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Mudcatters are losers

MandolinPaul 24 Jun 00 - 11:04 AM
DougR 24 Jun 00 - 11:11 AM
Rick Fielding 24 Jun 00 - 11:23 AM
MandolinPaul 24 Jun 00 - 11:29 AM
Mbo 24 Jun 00 - 11:29 AM
catspaw49 24 Jun 00 - 11:41 AM
Bill D 26 Jun 00 - 01:08 PM
SINSULL 26 Jun 00 - 01:22 PM
Jon Freeman 26 Jun 00 - 01:50 PM
kendall 26 Jun 00 - 01:56 PM
Jon Freeman 26 Jun 00 - 02:10 PM
Alice 26 Jun 00 - 02:22 PM
Songster Bob 26 Jun 00 - 03:35 PM
Bert 26 Jun 00 - 04:53 PM
Bill D 26 Jun 00 - 05:27 PM
Bert 26 Jun 00 - 05:40 PM
Jon Freeman 26 Jun 00 - 05:51 PM
Bert 26 Jun 00 - 05:56 PM
wysiwyg 26 Jun 00 - 06:19 PM
Bill D 26 Jun 00 - 06:26 PM
paddymac 26 Jun 00 - 09:20 PM
Mrrzy 26 Jun 00 - 09:25 PM
bob jr 26 Jun 00 - 10:59 PM
Bill D 26 Jun 00 - 11:05 PM
Sorcha 26 Jun 00 - 11:14 PM
BK 26 Jun 00 - 11:43 PM
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Racer 27 Jun 00 - 12:43 AM
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GUEST,Roger the skiffler 27 Jun 00 - 04:25 AM
Kim C 27 Jun 00 - 10:07 AM
Áine 27 Jun 00 - 10:12 AM
Bert 27 Jun 00 - 11:32 AM
Bagpuss 27 Jun 00 - 11:40 AM
Rick Fielding 27 Jun 00 - 02:04 PM
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GUEST,Peter T. 27 Jun 00 - 02:53 PM
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Wolfgang 28 Jun 00 - 07:14 AM
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The Shambles 28 Jun 00 - 02:47 PM
Áine 28 Jun 00 - 03:03 PM
GUEST,Airto 29 Jun 00 - 04:27 AM
GUEST,Hilary in NZ 29 Jun 00 - 08:03 AM
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Subject: Mudcatters are losers
From: MandolinPaul
Date: 24 Jun 00 - 11:04 AM

Sorry kids. I don't mean it, of course. I've just noticed a pattern lately. People start up threads with obnoxious titles, then say "Now that I have your attention, here's what I really want to say."

This is usually followed by a bunch of people saying, "Here here".

I'm not making a judgement - just an obversation. I thought it was time I got in on the game.

Besides, every once in a while I have to do something to make somebody think I'm a real dink.

Paul.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: DougR
Date: 24 Jun 00 - 11:11 AM

Hmm. Have you ever talked to your doctor about that? :>)

DougR


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 24 Jun 00 - 11:23 AM

Actually Paul, if you'd looked a little farther back, you might have seen some ambiguous attention grabbing headers that also involved a bit of thought (and dare I say it?) wit. It's a little harder that way...but more fun.

....on the other hand, the moment we fell in love with "unpopular" (as in folk etc.) music, we all qualified as "losers".

If you were sittin' in a cafe, with a bottle of wine, a pack of Galois (optional) and listenin' to someone's life story...who'd you rather have there with you... George Bush jr. (an obvious "winner") or Ramblin' Jack Elliot?

Rick (happy as a clam to be a "loser")


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: MandolinPaul
Date: 24 Jun 00 - 11:29 AM

That's easy, Rick. I'd rather be with Bush. He can afford better drugs.

Paul.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Mbo
Date: 24 Jun 00 - 11:29 AM

But to quote ELO "A loser in her heart, but on her face a smile for everyone under God's grace..."


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: catspaw49
Date: 24 Jun 00 - 11:41 AM

Okay Paul.........You're a real dink.

Feel better now? Happy to help.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 01:08 PM

....and besides, the expression of wild agreement is spelled "hear, hear"...."here, here" is what you might use to call your dog...

Bill D., pedantic curmudgeon in residence

(wanna hear me expound on 'accept' & 'except'?)*grin*


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 01:22 PM

And "take" and "bring"? And "affect" and "effect"?

RE: Loser Status.

I once was lost but now am found. Quite happy to be a "Dink" in residence.

SS


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 01:50 PM

Aw come on you lot those are big words - its and it's causes me enough trouble.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: kendall
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 01:56 PM

There is a new restaurant in my town, and it is called The Maine Way..seafood at it's best!! it's driving me nuts, and I dont know if they did it on purpose, or if they are ignorant of the difference. Why is that so hard? it's is a contraction of it is. Simple.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 02:10 PM

Sorry Kendall, I don't except that its simple ;-)

BTW, what's the seafood like?

