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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 27th Jul 05, 4:40 PM
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    Gutted due to bad spelling Blog Discussion
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    • 27th Jul 05, 4:40 PM
    Gutted due to bad spelling Blog Discussion 27th Jul 05 at 4:40 PM
    Click reply to discuss the blog here.
    Last edited by MSE Martin; 27-07-2005 at 4:44 PM.
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  • bridiej
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    • 27th Jul 05, 5:01 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 5:01 PM
    I think people are either good at numbers or english, not both. I'm good at English but can't add up without the use of my faithful Casio, husband maths genius but can't spell for toffee.


    Face it Martin, you're good at figures.....



    ... should that be women's figures based on the ITV news blog entry! LOL!

    I just pop in now and then....
    transcribing
    • Fran
    • By Fran 27th Jul 05, 5:24 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 5:24 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 5:24 PM
    What a shame you said "no". We love to laugh (in a friendly affectionate way) at "celebs" being crap at something.
    Torgwen.......... ...........
    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 27th Jul 05, 8:00 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 8:00 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 8:00 PM
    True Fran, and to be honest i don't mind being made a fool of. What worries me is people may think 'he can't spell, he's stoopid, not listening to him on money either!'
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  • bridiej
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    • 27th Jul 05, 9:03 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 9:03 PM
    True Fran, and to be honest i don't mind being made a fool of. What worries me is people may think 'he can't spell, he's stoopid, not listening to him on money either!'
    by MSE Martin
    as if :rolleyes:

    I just pop in now and then....
    transcribing
  • Alfie E
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    • 27th Jul 05, 9:39 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 9:39 PM
    Most people with any talent can't spell. We're all too busy being talented, to waste our time learning English's broken spelling. Freespeling anyone?
    • lswwong
    • By lswwong 27th Jul 05, 10:48 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 10:48 PM
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    • 27th Jul 05, 10:48 PM
    The sort of work that I do means whenever I start looking for a new job and register with employment agencies, I get given a spelling test by the recruitment consultants. For my current job, the actual employer gave me tests in spelling, punctuation and grammar AFTER an hour's intensive interviewing. Oh, and touch-typing too.

    Pity that the people I ended up working for do not pay much attention to these things!
  • klondyke
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    • 29th Jul 05, 11:14 AM
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    • 29th Jul 05, 11:14 AM
    Hehe - I always thought that bug was spelt "dire rear"!

    (Not really) I might use my street cred as a former legal proofreader. Now THAT was fun!
    • divadee
    • By divadee 29th Jul 05, 1:09 PM
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    • 29th Jul 05, 1:09 PM
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    • 29th Jul 05, 1:09 PM
    AAwww Martin you should of done it. I would of coached ya!! The only thing i consistently got top marks in was spelling!!
    • amateur_saver
    • By amateur_saver 29th Jul 05, 1:29 PM
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    It doesn't matter about your spelling Martin, however, don't give up the day job to be a comedian !!! He He He... only kidding...
    Everyone is good at some things and bad at others, and as long as you realise these things and are prepared to do your best - who minds ????? Perhaps your agent can come up with the 'Weakest Link' and give Anne Robinson a run for her money, or do a stint on countdown with Carol Vorderman, I bet you wouldn't mind doing some sums with her eh eh eh eh ....

    A_S xx

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  • KathrynPenguin
    As an ICT teacher seeing bad spelling infuriates me. Being unable to spell is excusable but being unable to recognise the problem and use a spell checker isn't.

    I am cursed with a total inabilty to spell correctly as I was taught ITA at a young age and that turned out to be a completed disaster. I have however found that in the past 10 years my spelling has improved greatly due entirely to the automatic spell checker in Word. Seeing each mistake underlined in red really helped me to learn spelling, being given the chance to then choose the correct spelling without being made to look silly is helpful.

    Yes I refuse to correct the kids spelling, I just tell them its wrong and to go off and sort it out.

    P.S - I don't have the spelling tool downloaded on this new laptop so I couldn't spell check this entry!
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    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 27th Jul 07, 10:31 AM
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    AAwww Martin you should of done it. I would of coached ya!! The only thing i consistently got top marks in was spelling!!
    Originally posted by divadee
    *coughs*

    It's have, not of...
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    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 27th Jul 07, 10:32 AM
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    PS - I can;t see the blog we're talking about. I get one about cash machines and weather girls when I click the link...
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    • jackieb
    • By jackieb 27th Jul 07, 10:37 AM
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    PS - I can;t see the blog we're talking about. I get one about cash machines and weather girls when I click the link...
    Originally posted by skintchick
    Neither can I. I didn't want to appear stupid and say I couldn't see it. But since you've done that now, i'll admit it too.
    • Mark7799
    • By Mark7799 27th Jul 07, 11:05 AM
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    Same here...
  • Gingham Ribbon
    Where is it, Martin? I can't find it either.

    As an English teacher, you might think I get fed up of bad spelling but actually, what I get REALLY Fed Up of is people correcting other people's spelling, especially on forums and blogs. If it's easy to understand and not for something 'official' then I wish people would lighten up and actually read what is said rather than pick holes in spelling etc.

    I never EVER check my spelling on my posts and couldn't give two hoots if I've made spelling mistakes.
    May all your dots fall silently to the ground.
  • *sandymogs*
    I can't see it either. Anyway, we are all good at something and we can't be good at everything. Martin, you're good with figures so don't beat yourself up about the odd spelling mistake. None of us are perfect.

    Now, can I tell you about a FREE spell check called ieSpell.
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    I've only just noticed this thread is two years old lol.
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  • Saucepot
    True Fran, and to be honest i don't mind being made a fool of. What worries me is people may think 'he can't spell, he's stoopid, not listening to him on money either!'
    Originally posted by MSE Martin
    Many here, myself included, listen to you not because we think you're intelligent or know anything about money, but because you have a nice smile and appear a presentable young man that restores our faith in young people and helps us believe the future of the nation is secure.

    If you wish to appear more intelligent, maybe wear a tie, when on telly?
    • iolanthe07
    • By iolanthe07 27th Jul 07, 11:29 AM
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    I have however found that in the past 10 years my spelling has improved greatly due entirely to the automatic spell checker in Word.

    The problem with spell checkers is that they don't correct context. Loads of people on this site don't know the difference between, for example, 'principle' and 'principal', 'stationary' and 'stationery', 'their', 'there' and 'they're' and, worst of all, 'your' and 'you're'

    It really pi$$es me off, but then I will be told that I'm just a sad old pedant who needs to get a life. Why do people find it so hard to get it right?
    I used to think that good grammar is important, but now I know that good wine is importanter.
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