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Blog and Thread Typos

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Last Edited: August 10, 2008, 2:31 pm

Just curious.  How do you feel after you've posted and notice you've made a typo or used incorrect grammar?  For example, I know the difference between your and you're or its and it's and I realize that the word meaning also is spelled too, not to. 

However, I still make lots of errors when posting, especially when I make blog comments, since I can't edit them.  Even on threads, if someone posts a few days later, I might reread my comment and I notice I typed their instead of there.  I usually just shrug it off and think of Joe E. Brown at the end of Some Like It Hot.  Great scene!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLW5jzHsW7c&feature=related

This blog entry was prompted when I just typed "Sorry about you hours" and didn't notice until after I posted. 

Guess this should be a poll.

(a)  I don't care, it doesn't matter.

(b)  I bang my head against the wall.

(c)  It's the internet, we're expected to all sound like that

(d)  whadya talkin bout hear Dood?

Entry #160

Comments

1.
justxploringComment by justxploring - August 10, 2008, 2:26 pm
I expect at least one person to comment "spend more time proofreading."   Not one of the poll choices. LOL
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - August 10, 2008, 2:38 pm
You iz what you types>>>>>>oopsa!!!!
3.
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - August 10, 2008, 2:44 pm
I guess at one point I feel kind of stupid for the mistake, but sometimes I am just trying to get my opinion at there and I just miss some errors along the way. To me, it's just the internet and as long as I am not typing in "net speak" I am not going to worry about it too much.....lol.

(a) is my choice
4.
ThatScaryChickComment by ThatScaryChick - August 10, 2008, 2:45 pm
Oh dear, I meant "out there" not "at there". Too bad we can't edit our comments on blogs.
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emilygComment by emilyg - August 10, 2008, 2:45 pm
Not important to me.
6.
four4meComment by four4me - August 10, 2008, 2:50 pm
There no entry for wish i could fix it.

Usually before i post i use spell checker. How is that possible you say when blogs don't have that feature. Right click your mouse button and scroll down to check spelling..... ye haaaaaaaaaaa

However since some words are spelled alike but have different meanings it up to you to correct your grammar.

Like you mean you going to a game.
Should be your going to a game.
If you push add comment it's game over.
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Rick GComment by Rick G - August 10, 2008, 6:50 pm

Nancy, I feel your pain...but had to vote (a).
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - August 10, 2008, 8:03 pm
It,s (c) for me.
I am not good at grammar but some of the writing I see on the net is grade school level or below.
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TenajComment by Tenaj - August 10, 2008, 10:00 pm
I choose "a" "I don't care it doesn't matter" as long as what you want to say is communicated. Why sweat the small stuff.
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justxploringComment by justxploring - August 11, 2008, 1:55 am
Thanks everyone for commenting. Sometimes it's (a) and sometimes it's (b)   Depends on my mood.
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time*treatComment by time*treat - August 11, 2008, 9:10 am
I get a little annoyed when I make a typo. It feels like I'm sinking to the level of the their-there people (almost no one uses "they're" anymore).
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rcbbuckeyeComment by rcbbuckeye - August 11, 2008, 10:34 am
Just, I couldn't pick one. I usually proofread before I click reply. Everyone makes mistakes, but I am a little amazed at the grammar sometimes.
By the way, four4me, "you're going to a game" (you are going to a game). Sorry, couldn't resist, LOL. My mother was an English teacher.
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Comment by Gentlespirit - August 11, 2008, 2:09 pm
I'm not perfect, and I'm not brilliant...however, I do feel I have a half-way decent command of the english language. I don't like making errors, however, when I've noticed that I've made one, I don't stay up all night worrying about it!!! It happens to the best of us. It's called being human!!!
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justxploringComment by justxploring - August 11, 2008, 2:37 pm
True, GentleSpirit. Nobody's perfect. (did you use the link I posted? That's the line at the end of Some Like It Hot when Jack Lemmon takes off his wig and says "I'm a man!"

Once I faxed a resume and, at the last minute, decided to add the suite # to the address - not that it mattered on a fax. Anyway, I typed something like soote instead of suite. I was trying to yank it out of the fax. It was like a scene from a movie where someone is trying to pull another from the jaws of a monster in the water. From then on, even if I change one small word, I use spellcheck.

The internet has changed everything. The world is so impersonal. I went to the library last month and checked out 2 books. It was very slow, so I went to the counter. I was told to use the self checkout. After a few tries - had to keep turning the book - I figured it out, but what ever happened to people communicating with other people? So it's gone both ways. We can type 2nite and people think LOL is a real word (probably is in the dictionary)   OTOH someone can just send an email "Sorry, we're breaking up" or "You're fired" without accountability or guilt.   Sometimes I like self checkouts, but they don't smile and ask if you're having a nice day.

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