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Thread: Text Talk, bad spelling, poor grammar, and literacy laziness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EliteDJ View Post
    Things are getting really bad again, so I thought I'd give this thread another gentle nudge to the top. If you haven't read this thread already then please do!

    A good tool for checking the spelling in your posts is ieSpell. (http://www.iespell.com/). It's a spell checker that is integrated into your (IE) browser, which makes checking spelling on the forum very easy (see screen shot below).




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    Totally agree, as I have said many times before, not bothering to make any effort just shows a total disrespect for your fellow DJ. Well said Shaun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppentertainments View Post
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    Indeed. Daz had already mentioned that in post #2. I was merely offering an altenative that I've found works well for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EliteDJ View Post
    Indeed. Daz had already mentioned that in post #2. I was merely offering an altenative that I've found works well for me.
    Just for those people, like me, who don't read all the thread.

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    You didn't even read post # 20 in full did you, in particular this line....


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    on BBC 4 (Andy Hamilton presented it - "Its Only A Theory") - a professor of linguistics (David Crystal) espoused texting as being beneficial to language and made excellent points which I think bear considering - here's an article on the same subject from the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008...guardianreview

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    Quote Originally Posted by Megamix View Post
    on BBC 4 (Andy Hamilton presented it - "Its Only A Theory") - a professor of linguistics (David Crystal) espoused texting as being beneficial to language and made excellent points which I think bear considering - here's an article on the same subject from the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008...guardianreview
    The link didn't work. Regardless, 'texting' will never be permissible here on the forum. The points outlined in the OP still stand.
    Last edited by soundtracker; 05-04-2010 at 09:54 AM.

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    Use Chrome - Google tool-bar built in (although it can't spell Google ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Megamix View Post
    on BBC 4 (Andy Hamilton presented it - "Its Only A Theory") - a professor of linguistics (David Crystal) espoused texting as being beneficial to language and made excellent points which I think bear considering - here's an article on the same subject from the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008...guardianreview
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    I get what you are all saying, but guess what, im going to play the dyslexia card. (report attached)

    I try extremely hard to make sure that my spelling is correct. (I am also working on my grammar and punctuation but I am finding it really hard to understand). I have even changed over to Mac's so that I can highlight the text and it reads it out to me.

    But does it really matter that much if people slip up a few times on a forum. Its a place to chat to others and pass on knowledge and advice not an English Exam! I recently had one of my posts picked up by admin because i put 'U' instead of 'you'. know i appologise for this but does it really need to be highlighted in red with a "Admin: Text talk isn't permitted. Please read the forum rules for clarification." at the bottom of the post.

    This does knock your confidence a bit.
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