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Old 06-12-2012, 11:13 PM   #61
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lol, no problem. it's just my opinion. people can speak or write how they choose. but i'd like to think that it matters that the person you are speaking "to" receives your intended message well. when you speak "at" someone, it implies a disconnect in intentions. it is more about what you have to say rather than the communication at hand.

People who's Shift Key does not work.
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:15 PM   #62
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Oh, I know another one. Writing "to" when the person means "too". Sometimes it's obvious, but other times I don't understand until I "think it out loud".
That's two funny!

I noticed recently that I almost said "too" for "to" until I re-read my post before hitting submit. A problem is that spell checkers only know if it's a real word, not if it's the right one. And lots of things I think shouldn't be words apparently are...

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Old 06-12-2012, 11:27 PM   #63
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People who's Shift Key does not work.
My shift keys work just fine. It is my little crooked fingers that don't work.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:06 AM   #64
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That's two funny!

I noticed recently that I almost said "too" for "to" until I re-read my post before hitting submit. A problem is that spell checkers only know if it's a real word, not if it's the right one. And lots of things I think shouldn't be words apparently are...

Do witches use spell checkers? (Oops, wrong ley line!)
A friend of mine submitter a report at work. She used the spell checker. It seemed to think that "doe snot" was acceptable. (space in the wrong place, should have said "does not")
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:03 AM   #65
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there's a function to my improper spelling.

a long time ago, in the 300 baud days of computer communication, most nerdy tech people typed in the simplest characters possible, or all lowercase. anyone who wanted to appear to shout something wrote it in all capital letters. but that was for rare occasions.

i didn't make it up; it was just that way for speed purposes.

i continued that tradition way past it's use for no good reason, until it became useful again when i began using my droid to communicate online. it has one of those touch screen keyboards where it would take a lot of extra keystrokes to produce capital letters (as opposed to being able to use 2 hands or 2 fingers at the same time on a real qwerty keyboard), so my patience or laziness has come full circle and i have a good reason not to write capital letters.

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I'm a touch typist. It would take me more effort not to capitalize.
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:35 AM   #67
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you would need really tiny fingers to touch type on the touch screen of a cell phone, taxy. plus, a lot of characters are only available on secondary pages or screens.
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you would need really tiny fingers to touch type on the touch screen of a cell phone, taxy. plus, a lot of characters are only available on secondary pages or screens.
Well, yeah, but it's only one extra key stroke on my phone to make a capital letter. And, it capitalizes the first letter of every sentence for me.
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shhh, mine does that too but i'm keeping with tradition.
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shhh, mine does that too but i'm keeping with tradition.
Oh, alright.

But, I remember 300 baud modems. I capitalized letters back then. Now, sending a telex live (as opposed to typing a tape and then having the machine read the tape at what, 56 baud or so), that was another story. I'm not even sure they even had lower case letters. Those old telex machines had really stiff keys. You really had to pound them.
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