hahahas;ldjfalksjfljaslkdjf (sick humor sometimes, I know...)


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