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I have always been a bad speller and the same with grammar and punctuation.... my only justification is to look at some of the stuff our founding fathers wrote. I blame it all on that dern Englishman Samual Johnson... I think he started this damn "this is the only and right way to write". I agree to a degree with the OP but, and I've gotten in trouble here before for saying this, I think the words people use tells more about them than how they spell them... the above coffee cup is a prime example. But then I was brought up in a different time and place... as a child and teenager you stood up when an adult came in the room just for an example.
 
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I'm sure you're correct.


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I wonder how well the average Vietnamese person deals with the plethora of accent/diacritical marks in that language.



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I wonder how well the average Vietnamese person deals with the plethora of accent/diacritical marks in that language.

Excellent question, but given the disparity in education between the US today and what is common in Asia, I suspect they do pretty well.




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Love that mug, but it also made a mistake.

Its missing the apostrophe in "COULDVE".

They should of checked there work.
 
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Love that mug, but it also made a mistake.

Its missing the apostrophe in "COULDVE".

They should of checked there work.


Hahahaha.
I have a friend and he's a teacher, English teacher. He'd freak out if he read that. Seriously. He's one of those.


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I don't reckon I care. I only notice things like that when ya'll point it out.





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But then I was brought up in a different time and place... as a child and teenager you stood up when an adult came in the room just for an example.

I'm just shy of 70 and back in school they actually taught all 12 tenses.

This was back in the days when folks did not use "Shall" and "Will" interchangeably and knew that the usage switched when used in the Imperative.




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Love that mug, but it also made a mistake.

Its missing the apostrophe in "COULDVE".

They should of checked there work.


Hahahaha.
I have a friend and he's a teacher, English teacher. He'd freak out if he read that. Seriously. He's one of those.


My Mother was an English teacher and she would've freaked out too. Valedictorian of her High School class, graduated at 16, went to college, Phi Beta Kappa, graduated at 19.

Drove me nuts correcting my language.
 
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I wonder what’s it like to see the negative side of everything? Wink


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I scored in the mid 90s percentile for the mechanical reasoning portions of a Navy aptitude test as a Senior in High School. Same test I was only in the 20s for the grammar and spelling.

One year I failed English. I hated my teacher and the feeling was mutual.
Same year I passed French... Roll Eyes go figure.

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It doesn't matter that I know what's right or wrong, where the apostrophe goes, that it's there their or they're, or a dozen other things. I've learned that when I'm typing, my fingers don't seem to really care what my brain knows. They're on their own channel, doing their own thing.

I'll read something I wrote a day or too later and I'm embarrassed by myself, to myself.
 
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One of the reasons for my pitching a bitch about something is to see what clever responses they elicit. So here’s mine to keep things going. Smile






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One of the reasons for my pitching a bitch about something is to see what clever responses they elicit. So here’s mine to keep things going. Smile


That's kind of the way internet forums work...

Conversely, had you said this in open conversation, I could have told you, "I don't give a fuck".

Seeing as how on a forum, when you start a thread it mirrors striking up a conversation, those commenting they don't care isn't some GOTCHA moment.





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I don’t really understand your point.

But in any event I will leave it with that I’m glad that I sparked enough interest with my comment to elicit yet another response. Smile




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I’ve been out of school for many years now, but I remember being taught to do two spaces after the period at the end of a sentence. Nobody ever called me out on that, until I started having to work with a much younger colleague on reports and such. She kept pointing out I had an extra space, and I finally got irritated and told her that’s how I had been taught. She had to Google it before she believed me. Of course, they had changed the rules since I’ve been out of school. Now I have to hit review each email to make sure I don’t have any extra spaces. Roll Eyes Also, the apostrophe thing irks me. Everytime I want to make something possessive, it wants me to put the apostrophe before the ‘s’. At my age, I’m over being that anal about it, and I’ve seen worse mistakes from the bosses in their emails.
 
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I finally realized that my computer keeps correcting me. Every time I type 'an' it auto corrects it to 'and'. What the heck is that about?
(Also, note I have two spaces after all my periods.)
 
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I wonder how well the average Vietnamese person deals with the plethora of accent/diacritical marks in that language.

Excellent question, but given the disparity in education between the US today and what is common in Asia, I suspect they do pretty well.


I am semi-interested in people movements in the US and how, as a group, they carve out livelihoods. At least in melting pot places, you have Koreans in the dry cleaning business, Vietnamese in nail salons, Cambodians in donut shops, Indians in motels, etc.

It's something to see as the next generations make progress. Of course, there's the next generation going into accounting, medicine, etc. But on the last two cross-country trips we made, it was notable I was seeing highway billboard ads for Vietnamese personal injury attorneys. It's just an indication to me of how far they've come into integrating into society.



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