Jon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Alice
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 02:22 PM

Rick, I didn't catch whether you went to your school reunion. This thread reminds me of high school for some reason. The talk shows have had a rash of high school losers coming back to show their torments how "hot" they are now that their acne cleared up and they have contact lenses (me in junior high school - bad hair cut, ugly glasses, spotty skin and nerdy clothes). Hey... a reunion of losers - welcome to the Mudcat. *It is* great to be here.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Songster Bob
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 03:35 PM

Rick wrote:

"If you were sittin' in a cafe, with a bottle of wine, a pack of Galois (optional) and listenin' to someone's life story...who'd you rather have there with you... George Bush jr. (an obvious "winner") ..."

-- You misspelled "whiner" there, Rick.

Just trying to help

Bob Clayton


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bert
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 04:53 PM

Please don't criticize grammar and spelling. We accept that you are perfect.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 05:27 PM

It's about time you accepted that, Bert. It has a profound effect on my sense of well-being.

(I'll meet you at that restaurant, Kendall, we'll double-team them....some folks seem to think that the answer is, "when in doubt, throw in an apostrophe"...but there...their..they're wrong)


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bert
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 05:40 PM

Bill (and others) there are several of our Mudcat friends who, for one reason or another, are not too good at spelling and grammar. Continued badgering of these people has driven some of them away.

Being good at English is NOT a requirement of visiting Mudcat. Being GOOD to each other is.

I love you Bill, but I also love those other guys, so please give 'em a break.

Bert. (Who is bad at playing the guitar, sings too many of his own songs, sings sea shanties too fast and makes the odd spelling and grammar mistake)


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 05:51 PM

I've a feeling there is a little too much tension in the air, maybe we all need to lighten up a little.

I have joked here but I doubt that there is anyone who has made more typos, spelling mistakes and grammatical errors than me in Mudcat and nobody has ever had a go at me.

Also, as I know how bad I am, I would not have a fo at anyone else...

Jon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bert
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 05:56 PM

Jon,

It's a sore point with me since I learned that we lost a couple of good friends that way.

I also have someone in my family with dyslexia, so I know how embarassing it can be.

It shouldn't hurt for us to be nice to each other.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: wysiwyg
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 06:19 PM

I don't think we're losers as much as just FUBAR.

Which I am SURE you all know stands for Folked Up Beyond All Rationality.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 06:26 PM

...umm... Bert, how can I put this...I really try NOT to 'badger' anyone, and I really think that light-hearted mention of the correct spelling, usage, etc., might actually help those who have the occasional problem. I would certainly NEVER judge a person's worth by their grammar.

An old man once told me, "You can call me ignorant, but don't call me dumb...ignorant just means I haven't learned something yet, dumb means I CAN'T learn."

I also make mistakes (I thought "We accept that you are perfect." was a joke)..I sing off-key, mispronounce words, and yes, make spelling mistakes...but if I do it over & over, I WANT someone to point out the right way to me.

I do not believe the truth to be offensive, and I truly hope I did not offend anyone in the way I tried to make jokes about it...you are absolutely correct, Bert...there is not and should not be any requirement to have a certain skill at English to be a valuble part of Mudcat.

I will try to be judicious in my comments, Bert, and you practice the guitar, learn more 'other' songs, and try a few pumping shanties..they are REAL slow.....and pretty soon we can be perfect together!*big silly grin*


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: paddymac
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 09:20 PM

Well, I'm supportive of Bill D's approach. It doesn't strike me as at all negative, in either intent or a/e-ffect. The problem I see with the US version of the English language is that it is constantly under attack by wordsmiths of uncertain skill more interested in being (or being seen as) clever than in effectively communiting. It's something of a linguistic black hole as it is. No need to speed up its e/de-volution with commercial crap. Let it lie/lay.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 09:25 PM

Actually, it's Gauloises, but who's counting spelling in tongues, right? Signed, one who is now grateful to the parent's obnoxious (at the time!) habit of correcting me every time I misused who/m or it(')s or ...


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: bob jr
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 10:59 PM

it seems that alot of folks here wear their folk badge with some strange sense of pride that it automatically makes you a loser unpopular or somehow out in left field as a human then they act as snotty and uptight as some small bank manager in my old hometown i dont get it i just dont get it


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bill D
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 11:05 PM

ummm...after what has been said, I guess I'd best refrain from commenting on punctuation


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Sorcha
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 11:14 PM

If I could speak/write (insert--French, Spanish, Gaelic, etc.) half as well as some of our memebers speak/write Engilsh,I would be one happy lady. I admit that no capitals, all capitals, and consistent mistakes do bother me, but I overlook obvious typos, cut a lot of slack for those whose first language is not English. In fact, I rather enjoy seeing the posts from non-English countries. They are always understood, and Skarpi does a damn sight better in English than I could do in Icelandic. So, let's go for the world community, here.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: BK
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 11:43 PM

And, in an easy-going way, we can still help each other learn..

