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    I've seen this before, but thought I would share, in case you had not..
    Do you remember all those spelling tests you had to do in school.. What a waste of time.. I want all those hours of studying and testing back!!!

    i cdnuolt blveiee taht i cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht i wsa rdanieg. the phaonmeal pweor of the hmuan
    mnid, aoccdrnig to a rsheearch at cmabdgire uinervtisy, it dseon'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 yuo cna sitll raed it whotuit a pbeorlm. tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by
    istlef but the wrods as a wlohe. azanmig huh? yaeh and i awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!

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    I love those spelling tests!! Ours happened every Friday afternoon before we go home. Then there are the sporadic little spelling written tests spread out during the week and the once in a while teacher asking you the spelling of ... after you have just done your explanation of a topic being discussed. When the time came, I was one of those spelling bee contestants held in a large theatre. I came second in the overall for the whole country because I failed to spell "tryst". Dumbo! I felt so ashamed of myself at the time. NOW??? I feel so ashame that my middle child couldn't even send me a proper email without resorting to cell phone style messaging called "texting"....and I am saying nothing about it??? Shame on me!!!

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    I can spell pretty good as long as I am using a spell checker.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    I can spell pretty good as long as I am using a spell checker.
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    ieSpell

    I use ieSpell which can check most all the spelling when writing on line. It's free and catches most typing errors (which is what I blame for spelling errors). It doesn't catch misuse of words or a mistake that ends up with a real word result of a misspelling.
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    Then -than

    So, what is the excuse for "then" being misused 9 times out of ten? It is being used instead of "than". Why?

    I would rather have a wonderful dinner of my choice "than" to be raped and beheaded.

    I would rather have a wonderful dinner of my choice, "then" to be raped and beheaded.

    For the people who say "Who cares, you knew what I meant."

    I guess in the above case they would care, wouldn't they!

    It isn't complicated knowing which one to use. As far as I know, there are only two reasons why someone would misuse them. Being stupid or lazy, one or both of the two.

    stupid [ˈstjuːpɪd]adj1. lacking in common sense, perception, or normal intelligence

    People don't like to be called "stupid". No one can make anyone "look" stupid. The only one who can make "us" look stupid... is ourselves.

    Why people like to do that, (look stupid) I have no idea.

    I don't know about "lazy" as a reason to hit "e" instead of an "a" since their finger is already on the "a".

    And the misuse of "your" / "you're". About the same amount. And so easy to use it correctly. Anytime you want to use "your", like in "Your right about that", which is wrong usage, just add "are" to the word "your" and you will have it licked. As in "you are using it correctly".

    Again: Does the sentence sound correct with the word "are" after the "your"? If it does, then use it.

    Your right about that. NO
    You are right about that. YES

    Your is used with "things".

    Your: arm, leg, car, house, hat, shoe, wife, husband, kids, gun, money.

    Your intelligence. YES
    You are intelligence. NO
    You are intelligent. YES

    Your stupidity. YES
    You are stupidity. NO
    You are stupid. YES

    Your rich. NO
    You are rich. YES

    Pretty simple. And what about all the misuse of: their/there/they're?

    They're sitting over there with their kids.

    Question for Tucker's Mom:

    You said:"I came second in the overall for the whole country because..."

    It seems I learned:"I came in second, overall, for the whole country because...".

    I had a real struggle with English and Math in school, getting c's and d's most of the time, but did finally graduate from High School, so I'm not really sure which way is correct or if both ways are correct? Curious, curious ALL the time about MOST things. Even English usage.

    I enjoy English, a lot. YES, "a lot" IS two words. So is "no one", it is NOT noone. And on, and on, and on... forever. LOL

    Yes, the original post is fun, but no excuse for misusing/misspelling words, is it?

    At close to 2 o'clock in the morning, this is probably full of spelling errors, but I am going to bed. I have to work today. Yawn.

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    Spell checker

    tinySpell is free to use also and works with ANY Windows (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista) program you are in, not just the browsers. GREAT program! I've been using it for years and really depend on it. Why? Because I am a terrible speller.

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    In agreement...

    "There, their, and they're", are the ones that annoy me most.... So often wrong in context...

    But it is, afterall, about communicating ain't it? Someone's occasional misspells, don't much bother me as long as I can understand what's being conveyed...

    HUKT ON FONIX WURKS FOUR MEE!

    Carry on Gunslingers...

    FLc

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    Spell checker will not catch a misused word only if is is spelled wrong. A good example is to, too, two.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by flcracker View Post
    "There, their, and they're", are the ones that annoy me most.... So often wrong in context...

    But it is, afterall, about communicating ain't it? Someone's occasional misspells, don't much bother me as long as I can understand what's being conveyed...

    HUKT ON FONIX WURKS FOUR MEE!

    Carry on Gunslingers...

    FLc

    Surely there is a different way to say "on"?

    tinySpell seems to think your "afterall" is misspelled, that it should be "after all". :)

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