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I've been trying to catch up on the last few days posts, and one thing that keeps poking me in the eye is an abundance of bad grammar and spelling. I felt compelled to post this after reading a newbie's post stating (in a run on sentence) "ah no one needs punctuation ".

I'm no English major, but I try to be be polite to everyone here by making my posts as easy to understand as possible. Poor grammar and incorrect spelling can lead to misunderstandings. I've noticed many times that the members that are most active are polite, concise and write well crafted answers to the questions and comments thrown out to this internet community.

Can't help with grammar or punctuation, but a post last year pointed me to www.iespell.com - thanks Kent. Great little add-on to IE for spell checking. Simply type your post and click the little ieSpell icon and it points out all my spelling errors.

The world wide web is killing proper language skills and I just felt compelled to strike back.
 

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Thank you....at least I don't feel so alone now....

I get so irritated with the horrendous butchering of spelling and grammar on the web, makes me wonder if the schools skip English spelling and grammar all together these days. I take great pride in being able to formulate complete, concise sentences, hopefully with a minimum of spelling errors.

I just wish more people would feel the same way....
 

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I agree totally! I have much less enthusiasm about trying to answer a question if I first have to decipher it.
 

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It used to bother me a lot, but I've now gotten to the point where if I can tell what they mean the first time, then fine. If what they type looks like alphabet soup, then I just move on to the next message.

I know that some of the people here can't spell worth a darn, but they know a lot more about Mustangs than I do. I just let them goof up the words a bit since I can learn from what they are saying.
 

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Thanks. I guess the dictionary can go back on the shelf.
I missed the old spell checker.
Usually I'm pretty good unless some of my other fingers get in the way of the two I type with ::

My only regrets - Skipped typing in school, Dumping Janet Wilcox after our first date. :(
Dan
 

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I agree! There use to be a spell check on the forum. I use to use it as well. I've asked Bob a couple of times if he could re-instate it.

I know at times my spelling isn't the greatest. I keep a dictionary handy but sometimes don't have the time to use it.

One of my biggest gripes is when people don't know when to start a new paragraph and as you say run the sentences on.

Great post!
 

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Eye halve a spelling chequer. It came with my pea sea. It plainly marques four my revue Miss steaks eye kin knot sea. Eye strike a key and type a word And weight four it two say Weather eye am wrong oar write. It shows me strait a weigh. As soon as a moustache is maid, It nose bee fore two long. And eye can put the error rite. Its rare lea ever wrong. Eye have run this poem threw it. I am shore your pleased two no Its letter perfect awl the weigh. My chequer tolled me sew.

Humor aside - I agree 100%! ;)
 

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Does anyone know of a similar product for Netscape users? (I just loath using Bill's software - so I avoid using it whenever possible!)

Thanks.

John Harvey
 

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! I despratley need spell checker!
 
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