Cheers, BK, who oftens crews up chords, songs, typing, etc, etc.... & likes too many ....... [seems to imitate life....]


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: momnopp
Date: 26 Jun 00 - 11:56 PM

Mudcatters are some of the most wonderous and lovely people I've ever met.

Bert, I think that your points are well taken, but I also think the timbre of this thread is sufficiently light-hearted. It is a wonder we can communicate as well as we do!

In the past year or so I've come to understand the two-dimensionality of mere written words. In fact I believe a large part of the reason my sister and I are not on speaking terms is that we started "communicating" almost entirely via e-mail.

One of my great joys in life (after singing and laughing) is playing with language. And at the ripe old age of nearly 37, I'm working on modifying my language snobbery so that I can "read between the lines". I am, however, still appalled to receive newsletters with typos in them.

And in that vein, dyslexics of the world, UNTIE!

Cheers,

JudyO

PS - Jon Freeman plays a MEAN game of Scrabble, so look out! He does seem to have an affinity for sticky keys on his keyboard, though! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Racer
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 12:43 AM

Language is decided by the collective anyway. If someone is able to convey his or her meaning, then he or she has effectively "mastered" the language.

Words are being added, taken away, and/or changed constantly. Try singing "Blow Boys, Blow" at a bar sometime, and you'll know what I'm talking about.

Words are just words. They convey meaning though. If the audience understands thier meaning, then I don't see a problem.

-Racer


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Racer
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 12:44 AM

Who really gives a shit about the nuts and bolts of the language any way?

-Racer


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 04:25 AM

Like Kendall, I'm one of the "apostrophe police" but only where it is misused in public, or in the so-called academic institution which pays me while I pop into the Mudcat Cafe. I enjoy the postings of fellow Mudcatters too much (and am only too conscious of the many typos and misconceptions in my hasty postings)to worry about their spelling or punctuation.
RtS


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Kim C
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 10:07 AM

Like we say here in the Sunny South ---- Y'all be sweet, now.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Áine
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 10:12 AM

My Mudcat Grammar motto: "If you'll cover your own apostrophe, I'll keep my hands off your dangling participle!"

*BG* Áine


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bert
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 11:32 AM

Áine, keep your hands off EVERYTHING that I have dangling;-)

Bill, the point is that some people CAN'T learn these things in the same way that we do, and they are not dumb. One of the people that I have in mind is extremely skilled in his own work, in fact he's one of the best in the world. But he's dyslexic and he posts very rarely now because someone jumped all over him for a few spelling mistakes. Every time he sees someone's spelling 'corrected' it just drives him further away.

Read this thread to get a feel for the problem.

I've been 'practicing' guitar for years but progress is very slow, 'cos I've got a tin ear. And I DID learn Cookoo's Nest because 'someone' requested it, then they weren't tuned in the week that I sang it:-) Ne'mind I'll sing it again for you. One time on Mudcat Radio, we were going to sing every song that we knew, but Max wimped out after a couple of hours. These youngsters have got no stamina.
We're probably have to continue to disagree on the tempo of certain shanties. I'm going to claim that they used to sing 'em faster when they got onshore and had a few beers under their belts. And you can exercise your curmudgeonly authority and correct me in the chat room.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bagpuss
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 11:40 AM

At another website I post at, we used to have a character called Spelling Bee. He was the most despised person there.....

Bagpuss (I always blame my spelling mistakes on being a cat typing on keys designed for human fingers)


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 02:04 PM

Hi Alice. Nope didn't go. I LOVED the responses on the thread, and came to the conclusion that I'd probably not be terribly interested (or interesting) after the first hour. Besides, their big event was a DANCE!!! Well, that's "where I came in". Couldn't dance then...can't now. Didn't wanna learn....still don't.

Now a "Reunion for Confused High Schoolers"? Might go to that.

Bob jr. You nailed us. Spot on! Love it.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: SeanM
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 02:26 PM

Bert,

You're assuming that the average group of sailors after a few beers could sing at the same tempo as the person sitting next to'em, let alone at the same tempo as on board ship. I'd think they were singing faster in hopes to just finish around the same time as everyone else -- I've heard much the same thing at a pub after the first several rounds...

