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Re: HEY! LEarn to spell!!!
LOL I like that one Jonald!
I have to say, I can appreciate hemo's issue, But for some, its keyboard dyslexia. (me, I have to deal with
5 different keyboards, my mind and fingers are on different time lines, and I'm not a touch typist to begin.)
And for some, they are probably spelling as well as they can. This board has people from all walks of life
and some just might not have your spelling skills, for whatever reason. Cut them some slack. The
important thing is the are participating. Why make them feel self conscious? Or would you rather only
"qualified" spellers participate? I'm glad to see them trying, especially when so many don't.
Engineers for example, are very well educated, but something in the typical engineers mindset makes them,
as a group, poor spellers, and have little appreciation for sentence structure. The point is, few people have
superlative writing/spelling skills, And some (many?) that do pride themselves on writing as obscurely as
possible, while using words few will understand, even in context. This does not help convey the message.
Thankfully I don't see too much of that here, so were spared that sort of arrogance. And that's without
even considering the English as second language issues.
My own writing has evolved over the years. It will probably still evolve, but to evolve takes time and
I do agree the subject needs to have correct spelling for searches. Some effort should be made here.
Overall Hemo, and others of like concerns, I think we all can make efforts to be better at this, but if you
don't practice and participate, that won't happen. Try to have some understanding and consideration.