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I'm not talking about shorthand obviously. That's something else.

I can give you a million examples of basically any word over 7 letters that's spelled incorrect on this board.

That's what I meant.
Original wrote:When you write a paper, word has spell check.
Oh my bad. I forgot spell check will always be available for anything you write for the rest of your life.

And I never said you had to type any certain way. I just said the spelling on this board is getting horrible. It use to be pretty good.

The idea of spelling in general is very important to how you look at any language period. Bad spellers = Bad at english.

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well im a great speller, i was in the spelling bee once lmao
and IDK isn't spelling it's an abbreviation for i don't know
but yeah a lot of people on here can't spell and that whole
argument that you shouldn't spell right everywhere is bogus
because i write term papers all the time and i find myself writing
things the way i do on the internet because i'm so used to it
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Okay. But using idk outloud is some lame shit. and I don't write term papers, I never done homework my whole life...shit

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hmm probably why you spelled competition wrong in the fitness thread...
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The impact of the continued exposure to incorrect spelling and grammar can be extraordinary to observe. I've seen people corrected dozens of times, yet rediculous is so ingrained in their mind that they just can't break the habit. Soon enough other participants are perpetuating the misspelling, with the forum slowly diverging from correct English into some bizarre forum-localized lingo-ignoramus.

It might seem harmless, but this incorrect spelling starts infecting their professional writings (emails, instant messages, documents, signs, business cards - a domain where the laissez-faire attitude of the online world isn't acceptable), making them look ignorant and careless. That's if the fear of the same hasn't discouraged written discourse altogether (which is sadly very common. I've encountered plenty of professional acquaintances who avoid the written word like the plague).

It can even reduce the comprehension efficiency of written materials, as the reader's brain tries to rationalize the correct spelling on the paper with what they have stored in their memory cells.

It reduces general literacy.
http://www.yafla.com/dennisforbes/Spell ... tters.html

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*.HarleQuin.* wrote:hmm probably why you spelled competition wrong in the fitness thread...
prolly...also google toolbar has spell check feature

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probably should have used it then bud..
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I don't have google toolbar.

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Yo Dis is a Fuckin Rap Forum Aiight?
It Aint a Who Can Spell What Place
Fuck Outta Hea
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-.HaZarD.- wrote:Yo Dis is a Fuckin Rap Forum Aiight?
It Aint a Who Can Spell What Place
Fuck Outta Hea
What? lmao

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*.HarleQuin.* wrote:well im a great speller, i was in the spelling bee once lmao
and IDK isn't spelling it's an abbreviation for i don't know
but yeah a lot of people on here can't spell and that whole
argument that you shouldn't spell right everywhere is bogus
because i write term papers all the time and i find myself writing
things the way i do on the internet because i'm so used to it
Lol it's Not Bogus. Some People Just Type Differently Online, Whether They Do Work On a PC Or Not. And Why is There a Thread About This Again?
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Domino wrote:
*.HarleQuin.* wrote:well im a great speller, i was in the spelling bee once lmao
and IDK isn't spelling it's an abbreviation for i don't know
but yeah a lot of people on here can't spell and that whole
argument that you shouldn't spell right everywhere is bogus
because i write term papers all the time and i find myself writing
things the way i do on the internet because i'm so used to it
Lol it's Not Bogus. Some People Just Type Differently Online, Whether They Do Work On a PC Or Not. And Why is There a Thread About This Again?
Once again, you're completely missing the point of the thread.

It has nothing to do with how gay the short hand is that people use on this forum.

It's about the horrible spelling.

People are spelling words like "competitiona" wrong because they don't know how to spell it. It's
simple.

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