M


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Bert
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 02:33 PM

SeanM, ah! good point, of course I doubt if I sing them the same every time.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: GUEST,Peter T.
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 02:53 PM

Well, actually, I give a shit about the nuts and bolts of the language -- anyway (meaning more or less, in any case, versus any way, which means in any version or direction), I don't remember any cases where we picked on people for their bad spelling or typos -- it was always picked up as the starting point for a joke, or spinning the thing a bit more. We currently have a marred "married" which is getting the gears. But when it comes down to it, spelling is not crucial unless it messes up what you are trying to say to other people. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the greatest American novel, and couldn't spell at all -- he was an unbelievably bad speller, but his thought processes were crystal clear.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 27 Jun 00 - 03:09 PM

My grammar has never been as good as it should be but I agree on the importance of it in some situations. I am sloppy here but one of my jobs involved producing documentation to support the operation of a MRP (type of stock control/ scheduling) system in a factory.

Apart from matters of grammar and spelling, I had to write in a particular style, i.e. clear, concise and easy for anybody to understand. I had change my own writing style to be able to do it.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Wolfgang
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 07:14 AM

Peter T.: "spelling is not crucial unless it messes up what you are trying to say to other people"

I strongly disagree. I could agree (more or less) if I'd think only of that one function of written language, i.e. to make a thought understandable at the moment when it is read the first time. But here at Mudcat there is one more function to the written word, i.e. it is preserved for rereading at a later time. To that purpose, it has to be refound and that can be extremely hard with wrong spelling. More than just once, I had difficulties recovering a thread or a single post due to spelling errors in thread titles or central words. Mind you, the spelling did not at all interfere with the understanding once I had found the post, but it did with the finding.
So, spell as you feel like in the many posts that are written for instant forgetting (after the first reading), that is all the chatlike posts and threads, but check your spelling in posts and especially in thread titles when you think its content merits rereading at a later time.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Peter T.
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 08:51 AM

You are right, Wolfgang. I have enough damn trouble finding songs in Gaelic/English without that additional problem.
yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: The Shambles
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 02:47 PM

It seems to be the case that if you are going to make a spelling mistoke, it is bound to be in the thread title.


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Áine
Date: 28 Jun 00 - 03:03 PM

Dear Lodger,

You are so right! But, we just have to grid our lones and smole trough it, don't wee?

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: GUEST,Airto
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 04:27 AM

Is there any evidence that the problems caused by dyslexia and related conditions are worse for English speakers than for, say, Spanish or German speakers?

Spelling in English is much more difficult than in many other languages. George Bernard Shaw used to campaign for a complete review of how we spell words in English. One example he used was words ending in ough, such as:

through, plough, although, rough, cough, lough, etc.

Mind you, the Yanks have already got to work on simplifying some of these spellings.

Arthur O'Malley


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: GUEST,Hilary in NZ
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 08:03 AM

I hope all you people are checking out the Worst New Words in the English Language thread as well. Pedantry Rulz


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: SINSULL
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 04:19 PM

A local bus company that leases transportation to the city school districts has the following sign painted on its busses:

New York City Scholl System

My son's teacher says "Spelling doesn't count". In general, I disagree.

In the Cafe,I don't care if anyone chooses to correct my spelling, grammar, etc. I choose to ignore most of the errors I see. But marred for married was a classaic Freudian slip. Sorry I wasn't the first to catch it.

SS


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: The Shambles
Date: 29 Jun 00 - 05:13 PM

Very often I copy text from a thread, as a quote to place in my word processor. It is usually something I have read closely many times. It is only at that point, when all the red lines appear, that I notice the incorrect spelling. It obviously does not prevent me from understanding it's meaning. Allowing for language differences, this happens quite often.

My machine wants me to change this before I use it with the new stuff I have written and already corrected.

Should I then correct this spelling, before posting it back to the forum?


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: Wolfgang
Date: 30 Jun 00 - 05:47 AM

I'd correct it if it's easy (without further comment), i.e. I'd follow the rules of journalism instead of science here. Sometimes, however, I'm too lazy to follow my advice.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: SINSULL
Date: 30 Jun 00 - 02:50 PM

Another apology!!! This must be the week for it. I lied. I take great joy in constantly correcting Mbo's spelling (as do others). I have even threatened to get him a dictionary for his graduation. But it's meant as a tease nothing more.

Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. SS


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Subject: RE: Mudcatters are losers
From: p.j.
Date: 01 Jul 00 - 02:02 PM

On the subject of grammar, I refer you to one of my favorite jokes (we're from Atlanta, y'all...)

Seems the Southern woman invited her new neighbor over for tea. "So," she says "where y'all from?"

Her neighbor answers smugly "Where I'm from we don't end our sentences with prepositions."

"Sorry," she replies with a sweet Southern smile. "Where y'all from, bee-yitch?"

:o) *big ol' gree-yan*
PJ


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