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Old 12-04-2007, 01:21 PM   #51
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Callisto-- its a joke about hooked on phonics. Someone had to lighten things up, Thanks jp
You got hooked on phonics out of that? I thought it was a foreign language. Then again, I always looked at this picture and read it as Fudd as in Elmer. I had to have someone explain it to me. She was an elementary school teacher so she read in a different language than I did.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:25 PM   #52
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Interesting. I get no spelling errors. I get one British spelling for endeavour (my friend lives in Canada and that's how she spells it too) and I get one missed space between a word. That's all. There certainly weren't 7 in what she wrote.
I pasted it into Word and got 7 spelling and grammar errors ("whyever" was tagged as a spelling error). It didn't happen in this case, but sometimes items flagged as grammatical errors are really style differences, which is a matter of choice.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:28 PM   #53
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I pasted it into Word and got 7 spelling and grammar errors ("whyever" was tagged as a spelling error). It didn't happen in this case, but sometimes items flagged as grammatical errors are really style differences, which is a matter of choice.
That could be. It all depends on the setting you have your grammar check at. I also don't count endeavour because I add the U to rumour, behaviour, and switch the e and the r on theatre. Whyever was tagged spelling but was really a space issue. I'm still wondering what the other errors were which was the original point. I got three, what are the four others?
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:29 PM   #54
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dogs are notoriously bad spellers.

i'd ask my dog how his day was, and he'd always reply "ruff".
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It's kind of a joke in my family, When we spell something they way it sounds and it's no right and someone in the family sees it, they always say you learned that through hooked on phonics didn't you. Then they usually fix the mistake and thats it. No one feels stupid that they didn't know how to spell a word.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:40 PM   #56
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That could be. It all depends on the setting you have your grammar check at. I also don't count endeavour because I add the U to rumour, behaviour, and switch the e and the r on theatre. Whyever was tagged spelling but was really a space issue. I'm still wondering what the other errors were which was the original point. I got three, what are the four others?
"Whyever" is not in the dictionary; I suppose that's why it was tagged a spelling error. If you're using American English, then endeavour, rumour, behaviour, and theatre are incorrect. Part of my day job is editing copy for publication; for professional purposes at least, it's important to choose a reference tool (a specific dictionary) and style guide (we use the Associated Press Stylebook) and to be consistent.

The other errors are:

Sentence fragment (and the comma should not be there) - Although, we were all taught how to correctly place commas in sentences.

Duplicate word - Is is

Requires "or" after "conversation" - However, it's the decided nature of society that one letter, one conversation, one meal in the presence of a boor is 'no big thing'.

Sentence fragment - Whyever would anyone ever consider otherwise?
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"Whyever" is not in the dictionary; I suppose that's why it was tagged a spelling error. If you're using American English, then endeavour, rumour, behaviour, and theatre are incorrect. Part of my day job is editing copy for publication; for professional purposes at least, it's important to choose a reference tool (a specific dictionary) and style guide (we use the Associated Press Stylebook) and to be consistent.

The other errors are:

Sentence fragment (and the comma should not be there) - Although, we were all taught how to correctly place commas in sentences.

Duplicate word - Is is

Requires "or" after "conversation" - However, it's the decided nature of society that one letter, one conversation, one meal in the presence of a boor is 'no big thing'.

Sentence fragment - Whyever would anyone ever consider otherwise?
That's what I got too, but I also got the "passive voice - suggest active voice" flag.
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dogs are notoriously bad spellers.

i'd ask my dog how his day was, and he'd always reply "ruff".
I love you, bt. (But you should do something about your dog's spelling skills!)
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Callisto-- its a joke about hooked on phonics. Someone had to lighten things up, Thanks jp
Thanks mikki at least some of us have a sense of humor.Not to say I never went off the deep end a few times myself.
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