[OT] Spelling

Ian Wood ian at azurevision.co.uk
Tue Mar 23 03:22:41 CST 2004

Don' yow be worryin 'bout dat, Oi jost spen' de hole weeeekend taikin 
picchurs of a typographic stoodent competishun ware peepl haid left 
spellin mistaiks, ore 'tie-poes', in daire finall posters!

Ian Wood
Panoramic photography, from web to billboard, sunrise to moonrise

P.S.  Oi can speke proper if'n Oi wants to!

On 23 Mar 2004, at 04:42, Ken Ray wrote:

> Sorry, everyone, but after seeing multiple posts by people (not only 
> on this
> list, but elsewhere as well) where certain words are consistently
> misspelled, I felt that it was time to make a quick post about those 
> words
> in the hope that it would help us all communicate better in the future.
> ------
>   "loose" is the opposite of "tight", as in:
>      "This bolt is loose."
>   "lose" is the opposite of "win" or "gain", as in:
>      "I didn't mean to lose your phone number."
> ------
>   "your" means "belonging to you"
>   "you're" means "you are"
> ------
>   "it's" means "it is"
>   "its" means "belonging to it"
> ------
>   An apostrophe usually implies possession (or is used in a 
> contraction),
> and is not used for making a singular into a plural, so:
>   "television's" = belonging to a television
>   "televisions"  = more than one television
> ------
> And note that these things are not confined to programming; one quick 
> drive
> through my town where I see signs that say: "Hold your partys here" 
> (for a
> karaoke bar), or "We use all cloth shammy's" (for a car wash) has 
> urged me
> to make this post. Sorry for being a bit pedantic, and I hope no one 
> takes
> offense.
> Thanks,
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software
> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
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