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pelican
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Message 121 of 131 (472340)
06-21-2008 8:03 PM
Reply to: Message 120 by lyx2no
06-21-2008 8:59 AM


Re: Nonchalance
What defines "deliberate"? If I know "cat" is spelled with a "c" but I spell it with a "k" is that more annoying to you if I do it because I'm stupid?

How would you distinguish intentional errors from unintentional errors to know whether you should be annoyed or not?

Is nonchalance a disability that you are willing to accommodate?

Thankyou, my point entirely.

I prefer to be nonchalant when I encounter incorrect spelling. If the author is being nonchalant, I cannot know. I assess the author by the content, not by the spelling. regards


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lyx2no
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Message 122 of 131 (472363)
06-21-2008 10:54 PM
Reply to: Message 121 by pelican
06-21-2008 8:03 PM


Re: Nonchalance
When it is deliberate, like yours, I would get pissed off…

This does not sound nonchalant.

Is it intentional if the error prone person does not bother to correct his errors reasoning that the audience can decipher it if need be?

I find that little different from being told to "go screw". Are you nonchalant about telling people to "go screw"?


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pelican
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Message 123 of 131 (472394)
06-22-2008 2:42 AM
Reply to: Message 122 by lyx2no
06-21-2008 10:54 PM


Re: Nonchalance
Re: Nonchalance
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When it is deliberate, like yours, I would get pissed off…

This does not sound nonchalant.

Is it intentional if the error prone person does not bother to correct his errors reasoning that the audience can decipher it if need be?

I find that little different from being told to "go screw". Are you nonchalant about telling people to "go screw"?

Larni deliberately sabotaged his spellings and deliberately made them difficult to decipher to make a point. The average poster, including Larni and myself, make typo erroes and occasionally mis-spell words. It doesn't take anything away from the content.

Normally, you cannot judge if it's done deliberately, accidently, sloppily, careless or whatever. My point is that it does not matter if the words are recognisable and in context.

Some posters sprout a load of crap beautifully spelled e.g the last sentence of your post. That doesn't make sense at all and has no bearing on the discussion. Now that is a judgment :)


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lyx2no
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Message 124 of 131 (472440)
06-22-2008 1:16 PM
Reply to: Message 123 by pelican
06-22-2008 2:42 AM


A Load of Crap
The average poster, including Larni and myself, make typo erroes and occasionally mis-spell words. It doesn't take anything away from the content.

Conceded for “Dick and Jane” conversations. (I'm above common errors myself. All variation from standard English in my posts is entirely intentional. They make me more likable*)

My point is that it does not matter if the words are recognisable and in context. &… It doesn't take anything away from the content.

Then you do not agree that “recognisable” [sic] by the reader is not to be left to the judgment of the writer?

pelican in post 121 writes:

I prefer to be nonchalant when I encounter incorrect spelling.

Or is yours to be the universal standard for the reader too.

I find that little different from being told to "go screw". Are you nonchalant about telling people to "go screw"?

Some posters sprout a load of crap beautifully spelled e.g the last sentence of your post.

The first is a statement of what “I find”, and the second is interrogatory. How can either be “a load of crap”? (Though it does satisfy the interrogatory.)

That doesn't make sense at all and has no bearing on the discussion.

Your right, I forgot… this discussion is about errors that don't matter.

*Note the failure to conclude this sentence with a period. Chicks dig that.

Edited by lyx2no, : Grammar and spelling… what else?


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pelican
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Message 125 of 131 (472686)
06-24-2008 3:04 AM
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06-22-2008 1:16 PM


Re: A Load of Crap
I find that little different from being told to "go screw". Are you nonchalant about telling people to "go screw"?

Some posters sprout a load of crap beautifully spelled e.g the last sentence of your post.

The first is a statement of what “I find”, and the second is interrogatory. How can either be “a load of crap”? (Though it does satisfy the interrogatory.)

"Go screw"? How is that to be comprehended? Are you supporting a screw to go somewhere???????????? Whatever you mean it isn't good written communication. Perhaps 'load of crap' was a bit much. I aplogise.


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lyx2no
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Message 126 of 131 (472692)
06-24-2008 7:33 AM
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06-24-2008 3:04 AM


Re: A Load of Crap
I'm prig enough to agree that idiom is also problematic. But I'll not get up into your grill, home slice.


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Larni
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Message 127 of 131 (472695)
06-24-2008 9:03 AM
Reply to: Message 123 by pelican
06-22-2008 2:42 AM


Re: Nonchalance
pelican writes:

Larni deliberately sabotaged his spellings and deliberately made them difficult to decipher to make a point.

Not so: that is how it would look if I did not go back and correct it.


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pelican
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Message 128 of 131 (472696)
06-24-2008 9:11 AM
Reply to: Message 127 by Larni
06-24-2008 9:03 AM


Re: Nonchalance
Your fingers can't be that big as to hit so many keys so far apart surely?
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Larni
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Message 129 of 131 (472698)
06-24-2008 9:53 AM
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06-24-2008 9:11 AM


Re: Nonchalance
I'm just a bad typer and appalling speller.
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Humble
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Message 130 of 131 (473019)
06-26-2008 2:52 PM


Well, the way I see it, intelligence and wisdom are two different things.

Intelligence is simply how much information a person has in their heads.
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Wisdom is how that person uses that information(Also known as IQ)

I value wisdom over intelligence, because it takes a thinker to be wise and not just intelligent. A person could know everything in the universe, but if they don't know WHY 2+2=4, they're no better than a person that knows nothing except why 2+2=4.


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lyx2no
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Message 131 of 131 (473041)
06-26-2008 4:50 PM
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06-26-2008 2:52 PM


Intelligence
An intelligent man knows all. A wise man knows best.


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